Date:Monday December 22 2008
Paul Taylor from Hertfordshire will take charge of the R`s Boxing Day clash with Charlton Athletic.
Mr. Taylor who joined the referee`s list in 1997/98, has refereed the R`s 9 times in the past 11 years of his refereeing career.
The first was back in October 1997 as Rangers were demolished 4-2 at home by Charlton Athletic, where all Rangers could muster was a Mike Sheron brace. Later that season in February 1998, Mr Taylor witnesses 4 more goals at Loftus Road as Rangers drew 2-2 with Sheffield United.
Mr. Taylor was back at Loftus Road a year later presiding over Rangers fixture in December 1999, where in a 0-0 draw Chris Kiwomya was given his marching orders in the 76th minute. In the subsequent season however Mr. Taylor saw the better side of Kiwomya with the striker scoring a late goal away at Gillingham to secure a priceless victory for the R`s.
In their first season back in Division 2, the R`s played Blackpool at home in March 2002, with Richard Langley hitting a stunning strike in the loft end. It was Blackpool again for Mr. Taylor on the first game of the season in August 2003, as Rangers took their opponents apart in a 5-0 thrashing, with Richard Wellens getting himself sent off in the latter stages for persistent fouling.
The final game in which Mr. Taylor has taken charge of the R`s was back in October 2004, when Matthew Rose settled a London derby against West Ham at Loftus Road, the then left-back was composed infront of goal to hand the R`s a win that won a lot of bragging rights.
Mr Taylor also oversaw the R`s final fixture of the 2007/08 season, as they fell at home to Champions West Bromwich Albion. A stunning free kick from Chris Brunt sealed the fixture, as the Baggies fans clad in fancy dress could celebrate their Premier League status.
So far this campaign Mr Taylor has taken charge of 15 games handing out 57 yellow cards and five reds, giving him a card average of 4.2 - the highest we`ve had this season so far.
Mr P Taylor & Queens Park Rangers
QPR 2-4 Charlton Athletic - 04-10-97
Goals: Mike Sheron 24, 80; John Robinson 64, 80, Steve Jones 42, Philip Chapple 62.
Yellow Cards: Paul Murray; Anthony Barness, Steve Brown, Richard Rufus, Steve Jones.
QPR 2-2 Sheffield United - 25-02-98
Goals: Mike Sheron 4, Karl Ready 53; Dean Saunders 8, Graham Stuart 69.
Yellow Cards: David Bardsley, Iain Dowie, Steve Morrow; Dean Saunders, Graham Stuart, Gareth Taylor.
QPR 0-0 Charlton Athletic - 18-12-99
Yellow Cards: Chris Kiwomya, Paul Murray; Andy Hunt, Shaun Newton, Richard Rufus.
Red Cards: Chris Kiwomya.
Gillingham 0-1 QPR - 20-02-01
Goals: Chris Kiwomya 83.
Yellow Cards: Adrian Pennock; Chris Kiwomya, Karl Ready.
QPR 2-0 Blackpool - 02-03-02
Goals: Kevin Gallen 43, Richard Langley 60.
Yellow Cards: Terrell Forbes.
QPR 5-0 Blackpool - 09-08-03
Goals: Gareth Ainsworth 4, 69, Richard Langley 43, Kevin Gallen 56, Steve Palmer 90.
Yellow Cards: Paul Furlong; Stephen Davis, Richard Wellens
Red Cards: Richard Wellens.
QPR 1-0 West Ham United - 16-10-04
Goals: Matthew Rose 22.
Yellow Cards: Marc Bircham, Martin Rowlands; Segei Rebrov
QPR 0-2 West Bromwich Albion - 04-05-08
Goals: Do-Heon Kim 53, Chris Brunt 77.
Yellow Cards: Neil Clement, Paul Robinson.
Red Cards: Martin Rowlands
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