Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Derby Q & A

Derby Q & A

1) Derby have had a strange season. Selling your top marksman and the manager being sacked. I understand fans aren't too happy with the current board either. Can you briefly explain what has happened?

Basically people from outside the club got involved. Jeremy Keith and his cohorts purchased the club for £3 then got the ABC organisation of Panama involved! Ring any bells???? Now we are looking at the club being taken over again by either venture capitalists SISU or a local consortium run by Peter Gadsby. Plus new allegations have arisen at Derby……

2) Terry Westley has replaced Phil Brown in charge, what has he changed to the team?

Senior players seemed to lose faith in Phil, he was a good bloke but made simple mistakes, not appointing an assistant with experience, but instead of Dean Holdsworth, who it seems got 100,000 for his short stay at Derby. Terry has a good command of his squad and takes advice from all quarters too.

3) What were the fans expectations at the start of the season? Have they been met?

We all knew that last season had been a bit of a fluke, some surprising wins and a good away record certainly helped us to achieve a decent finish. Most supporters understood this but were hoping for at least a top 10 finish, then we sold Rasiak to spurs.

4) Indigo Idiakez continues to stand out as one of the Championship's star players. How have you managed to hold onto him, keeping him happy and playing well?

He’s not as good as you’d think! He is an excellent player in the championship, but is getting too old for the premiership. I think he’s fairly loyal to Derby and would not look to leave unless it was a step-up.

5) Who have been your stand out stars and unsung heroes of the season?

Tommy Smith as industrious as ever in midfield should be player of the year. Adam Bolder is always solid despite being messed about by previous managers.

6) Who will be leaving Pride Park in the summer and have you any rumours of future summer signings?

We’ve got a few players coming in a German and another foreigner who’s names escape me at the moment. Idiakez was off to Everton last year apparently, think it’ll be Grant, Camp, Smith and Pesh, although this is based upon roomer!

7) Who from Rangers do you single out as the key players?

Does Ray Wilkins still play for you??

8) What is your opinion of QPR, Loftus Road and the fans?

Danny Baker once said that “QPR are like a kindly old aunt who you cant hate” and that’s my view. They have a special place in my heart though, as they were the first team I ever saw Derby play in 1987, and we lost!!

9) Who do you expect to see promoted with Reading and relegated?

Leeds and Sheffield United up Sunderland West Brom and The Blues to come down

10) Your prediction?

With our away record and your home record 1 - 1


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday April 13 2006
Time: 10:39AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Ngbakoto In Team Of The Week (21/3/17)

Queens Park Rangers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Rotherham
Suggested By:
Smithies2%
Furlong0%
Onuoha0%
Hall6%
Lynch3%
Bidwell0%
Freeman9%
Luongo9%
Ngbakoto68%
Sylla0%
Smith3%
Washington0%
Goss0%
Morrison0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 7 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk32
2.QPR4Me14
3.dustman3
4.Bunyip2
5.ImSitiv1
Vital Football Comment