Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Season Preview - Scott Jones

Season Preview - Scott Jones

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Scott Jones from We are the Rangers Boys shares his views with Vital QPR about the forthcoming Championship season.

How do you rate Rangers performance last season?

Disappointing, to say the very least. I honestly thought we should have been top 6 contenders and our early form demonstrated that we had the potential to be there or there abouts. There's a host of reasons why we finished as low as we did - injuries to key players, managers tinkering, owners tinkering even! but, I think it all boils down to one thing - consistency.

Something a few players lacked and something the board obviously lacked with our firing of two managers. Albeit I suppose you could say that the board were consistent by booting the gaffer as soon as he cheesed them off.

What was your stand out moment?

It has to be the Birmingham game. I can't remember being so cold at a night game in my entire life, it was absolutely bloody freezing. I'm not sure where it came from but, the atmosphere at Loftus Road was electric that night, absolutely electric.

Was it the poor refereeing, was it everyone being so damned cold we collectively subconsciously decided to stay alive we'd sing and clap our hearts out? Who knows? As Amit Bhatia said since then, at times the atmosphere created by us fans simply made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up...It was almost on a par with the Oldham game. Lets hope we can create that buzz at Loftus Road this season.

How do you feel about the appointment of Jim Magilton?

I won't lie - he certainly wasn't my first choice, indeed he wasn't even my second, third or fourth choice. I would have been ecstatic if De Canio had returned or we'd snapped someone up like Stuart Pearce.; but, I'm pleased as punch now.

It looks like he wants to play the style of football that we all crave, one, two touch fast flowing attacking football, on the deck. I do think however that Gorman is as key as Madge is. From talking to them and a fair few other people it seems as if Magilton is the man motivator and that Gorman is the tactical brains of the pairing.

As long as they're both left alone to get on with their jobs I think we may have snapped up a wonder team with these two.

Do you feel Rangers have strengthened adequately?

Yes, pretty much. Adel is a fantastic coup for us and, from reports, Faurlín is a player with the skill of Ledesma/Parejo BUT will track back and do the graft that was missing from those two (especially Parejo).

I'd still like us to pick up some competition for the defence, someone young like Martin Cranie - although it seems Ramone Rose is being groomed for the right-back role.

Finally, we may need another player up top, I suppose it all depends on how Piccalilli (or whatever his name is) gets on. Injuries are the key for us, if we can keep everyone fit for the campaign I think we have a great squad, much improved on last season.

Who will be the key player(s) for the R`s this season?

Yes he's young and no we shouldn't heap too much on him but, I reckon Balanta is a man to watch. Noises from the training ground and from the pre-season tour is that he is on absolute fire and looks more than ready to step up to the first team as a regular. He's earnt his stripes and now I hope Magilton gives him a run so we can see if he really can do the business.

Then, rather than a player it's a complete unit - the defence. I think that our new signings and players returning from injury will sort out the business end of the pitch, we just need the defence to repeat their immense display from last season to round it all off.

Where do you expect the R`s to finish this season?

Play-offs -without a doubt.

Championship - Who will be…

Champions: I've a funny feeling that Ipswich will win it.

Overachievers: Forest. They had a torrid time last year and although I don't expect them to be challenging for the play-offs I certainly think they'll finish better than they did last season.

Underachievers: Newcastle. They've the shortest odds for promotion and are the hot favourites to win the league. I reckon they could end up not even making the play-ofs.

Young Player to Watch: Angelo Balanta

Top Goalscorer: Hmm, really not sure. Maybe Rob Hulse.

You can visit Scott at We are the Rangers Boys by Clicking Here >>>

Many thanks to Scott for taking the time to contribute

Other Previews

Mike - QPR Report

Clive Whittingham - Loft For Words




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook - Become a fan of Vital QPR

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday July 30 2009
Time: 9:20AM

Comments

0
Must admit, I do like the sound of Faurlín, while being a flair player he has the work rate to accompany - bit of a Tevez with any luck!
Boxer
30/07/2009 10:53:00
0
So long as he isn't long-term injured, Boxer :-(
sandydl
30/07/2009 14:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Rotherham United v QPR - Team News

Ngbakoto returns for Rangers ahead of clash in South Yorkshire

One to Watch - Danny Ward

Ryan Forrester takes a look at Rotherham danger-man - Danny Ward

The Men in Black - Rotherham United v QPR

Profiling this weekend's official - Jeremy Simpson

Rotherham v QPR - Match Preview

Rotherham have won just one of their last 10 league games against QPR (D3 L6), losing each of the last three.

The Hoops have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three league visits to Rotherham, conceding just once in each of the three prior to that.

QPR won on their last visit to Rotherham at the New York Stadium in January (3-0), with Junior Hoilett, Matt Phillips and Seb Polter getting on the scoresheet.

Rotherham have conceded goals from 17 different nationalities

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 Wolves
Suggested By:
Smithies 69%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Lynch0%
Robinson0%
Luongo0%
Sandro26%
Chery5%
Polter0%
Washington0%
Ngbakoto0%
Henry0%
Sylla0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me6
2.The Uncredibale Hulk3
3.dustman3
4.ImSitiv1
Write for Vital Football