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The Men in Black - Bolton v QPR

The Men in Black - Bolton v QPR

Martin Atkinson from West Yorkshire will take charge of QPR's trip to Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

The Select List official, who is also on the Fifa International Referees List, is one of the more experienced heads in the Premier League at present.

After being appointed to the Select List in 2005, Atkinson has gone from strength to strength, getting international honours and officiating the FA Cup final at the finale of last season.

This weekend he will be assisted by Jake Collin (Merseyside) and Bob Pollock (Merseyside) with the fourth official Lee Probert (Wiltshire).

Thus far this campaign he has dished out 110 yellow cards and nine reds in 30 games - thus giving him an average of 3.97 cards per game, slowly reducing his average for his campaign.

This will be the fifth time he has taken charge of Queens Park Rangers this Premier League campaign, all of which - along with his other QPR encounters - are outlined below.

Refereeing Rangers

On a wet and blustery day at Adams Park, the country was full of speculation that fixtures would have to be postponed due to gale-like conditions. Wycombe truly blew QPR away before the break with goals for Matt Bloomfield and Craig Faulconbridge.

Rangers emerged from the break invigorated and Kevin Gallen halved the deficit effective immediate, before Martin Rowlands took full advantage of the conditions to send a cross into the wind and sail into the back of the net.

Fast forward a year and Rangers' promotion, they travelled to Upton Park for the first time since their relegation from the Premier League to face a West Ham United side out for revenge from their earlier season defeat at Loftus Road.

Luke Chadwick's customary tumble earned the Hammers the lead from the spot, with Marlon Harewood dispatching. Kevin McLeod equalised in front of a loud QPR following before Harewood doubled his tally to won the points for the promotion hopefuls.

Rangers were swept away by Watford a year beyond that, with Matt Spring, Anthony McNamee and Ashley Young putting QPR to the sword in a nightmare at Vicarage Road. A consolation came from soon-to-be Watford defender Dan Shittu.

Another year beyond this Rangers made their ever-daunting trip up to the Britannia Stadium, a place that previously held a fine record for the visitors. Danny Higginbottom's penalty was enough to see off QPR however in this uninspiring affair.

You have to fast forward over four years until the next time Mr Atkinson oversaw a QPR clash, with a win over Crystal Palace contributing to a successful promotion campaign. A Heidar Helguson brace sandwiched a James Vaughan equaliser as QPR went on to secure promotion.

Rangers' first visit back to the top flight ended in disaster as Rangers were trounced by Bolton Wanderers on the Premier League curtain raiser. Gary Cahill, Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba were all on the scoresheet supplemented with a debut own goal from Danny Gabbidon.

Clint Hall also saw red following his ill-advised charge at Martin Petrov in a thoroughly forgettable day for Queens Park Rangers. But more excitement was to come a few short weeks later as Rangers entertained high-flying Manchester City.

The R's were as high a price as 9/1 with some bookmakers but had the lead when Jay Bothroyd slammed home a header - Edin Dzeko equalised with a well-crafted solo goal, cutting in from the left before dispatching beyond Paddy Kenny.

David Silva rounded off a flowing counter attacking move to hand City the lead, before Heidar Helguson deflected a Bothroyd effort to level the scores. Yaya Touré had the last laugh however, sending a towering header home to settle an enthralling encounter.

His third of the 2011/12 campaign saw him oversee the six-pointer between QPR and West Bromwich Albion. Heidar Helguson's deft chip handed the hosts the lead before Shane Long dispatched against the run of play to haul matters level for the Baggies.

Another Premier League game for Atkinson and QPR in the top flight came as QPR travelled to Arsenal. Only an on fire Robin van Persie could halt the R's from pulling off a good result at the Emirates Stadium.

Mr Atkinson & Queens Park Rangers

Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 QPR - 20/03/2004
Goals: Bloomfield 27, Faulconbridge 30; Gallen 46, Rowlands 68
Yellow: Tyson; Carlisle, Bircham

West Ham United 2-1 QPR - 06/11/2004
Goals: Harewood 36pen, 84; McLeod 72
Yellow: Repka, Powell, Hutchison; Simek

Watford 3-1 QPR - 01/11/2005
Goals: Spring 39, McNamee 70, Young 76; Shittu 90
Yellow: NONE

Stoke City 1-0 QPR - 09/12/2006
Goals: Higginbotham 17pen
Yellow: Griffin; Mancienne

QPR 2-1 Crystal Palace - 12/03/2011
Goals: Helguson 20, 54pen; Vaughan 40
Yellow: Taarabt; Danns, Dikgacoi, Vaughan
Red: McCarthy

QPR 0-4 Bolton Wanderers - 13/08/2011
Goals: Cahill 45, Gabbidon 67og, Klasnic 70, Muamba 79
Yellow: Cahill, Reo-Coker
Red: Hill

QPR 2-3 Manchester City - 05/11/2011
Goals: Bothroyd 28, Helguson 69; Dzeko 43, Silva 52, Touré 74
Yellow: Barton; Balotelli

QPR 1-1 West Bromwich Albion - 03/12/2011
Goals: Helguson 20; Long 81
Yellow: Reid, Thomas, Long

Arsenal 1-0 QPR - 31/12/2011
Goals: van Persie 60
Yellow: Koscielny, Djourou; Young, Barton



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Date:Friday March 9 2012
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