1994–95 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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Queens Park Rangers
1994–95 season
Chairman Richard Thompson
Manager Gerry Francis (until 11 November)
Ray Wilkins (from 15 November)
Stadium Loftus Road
FA Premier League 8th (60 points)
FA Cup Quarter finals
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Ferdinand (24)
All: Ferdinand (26)
Average home league attendance 14,613

During the 1994–95 English football season, Queens Park Rangers F.C. competed in the FA Premier League. They finished the season in 8th place.

Season summary[edit]

When manager Gerry Francis moved across London to take charge of Tottenham Hotspur in November, there was much speculation as to who would replace him at Loftus Road. That question was answered within days when the club's board announced that Ray Wilkins, 38, had been appointed as player-manager - just months after he had left the club to become player-coach at Crystal Palace.

Wilkins kept QPR in contention for a UEFA Cup place, and in the end they finished eighth - just three places short of the promised land. This could easily have been achieved had it not been for a nine-match winless run during the season - longer than any winless run in the Premier League that season. He also took them to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they bowed out to Manchester United.

Prolific goalscorer Les Ferdinand was, perhaps inevitably, sold in the summer - subject of a £6 million move to Newcastle United. Wilkins did not delve into the club's funds to buy a replacement, preferring to make the most of young talent like Danny Dichio and Kevin Gallen.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Blackburn Rovers (C) 42 27 8 7 80 39 +41 89 1995–96 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 42 26 10 6 77 28 +49 88 1995–96 UEFA Cup First round
3 Nottingham Forest 42 22 11 9 72 43 +29 77
4 Liverpool 42 21 11 10 65 37 +28 74
5 Leeds United 42 20 13 9 59 38 +21 73
6 Newcastle United 42 20 12 10 67 47 +20 72
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 14 12 66 58 +8 62
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 9 16 61 59 +2 60
9 Wimbledon 42 15 11 16 48 65 −17 56
10 Southampton 42 12 18 12 61 63 −2 54
11 Chelsea 42 13 15 14 50 55 −5 54
12 Arsenal 42 13 12 17 52 49 +3 51
13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 49 57 −8 51
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 −4 50
15 Everton 42 11 17 14 44 51 −7 50 1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 −18 50
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 53 64 −11 49
18 Aston Villa 42 11 15 16 51 56 −5 48
19 Crystal Palace (R) 42 11 12 19 34 49 −15 45 Relegation to 1995–96 Football League First Division
20 Norwich City (R) 42 10 13 19 37 54 −17 43
21 Leicester City (R) 42 6 11 25 45 80 −35 29
22 Ipswich Town (R) 42 7 6 29 36 93 −57 27

Updated to games played on 21 September 2012.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Everton qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup winners.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Queens Park Rangers' score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Manchester United A 0-2 43,214
24 August 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-2 12,788 Ferdinand, Sinclair, Gallen
27 August 1994 Ipswich Town H 1-2 12,456 Ferdinand
31 August 1994 Leicester City A 1-1 18,695 Willis (own goal)
10 September 1994 Coventry City H 2-2 11,398 Penrice (2)
17 September 1994 Everton A 2-2 27,285 Ferdinand (2)
24 September 1994 Wimbledon H 0-1 11,059
2 October 1994 Nottingham Forest A 2-3 21,449 Ferdinand, Allen
8 October 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 25,799 Impey
15 October 1994 Manchester City H 1-2 13,631 Wilson
22 October 1994 Norwich City A 2-4 19,431 Barker, Gallen
29 October 1994 Aston Villa H 2-0 16,073 Dichio, Penrice
31 October 1994 Liverpool H 2-1 18,295 Sinclair, Ferdinand
5 November 1994 Newcastle United A 1-2 34,278 Dichio
19 November 1994 Leeds United H 3-2 17,416 Ferdinand (2), Gallen
26 November 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-4 21,302
4 December 1994 West Ham United H 2-1 12,780 Ferdinand, Sinclair
10 December 1994 Manchester United H 2-3 18,948 Ferdinand (2)
17 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-0 22,766 Maddix, Ferdinand
26 December 1994 Crystal Palace A 0-0 16,372
28 December 1994 Southampton H 2-2 16,078 Barker, Gallen
31 December 1994 Arsenal A 3-1 32,393 Gallen, Allen, Impey
14 January 1995 Aston Villa A 1-2 26,578 Yates
24 January 1995 Leeds United A 0-4 28,780
4 February 1995 Newcastle United H 3-0 16,576 Ferdinand (2), Barker
11 February 1995 Liverpool A 1-1 35,996 Gallen
26 February 1995 Nottingham Forest H 1-1 13,363 Barker
4 March 1995 Wimbledon A 3-1 9,176 Ferdinand (2), Holloway
8 March 1995 Leicester City H 2-0 10,189 McDonald, Wilson
15 March 1995 Norwich City H 2-0 10,519 Ferdinand, Gallen
18 March 1995 Everton H 2-3 14,488 Ferdinand, Gallen
22 March 1995 Chelsea H 1-0 15,103 Gallen
1 April 1995 Coventry City A 1-0 15,740 Sinclair
4 April 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 0-1 16,508
8 April 1995 Arsenal H 3-1 16,341 Impey, Gallen, Ready
11 April 1995 Ipswich Town A 1-0 11,767 Ferdinand
15 April 1995 Southampton A 1-2 15,210 Ferdinand
17 April 1995 Crystal Palace H 0-1 14,227
29 April 1995 Chelsea A 0-1 21,704
3 May 1995 West Ham United A 0-0 22,923
6 May 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 2-1 18,367 Ferdinand (2)
14 May 1995 Manchester City A 3-2 27,850 Ferdinand (2), Dichio

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Aylesbury United A 4-0 15,417 Maddix, Ferdinand, Meaker, Gallen
R4 28 January 1995 West Ham United H 1-0 17,694 Impey
R5 18 February 1995 Millwall H 1-0 16,457 Wilson (pen)
QF 12 March 1995 Manchester United A 0-2 42,830

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 1994 Carlisle United A 1-0 9,570 Ferdinand
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1994 Carlisle United H 2-0 (won 3-0 on agg) 6,561 Allen, Wilson (pen)
R3 25 October 1994 Manchester City H 3-4 11,701 Sinclair, Penrice, Gallen

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Tony Roberts
2 England DF David Bardsley
3 England DF Clive Wilson
4 England DF Steve Yates
5 Wales DF Karl Ready
6 Northern Ireland DF Alan McDonald
7 England MF Andrew Impey
8 England MF Ian Holloway
9 England FW Les Ferdinand
10 England FW Bradley Allen
11 England MF Trevor Sinclair
12 England FW Gary Penrice
13 Netherlands GK Sieb Dijkstra
No. Position Player
14 England MF Simon Barker
15 England DF Rufus Brevett
16 England DF Danny Maddix
17 England FW Dennis Bailey
18 England DF Alan McCarthy
20 England FW Kevin Gallen
22 Wales MF Michael Meaker
23 England GK Peter Caldwell
24 England FW Danny Dichio
25 England MF Steve Hodge
26 England MF Ray Wilkins
27 England FW Maurice Doyle

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 England FW Devon White (to Notts County)
No. Position Player
21 England DF Tony Witter (to Millwall)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England DF Marvin Bryan
England DF Trevor Challis
England DF Chris Plummer
No. Position Player
England DF Graeme Power
England MF Matt Brazier

References[edit]