2004–05 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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Queens Park Rangers
2004–05 season
Chairman Bill Power
Manager England Ian Holloway
Stadium Loftus Road (capacity 19,128)
Football League Championship 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Paul Furlong (18)
All:
Paul Furlong (19)
Average home league attendance 16,055

During the 2004–05 English football season, Queens Park Rangers F.C. competed in the inaugural season of the Football League Championship, having been promoted from the old Second Division (now renamed League One) the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

After a slow start to the season, QPR won seven games in a row to rise up to third in the Championship table, though the good form didn't last and the West London side eventually finished in a comfortable midtable position - 12 points from the relegation zone and 11 points off the play-off places.

QPR were eliminated from the League Cup in the second round by Premiership side Aston Villa and the FA Cup in the third round by fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Results[edit]

Queens Park Rangers' score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Rotherham United H 1-1 14,547 Ainsworth
9 August 2004 Watford A 0-3 14,737
14 August 2004 Sunderland A 2-2 26,063 Furlong, Rowlands
21 August 2004 Derby County H 0-2 15,295
27 August 2004 Gillingham A 1-0 7,391 Bean
31 August 2004 Sheffield United H 0-1 13,804
11 September 2004 Plymouth Argyle H 3-2 15,425 Furlong (2), Gallen
14 September 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 2-0 5,682 Furlong, Santos
18 September 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3-2 6,612 Gallen, Furlong, Rose
25 September 2004 Leicester City H 3-2 15,535 Cook, Furlong (2)
28 September 2004 Coventry City H 4-1 14,680 Cureton (3), Furlong
2 October 2004 Stoke City A 1-0 16,877 Gallen
16 October 2004 West Ham United H 1-0 18,363 Rose
19 October 2004 Preston North End A 1-2 10,548 Santos
23 October 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-2 27,070 Gallen
30 October 2004 Burnley H 3-0 15,638 Gallen (pen), Santos, Furlong
2 November 2004 Millwall H 1-1 16,685 Furlong
6 November 2004 West Ham United A 1-2 31,365 McLeod
13 November 2004 Wigan Athletic H 1-0 15,804 Furlong
20 November 2004 Leeds United A 1-6 29,739 Ainsworth
27 November 2004 Cardiff City H 1-0 15,146 Shittu
4 December 2004 Nottingham Forest A 1-2 26,099 Santos
11 December 2004 Ipswich Town H 2-4 18,231 Furlong (2)
18 December 2004 Reading A 0-1 20,272
26 December 2004 Plymouth Argyle A 1-2 19,535 Furlong
28 December 2004 Crewe Alexandra H 1-2 15,770 Shittu
1 January 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-0 15,898
3 January 2005 Leicester City A 0-1 23,754
14 January 2005 Stoke City H 1-0 13,559 Cook
22 January 2005 Coventry City A 2-1 16,595 Cureton, Santos
5 February 2005 Millwall A 0-0 15,603
12 February 2005 Preston North End H 1-2 15,620 Furlong
22 February 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 15,029 Gallen
26 February 2005 Ipswich Town A 2-0 29,008 Furlong, Shittu
5 March 2005 Reading H 0-0 16,971
12 March 2005 Watford H 3-1 16,638 Furlong, Gallen (2)
16 March 2005 Derby County A 0-0 24,486
19 March 2005 Rotherham United A 1-0 5,387 Rowlands
2 April 2005 Sunderland H 1-3 18,198 Shittu
5 April 2005 Gillingham H 1-1 16,431 Furlong
9 April 2005 Sheffield United A 2-3 20,426 Rowlands, Gallen
16 April 2005 Leeds United H 1-1 18,182 Gallen
19 April 2005 Burnley A 0-2 10,396
23 April 2005 Wigan Athletic A 0-0 12,007
30 April 2005 Nottingham Forest H 2-1 17,834 Curtis (own goal), Bircham
8 May 2005 Cardiff City A 0-1 15,722

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Nottingham Forest H 0-3 11,140

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2004 Swansea City H 3-0 4,882 Cureton, Rowlands, Gallen
R2 22 September 2004 Aston Villa A 1-3 26,975 McLeod

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
1 England GK Chris Day
2 England DF Marcus Bignot
3 Argentina DF Gino Padula
4 England DF Richard Edghill
5 Nigeria DF Danny Shittu
7 England DF Matthew Rose
8 Canada MF Marc Bircham
9 England FW Tony Thorpe
10 England FW Kevin Gallen
11 England MF Gareth Ainsworth
14 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands
15 England FW Jamie Cureton
16 England MF Marcus Bean
17 England MF Lee Cook
No. Position Player
18 England MF Stefan Bailey
19 Italy GK Generoso Rossi
20 England FW Dean Sturridge
21 England MF Adam Miller
22 Ivory Coast DF Arthur Gnohéré
23 Cape Verde DF Georges Santos
24 England DF Lewis Hamilton
25 England MF Scott Donnelly
27 England FW Aaron Brown
29 England FW Paul Furlong
30 England MF Scott Mulholland
31 England FW Luke Townsend
34 England FW Shabazz Baidoo
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Pat Kanyuka

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
6 Australia MF Richard Johnson (to Newcastle United Jets)
6 England DF Andrew Davies (on loan from Middlesbrough)
12 England GK Nick Culkin (retired)
18 England MF Kevin McLeod (to Swansea City)
19 England DF Terrell Forbes (to Grimsby Town)
19 Cameroon MF Serge Branco (to Shinnik)
No. Position Player
20 England MF Wesley Daly (to Grays Athletic)
21 England DF Jack Perry (released)
28 United States DF Frankie Simek (on loan from Arsenal)
28 Republic of Ireland FW Leon Best (on loan from Southampton)
32 England GK Simon Royce (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
Australia MF Ruben Zadkovich (to Notts County)

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
13 England GK Jake Cole
26 England DF Ryan Johnson
28 England DF Dominic Shimmin
No. Position Player
33 England DF Matthew Hislop
36 England DF Daniel Murphy

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]