2005–06 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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Queens Park Rangers
2005–06 season
Chairman Gianni Paladini
Manager Ian Holloway (until 2 February)
Gary Waddock (from 6 February)
Stadium Loftus Road
Football League Championship 21st
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Nygaard/Ainsworth (9)
Average home league attendance 13,441

During the 2005–06 English football season, Queens Park Rangers F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, QPR struggled to build on the previous years' successes and on 6 February 2006, Holloway was suspended amidst rumours of his departure for Leicester City. He was replaced by a former player; the popular Gary Waddock. The 2005–06 season overall was difficult for QPR both on and off the pitch as financial troubles and boardroom issues combined with a series of poor performances and defeats. However, until the sacking of Ian Holloway, they had been secure in mid-table, it was only a winless run from the end of February to the end of the season, saw QPR drop to 21st.

Off the pitch there was a scandal involving the directors, shareholders and other interested parties which emerged during the 2005–06 season, following allegations of blackmail and threats of violence against the club's chairman Gianni Paladini, who was allegedly held at gunpoint during a match at Loftus Road by hired thugs at the instigation of rival directors.[1] He was later reported to have received threats and was, for a time, wearing a bullet-proof vest.[2] The chairman also launched a strong attack against some critics who he claimed were seeking to destroy the club.[3]

In an unrelated incident youth team footballer Kiyan Prince was murdered on 18 May 2006.[4]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Reading 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106
P 2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 8 76 46 +30 90
P 3 Watford 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81
  4 Preston North End 46 20 20 6 59 30 +29 80
  5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
  6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +8 67
  8 Coventry City 46 16 15 15 62 65 −3 63
  9 Norwich City 46 18 8 20 56 65 −9 62
  10 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 66 67 −1 61
  11 Cardiff City 46 16 12 18 58 59 −1 60
  12 Southampton 46 13 19 14 49 50 −1 58
  13 Stoke City 46 17 7 22 54 63 −9 58
  14 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 17 16 39 46 −7 56
  15 Ipswich Town 46 14 14 18 53 66 −13 56
  16 Leicester City 46 13 15 18 51 59 −8 54
  17 Burnley 46 14 12 20 46 54 −8 54
  18 Hull City 46 12 16 18 49 55 −6 52
  19 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 13 20 39 52 −13 52
  20 Derby County 46 10 20 16 53 67 −14 50
  21 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 14 20 50 65 −15 50
R 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42
R 23 Millwall 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
R 24 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

Results[edit]

Queens Park Rangers' score comes first[5]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2005 Hull City A 0-0 22,201
9 August 2005 Ipswich Town H 2-1 14,632 Gallen, Rowlands
13 August 2005 Sheffield United H 2-1 13,497 Bircham, Moore
20 August 2005 Coventry City A 0-3 23,000
26 August 2005 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-0 12,131
30 August 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-3 22,426 Gallen
10 September 2005 Southampton A 1-1 25,744 Shittu
13 September 2005 Luton Town H 1-0 13,492 Cook
17 September 2005 Leeds United H 0-1 15,523
24 September 2005 Leicester City A 2-1 20,148 Nygaard, Furlong
27 September 2005 Millwall A 1-1 10,322 Nygaard
3 October 2005 Crystal Palace H 1-3 13,433 Ainsworth
15 October 2005 Preston North End A 1-1 13,660 Shittu
18 October 2005 Plymouth Argyle H 1-1 11,741 Gallen (pen)
22 October 2005 Norwich City H 3-0 15,976 Nygaard, Furlong, Santos
29 October 2005 Derby County A 2-1 24,447 Ainsworth, Gallen
1 November 2005 Watford A 1-3 16,476 Shittu
5 November 2005 Reading H 1-2 15,347 Cook
19 November 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 1-3 13,213 Baidoo
22 November 2005 Preston North End H 0-2 10,901
26 November 2005 Hull City H 2-2 13,185 Ainsworth (2)
3 December 2005 Stoke City A 2-1 15,367 Furlong, Langley (pen)
10 December 2005 Ipswich Town A 2-2 24,628 Moore, Furlong
19 December 2005 Coventry City H 0-1 13,556
26 December 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0-1 7,341
28 December 2005 Cardiff City H 1-0 12,329 Nygaard
31 December 2005 Crewe Alexandra A 4-3 5,687 Cook, Baidoo, Rowlands, Langley
2 January 2006 Burnley H 1-1 12,565 Ainsworth
14 January 2006 Southampton H 1-0 15,494 Langley (pen)
21 January 2006 Luton Town A 0-2 9,797
31 January 2006 Leicester City H 2-3 11,785 Ainsworth, Shittu
4 February 2006 Leeds United A 0-2 21,807
11 February 2006 Millwall H 1-0 12,355 Nygaard
14 February 2006 Crystal Palace A 1-2 17,550 Furlong
25 February 2006 Sheffield United A 3-2 25,360 Nygaard, Morgan (own goal), Furlong
4 March 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-0 14,731
11 March 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-1 22,788 Bircham
18 March 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1-1 13,907 Ainsworth
25 March 2006 Cardiff City A 0-0 14,271
29 March 2006 Stoke City H 1-2 10,918 Nygaard
1 April 2006 Crewe Alexandra H 1-2 12,877 Ainsworth
8 April 2006 Burnley A 0-1 11,247
15 April 2006 Derby County H 1-1 12,606 Nygaard
17 April 2006 Norwich City A 2-3 24,126 Ainsworth, Cook
22 April 2006 Watford H 1-2 16,152 Nygaard (pen)
30 April 2006 Reading A 1-2 23,156 Furlong

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Blackburn Rovers A 0-3 12,705

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2005 Northampton Town A 0-3 4,537

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 England GK Simon Royce
2 England DF Marcus Bignot
3 Italy DF Mauro Milanese
4 England DF Ian Evatt
5 Nigeria DF Danny Shittu
6 Northern Ireland MF Tommy Doherty
7 England MF Matthew Rose
8 Canada MF Marc Bircham
9 England FW Dean Sturridge
10 England FW Kevin Gallen
11 England MF Gareth Ainsworth
12 England GK Jake Cole
14 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands
15 France MF Georges Santos
16 Denmark FW Sammy Youssouf
No. Position Player
17 England MF Lee Cook
18 England FW Stefan Moore
19 Poland DF Marcin Kuś (on loan from Polonia Warsaw)
20 England DF Dominic Shimmin
21 Wales GK Paul Jones
22 England DF Matthew Hislop
23 England MF Stefan Bailey
27 England FW Scott Donnelly
28 England FW Shabazz Baidoo
29 England FW Paul Furlong
30 Denmark FW Marc Nygaard
31 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas
32 Italy DF Ugo Ukah
36 England FW Ray Jones
40 England MF Richard Langley

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
33 England MF Lloyd Dyer (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
19 England FW Aaron Brown (to Swindon Town)
16 England MF Marcus Bean (to Blackpool)
21 England MF Adam Miller (to Stevenage Borough)
No. Position Player
21 England GK Phil Barnes (on loan from Sheffield United)
33 England DF Andy Taylor (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
36 England FW Leon Clarke (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
37 England DF Keith Lowe (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Patrick Kanyuka
25 England FW Luke Townsend
26 England DF Ryan Johnson
No. Position Player
33 England DF Jon Munday
34 England DF Andrew Howell
35 England GK Sean Thomas

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