2008–09 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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Queens Park Rangers
2008–09 season
Manager Northern Ireland Jim Magilton
Portugal Paulo Sousa
Northern Ireland Jim Magilton
Championship 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Dexter Blackstock (11)
All:
Dexter Blackstock (12)[1]
Highest home attendance 17,120 (vs. Reading, 31 January 2009)
Lowest home attendance 12,286 (vs. Charlton Athletic, 25 November 2008)
Average home league attendance 14,003[2]

During the 2008–09 season, Queens Park Rangers played in the Football League Championship, their fifth consecutive season at this level.

Pre-season[edit]

New managerial team[edit]

Ian Dowie was announced as the replacement for Luigi De Canio as manager on 14 May 2008.[3] Tim Flowers was later named Dowie's assistant, reprising his former role with Dowie at Coventry City. Paulo Sousa was named as manager after Ian Dowie was fired. When Paulo Sousa was fired, Gareth Ainsworth became caretaker manager.[4]

Sponsorship[edit]

Following the termination of the club's sponsorship deals with Car Giant, Le Coq Sportif and Sellotape at the end of the previous season, in July it was announced that Gulf Air would be the new shirt sponsors.[5] Further sponsorship packages were also announced, including Abbey Financial Services, Chronotech and Lotto Sport Italia.[6]

Matches[edit]

All but one of QPR's pre-season fixtures were held away from Loftus Road while the ground underwent upgrading work ahead of the new season. Despite the optimism surrounding the club on the back of the investment and player transfers, Rangers suffered defeats in 3 out of 5 of their warm-up fixtures. The club started positively, winning 3–1 against Conference National side Stevenage Borough followed by a 1–0 win over Football League One side Northampton Town. However a pre-season tour to Scotland saw Rangers lose 2–0 and 1–0 (respectively) to Scottish Premier League sides Falkirk and Kilmarnock. The pre-season fixtures culminated in a 2–1 defeat at the hands of Serie A side Chievo in front of just 3,540 at Loftus Road.

Events[edit]

Queens Park Rangers started the season against Barnsley at Loftus Road. Fitz Hall scored twice in as many minutes after Iain Hume put the Yorkshire side 1–0 up in the fifth minute. Hall also missed a penalty in the second half, but Rangers held on to win the game 2–1. A win at Swindon Town in the League Cup followed before the first defeat of the season, to Sheffield United, 3–0 at Bramall Lane. Comprehensive home wins against Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United (in the League Cup) and Southampton followed, before a win away against Norwich City saw Rangers put together a five game unbeaten streak.

Defeat at Coventry City was swiftly followed by the highlight of the season so far, an impressive 1–0 win at Aston Villa in the third round of the League Cup with Damion Stewart getting the decisive goal. The result meant that QPR entered the fourth round of the competition for the first time since the 1995–96 season, where they were drawn away to reigning Premier League champions Manchester United. The euphoria of the Villa result was short-lived and Rangers returned to losing ways at home to Derby County just three days later. By early October, QPR had slipped to 11th in the Championship, following defeat to league leaders Birmingham City at St Andrew's. Former manager Terry Venables was speculatively linked with a return to Loftus Road to replace Iain Dowie if no improvement was seen in the club's form.[7] Meanwhile, Dexter Blackstock stood out as an early contender for the club's top scorer for the season with 5 goals in 13 games in all competitions.

On 23 October reports in the British press announced that the club would cap the maximum ticket price at the Category "C" (£35) level as a response to the worsening economic situation. This led commentators to speculate that the club was damaged by negative press surrounding earlier proposed ticket price increases.[8] The following day, Iain Dowie was sacked after just fifteen games in charge of the club.[9] While the press continued to speculate on Dowie's replacament, touting Roberto Mancini and Kenny Jackett among several others as potential candidates,[10] existing player/coach Gareth Ainsworth was appointed caretaker manager in the interim. In his first game in charge Rangers ended Reading's 100% record at the Madejski Stadium, grinding out a 0–0 draw.

Just over three weeks after their defeat at St Andrew's, Rangers took on Birmingham again, in a mid-week fixture at Loftus Road. In Ainsworth's second game in charge, a 10-man Rangers side won 1–0, courtesy of a 25 yard goal from Samuel Di Carmine.[11] At the start of November, Rangers lost 2–0 to Ipswich Town beating Cardiff 1–0 at Loftus Road a week later. The mid-week League Cup tie at Old Trafford saw QPR defeated 1–0 missing out on the last eight of the competition courtesy of a Carlos Tévez penalty. The woes continued 4 days later with only the club's second home defeat of the season, this time at the hands of Burnley. By mid-November the side's average of less than 1 goal-per-game led to them being ranked 21st in terms of the attacking statistics of the 24 Championship clubs despite sitting 10th in the league table.[12]

On 19 November Paulo Sousa, a former Portugal midfielder and previously assistant coach of the Portuguese national side, was announced as the first team coach ending Gareth Ainsworth's six game run as caretaker.[13] The following day Tim Flowers stepped down as assistant coach and news sources (including the club's official website) reported Rangers had signed Bolton striker Heiðar Helguson on an emergency loan deal.[14] Signed to a two-and-a-half year contract, Paulo Sousa became the sixth first team coach of the club in 13 months. Just three days into his appointment, Sousa's first game in charge saw a ten-man QPR comprehensively beaten 3–0 away at Watford leaving them firmly in mid-table, 9 points above the relegation zone and 3 points from the play-offs.[15] Purported new signing Helguson did not appear for the club at Vicarage Road with rumours later surfacing that the deal had not completed.[16] On 24 November QPR announced that long-serving club secretary Sheila Marson's contract had been terminated. She had been with QPR since 1973.[17] A mid-week fixture against struggling Charlton saw Sousa's first victory (2–1) with Dexter Blackstock (who returned from suspension) scoring twice. Four days later Rangers travelled across London to Selhurst Park, drawing 0–0 with Crystal Palace, a match which featured Premier League striker, Heiðar Helguson, who had completed his loan move from Bolton earlier in the week.[18]

QPR took on league-leaders Wolves in the first game of December. Played in a late kick-off at Loftus Road and in front of the Sky Sports cameras, Rangers put on a fine performance despatching their high-flying opponents with a 1–0 win courtesy of a 20 yard effort from skipper Martin Rowlands in his first full appearance since returning from injury.[19] Despite dominating their next game, away to Sheffield Wednesday, QPR were beaten 1–0. The game marked Rangers' sixth defeat from eleven away fixtures, and in which they had only scored twice.[20] A week later Rangers scored their first goal in 9 'away' fixtures, managing a 1–1 draw with Plymouth. Loan-signing Heiðar Helguson put QPR into an early lead before Plymouth equalised late in the second half.[21] On 20 December, Helguson was again on the scoresheet, netting twice alongside Dexter Blackstock's winner in Rangers' 3–2 victory over Preston North End.[22]

The Christmas period saw Rangers draw 2–2, twice surrendering the lead, away from home at Charlton on Boxing Day.[23] Two days later they played host to Watford, holding them to a 0–0 draw.[24] As the January transfer window opened, QPR signed former England U21 international Wayne Routledge from Aston Villa. The club also made recent loan signings Borrowdale and Helguson's moves permanent.[25][26] A small crowd of under 9,000 spectators saw Rangers start their FA Cup campaign with a goal-less draw with fellow Championship side Burnley, in the third round. Returning to action in the Championship, QPR drew at home to Coventry City on 10 January with Dexter Blackstock again on the scoresheet.[27] The result left QPR in 9th place in the league table for the 6th consecutive game, 5 points outside of the promotion play-off places and 13 points above the relegation zone. In the same week, Rangers also secured a permanent return to the club for Lee Cook and released veteran Italian midfielder Damiano Tommasi.[28][29] Travelling to Turf Moor for the FA Cup third round replay, QPR lost 2–1 after Burnley scored from a defensive error in the last minute of extra time. Samuel Di Carmine put Rangers ahead in the 54th minute with Burnley equalising just 6 minutes later before their last-gasp winner. Martin Rowlands also hit the woodwork and Heiðar Helguson had a goal disallowed in an eventful match played in front of just 3,760 spectators.[30]

On 17 January QPR achieved their first away victory in all competitions since September. They defeated Derby County 2–0 at Pride Park Stadium, with new signing Wayne Routledge opening the scoring.[31] Ten days later, Rangers travelled to Bloomfield Road and defeated Blackpool 3–0, with Heiðar Helguson scoring twice.[32] During the same month, QPR terminated former captain Adam Bolder's contract and loaned Zesh Rehman out to Bradford.[33][34] On 31 January, QPR extended their unbeaten run to 8 games with a scoreless draw at home to second-placed Reading.[35] The result left Rangers in seventh place with 15 games remaining, 2 points outside of the playoff positions and 16 points above the relegation zone.[12]

The next scheduled game, a home fixture against Swansea, was postponed due to heavy snowfalls in central London.[36] However QPR continued their unbeaten run into February beginning with a 2–2 draw away to Nottingham Forest. In an entertaining match, Matteo Alberti scored his first goals for the club within the space of three minutes after half time.[37] On 17 February, the club announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Jordi López on a three-month deal.[38] Rangers' unbeaten run was finally ended in their next match, at home, courtesy of Ipswich Town. Despite QPR taking an early lead with a Samuel Di Carmine goal, Ipswich came back to win 3–1. The match was played in front of the Sky Sports cameras and with England manager Fabio Capello in attendance.[39][40] Four days later, Rangers travelled to Cardiff and earned a 0–0 draw.[41] In a busy fixture period against both play-off rivals and relegation candidates, QPR next faced up to Barnsley at Oakwell. The South Yorkshire club added to Rangers' recent slump in form, running out 2–1 winners.[42]

Rangers' woes continued into March. A second consecutive home defeat to Norwich (0–1)[43] was followed by a 0–0 draw at home to Sheffield United.[44] On 10 March, QPR suffered their twelfth league defeat of the season, 2–0 away to Doncaster Rovers.[45] The run of poor form left Rangers 11th in the Championship league table, 8 points adrift of the play-off places and 10 points above the relegation zone with nine games left to play.

QPR's defensive streak improved with a draw to now-relegated Southamption,[46] which was further built on in a 1–0 win over Swansea City, courtesy of Mikele Leigertwood's head.[47] The Hoop's form continued with a 2–1 win over Bristol City.[48] QPR initially went one up with a bending free kick from Jordi Lopez, until a powerful strike from Michael McIndoe put the visitors level. 4 minutes later, Adel Taarabt scored the winner from close range.

QPR salvaged a goalless draw against local rivals Crystal Palace, though they could have been 2–0 down with close shots from Craig Beattie and Paul Ifill.[49] Equally, Heidar Helguson scuppered a near open goal. Luckily, the experience of Radek Cerny held QPR on by the teeth in the final stages.

Squad[edit]

As of 17 February 2009.[50]

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 Lee Camp
2 Republic of Ireland DF Damien Delaney
3 Jamaica DF Damion Stewart
4 England MF Gavin Mahon
5 England DF Fitz Hall
6 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood
7 England MF Wayne Routledge
8 England FW Rowan Vine
10 Hungary MF Ákos Buzsáky
11 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang
13 Latvia DF Kaspars Gorkšs
14 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands (captain)
15 England DF Peter Ramage
16 England DF Matthew Connolly
17 England MF Lee Cook
No. Position Player
18 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Miller
19 Colombia FW Angelo Balanta
20 Spain MF Jordi López
21 Italy MF Matteo Alberti
22 Italy FW Samuel Di Carmine (on loan from Fiorentina)
23 England GK Jake Cole
24 Czech Republic GK Radek Černý
25 England MF Hogan Ephraim
26 England MF Gareth Ainsworth
27 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson
28 England DF Joe Oastler
30 England FW Romone Rose
32 England FW Antonio German
33 Australia GK Reece Crowther
34 England GK Niki-Lee Bulmer

Players out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Pakistan DF Zeshan Rehman (at Bradford City)
9 England FW Dexter Blackstock (at Nottingham Forest)
29 England DF Gary Borrowdale (at Brighton)

Starting 11[edit]

Considering a 4-4-2 formation
No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
24 GK  CZE Radek Černý 47
16 RB  ENG Matthew Connolly 35
13 CB  LAT Kaspars Gorkšs 33
3 CB  JAM Damion Stewart 43
2 LB  IRL Damien Delaney 40
7 RM  ENG Wayne Routledge 18
6 CM  ATG Mikele Leigertwood 39
4 CM  ENG Gavin Mahon 34 Martin Rowlands has 25 starts
17 LM  ENG Lee Cook 32
9 CF  ENG Dexter Blackstock 29
22 CF  ITA Samuel Di Carmine 18

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Nationality Position From Fee
Radek Cerny Czech Republic GK Czech Republic Slavia Prague Free
Peter Ramage England DF Newcastle United Free
Kaspars Gorkšs Latvia DF Blackpool £250,000
Joe Oastler England DF Portsmouth Free
Emmanuel Ledesma Argentina MF Italy Genoa C.F.C. Loan
Matteo Alberti Italy MF Italy Chievo Verona £200,000
Lee Cook England MF Fulham £750,000
Daniel Parejo Spain MF Spain Real Madrid Loan
Damiano Tommasi Italy MF Spain Levante UD Free
Samuel Di Carmine Italy FW Italy Fiorentina Loan
Heiðar Helguson Iceland FW Bolton Wanderers £500,000
Gary Borrowdale England DF Coventry City £650,000
Wayne Routledge England MF Aston Villa £300,000
Liam Miller Republic of Ireland MF Sunderland Loan
Jordi López Spain MF Spain Real Mallorca Free
Adel Taarabt Morocco MF Tottenham Hotspur Loan

Out[edit]

Name Nationality Position To Fee
Jake Cole England GK Oxford United Loan
Matt Pickens United States GK Released
Sean Thomas England GK Wealdstone Released
Chris Goodchild England GK Released
Chris Barker England DF Plymouth Argyle Undisclosed
Zesh Rehman Pakistan DF Blackpool Loan
Andrew Howell England DF Released
Aaron Goode England DF Released
Stefan Bailey England MF Grays Athletic Released
Simon Walton England MF Plymouth Argyle £750,000
Daniel Nardiello Wales FW Blackpool Part-exchange
Angelo Balanta Colombia FW Wycombe Wanderers Loan
Damiano Tommasi Italy MF Released
Jake Cole England GK Barnet Loan
Gary Borrowdale England DF Brighton Loan
Chris Arthur England MF Rushden & Diamonds Loan
Danny Maguire England MF Yeovil Town Loan
Dexter Blackstock England FW Nottingham Forest Loan

Results[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

Kick Off Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee Attendance Position
2008-08-09 15:00 Barnsley H 2–1 Fitz Hall 29, 31 Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire) 14,694 6
2008-08-16 15:00 Sheffield United A 0–3 Graham Laws (Tyne and Wear) 25,273 15
2008-08-23 15:00 Doncaster Rovers H 2–0 Dexter Blackstock 5, Emmanuel Ledesma 28 Mike Thorpe (Suffolk) 15,536 8
2008-08-30 15:00 Bristol City A 1–1 Dexter Blackstock 18 Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire) 17543 8
2008-09-14 16:00 Southampton H 4–1 Dexter Blackstock 1, 77 Damion Stewart 63, Patrick Agyemang 90 Kevin Friend (Lancashire) 13,770 4
2008-09-17 19:45 Norwich A 1–0 Martin Rowlands 33 Rob Shoebridge (Derbyshire) 24,249 4
2008-09-20 15:00 Coventry A 0–1 Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire) 16,718 4
2008-09-27 15:00 Derby H 0–2 Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester) 14,311 5
2008-09-30 20:00 Blackpool H 1–1 Dexter Blackstock 79 Grant Hegley (Hertfordshire) 12,500 8
2008-10-04 12:45 Birmingham A 0–1 Andy D'Urso (Essex) 18,498 11
2008-10-18 15:00 Nottingham Forest H 2–1 Angelo Balanta 48, Ákos Buzsáky 60 Fred Graham (Essex) 15,122 7
2008-10-21 19:45 Swansea City A 0–0 Tony Bates (Staffordshire) 13,475 9
2008-10-25 17:20 Reading A 0–0 Chris Foy (Merseyside) 20,571 9
2008-10-28 20:00 Birmingham H 1–0 Samuel Di Carmine 54 Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire) 13,594 7
2008-11-01 15:00 Ipswich Town A 0–2 Trevor Kettle (Rutland) 20,966 7
2008-11-08 15:00 Cardiff City H 1–0 Gavin Mahon 80 Lee Probert (Gloucestershire) 13,247 7
2008-11-15 15:00 Burnley H 1–2 Dexter Blackstock 14 Keith Woolmer (Northamptonshire) 13,226 10
2008-11-22 15:00 Watford A 0–3 Andy Penn (West Midlands) 16,201 12
2008-11-25 20:00 Charlton Athletic H 2–1 Dexter Blackstock 17, 80 Keith Stroud (Hampshire) 12,286 10
2008-11-29 15:00 Crystal Palace A 0–0 Rob Styles (Hampshire) 16,411 10
2008-12-06 17:20 Wolves H 1–0 Martin Rowlands 63 Iain Williamson (Berkshire) 13,416 7
2008-12-09 19:45 Sheff Wed A 0–1 Nigel Miller (Durham) 14,792 9
2008-12-13 15:00 Plymouth A 1–1 Heiðar Helguson 16 Kevin Friend (Leicestershire) 10,747 9
2008-12-20 15:00 Preston H 3–2 Heiðar Helguson 16, 34, Dexter Blackstock 86 Alan Wiley (Staffordshire) 14,103 9
2008-12-26 13:00 Charlton Athletic A 2–2 Lee Cook 18 Dexter Blackstock 68 Paul Taylor (Luton) 21,023 9
2008-12-28 15:00 Watford H 0–0 Clive Penton (Sussex) 16,196 9
2009-01-10 15:00 Coventry H 1–1 Dexter Blackstock 87 Keith Stroud (Hampshire) 13,330 9
2009-01-17 15:00 Derby A 2–0 Wayne Routledge 22, Mikele Leigertwood 36 Kevin Wright (Cambridgeshire) 28,390 8
2009-01-27 19:45 Blackpool A 3–0 Heiðar Helguson (17, 58 pen), Hogan Ephraim (90) Graham Laws (Tyne and Wear) 6,656 7
2009-01-31 15:00 Reading H 0–0 Jon Moss (West Yorkshire) 17,120 7
2009-02-07 15:00 Nottingham Forest A 2–2 Alberti (45, 48) Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire) 25,859 9
2009-02-21 19:00 Ipswich Town H 1–3 Di Carmine 3 Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire) 13,904 11
2009-02-25 19:45 Cardiff City A 0–0 Roger East (Wiltshire) 17,340 11
2009-02-28 15:00 Barnsley A 1–2 Delaney 35 Rob Shoebridge (Derbyshire) 11,614 11
2009-03-03 20:00 Norwich H 0–1 Graham Scott (Devon) 13,533 11
2009-03-07 15:00 Sheffield Utd H 0–0 Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire) 13,718 11
2009-03-10 19:45 Doncaster Rovers A 0–2 Colin Webster (Tyne and Wear) 10,223 11
2009-03-14 15:00 Southampton A 0–0 Michael Jones (Cheshire) 18,691 12
2009-03-17 19:45 Swansea City H 1–0 Leigertwood (30) Graham Horwood (Bedfordshire) 12,288 11
2009-03-21 15:00 Bristol City H 2–1 Lopez (65), Taarabt (81) Grant Hegley (Hertfordshire) 14,059 11
2009-04-04 15:00 Crystal Palace H 0–0 Scott Mathieson (Cheshire) 15,234 10

FA Cup[edit]

Round Kick Off Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee Attendance
R3 2009-01-03 15:00 Burnley H 0-0 Anthony Bates (Staffordshire) 8,896
R3 Replay 2009-01-13 19:30 Burnley A 1–2 (aet) Samuel Di Carmine 54 Colin Webster (Tyne & Wear) 3,760

League Cup[edit]

Round Kick Off Opponents H / A Result Scorers Referee Attendance
R1 2008-08-12 19:45 Swindon Town A 3-2 Balanta 32, Blackstock 46, Delaney 54 Richard Beeby 7,230
R2 2008-08-26 19:45 Carlisle United H 4-0 Stewart 48, Ledesma 56, 63, 85 Keith Hill 8,021
R3 2008-09-24 19:45 Aston Villa A 1-0 Stewart 58 Lee Mason 21,541
R4 2008-11-11 20:00 Manchester United A 0-1 Phil Dowd 62,539

Competitions[edit]

League Championship Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 15 16 15 42 44 −2 61 12 7 4 28 19 +9 3 9 11 14 25 −11

Last updated: 3 July 2009.
Source: [1]

League Championship Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A H A A H H A H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A A H H A A H H H A H A H A
Result W L W D W W L L D L W D D W L W L L W D W L D W D D D W W D D L D L L D L D W W D L W L D L

Last updated: 11 March 2009.
Source: Competitive Matches (League Championship)
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) (P) 46 27 9 10 80 52 +28 90 Promotion to Premier League
2 Birmingham City (P) 46 23 14 9 54 37 +17 83
3 Sheffield United 46 22 14 10 64 39 +25 80 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Reading 46 21 14 11 72 40 +32 77
5 Burnley (P) 46 21 13 12 72 60 +12 76
6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 +12 74
7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 +12 74
8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 +13 68
9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 +9 66
10 Bristol City 46 15 16 15 54 54 0 61
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 16 15 42 44 −2 61
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 13 17 51 58 −7 61
13 Watford 46 16 10 20 68 72 −4 58
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 17 7 22 42 53 −11 58
15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 −3 0561
16 Blackpool 46 13 17 16 47 58 −11 56
17 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 58 −11 54
18 Derby County 46 14 12 20 55 67 −12 54
19 Nottingham Forest 46 13 14 19 50 65 −15 53
20 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 45 58 −13 52
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 44 57 −13 51
22 Norwich City (R) 46 12 10 24 57 70 −13 46 Relegation to League One
23 Southampton (R) 46 10 15 21 46 69 −23 0452
24 Charlton Athletic (R) 46 8 15 23 52 74 −22 39

Updated to games played on 3 July 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

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Preceded by
2007–08
Queens Park Rangers seasons
2008–09
Succeeded by
2009–10