2009–10 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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QPR
2009–10 season
Chairman Italy Flavio Briatore (Until Feb 2010)
India Ishan Saksena (From Feb 2010)
Managers Northern Ireland Jim Magilton (Until Dec 2009)
England Paul Hart (Dec 2009 – Jan 2010)
England Mick Harford (Jan 2010 – Feb 2010)
England Neil Warnock (From Mar 2010)
The Championship 13th
FA Cup Eliminated 3rd Round
(v Sheffield Utd)
League Cup Eliminated 3rd Round
(v Chelsea)
Top goalscorer League:
Jay Simpson (12)
All:
Jay Simpson (13)
Highest home attendance 17,082
(v Leicester City)
Lowest home attendance 5,203
(v Accrington Stanley)
Average home league attendance 12,720
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2009–10 season, Queens Park Rangers played in the Football League Championship, their sixth season of their spell at this level.

Season review[edit]

New managerial team[edit]

Jim Magilton was announced as the replacement for Paulo Sousa as manager on 3 June 2009.[1] John Gorman was named Magilton's assistant on 17 June, reprising his former role with Magilton at Ipswich Town.[2]

Friendlies[edit]

Queens Park Rangers played their first pre-season friendly against Aldershot Town at The Recreation Ground. Rangers won the game 4–0 with goals from Ákos Buzsáky, Heiðar Helguson, Patrick Agyemang and Dexter Blackstock.[3] Former Sunderland striker David Connolly featured in the game for the R's.[4] The players then headed out to Slovenia for a game against NK Celje. The game ended 2–2, Angelo Balanta getting both goals for Rangers.[5] They then went on to Croatia to play a game at NK Karlovac. The game ended 3–1 to the Croats, the R's goal coming through Rowan Vine.[6] After returning to England Rangers beat Forest Green Rovers 2–0, with goals from Damion Stewart and Alessandro Pellicori,[7] they then played Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium. The game ended 2–2 with goals from Gavin Mahon and Wayne Routledge.[8]

After beating Wycombe Wanderers 2–1, with goals from Gavin Mahon and Patrick Agyemang,[9] Rangers sent a team to Kettering Town and won the game 2–0 with goals coming from Heiðar Helguson and Alessandro Pellicori.[10] In their last pre-season game, the R's beat Southampton 3–0 thanks to Kaspars Gorkss, Angelo Balanta and Adel Taarabt.[11]

Season[edit]

QPR begun their season as hosts to Blackpool. The game ended 1–1, with defender Peter Ramage scoring on the 88th minute. Their streak continued with another 1–1 draw to Plymouth Argyle, with both QPR players on the scoreline. Helguson scored on the 43rd minute, with Gorkss making the game level deep into stoppage time.

The first loss of the season was away to Bristol, with Maynard scoring to break QPR's unbeaten streak. Next was a tricky home game to Nottingham Forest. The game ended 1–1, with Mikele Leigertwood scoring for the Hoops. They then went on to win the next game to Scunthorpe, with new loan signing Adel Taarabt scoring the winner in the 4th minute. QPR continued their streak with a draw to Peterborough, and beating promotion contenders Cardiff City 2–0. Their confidence shot in the next game against Barnsley, with 5 goals scored, including a brace from Buzsáky.

Players[edit]

As of the end of the season.[12]

Current 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
2 England DF Peter Ramage
3 Jamaica DF Damion Stewart
4 England MF Gavin Mahon
6 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood
7 England FW Marcus Bent (on loan from Birmingham City)
8 England FW Rowan Vine
10 Hungary MF Ákos Buzsáky
13 Latvia DF Kaspars Gorkšs
14 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands
15 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie
16 England DF Matthew Connolly
17 England MF Lee Cook
18 Argentina MF Alejandro Faurlín
19 England FW Angelo Balanta
20 England DF Matt Hill (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
No. Position Player
21 Italy MF Matteo Alberti
23 England FW Jay Simpson (on loan from Arsenal)
24 Czech Republic GK Radek Černý
25 England MF Hogan Ephraim
26 Serbia DF Duško Tošić (on loan from Portsmouth)
27 England DF Lee Brown
28 England DF Joe Oastler
30 England MF Romone Rose
32 Latvia GK Elvijs Putniņs
33 England FW Antonio German
35 England DF Josh Parker
36 Hungary FW Tamás Priskin (on loan from Ipswich Town)
37 England GK Shane McWeeney
39 Morocco MF Adel Taarabt (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

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
5 England DF Fitz Hall (at Newcastle United until the end of the 2009–10 season)
9 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson (at Watford until the end of the 2009–10 season)
11 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang (at Bristol City until the end of the 2009–10 season)
12 Italy FW Alessandro Pellicori (at Mantova until the end of the 2009–10 season)
29 England DF Gary Borrowdale (at Charlton Athletic until 15 April 2010)
34 England DF Ed Harris (at Hayes & Yeading United until the end of the 2009–10 season)

Transfers[edit]

Results[edit]

  • QPR scores given first

Football League Championship[edit]

Game Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Points Position Notes
1 8 August 2009 Home Blackpool 1–1 Ramage 86 14,013 1 13th Report
2 15 August 2009 Away Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Helguson 43 11,588 2 16th Report
3 18 August 2009 Away Bristol City 0–1 14,571 2 18th Report
4 22 August 2009 Home Nottingham Forest 1–1 Leigertwood 25 13,058 3 16th Report
5 31 August 2009 Away Scunthorpe United 1–0 Taarabt 3 5,866 6 15th Report
6 12 September 2009 Home Peterborough United 1–1 Routledge 34 11,814 7 13th Report
P 15 September 2009 Home Crystal Palace P–P 7 14th Postponed [13]
7 19 September 2009 Away Cardiff City 2–0 Simpson 19, 40 20,121 10 12th Report
8 26 September 2009 Home Barnsley 5–2 Leigertwood 7, Buzsáky 15, 39, Watson 67, Simpson 79 12,025 13 8th Report
9 30 September 2009 Away Newcastle United 1–1 Watson 7 38,923 14 11th Report
10 3 October 2009 Away Swansea City 0–2 14,444 14 13th Report
11 17 October 2009 Home Preston North End 4–0 Taarabt 11, Buzsáky 63(p), Simpson 74, Routledge 85 12,810 17 10th Report
12 20 October 2009 Home Reading 4–1 Buzsáky 31, Simpson 39, Vine 71, Agyemang 83 11,900 20 10th Report
13 24 October 2009 Away Derby County 4–2 Taarabt 40, Mahon 47, Simpson 59, Buzsáky 90+1 (p) 30,135 23 7th Live on BBC
Report
14 30 October 2009 Home Leicester City 1–2 Taarabt 33 17,082 23 7th Live on Sky Sports
Report
15 3 November 2009 Home Crystal Palace 1–1 Buzsáky 19 (p) 14,377 24 6th Report
16 7 November 2009 Away Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Simpson 10, Gorkšs 82 19,491 27 4th Report
17 21 November 2009 Away Doncaster Rovers 0–2 10,821 27 6th Report
18 28 November 2009 Home Coventry City 2–2 Simpson 35, Buzsáky 69 13,712 28 5th Report
19 5 December 2009 Home Middlesbrough 1–5 Agyemang 53 13,949 28 9th Report
20 7 December 2009 Away Watford 1–3 Agyemang 33 15,058 28 10th Live on Sky Sports
Report
21 14 December 2009 Away West Bromwich Albion 2–2 Olsson(og) 56, Gorkšs 62 21,565 29 12th Live on Sky Sports
Report
22 19 December 2009 Home Sheffield United 1–1 Leigertwood 2 12,639 30 10th Report
23 26 December 2009 Home Bristol City 2–1 Simpson 31, Leigertwood 40 13,534 33 8th Report
24 28 December 2009 Away Ipswich Town 0–3 25,349 33 10th Report
P 9 January 2010 Home Plymouth Argyle P–P 33 10th Postponed [14]
25 16 January 2010 Away Blackpool 2–2 Taarabt 55(p), Connolly 84 7,600 34 11th Report
26 26 January 2010 Away Nottingham Forest 0–5 23,293 34 12th Report
27 30 January 2010 Home Scunthorpe United 0–1 13,105 34 12th Report
28 6 February 2010 Away Peterborough United 0–1 8,933 34 14th Report
29 9 February 2010 Home Ipswich Town 1–2 Simpson 66 10,940 34 17th Report
30 13 February 2010 Away Coventry City 0–1 15,247 34 17th Report
P 16 February 2010 Home Watford P–P 34 18th Postponed [15]
31 20 February 2010 Home Doncaster Rovers 2–1 German 25, Simpson 76 11,178 37 17th Report
32 27 February 2010 Away Middlesbrough 0–2 17,568 37 20th Report
33 6 March 2010 Home West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Simpson 13, Connolly 18, Buzsáky 67 14,578 40 16th Report
34 9 March 2010 Home Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Taarabt 36(p), Stewart 49 12,013 43 15th Report
35 13 March 2010 Away Sheffield United 1–1 Taarabt 49 23,456 44 15th Report
36 16 March 2010 Away Reading 0–1 16,886 44 16th Report
37 20 March 2010 Home Swansea City 1–1 German 76 15,502 45 17th Report
38 23 March 2010 Home Derby County 1–1 Cook 45+2 12,569 46 17th Report
39 27 March 2010 Away Preston North End 2–2 Ramage 57, Priskin 66 12,080 47 18th Report
40 3 April 2010 Home Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Faurlín 23 13,405 48 18th Report
41 5 April 2010 Away Leicester City 0–4 22,079 48 18th Report
42 10 April 2010 Away Crystal Palace 2–0 Buzsáky 11, Gorkšs 60 20,430 51 18th Report
43 17 April 2010 Home Cardiff City 0–1 12,832 51 18th Report
44 20 April 2010 Home Watford 1–0 Buzsáky 38(p) 13,171 54 14th Report
45 24 April 2010 Away Barnsley 1–0 Leigertwood 27 11,944 57 13th Report
46 2 May 2010 Home Newcastle United 0–1 16,819 57 13th Report

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Notes
3 3 January 2010 Away Sheffield United 1–1 Simpson 39 11,461 Report
3 (Replay) 12 January 2010 Home Sheffield United 2–3 Buzsáky 71(p), Stewart 88 5,780 Report

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Notes
1 12 August 2009 Away Exeter City 5–0 Routledge 53, 61, 66(p), Pellicori 85, Ephraim 89 4,614 Report
2 25 August 2009 Home Accrington Stanley 2–1 Ephraim 68, Routledge 90+1 5,203 Report
3 23 September 2009 Away Chelsea 0–1 37,781 Report

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers [16][edit]

Pos. Nat. Player FLC FAC LC Total
1 England Jay Simpson 12 1 0 13
2 Hungary Ákos Buzsáky 10 1 0 11
3 Morocco Adel Taarabt 7 0 0 7
4 England Wayne Routledge 2 0 4 6
5 Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood 5 0 0 5
6 Latvia Kaspars Gorkšs 3 0 0 3
= Ghana Patrick Agyemang 3 0 0 3
8 England Peter Ramage 2 0 0 2
= England Antonio German 2 0 0 2
= England Matthew Connolly 2 0 0 2
= England Ben Watson 2 0 0 2
= Jamaica Damion Stewart 1 1 0 2
= England Hogan Ephraim 0 0 2 2
14 Argentina Alejandro Faurlín 1 0 0 1
= Hungary Tamás Priskin 1 0 0 1
= England Lee Cook 1 0 0 1
= England Gavin Mahon 1 0 0 1
= England Rowan Vine 1 0 0 1
= Iceland Heiðar Helguson 1 0 0 1
= Italy Alessandro Pellicori 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 57 3 7 67a

a 1 own-goal was also scored for QPR

Appearances [17][edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub
2 DF England Peter Ramage 29 4 2 0 1 0 32 4
3 DF Jamaica Damion Stewart 30 0 2 0 3 0 35 0
4 MF England Gavin Mahon 5 2 0 0 1 1 6 3
5 DF England Fitz Hall2 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
6 MF Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood[18] 39 1 2 0 3 0 44 1
7 FW England Marcus Bent3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
7 MF England Wayne Routledge1 25 0 2 0 2 1 29 1
8 FW England Rowan Vine 8 23 0 0 3 0 11 23
9 FW Iceland Heiðar Helguson2 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 3
10 MF Hungary Ákos Buzsáky 29 10 2 0 3 0 34 10
11 FW Ghana Patrick Agyemang2[19] 5 12 2 0 2 0 9 12
12 FW Italy Alessandro Pellicori2 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 9
13 DF Latvia Kaspars Gorkšs 40 1 2 0 3 0 45 1
14 MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands[20] 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
15 MF Scotland Nigel Quashie[21] 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
15 MF England Ben Watson1 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
16 DF England Matthew Connolly 16 2 0 0 2 0 18 2
17 MF England Lee Cook 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 8
18 MF Argentina Alejandro Faurlín 36 5 2 0 1 0 39 5
19 FW Colombia Angelo Balanta 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
20 DF England Matt Hill3 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
20 DF Cyprus Tom Williams1[22] 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
22 GK Nigeria Carl Ikeme1[23] 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
22 GK England Tom Heaton1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
23 FW England Jay Simpson3 34 5 2 0 1 0 37 5
24 GK Czech Republic Radek Černý 29 0 2 0 1 0 32 0
25 MF England Hogan Ephraim 16 6 0 1 2 1 18 8
26 DF Serbia Duško Tošić3 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
26 MF England Gareth Ainsworth1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
27 DF England Lee Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
28 DF England Joe Oastler 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
29 DF England Gary Borrowdale2 18 3 2 0 2 1 22 4
30 MF England Romone Rose 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
33 FW England Antonio German 5 8 0 1 0 0 5 9
35 DF England Josh Parker 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
36 FW Hungary Tamas Priskin3 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
36 DF Republic of Ireland Steven Reid1[24] 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
39 MF Morocco Adel Taarabt3 32 9 0 1 0 2 32 12

1 Player left the club before the end of the season.
2 Player was out on loan for all or part of the season.
3 Player was on loan from another club for all or part of the season.

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