Thursday, 16 April 2009

Queens Park Rangers Story: February

The January window was over, we were 7th in the league, and surely things could only get better from here. Players were rushing back from injury, strikers were starting to score, and the defence was starting to shore up with the signings of Paul Stalteri and Franco Zuculini (defensive midfielder). We were out of both cups, so we only had one compitition to focus on; the league. We aimed to get into the play off places as quickly as possible, so without any further ado here are February's results:

Southampton 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Championship)
Swansea City 1-2 Queens Park Rangers (Championship)
Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Ipswich Town (Championship)
Burnley 2-3 Queens Park Rangers (Championship)
Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Sheffield United (Championship)

Overall, a good month. 4 wins out of 5 and a solid 2-2 draw against 2nd in the table Southampton. As you can see, the strikers have continued their goalscoring form, with QPR scoring 14 goals in those 5 matches. This included fantastic home results against Ipswich and Sheffield United, who have been a bit of an enigma for us this season. I hope that we can continue our purple patch into March and hopefully April, as we have now achieved 5th place in the standings, and I really do not want to give it up this time (see November). Now, a player that I promised I would give updates on, the 16 year old wonderkid from Southampton, Brian Harrison. He scored a brace against us in the 2-2 draw and has now scored a brilliant 22 goals in all compititions, 21 in the Championship. He has made a whopping 11 assists and is second in the assists chart, obviously being top in the scoring charts. I shall definately be looking to sign him in the summer if Southampton do not get promoted.

Anyway, onto individual performances. Top scorer for February was Kevin Doyle for 5 goals in 5 games, closely followed by Sebastian Abreu with 4. Daniel Parejo was top assister, with 5 to his name, second being Abreu with 3 and third surprisingly being our goalkeeper Lee Camp, whose long balls frequently get in Doyle, Abreu and our other striker Rowan Vine. The top player of February was Daniel Parejo, with 7.51 over the 5 games, with Kevin Doyle closely following with 7.45. I have high hopes for March with these performances, and speaking of, March is up next so thank you for reading!

No comments:

Post a Comment