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The Rise of the Three Lions

Started on 16 February 2013 by patrick1
Latest Reply on 24 June 2013 by patrick1
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Very interesting to be in charge of QPR and England although things do seem to be going well for you. What are your hopes for both teams this season? This is very well written so keep it up.
Well with QPR I want them to become stable first and foremost especially financially which means getting rid of deadwood players and those who are past it and on high wages. That is the short term target. The long term target will be to bring in players to challenge for Europe.

With England I want to bring the glory days back as its been too long since England won anything and with that I want to bring in young players. I don't want to rely too much on the old players though there experience would be vital, it will feature a mixture of young and old players. Thanks James for your comment :)

QPR's good form continues




Granero
Taarabt
Barton

Granero

QPR yet again got another important win and again impressed as Patrick continued to also impress. After 25 minutes, Granero opened the account after a fine passing move with a neat finish which was the score at half time. Things were slightly tight with both teams squandering numerous goal opportunities. Adel Taarabt finished it off in the 90th minute which was so important as Sordell pulled a goal back a minute later. Granero was rightly named man of the match after a very good performance breaking down Bolton's attacks and also helping to create chances.



Zamora (2)
Granero
Ferdinand
Park Ji Sung

Zamora

Another fantastic performance at home showed that QPR are capable of proving the doubters wrong with another win that would aid them in their Premier League safety. Nothing exciting happened in the first half. Shortly after the second half veteran striker, Zamora scored with his head after a corner from Granero. QPR doubled their lead with Granero scoring from long range and shortly after Zamora got his second of the game to ensure the game was won comfortably with a short range effort which nestled into the left bottom corner of the net.



Cisse (2)
Barton
Nelsen
Nelsen
Ferdinand

Cisse

An entertaining, free-open game it was a great result for QPR who will feel its a point gained and no more than they deserved as it was a crucial result especially after going down to 9 men. QPR took the lead with former Liverpool man, Cisse who had an injury plagued career at Anfield finish from the edge of the area and decided not to celebrate his goal which went down well with both sets of fans. With QPR leading at half time, they felt really up for it in the second half. However Liverpool equalised quickly after the second half begun with Carroll guiding a cross with his head into the far corner of the net. Things went from bad to worse for QPR as Nelsen scored an embarrassing own goal. Nelsens day went from worse to abysmal as he received a 2nd yellow card after a rash challenge on Gerrard. It looked like it wasn't QPR's day as they went down to 9 men as Anton Ferdinand walked off injured as QPR had used all 3 subs. Shortly after the shock factor happened as Cisse grabbed his second goal and a late equaliser lobbing Pepe Reina. Patrick McKeown was delighted with the result with Cisse the only QPR player really impressing. QPR showed they are certainly no pushovers.



Macheda (2)
Barton

Macheda

QPR managed another win as Patrick's unbeaten run as QPR manager continued. We had to wait until the 34th minute when Macheda on loan from Man Utd opened the scoring with a really cool finish after QPR went on the counter-attack. Both teams looked to attack but it was really in the midfield area where things were very much tight and it looked like it would be a 1-0 win to QPR. However Berbatov equalised using his skill to fool the defenders and unleash a powerful strike that left Cesar rooted to the spot. It didn't stay stalemate for long as Macheda scored his second of the game curling the ball into the right corner of the net from 25 yards.
Nice run of games for you as QPR manager, delighted to see you're doing well. How is Bobby Zamora?
2013-02-23 15:48#82322 Glenn T : Nice run of games for you as QPR manager, delighted to see you're doing well. How is Bobby Zamora?

Cheers yeah Zamora done well but when I took over I looked the squad and was looking to get rid of the deadwood/old players who are on high wages and Zamora was one of them. So I sold him to newcastle but before he joined them on 1st January he had performed rather well which is unfortunate because the fans were not pleased lol but oh well. im going to post my transfers in and out soon :)

A mixed January pt 1




Not a lot to say about this game in the London derby with Spurs grabbing the only goal in what was a very dull game at White Hart Lane as McKeown suffered his first loss as QPR manager. Quaresma scored the only goal on 18 minutes as he flicked up the ball and rifled the ball home into the right bottom corner of the net.



Nelsen
DJ Campell

Nelsen

QPR faced a second London Derby in 3 days this time focusing on the FA Cup as they faced Watford at Loftus Road. It proved to be a tight affair between the two sides. QPR took the lead on 9 minutes as experienced defender Ryan Nelsen headed in from a corner. QPR were passing the ball well and comfortably as they looked to kill the game off early on but just could not take their chances. They paid the price as Geijo equalised for Watford 10 minutes before half time. Former Brentford and Blackpool star, DJ Campbell who has had a frustrating time since joining QPR with injuries and a loss of form scored which proved to be the winner and send QPR through to the next round.



Granero
Nelsen
Nelsen

Title challengers, Manchester Utd travelled to Loftus Road hoping to maintain there latest results while QPR were trying to get back to winning ways. However this was sadly not the case as Man Utd won comfortably 2-0 as its also the same result today ;) except different scorers with RVP and Fellaini getting the goals.
Looks really good mate, you are getting good results out of QPR and if only you were England's REAL manager :P

A mixed January pt 2




Taarabt
Macheda
Barton
Park Ji Sung

Taarabt

What was called the 6 pointer game with both teams in and around the relegation scrap both teams were looking to get the 3 points. Things got off to a good start when Taarabt using fancy feetwork managed to beat 4 players before firing a low shot at goal. A great solo goal by the Moroccan. QPR lead 1-0 at the break. Reading in the second half improved and got a goal through a penalty when Park Ji Sung brought down McAnuff. Gunnarsson stepped up and scored the resulting penalty. Reading weren't celebrating for long as Macheda scored soon after which proved to be the winner. Jake Livermore who was signed from Spurs made his debut in defence and had a fine game.



Taarabt
Hoilett (2)
Barton

Hoilett

QPR turned away their focus from the EPL to the next round of the FA Cup as they faced Norwich which was yet another home tie and a very lively and exciting game. Taarabt opened the scoreline after just 1 minute with a free kick. QPR then doubled their lead 5 minutes later with Hoilett scoring from long range. It looked like it would be a long afternoon for Norwich but things improved for them as Eardley pulled a goal back when Barton lost the ball in midfield from Tettey who shot at goal which was parried into the path of Eardley who simply could not miss. Like QPR done, Norwich also scored 5 minutes later with powerful striker Grant Holt equalising with a thumping header. It was 2-2 at half time and it looked like Norwich had the upper hand and went into the second half with plenty of confidence. However it was not to be their day when Hoilett scored his second of the game chipping the keeper from short range. New player Simao who was signed on a free transfer continued to impress.



Like the Spurs game it was a kind of snatch and grab win as we reached the end of fixtures for January. Papiss Cisse opened the scoring a minute to half time with a low fierce striker sealing the 3 points for Newcastle.

Up next is...........JANUARY TRANSFERS INS AND OUT!!! Watch this space!
Doing ok as QPR manager, good luck for the rest of the season :)

January Transfers 2013


Players Bought





First was a young midfielder called Simao who used to play for Greek team Panathinaikos. He was brought in on a free transfer in December and had already adapted quickly in the EPL putting in some very impressive performances. At the age of 25, he already has some experience but he feels he is ready to step it up in a bigger league. His very impressive stats show he is a no-nonsense holding midfielder and will add bite to the QPR midfield.





Next was Jake Livermore from Spurs for a fee of £3.8m as he was put up for sale. The budget was able to be adjusted so QPR would be able to complete their second signing in the window. He felt that getting more game time at QPR would make him want to join them asap as he wasn't getting enough action at Spurs and at his age of 24 he felt he needed to play more first team action.





Jonjo Shelvey was bought on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season. This would be Shelvey's second London club as he previously played for Charlton Athletic. The young lad who would be remembered for that challenge on Jonny Evans jumped at the chance to join QPR hoping to get first team action to develop him more as a player and hopefully will impress not just the QPR boss but also the Liverpool boss.





Next was Joe Cole signing on a free transfer. It was a bit of a risk signing a somewhat injury prone player but at the age of 32, Patrick believes Joe still has what it takes to play in the EPL perhaps for a season or two as his experience would be vital. Also as the playmaker, he would take the pressure off Taarabt to perform in more or less every game to ensure QPR's safety.





The final transfer was made and once again another risk having signed experienced but injury prone, Michael Owen. Since leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid, he never really stepped up the player everyone was once talking about when he was Liverpool which is a real pity. He has at least signed until the end of the season as QPR were short of strikers having let another striker leave but that comes in the next post.

January Transfer Window pt 2


Departures



The first player on the way out was Rob Green who was allowed to join Rangers for a small fee of £525,000. At the age of 34 and with QPR's current financial situation it was best for him to leave. However this left with 1 first team goalkeeper, Julio Cesar so this was a risk but hopefully it pays off unless I can find a decent keeper whose a free agent.



The next player to leave was Bobby Zamora who had somewhat impressed since Patrick took the QPR job but I'm afraid he had to go as his high wages would not help and the fact that he was not part of my plans. He joined EPL rivals, Newcastle for £1m.



The next player shipped out was Sam Magri who joined Northampton for a fee of £18,000. Magri was simply not in Patrick's plans making only 13 appearances in 2 years and despite at a young age, Sam felt it was time to move on to play more regular football.



Glenn Whelan who was signed by Mark Hughes for £3.3m was next our of the exit door on deadline day for a fee of just £2.6m which did not go down well with the fans. However this needed to be done as I felt Whelan was a waste and would not be part of my plans as well as the boss trying to ease the financial situation at QPR.



The final player to leave on a permanent basis was young Andrade who joined Wrexham for £4,000. The 20 year old who joined QPR in 2010 only made 2 appearances.

Other departures

DJ Campell > shrewsbury (loan)

Max Ehmer > southend (loan)

Angelo Balanta > doncaster (loan)

Michael Harriman > free transfer

Taylor Parmenter > free transfer

Mo Sharif > free transfer
Incredible results there with QPR, including a thrashing of Aston Villa! And don't forget drawing with Liverpool :P :D Good Luck with both England and Q.P.R
2013-02-23 21:35#82418 The Madrista : Incredible results there with QPR, including a thrashing of Aston Villa! And don't forget drawing with Liverpool :P :D Good Luck with both England and Q.P.R

Yep I cannot believe it myself especially liverpool i think thats my best result lol but its all part of my secret plan more on that later ;) im just giving the qpr fans time to trust me but secretly im working as an undercover agent from chelsea lol like rafa ;)

what do you think of my signings?
Shelvey and Livermore look like class but I'm not so sure about Joe Cole, hope he plays well though. :D
Yeah I weren't sure about Joe but I saw him on a free and if Taarabt suffers from a loss of form or gets injured/suspended then I have Joe to come in so it takes a bit of pressure off him :)

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