UK time is: 00:54:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

QPR Preview - Home, Dec 29th

There's no better time for the Golden Boys to turn their abysmal home form around as Luigi Di Canio's revamped Queens Park Rangers arrive tomrrow afternoon.

Watford's final game of the year is a chance for the long-suffering Hornets fans to say goodbye to the year and get intoxicated happily on New Years Eve.

Di Canio's side are in dire straights near the foot of the league and after just one week out of the relegatiob zone, the Hoops are back in the mire.

January looks set to be a busy period for the new gaffer who has the backing of the rich Mittal Family, Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone.

If reports are to be believed, Di Canio is chasing a treble swoop of Hornets players, believed to be Lloyd Doyley, Marlon King and Gavin Mahon. No prizes for guessing who'd be happily sent on their way - thanks Marlon! But if QPR can come up with sixty million asking price, hands raised all those who'd let him go...

Daryl Murhpy therefore looks set to be the man to bolster the Hoops attacking options in a 2million move from Sunderland ressies. Rowan Vine could also make his loan move permanant should Birmingham give Rangers permission.

Vine, like many other loanees has been a key figure in QPR's improved form of late. The Chelsea clan of Michael Mancienne, Ben Sahar and Scott Sinclair have impressed hugely but Sinclair's short-term spell at 'The Loft' finished recently whilst Sahar's spell was hampered by injury.

The men consequently charged with supplying the frontmen with the chances should be the veteran duo of Rowlands and Ainsworth. The former isn't actually that old, but the one-time Ire cap seems to have been around for yonks.

In the middle Akos Buszaky has been an inspired signing since joining the London outfit on loan. His move should become permanant in January, a fee of 50k should be enough to tempt Plymouth to part with their Magyar.

His partner in midfield crime is normally the suspended Mikele Leigertwood, consequently club captain and former Ram Adam Bolder should start althouthough returning hardnut Simon Walton is in with a shout of his first QPR appearance.

STOP PRESS Kieran Lee has today joined on-loan from Manchester United but cannot play until January 2nd.

Predicted QPR
Camp; Rehman, Malcolm, Mancienne, Barker; Rowlands, Bolder (c), Buszaky, Ainsworth; Vine and Nygaard.

Always involved?
Blackstock, Nardiello, Timoska, Walton and Moore.

Predicted Watford
Lee; Doyley, Jackson, DeMerit (c), Stewart; Smith, Francis, Williamson, McAnuff; King and Henderson.

Also involved?
Ainsworth, O'Toole, Ellington and Shittu.

Last time round
QPR 1-1 Watford

Stefan Moore's first goal in 18 months for the Hoops rescued John Gregory's side an undeserved point before they went down to ten men. Loanee Adam Johnson had previously given the 'Orns a second half lead.

Late on Nathan Ellington came close whilst Lee Camp and Damion Stewart cleared on the line.

Come on you 'Ornssss!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: wfc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 28 2007

Time: 4:40PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Away From Home: All Over? (Thursday April 24 2014)

Stats: QPR v Watford (Monday April 21 2014)

QPR v Watford Starting XIs (Monday April 21 2014)

Preview QPR v Watford (Monday April 21 2014)

Stats: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Preview: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Opposing View: Ipswich Town (Friday April 18 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 1 Watford
Watford 3 - 1 Ipswich
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 28%
No 72%