2009/10 Championship Preview: Queens Park Rangers

Last updated : 17 July 2009 By @blades_mad1889

Patrick Agyemang (right) in pre-season action against Aldershot Town.

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Jim Magilton has been appoint the new manager of Loftus Road and has been quick to splash the cash of the club whom are considered as the richest club in the World. He took over the role after Paulo Sousa left the club a few months ago and the former Ipswich Town manager speedily spent £3,500,000 on Argentine midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.

They had a considerably disappointing season last; they were named bookies favourites to win the league after their new owners had an endless supply of cash. However they failed to live up to expectations and drifted well wide of the top six.

This season they will be considered for promotion again but despite their money, the lure of the small, compact and need of adjustment Loftus Road may keep new players away. Magilton is an inspiring manager and capable of leading a team to promotion, but fear they will miss out this season with other quality teams ahead of them.

Blades-Mad Predicted Finish: 9th (money can't buy happiness)

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2008-09 Players Statistics

Player NamePositionDoB#AppsGoals
Camp, Lee
Goal22 Aug 1984150
Delaney, Damien
Defence20 Jul 1981240 (+2)2
Stewart, Damion
Defence08 Aug 19803434
Mahon, Gavin
Midfield02 Jan 1977434 (+6)2
Hall, Fitz
Defence20 Dec 1980521 (+6)2
Leigertwood, Mikele
Midfield12 Nov 1982639 (+7)2
Routledge, Wayne
Midfield07 Jan 1985718 (+1)1
Vine, Rowan
Forward21 Sep 198283 (+2)1
Blackstock, Dexter
Forward02 May 1986929 (+10)12
Buzsaky, Akos
Midfield07 May 1982107 (+6)1
Agyemang, Patrick
Forward29 Sep 19801112 (+11)2
Gorkss, Kaspars
Defence06 Nov 19811333 (+2)0
Rowlands, Martin
Midfield08 Feb 19791425 (+4)2
Ramage, Peter
Defence22 Nov 19831533 (+1)0
Connolly, Matthew
Defence24 Sep 19871635 (+4)0
Cook, Lee
Midfield03 Aug 19821732 (+6)1
Balanta, Angelo
Forward01 Jul 1990193 (+10)2
Jordi Lopez, Felpeto
Midfield28 Feb 1981207 (+3)1
Alberti, Matteo
Midfield04 Aug 1988217 (+7)2
Cerny, Radek
Goal18 Feb 197424470
Ephraim, Hogan
Forward31 Mar 19882516 (+13)1
Ainsworth, Gareth
Forward10 May 19732600
Helguson, Heidar
Forward22 Aug 19772715 (+6)5
Oastler, Joe
Borrowdale, Gary
Defence16 Jul 19852900
Rose, Romone
Midfield19 Jan 1990300 (+3)0
German, Antonio
Forward-320 (+3)0
Bulmer, Niki-Lee
Goal06 Sep 19913400

* Statistics up to and including 26 May 2009