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    QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 12:28 pm

    QPR v West Ham United FC

    BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
    Venue: Loftus Road Date: Monday, 1 October Coverage details: Live on BBC website, updates on Radio 5 live

    TEAM NEWS

    QPR are missing four defenders as Anton Ferdinand, Jose Bosingwa and Fabio all have hamstring problems, while Armand Traore has a leg injury.
    Adel Taarabt, however, could return after recent hamstring strain.
    West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil has recovered from a knee injury, and Yossi Benayoun could make his first start since moving back to the club on loan.
    Modibo Maiga could keep his place with on-loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll (hamstring) still unlikely to play.
    MATCH PREVIEW

    Though reports say that Sam Allardyce's medium-term future at West Ham is in some doubt, with the manager expected to have to wait until his contract expires at the end of the season before discussing a new deal, life at Upton Park is relatively rosy.
    The club bounced back immediately after being relegated to the Championship and now sit pretty in the Premier League's mid-table - 10th coming into this game - having made a decent start to their season.
    But there's a pronounced contrast at the club which lies some way west of the Hammers within the capital's endless sprawl.
    Bottom-of-the-table QPR escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, and then spent a lot of money this summer to ensure that their team is upwardly mobile. Clearly, it has not worked out like that so far - the Hoops have two points from a possible 15 - but boss Mark Hughes insists they must not panic, and that circumstances are mitigating.
    LAWRO'S PREDICTION

    Mark Lawrenson
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    "I thought QPR were very good in the first half against Tottenham last week. You could see their team coming together and, when they click, they look like they really should be halfway up the table rather than in the relegation zone."

    Read Lawro's full prediction and score
    "For the most part our performances have been fine up to a point," he said. "Obviously we need to see games out. We have selection problems at the moment in a key area of the field in defence.
    "We have had too much of a turnover in terms of selection and personnel changes so that doesn't lend well to having that continuity of performance. We've created some decent football in the initial period, but it was always going to take time.
    "We're not going to hide behind the fact it is not the best of starts nor the start we wanted.
    "We understood that it could happen and that it would take us time to get the team functioning as we wanted. The way I w**k and my staff w**k is we don't get too high and we don't get too low.
    "What we do every single day is make sure the team is prepared and we give them the best chance to be successful. Over the long term that has been proved in all the teams I have been involved with."
    In short, Hughes is adamant his methods will put the struggling west Londoners on the right path. Pressure - what pressure?
    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head
    These two clubs have only met six times in the Premier League, with all those matches between 1993 and 1996.
    West Ham only won one of them, with the Hoops winning three times (they drew twice).
    In 57 matches between the two clubs across all competitions, the Hammers have 20 victories to QPR's 19.
    QPR
    Have conceded 11 Premier League goals so far this season. Only Southampton (15) have shipped more.
    The Hoops have scored three Premier League goals so far this season. Only Norwich (2) have fewer.
    Bobby Zamora - QPR's only Premier League goalscorer this season - scored 18 goals in 79 league appearances for West Ham from 2005 to 2008. He has failed to score in two league matches against them since leaving, losing on both occasions.
    West Ham
    Have kept three clean-sheets in total this season - the same as Arsenal and West Brom. Only Chelsea (4) have kept more.
    The club have not won in their last eight Premier League away matches (since a 3-1 victory at Blackpool in February 2011).
    Kevin Nolan has scored three of the club's five Premier League goals this season, netting in each of their home matches. He is already a quarter of the way to his best Premier League scoring season of 12 goals (for Newcastle in 2010/11).


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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Sat 29 Sep 2012, 1:16 pm

    Macca on the game

    West Ham United assistant manager Neil McDonald was in high spirits as he looked ahead to Monday night's trip to Queens Park Rangers.

    The Hammers are looking to secure their first away win of the season at Loftus Road before welcoming Arsenal to the Boleyn Ground next weekend. McDonald confirmed that West Ham United will be wearing black armbands on Monday in memory of the late John Bond, who sadly passed away this week, ahead of a further tribute to the Hammers legend at the Boleyn Ground next Saturday.

    Macca could you give us any team news ahead of the trip to Loftus Road?

    NM: "We have got everybody fit who we thought would be fit for the game against QPR. We still have a couple of players out but they are getting closer and closer to a return. We have everybody available who we had last week.

    Andy Carroll has been touted for a possible return against Arsenal, is there any more news on his return?

    NM: "He has been progressing really well but unfortunately the game on Monday night has come a little too early for him. He needs to get a full week's training behind him to make sure he is fit and well so at the moment the target is Arsenal."

    John Bond sadly passed away last week, will the players be wearing black armbands against QPR?

    NM: "Yes they will. John Bond was a massive part of this football club representing it over 400 times. It is a tragic loss that he has passed away and it is right the club will be wearing black armbands on Monday. I am also sure we will also be doing something special at the Boleyn Ground against Arsenal."

    Is that something you feel the supporters will really appreciate?

    NM: "Of course, the supporters really like people who show loyalty and give their all for the football club and John certainly did that."

    Do you feel that there was a slight over-reaction after the 4-1 loss to Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup?

    NM: "I think it is always disappointing when you lose 4-1 at home. We made a lot of changes to the team and expected the players who came in to step up to the plate. Unfortunately some of them let themselves down because of the way it ended. We are in very good spirits in the league and we are really looking forward to the next game. The atmosphere within the club is still very buoyant."

    You expressed your disappointment but ultimately the club will be judged on its showing in the Barclays Premier League?

    NM: "Yes you are right, it is vitally important that we stay in the league and we need to try and pick up as many points as we can to reach that magic 40-point mark as soon as possible."

    You must be pleased that Mark Noble has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal?

    NM: "It is very important, he is a big part of this football club and he has been playing really well, just like he did last season helping us to get promoted from the Championship. He has got his just rewards with a new contract so well done Mark."

    What are you expecting from QPR, they played very well against Tottenham but still lost and then, like West Ham, suffered defeat in the Capital One Cup?

    NM: "They have got some very good players, I attended the game against Spurs where they played really well and probably deserved something from the game and I also watched them against Reading on Wednesday. They are conceding goals at the moment and that is a weakness we need to expose as much as we can. It will be a difficult game, however, they will be very well organised playing in a system that suits the players they have available."

    QPR invested heavily in the summer, bringing in some top quality players. Why do you feel it can take so much time for players to gel and come together?

    NM: "There are a lot of reasons, new ideas from a new manager, playing in a new system and ultimately just getting to know everybody around them in new surroundings."

    It has been a very good start to your league campaign, have your aims changed at all since the start of the season?

    NM: "We set a target for the entire season but we try and break that down into small goals such as the first eight games. We have eight points so far and we are very happy with that but hopefully we can get a few more ahead of a difficult run of games."

    Yossi Benayoun missed the Capital One Cup game, how is he and will he feature against QPR on Monday?

    NM: "Yossi is fine; as we explained during the week he couldn't play against Wigan due to the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. He has been training very well trying to put pressure of the players who have been starting; he will definitely be in the squad for Monday."

    QPR are yet to win a game in the Barclays Premier League, does that make them a more dangerous opponent?

    NM: "I think it does, losing their last game at home to Reading will have hurt and they will come out against us all guns blazing. We need to be ready for the first 15-20 minutes. As I mentioned I went to watch their two previous games and they started both very well. We need to ensure we are solid and organised then push our game onto them as the game develops."

    QPR struggled with the physicality of the Reading frontline and they also have a lot of injuries, is that something you will be looking to exploit?

    NM: "They have got a few injuries especially in the defensive areas but we know what sort of team they are and how they play. We need to exploit the weaknesses we have found and if that means playing hard against the back four then that is exactly what we will do."

    A few former West Ham United players now play for QPR but are you surprised to not be coming up against Rob Green?

    NM: "Yes of course, Julio Cesar is a very good goalkeeper and even though he has let in a few goals against Reading and Spurs he has also made some very good saves. It is disappointing for Rob of course but he will continue to w**k hard and fight for his place in the team."

    As someone who has worked with Rob Green day in day out, just how good a goalkeeper is he?

    NM: "He is very good, he played a big part in getting us promoted last year before his contract expired and he moved on to pastures new. It hasn't worked out for him so far but as all players who aren't in the team, he needs to keep working hard and wait for his chance. I wish him all the best."
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Campo on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 11:38 am

    Mr Gold has tweeted that is not impossible for Carroll to be available for this game
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 11:59 am

    Just hope he,s back for the Gooners game , that one will not be easy plus my boss is a gooner
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Campo on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 2:04 pm

    Francenal wont be easy, but Carroll could have a field day against the moany ones back line.

    set pieces we should be all over them
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 3:04 pm

    Although I agree that Carroll may have a field day against the Francenal centre halves I would rather save him for after the international break and makes sure that his hamstring is 100% healed
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Campo on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 3:14 pm

    Good point Tony, its a gamble either way though, Sam and the meds will know to risk or not i would think and we aint privy to that info
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  IronDane on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 5:30 pm

    I'm not too confident that we will win this one, but wise words there by McDonald. Take the sensible approach and don't fcuk up defensively in the first part of the first half and we can begin to wear them down. The important thing for me is not to lose this one. It is not so important that we have to risk playing Carroll a full game. Maybe a last 20-30 mins would be best.
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  westhamonkey on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 6:43 pm


    if we win by at least two goals we could be 5th at the end of monday.

    I know they'll never be as bad as they were on opening day, but we really need to turn over teams like QPR.

    The game's live on telly over here... so a nice monday lunchtime on the couch watching me beloved west ham
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Campo on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 6:55 pm

    away game . . would love 3 points, would take one now if given it now

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Chas Hammer on Sun 30 Sep 2012, 10:07 pm

    Carrol coming back would be lunacy so forget that one ... Please!!

    As for the rest I will be happy for a 1 goal lead and nothing less!

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Dan C on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 12:14 am

    QPR are weak at the back and, if we select the correct team, we should have creativity and goalscoring nous in abundance. They do have decent forwards but we have a decent defence against that level of striker so far this season. I'm sure that QPR fans will look upon this fixture as a great opportunity to pick up their first win of the season as they are at home against a newly-promoted side. That should make it a good contest. I think this game is there for the winning for us but I would not be too disappointed with a draw - any point away from home in the Premier League has to be looked on favourably.
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 6:39 am

    We need to take advantage of a side low on confidence and with a makeshift back four. Keep solid, frustrate them (and their fans) and hit them on the break. I will be disappointed if we do not get at least a point from this one
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 12:38 pm

    COME ON YOU F U C K I N G IRONS
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 1:29 pm

    Great post Geezer. Some good points well made there

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 1:30 pm

    Carroll set for comeback as Allardyce confirms Hammers striker WILL play at QPR

    By Sportsmail Reporter

    PUBLISHED: 13:03, 1 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:06, 1 October 2012

    Andy Carroll is set to make his comeback from injury against QPR after West Ham boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the striker will play at Loftus Road.

    The England international - on loan at the Hammers from Liverpool - has been sidelined with a hamstring problem for four weeks after suffering the injury on his Upton Park debut last month.

    But the 23-year-old has made a quicker recovery than expected and is certain to give Allardyce's side a welcome boost ahead of their London derby against struggling QPR.


    Allardyce told talkSPORT radio on Monday morning that the striker is back in his plans and will feature.

    Carroll enjoyed an outstanding debut, playing a key role in West Ham's 3-0 victory over Fulham before being forced off in the second half.

    One interested observer will be England manager Roy Hodgson, who names his squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland on Thursday.
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Jiggs on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 3:55 pm

    Do Liverpool still have any say as to whether he is fit enough to play or not?


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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 4:04 pm

    It is good news but as I said earlier , lets home he aint back a bit too early .

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Arran H on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 4:21 pm

    Its going to be a hard game and would be happy with a draw tho i do feel we should be looking to beat teams like QPR if we are to want to stay up this year , Hope iam wrong but can see QPR nicking a 1-0 win here Evil or Very Mad

    Would like BFS to go with this line up :
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    SUBS:Henderson,Diarra,Vaz Te,Maiga,Carroll,Hall,Taylor

    Would like to Hope that BFS brings on Carroll for the last 15mins or so as not to put to much pressure on his hamstring and also would hope that with Carroll on the bench this really will give cole a massive kick up the ass as he must know that this could be his last start for a while now scarf

    Reckon Kevin Nolan will score today so iam going 2-1 west ham scarf
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 4:45 pm

    Predict a draw and you've covered all angles there Arran!
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Admin on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 4:47 pm

    Hes suffering from cantmakememindupism

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Arran H on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 6:02 pm

    Admin wrote:Hes suffering from cantmakememindupism

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 7:09 pm

    Jiggs wrote:Do Liverpool still have any say as to whether he is fit enough to play or not?

    Why would they Jiggs?
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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Tony P on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 7:10 pm

    Carlton Cole starts. WHY ?!!!!!

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    Re: QPR v West Ham United FC

    Post  Arran H on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 7:22 pm

    Tony P wrote:Carlton Cole starts. WHY ?!!!!!

    Maybe Cole is paying BFS to play him scratch Cant think why else BFS would play him ahead of a striker who has scored 2 goals in 2 starts ???

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