PUBLISHED: 17:17 03 August 2011 | UPDATED: 12:53 21 June 2012

Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers


It has been some 15 years since QPR were last in the top flight, but now backed by Air Asia tycoon Tony Fernandes, new manager Mark Hughes should be given plenty of funds to ensure they do enough to stay there.

Nickname: The Rs/The Hoops

Year formed: 1882

Ground: Loftus Road Stadium

Capacity: 19,148

2010/11 average: 18,234

For visitors: 1,200 in the upper tier of the School End with an extra 1,300 in the lower tier if necessary.

Position last season: 17th in the Premier League

Manager: Mark Hughes (January 2012)

Record transfer fee paid: 6m (Bobby Zamora, Fulham January 2012)

Record transfer fee received: 6m (Les Ferdinand, Newcastle June 1995)

Ticket office: 08444 777 007

Official website: www.qpr.co.uk

Distance: 121 miles

Journey time: 2 hrs, 35 mins

Parking: Not much parking near to the ground. A number of restricted parking zones around the stadium.

Pub: ONeills and Walkabout are both suitable for away fans, situated just around Shepherds Bush Green.

Last league meeting: QPR 1, Norwich City 2 (January 2, 2012): Steve Morison kicked off Norwich City’s new year in style when he came off the bench to score the goal that clinched their first Premier League double of the season. Morison’s seventh goal of the campaign came seven minutes from time in a game marred by controversy when QPR skipper Joey Barton, who had given his side an 11th-minute lead, was shown the red card by referee Neil Swarbrick nine minutes before half-time for an apparent head butt on City’s Bradley Johnson. Paul Lambert’s men hit back three minutes before the break when Anthony Pilkington struck a splendid equaliser. Three changes with 25 minutes to go gave the Canaries fresh legs, and it paid off in the 83rd minute when two of the new faces were involved in the winning goal, Morison firing home after Wes Hoolahan knocked back Pilkington’s cross. Full match report

Norwich City connection: Former Norwich City goalkeeper Robert Green joined QPR in June 2012 following his exit from West Ham.

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