Let's be noisy Neighbours!
Easter Monday’s fixture is between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers. Live in front of the Sky Sports cameras, QPR will look to do the double over the only side they can when they travel to Craven Cottage this evening. Queens Park Rangers bagged their first win of the season against Fulham at Loftus Road where QPR ran out 2-1 winners, both goals from the Moroccan magician Adel Taarabt.
QPR find themselves seven points from safety and managed to come off the bottom of the table without even kicking a ball after Reading’s 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.
It is going to be very tight in the next few games with more teams now slipping into the relegation battle, Sunderland and Newcastle being two of them and I would like to include Stoke into the mix also.
Last season saw QPR lose 6-0 in the fixture, a lot has come and gone since then with Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson now wearing the blue and white hoops, sadly Johnson will not be able to play the fixture as he is only just coming back from injury and wasn’t included in the 25. However Bobby Zamora is fit and is raring to go having played 45 minutes in both of his last two fixtures looking bright and strong in both, working well with Remy in a ghost 4-4-2 formation.
Bobby Zamora is perfect to play alongside Remy, Zamora holds up the ball so well and allows the wingers and Remy to come into play with a free flowing attacking formation which we saw in the first half at Villa Park. As soon as Zamora went off the midfield was overrun and the holdup play was lost. People seem to moan and criticize Zamora for his lack of goals and his laziness but it’s the way Bobby reads the play that impresses me, his vision and holdup is one of the best in the Premier League.
Zamora returns to the cottage for the first time since joining Rangers last January. Having fallen out of favour with the management he asked to move only to a short trip down the road to Loftus Road. Zamora will want to impress and prove to Jol he made the wrong decision selling him. It’s always hit or miss when a player returns to his former club, he can either have a blinder or a mare. I think it’s only a matter of time before Bobby Zamora finds the net again though, with only eight games left in the Premier League campaign what a better time to do it.
Bobby Zamora scored 20 goals in 91 appearances for Fulham it seems like he scored a lot more and that but Bobby is more of a holdup player than a goal scorer this is why people seem to get the wrong opinion of Bobby, he would be great in most Premier League sides and sit nicely next to a goal scorer such as Van Persie, Suarez etc but we have our own goal machine who is in fine form at the moment Loic Remy. Only scoring four goals for the R’s this season though. Bobby is a key man in this relegation dogfight and I am sure he will put in another class display this evening.
Eight games left in the Premier League remain for QPR, with having to play Wigan, Stoke and Reading who are also in the scrap a win against the cottagers is vital and urges a lifeline for QPR who have probably the nicest run in against the other relegation contenders.
QPR haven’t any injury worries going into the game, having survived the international break. Likewise Fulham have a full strength squad, so let’s hope we can have the same sort of result as the home game.
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