I think it’s fair to say that there are many problems with QPR as a team that are keeping them from reaching their potential. The team undoubtedly has talent but a lack of cohesion and discipline on top of poor management has seen them just above the foot of the table on goal difference (thanks to Southampton’s historically bad defense). I’ve compiled some numbers through my own research to help shed some light on just how bad QPR have been, not just this season, but since their return to the Premier League.
But let’s start with the here and now:
QPR have become the 8th team in Premier League history to go 10 games into a season without recording a single victory. Here is how they compare to the rest of the teams that have achieved this dubious feat.
|Team||Year||Draws||Losses||Points||Final Pos.||Game of 1st W|
As you can see, they aren’t necessarily in the worst position when compared to the rest of the teams who have gone this far into a season without a win. In fact, Blackburn finishing 13th after only garnering 4 points could be a sign of hope for Rangers fans to hold onto. But generally when a team goes this deep into a season without a victory it usually ends in relegation as it has done five of the previous seven times. They do have a way to go to catch Swindon Town’s 16 games without a victory and their next six games have some winnable fixtures in them. Away to Stoke (who they beat home and away last season), home to Southampton, away to Manchester United & Sunderland, back home for Aston Villa and away again to Wigan. Surely there are at least three winnable fixtures in that run to help QPR stop the early season rot and right the ship. Their overall losing streak extends back to the final day of last season, which puts it as 11 overall and in that time they’ve managed four draws and seven losses.