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The VIPStakes sports representative that blogged from Brazil during the World Cup is back with a series of Sports Blogs in which he will write about the upcoming Premier League. Here's a short introduction about this season's teams, some predictions and betting advice!
Queens Park Rangers FC
When QPR was about to start their Championship campaign last year their combined wage costs were higher than teams such as Dortmund and Atletico Madrid. They did their best to cut the spending by selling and loaning out a number of players at the same time as they tried to build a team that could bounce back to the Premier League straight as soon as possible. After finishing fourth in the table they won their playoff semi-finals against Wigan and eventually the final against Derby after a stoppage time winner from Bobby Zamora. So after only one year away the R’s are back were back in the top flight again.
In a squad filled with experienced players the main priority have been to strengthen up the defence. The signings of Rio Ferdinand from Man Utd and newly relegated Cardiff defender Steven Caulker indicates on that. Beating of interest from bigger clubs for Caulkers signature was a great piece of business by the Silly Season specialist Harry Redknapp. Last year a lot of the teams success was depending on Charlie Austin who was out a lot due to injury problems. If he can stay fit this year the club hopes that he together with Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips will be the producing goals in the attacking end of the pitch while defenders Caulker-Ferdinand together with the keeper Rob Green are supposed to take care of the main defensive duties.
When Man United signed Rio Ferdinand as a 24 year old for 30 million pounds he was the most expensive defender in the history. Twelve years and six league titles later you’ve got to say it was well-invested money from sir Alex Ferguson. Now QPR hopes that he still can contribute on and off the pitch and help the club to stay during their comeback season to the Premier League. After last season many people are questioning whether Rio Ferdinand is done as a top-level defender or not. In a couple of month’s time we’ll have the answer.
During QPRs last spell in the Premier League they made quite a few spectacular signings. In common for most of these players were that they had their glory days behind. This time the club has tried to build a more sustainable team with a mix of routine and young talent. If Harry Redknapp can share his winner mentality to the players this can be a bright season in West London.
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