Indy Rs

Indy Rs columnist | April 2012-present
Columnist | April 2012-present

Indy Rs columnist

I have been a columnist for Indy Rs, a Queens Park Rangers supporters’ website, since April 2012. In this role I am responsible for producing regular articles focusing on the latest news, results and opinion surrounding the club, that are of interest to a partisan audience.

Typical pieces for Indy Rs range from 450 words to 900 words, and are written in a relaxed, informal style. They are also embedded with opinion, designed to cater to the viewpoints of QPR fans and intended to spark debate and conversation between readers.

To view my portfolio of articles, visit the following page. A full list of my pieces for Indy Rs is available below, including the date each story was published, page links and a brief description. Some of the following articles have also been published on the homepage of This Chemical World.

  1. QPR diary: relegation, rumours and recriminations, Thursday May 9 2013 – After relegation at Reading, Rangers face ill-discipline in the ranks from Stéphane Mbia and a rush to carve up the best bits of the QPR carcass.
  2. A testing two years, Friday April 26 2013 – The Rs’ Premier League spell has been a curse rather than a blessing, and come at a very heavy price indeed.
  3. Fulham go like the clappers against clapped-out QPR, Friday April 5 2013 – West London rivals Fulham may have been lucky to win, but tipping Rangers to survive with such dismal defending is nothing short of flogging a dead horse.
  4. It’s the hope that kills you, Wednesday March 20 2013 – Crushing, and potentially fatal, the 3-2 defeat away to Aston Villa was a hammer blow to the Superhoops’ survival chances.
  5. Why QPR are no better off under Harry Redknapp than Mark Hughes, Tuesday February 26 2013 – Despite a slight improvement in performances, Harry Redknapp has not lifted the Rs as many had hoped.
  6. Reading between the lines: QPR are being eclipsed by relegation rival’s resurgence, Friday January 25 2013 – The Royals’ habit for netting late winners is in stark contrast to Rangers only being able to stop their opponents scoring.
  7. To spend or not to spend? That is the question, Friday January 4 2013 – In the wake of the historic victory at Stamford Bridge, should QPR go for broke to try and stay up?
  8. A QPR Christmas Miracle – starring Adel Taarabt, Wednesday December 19 2012 – The Rs finally won their first game of the season at home to the Cottagers, thanks to a masterclass from Adel Taarabt.
  9. QPR have three games to save their season, Wednesday December 5 2012 – Crucial matches against Wigan Athletic, Fulham and Newcastle United could decide whether Rangers are playing in the Championship next season or not.
  10. Hughes loses his Spark as QPR axe yet another boss, Friday November 23 2012 – Hughes is finally sacked after presiding over a disastrous start to the campaign.
  11. No, please, just one more game…, Wednesday November 14 2012 – As Hughes desperately tries to turn things around, he will be hoping that Fernandes is willing to be patient while the defeats mount up.
  12. Oh Sparky, how we were right, Thursday October 25 2012 – Recalling Junior Hoilett, a move clamoured for by the fans, proved to be a masterstroke by Mark Hughes, albeit one forced on him.
  13. QPR’s fringe players begin to break into the mainstream, Wednesday September 26 2012 –The presence of Clint Hill, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Kieron Dyer in the side hints at the making of a proper first-team squad at Loftus Road.
  14. Rangers’ recruitment raises eyebrows, Wednesday September 12 2012 – Signing Robert Green and then immediately replacing him with Brazilian international goalkeeper Júlio César seems like a rather odd strategy.
  15. Heidar Helguson – portrait of a flawed club legend, Friday August 3 2012 – Heidar Helguson’s departure for Cardiff City sees the club losing a man that has played a vital role in two of the Rs’ most important seasons in recent memory.
  16. With a month to go, can we all wait that long?, Tuesday July 17 2012 – With high-profile new signings being made almost on a weekly basis, the 2012/13 season is surely one of the most anticipated for a long time.
  17. Would you like a new ground with your television money?, Thursday June 14 2012 – With recruitment going so well and a new television deal signed by the Premier League, could QPR be about to get “their own Emirates Stadium”?
  18. The five year plan for a “global” brand, Saturday June 2 2012 – It’s official: Rangers are now a “brand”, and according to owner Tony Fernandes, the Superhoops are going global.
  19. Rangers can expect top half next season, Thursday May 17 2012 – After staying up by the narrowest of margins at the Etihad Stadium, the Rs can now push on and leave relegation battles behind them.
  20. Back from the dead, Wednesday May 9 2012 – Somehow, QPR have come back from the brink, and have a genuine chance of staying up.
  21. The Premier League’s new “bad boys”, Monday April 23 2012 – Rangers are developing a worrying tendency to pick up red cards, and sooner or later, this may prove decisive.

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