On this day six years ago, Queens Park Rangers beat Derby County in the Championship play-off final.
Today is the day that many football fans have deemed ‘Bobby Zamora Day’. Exactly six years ago, Zamora’s left foot fired ten-man QPR into an injury time lead over Derby, and subsequently into the Premier League.
A day that, not only QPR fans but football fans in general, will remember as being one of the best moments of the new Wembley. One man who was on the pitch that day was Joey Barton, and he shared this message on his Twitter earlier:
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 24, 2020
Barton is the current manager of Fleetwood Town. The move surprised the footballing world, and many won’t want to admit it, but Barton is doing a fine job at the club.
They currently sit 5th in the League One table, level on points with 3rd-place Oxford United and looking set for a play-off place – that’s depending on how the season concludes.
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As a player though, Barton was often underrated. Especially true in his QPR days, Barton was a player who had genuine ability but for his off-field history tarnishing his reputation.
Those players that played on that fateful day at Wembley will forever be heroes in the eyes of QPR fans, and Zamora will long be remembered as the man who scored that Wembley goal.
That was a truly iconic day in QPR’s history, and a memory that will long stay in the minds of those who were there. Both Barton and Zamora have moved on in their lives since, but both have a permanent home at QPR.
The club’s supporters will absolutely love this throwback to a memorable day in the club’s history.