Queens Park Rangers have had a strange decade or so and many bizarre moments have occurred.
The R’s have won promotion to the Premier League twice in that time period and, at one time, many thought they were able to seriously challenge to become a solid Premier League club.
If anything, they were the Wolves of the last decade, or at least had potential to be so: they had the money and backing, and with multiple signings, they achieved their dream.
It wasn’t to be for the Hoops, who were relegated twice, and haven’t looked like returning since.
Loftus Road has witnessed some strange moments in the last decade or so, and here, we look at three of those.
Do you agree with our choices of bizarre moments, or can you think of something weirder that has slipped our minds? Let us know in the comments below.
Nearly trumping Man City’s title party
Queens Park Rangers were nearly involved in what would have gone down as one of the biggest upsets in Premier League history, as they were seconds away from taking the Premier League title away from Manchester City.
We all know what happened next, and City have gone from strength to strength since, but you can’t help but think: ‘what could have been?’
It was, and would have been even more so, bizarre, and a truly memorable moment.
Mass signings in Premier League
When QPR were in the Premier League, they were not afraid of spending money and buying players from around the globe.
The likes of Chris Samba, Loic Remy, Sandro, Stephane Mbia, Julio Cesar – these were just some names that joined the club for hefty fees.
None of them really lived up to their billing.
Neil Warnock’s second stint
Neil Warnock took the reigns at Loftus Road in March 2010 and led the club to the Premier League, but it was his second, 30-day stint that was extremely strange and bizarre.
His official position was ‘first-team advisor’, but Warnock left after four games, replaced by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.