All posts tagged with: Matt Smith

QPR August Review: home comforts

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Queens Park Rangers. What we said in pre-season “Modest summer recruitment at Queens Park Rangers means Ian Holloway pins his hopes on January… Read more →

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Balance key for QPR

Since Ian Holloway began his second spell at Loftus Road in November, he has made 12 changes to the squad. They have signed Matt Smith, who has a respectable goals per minute ratio at this level, Sean Goss, on the books at Manchester United for five years and Luke Freeman, a 14/15 League One star… Read more →

Toon beaten at the Cottage

The post-match words on Fulham’s 1-0 win over Newcastle on Friday night will largely be on penalty decisions. Attention instead, should go to Fulham’s tactically-intelligent performance, in which they showed power and played at a high intensity, Matt Smith’s first half header giving them three points. The visitors had their moments, but were dull and lacklustre for much… Read more →

Bristol City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Bristol City fan Paul Binning. You can follow him on Twitter @TheExiledRobin and have a read of his blog. Bristol City secured the League One title last season. Following the long-term decline which had arguably been happening at the club since 2008, do you feel there is finally now a renewed… Read more →

League One Preview: Gameweek 35

In League One, there is a key game at both ends of the table, as relegation candidates Crawley face league leaders Bristol City. Swindon are experiencing something of a slip, and need to get back to winning ways when they face a Notts County side who may be re-juvenated, after their recent additions. 5th place Sheffield United… Read more →

League One Predictions: Gameweek 12

In League One, Doncaster look to extend their unbeaten run to 8 games when they play Walsall, who will be without top scorer Tom Bradshaw. Sheffield United’s cup adventures are over for this season, and they make the trip to Priestfield to play managerless Gillingham. The big game of the weekend, however, comes at Stadium… Read more →