QPR might have been plunged into difficulties both on and off the pitch in recent years but the club was in euphoria this time eight years ago, when they celebrated promotion to the Premier League under Neil Warnock on May 7.
The R’s stormed to the title in the 2010/11 season, taking an impressive 88 points, while Adel Taarabt was their top scorer with 19 to his name. Since, it’s been a steady decline for the W12 outfit – they were relegated two years later, rock bottom of the pile, before winning promotion again in 2013/14 and then being sent packing down to the second tier once again in the following season.
The Hoops have finished 19th this campaign having slid way down the table in 2019, and Steve McClaren was given the boot in April. Fortunately, caretaker boss John Eustace’s men were able to sign off for the season in style with a 2-1 win away at Sheffield Wednesday – they will be hoping to build on that glimpse of positivity next term.
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For many QPR fans, this great day represents the start of their beloved club’s struggles – you can check out the best of the reaction on Twitter below…
The day it went downhill
— casela♠️ (@Caselawilson1) May 7, 2019
This should of been the start of something great.
— Brian James (@Brian_james100) May 7, 2019
Definitely backwards ever since
— Paul Gibbons (@superhoops10) May 7, 2019
Warnock should never have been sacked. He should have been given the funds that Hughes was to strengthen this amazing team. Skill, passion, strength and spirit until you brought 2 Bob Hughes in who tore it apart. Downhill ever since. But what a season & what a team
— never you mind (@deanohodgo) May 8, 2019
Great days. Pity the team was summarily dismantled and the Manager was shown the door. Other than those things… great times. ?
— Tim Walker (@VoodoosDad) May 7, 2019
Why have we gone so far backwards since that day? There’s really no excuse. So many dashed opportunities.
— FourPointedStar (@PointedFour) May 7, 2019
Wow? how times have changed ?
— ? (@HICKEYYY8) May 7, 2019