Date: 1st October 2010 at 7:34am
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Crystal Palace

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1905

Nickname: The Eagles

Ground: Selhurst Park (26,309)

Manager : George Burley

Selected Honours

FA Cup – Runners Up: 1990

Football League Second Division – Champions: 1978-79
Football League Second Division – Runners Up: 1968-69
Football League Second Division – Playoff Winners: 1988-89
Football League Division One – Champions: 1993-94
Football League Division One – Playoff Winners: 1996-97, 2003-04

Football League Third Division – Runners Up: 1963-64

Club Records

Record Attendance: 51,482 v Burnley – Second Division, 11 May 1979

Record victory: 9-0 v Barrow – Fourth Division, 10 October 1959

Record defeat: 0-9 v Liverpool – First Division, 12 September 1989

Record Buy Valérien Ismaël – £2,750,000 from Strasbourg

Record Sale: Andrew Johnson – £8,600,000 to Everton

Record Appearances: Jim Cannon – 660 – 1973-1988

Record Goals: Peter Simpson – 153 – 1930-1936


1. Julian Speroni
13. Lewis Price
35. Charlie Mann abscene

2. Nathaniel Clyne
3. David Wright
4. Claude Davis
5. Patrick McCarthy
6. Adam Barrett
18. Lee Hills
19. Julian Bennett
(On loan from Forest)
31. Anthony Gardener
(On loan from Hull)
34. Alex Wynter

7. Darren Ambrose
8. Neil Danns
10. Owen Garvan
11. Andy Dorman
15. Keiron Cadogan
17. Jack Holland
20. Edgar Davids
21. Keiran Djilali
23. Nathan Pinney
25. Alassane N`Diaye
28. Stuart O`Keefe
30. Alex Marrow
(On loan from Blackburn)

9. James Vaughan
(On loan from Everton)
12. Calvin Andrew
14. Sean Scannell
16. Wilfried Zaha
29. Jonathan Obika
(On loan from Spurs)
32. Pablo Counago
(On loan from Ipswich)

Key Players

Nathaniel Clyne : Another product of the Crystal Palace academy, Nathaniel Clyne made his first team debut in 2008 and has gone on to make 68 appearances in all competitions scoring one goal. A full back very much in the ‘Ashley Cole` mould, Clyne is as equally adept attacking the channels as he is defending and tracking back. The highly rated right-back has attracted interest from Premier League sides Birmingham and Wolves in recent months turning down the latter to develop his talent at Selhurst Park.

Julian Speroni : The Argentinean goalkeeper is one of the fans favourites at Palace due to his consistent performances and fanstastic shot-stopping ability. Speroni signed from Dundee in 2004 where he played over 100 games. Hailed by Neil Warnock as “one of the best in the country” Speroni`s reputation has increased every year as he continues to be one of the most consistent Championship performers. The keeper has made 180 appearances to date for The Eagles.

Last Five Fixtures

Draw: 0-0 v Cardiff (a)
Loss: 0-5 v Derby (a)
Draw: 0-0 v Burnley (h)
Win: 4-1 v Portsmouth (h)
Loss: 0-3 v Reading (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Crystal Palace 0-2 QPR on 10th Apr 10
QPR 1-1 Crystal Palace on 3rd Nov 09
QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace on 4th Apr 09
Crystal Palace 0-0 QPR on 29th Nov 08
QPR 1-2 Crystal Palace on 4th Dec 07

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