Date: 8th November 2010 at 6:02pm
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Vital QPR – Breaking News
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Vital QPR takes a look at Tuesday`s opponents Portsmouth

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1898

Nickname: Pompey

Ground: Fratton Park (20,224)

Manager : Steve Cotterill

Selected Honours


FA Cup: Winners – 1939, 2008
FA Cup: Runners Up – 1929, 1934, 2010

Football League First Division: Champions – 1948-49, 1949-50

Football League Division One: Champions – 2002-03
Football League Second Division: Runners Up: 1926-27, 1986-87

Club Records


Record Attendance: 51,385 v Derby County (FA Cup, 1949)

Record victory: 9-1 v Notts County (Division Two, 1927)

Record defeat: 0-10 v Leicester City (Division One, 1928)

Record Buy Peter Crouch – £11,000,000 from Liverpool

Record Sale: Lassana Diarra – £20,000,000 to Real Madrid

Record Appearances: Jimmy Dickinson, 834 -1946-65

Record Goals: Peter Harris, 194 – 1946-1960

Squad


Goalkeepers:
1. Jamie Ashdown
37. Darryl Flahavan


Defenders:
2. Greg Halford
3. Carl Dickinson
4. Aaron Mokoena
6. Hermann Hreidarsson
20. Joel Ward
25. Ibrahima Sonko
33. Ricardo Rocha

Midfielders:
7. Liam Lawrence
8. Hayden Mullins
11. Michael Brown
22. Richard Hughes

Strikers:
9. Danny Webber
10. David Nugent
17. John Utaka
18. Dave Kitson
24. Nadir Ciftci
27. Nwankwo Kanu

Key Player:

Liam Lawrence: The dynamic midfielder has been arguably Pompey`s best player this season which isn`t the hardest of tasks given the sheer size of their squad. The former Stoke City man has been in excellent form this season scoring 6 goals in 12 appearances. The Irish international has been the driving force behind Portsmouth`s ascent up the table. Lawrence started his career at Mansfield making 135 appearances and scored 35 goals before then Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy signed Lawrence in a deal worth £175,000. Lawrence made 73 appearances for the Black Cats scoring 10 times before moving to Stoke on loan and after impressing The Potters made the deal permanent for £500,000. He represented Stoke 105 times and scored 21 goals before joining Portsmouth this summer on an emergency loan after his proposed transfer was not completed before the deadline.

Last Five Fixtures


Loss: 0-2 v Derby (a)
Win: 2-1 v Nottingham Forest (h)
Win: 2-1 v Hull (a)
Win: 1-0 v Millwall (a)
Win: 3-2 v Watford (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR


Portsmouth 1-1 QPR on 14th Apr 01
QPR 1-1 Portsmouth on 4th Nov 00
Portsmouth 1-3 QPR on 7th May 00
QPR 0-0 Portsmouth on 23rd Oct 99
QPR 1-1 Portsmouth on 30th Jan 99




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