Sure this has been done before, but let’s try an updated version.
Criteria: - must be a fans’ favourite (not necessarily legend status but well liked, eg Forever Rs material) - minimum two seasons’ service - no plastics ie can’t include Bircham as ‘Canadian’ - no Scots / Welsh / NI / RoI (all sources of Rs for decades) - players who had at least some of their best years at QPR (ie no Cesar or Vargas) - team to fit into a recognised formation with players in familiar positions
I must admit to struggling with my own criteria 😱
My probables are : Stejksal gk Gino lb Gorkks & Shittu cb Faurlin cdm Can we realistically have Akos / Taarabt / Wegerle in the same XI? If Weg plays in a front two with Helguson - where are the wide men? Rangel / Luongo / Pav - they help sort the formation, but are they really up to scratch? I must have missed someone obvious - who?
Not that I'm angrily obsessed by the media's Hughes love-in or anything (like many on here)...but this from the BBC website made me smile:
Did keeping Southampton up mask Hughes' indifferent record? Mark Hughes ensured Southampton stayed in the Premier League last season, but his record since taking charge at St Mary's makes for grim reading.
Since his appointment in March, the Saints have lost nine of their 16 Premier League games - only Newcastle have been beaten more times (10).
In fact, Southampton are second bottom of the table if you look at all the results since he took over - his side have taken just 13 points from his 16 games at the helm - only Huddersfield have claimed fewer points (9).
Worst Premier League records since Mark Hughes took over at Southampton in March 2018 Team Games Wins Draws Losses Points Watford 15 5 3 7 18 Newcastle United 16 4 2 10 14 Brighton and Hove Albion 16 3 5 8 14 Southampton 16 3 4 9 13 Huddersfield 15 1 6 8 9