Queens Park Rangers: How QPR Can Learn from Previously-Relegated Clubs

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Queens Park Rangers: How QPR Can Learn from Previously-Relegated Clubs
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The fight has well and truly ended for Queens Park Rangers. Bookmakers are taking no more bets on whether they will be relegated, because let's face it, that would just be giving money away.

The two year foray into the dizzy heights of England's top flight has not been all that entertaining for Rangers' fans. With the exception of two victories against rivals Chelsea, and the great escape of 2011/12 which was only made reality by Stoke's Jonathon Walters, QPR are headed back to the Championship.

But how can they learn from previously relegated clubs?

If you take a look five of the teams who have dropped down a level in the last few years, there are some whom have simply fallen into mid table, second division anonymity. Well, actually, there are a lot.

Birmingham, Watford, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Blackpool to name but a few, have all faded into Championship mediocrity. But there are some teams who did all the right things, and some who did all the wrong things after their relegation party came to a sombre end.

So what can QPR learn from these teams, and how can they set themselves to emulate some, and not replicate others? Read on to find out.


All tables, fixtures and results taken from BBC. All statistics taken from Soccerbase.

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