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Opposition Focus: Queens Park Rangers

Opposition Focus: Queens Park Rangers
As Roberto Martinez prepares for a tough season ahead in the Coca Cola Championship we will at Vital Swansea turn our attentions to our new opposition. Adam Boxer a QPR fan has taken time out to answer a few questions regarding the forth coming season.

1) Name?

Adam Boxer

2) How Long have you been supporting your club?

I am a life long fan of Queens Park Rangers. I was introduced to the club from birth, by a fanatical father and brother. So its been a 21 year love affair with myself and Queens Park Rangers, and long may it continue.

3) How Do you rate your chances this season?

This question does depend on how you govern yourself, my heart says Champions, then again so do the papers, but my head had to say play-offs is a success. With the current crop of players we have at our disposal there is always great potential in the side. A few new young players introduced to the side could sway whether we're promotion challengers or play-off hopefulls. When you consider how we finished last season as one of the form sides, not much was needed to tweak the line-up. Two experienced introductions in Peter Ramage and Radek Cerny is good for the side, combined this with the exhuberance of youth and this could be a season to remember.

4) What do you think of Swansea City can they cause an upset?

Like Rangers they have brought in somewhat unknown quantities in Bessone and Serran. But the Spanish influx has proven a previous success at the Liberty Stadium and they could prove to be quite the coup in a succesful season for the Swans.We are dealing with potential however, and with potential success can come potential failure. Saying that I believe Swansea are well equipped not only to survive at this level, but attain mid-table safety. And who knows if the division flatters to deceive once again like last season, you may be in Hull City's position come the final day.

5) Who do you think is your clubs and Swansea's biggest threat?

No doubt at all that Sheffield United will be strong, but I think Birmingham City will be the side to look out for when the season starts. Kevin Phillips was an inspirational signing and could go a long way to securing a Premier League place come the end of the season. Evidently however there are a number of threats this season. Anyone who bets on Derby County is off their rocker because it could go any possible way for them. I fully expect the majority of the teams at the top last season to try and push on, as well as a few from the middle pack looking to push through. It's going to be a competitive season this year.

6) What places can you recommend visiting fans go to i.e. pubs, hotels and places to visit?

The away fans pub at Loftus Road is the Springbok on South Africa Road, which I'm sure the Jack Army is familiar with after the league cup drubbing of a few years ago! It is well publicised that the restaurant culture on the Uxbridge Road does enough to cater for almost every taste and is well worth a visit pre or post match.

7) Any other thoughts?

I would like to wish Swansea the very best of luck for the season ahead, and I look forward to pay-pack for that hammering a the Vetch a few years ago in the Cup! So best of luck except when you're in SW12!

Thank you Adam :)

Date:Tuesday July 29 2008
Time: 2:47PM

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