This was the season when more happened off the QPR pitch than on it.
I give you Flavio Briatore, Lakshmi Mittal toting his untold billions, and the fact this game was originally scheduled for August 25 but was postponed after the tragic death of Ray Jones in the early hours of the same day.
The promising youngster was the victim of a car smash, although to this day the club keep his name in the squad opposite the retired number 31 as a mark of remembrance and respect.
Damion Stewart headed home on the hour, and the Rs second scorer at the death broke his leg badly the following April in a freak training ground accident. Rowan Vine was never the same again.
And of course, once millionaire Briatore understood he was buying a football club and not a barbecue restaurant, ‘he thought the letters QPR sounded like one of those American chains,” chuckled CEO Gianni Paladini, the man with the money set about ramping up the numbers on the list marked ‘former managers.’
Briatore got rid of John Gregory in a heartbeat, gave caretaker boss Mick Harford not much more time before installing unknown, unknown here that is, Luigi De Canio from his native Italy.
De Canio spoke no English and depended on a teenage interpreter to get his point across.
Of course by the time he could offer a word or two in English, the manager got sacked because he failed to get a mediocre side out of the Championship. Rangers finished 14th, one place behind the Clarets.
There is a glimpse of the game on the attached video around six minutes, which comes as part of a showcase for Zesh Rehman’s best season in hoops.
Playing for Burnley on this winter night were Gabor Kiraly, now at Fulham, Jon Harley, also ex-Whites and Chelsea, and almost as tragically, QPR legend Clarke Carlisle, slightly luckier than Jones, as he fights his way back from a horrific road accident.
Rangers: Lee Camp, Zesh Rehman, Damion Stewart, Bob Malcolm, Mikele Leigertwood (Simon Walton 88), Chris Barker, Gareth Ainsworth (Stefan Moore 90), Adam Bolder, Marc Nygaard, Scott Sinclair (Dexter Blackstock 75), Rowan Vine
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