Having supported QPR all his life, comedian Seann Walsh is very familiar with the roller coaster ride which comes with following the West London side.

Despite constantly being on tour and working on various television projects, Seann still manages to attend as many Hoops' games as he can, so I decided to catch up with the television star to quiz him on all things QPR.

Are you a season ticket holder?

Yes I am. But I'm terrible because I'm on tour I barely get to go to any games. I say it's terrible, but after last season it wasn't the worst thing!

But it's pre-season now, and we can pretend we're going to be in the play-offs, that's the good thing about this time of year! I think every club will be mentioning Huddersfield (to replicate), just like last year when everyone mentioned Leicester, it's the same thing.

What's your earliest QPR memory?

One is Millwall away at the Old Den, and my dad thought it was a responsible parenting move to take me and my brother into the home end for the match. But they didn't beat us up so it was okay!

The other was we beat Liverpool 3-2 in the Premier League. I was always too shy to celebrate. When everyone jumped up to celebrate I was always too self-conscious. It was weird, because I was a kid and you're surrounded by adults you feel self-conscious, but that was when I first remember properly celebrating, once you get that first hit of adrenaline there's no going back.

First QPR hero?

When I was really young my dad took us to a game and we were sat by the dugout, and I loved Impey (Andy Imprey) and Sinclair (Trevor Sinclair), and obviously everyone loved Les Ferdinand.

But I cheered Impey when he was walking off the pitch and he turned around and gave me the thumbs up. I've met him since and told him that, and he didn't care that what he'd done what was a life-changing thing for me! But he's a lovely bloke.

Best player you've seen?

I have a shocking memory. Obviously I know Les (Ferdinand) and Sinclair were the best, and Ray Wilkins and Stan Bowles because you remember hearing about it, but from what I've seen you'd have to say Adel Taaraabt. You'd be mad if you didn't with some of the things that he did. You just come across his stuff on Youtube, and you think why on earth was he playing with us?!

Favourite player?

Charlie Austin. My first season as a season ticket holder was that year that we went up, and he just had, or still has, the ability where the ball just comes to him.

You always knew that if Charlie got one chance then we went 1-0 up, it was as simple as that. If you get the ball to him in the box, then we score, he just never missed chances, it was phenomenal. I saw a lot of that season and he was incredible.

If he didn't get that injury in the Premier League season, and he'd kept scoring, you don't know what would have happened.

If you look at a player like Raheem Sterling, and how much money he cost when he went to Manchester City, Austin is always going to get you more goals than him. I just don't know what else he had to do to get into that England team, because he was playing in one of the worst teams in Premier League history, and he was the second highest English goal scorer behind Harry Kane, it was mental!

Worst player?

There's a large pool of players to choose from! I'd choose Shaun Wright-Phillips. He was on a lot of money and I've just never seen a man trip over a ball so much in my life, it was like he was playing Subbuteo!

Also Bosingwa. I don't care what you're thinking, but when the camera is on you and you've just been relegated, your job is not to smile. So two ex-Chelsea players!

What did you make of last season?

Luckily I wasn't there for a lot of it! We won two games in a row at the start of the season, and then there was talk of promotion, and I just thought it was mental. Everyone was like 'this side could really go for it this season', and I just thought, we've just won two games in a row, let's not get carried away! And then we lost and everyone came back down to earth.

I make a rule at games not to check my phone, because it's a way to get away from everything else, but under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink i broke my rule and started doing work, so it was bad! If anything good came from last year, it was that Holloway and Bircham were back at QPR, because for some reason we need that.

Ian Holloway?

When I found out Ian Holloway was coming back I was over the moon. I love that man and what he did for the club.

To have someone who genuinely cares for the club, and coming back with Marc Bircham, it's so unique to have two people running a club who care just as much as the fans.

I made a point of being at his first game back and getting a late train to Hull for a tour show, but that passion at Loftus Road very quickly died down when we lost six games in a row!

There was no way I wanted to get rid of Holloway at any point, we lost games but they were all like 1-0, so you thought it can be turned round, and then we lost like two points in six games; before losing another six games in a row at the end of the season-It was a really bipolar QPR side!

As much as he denied that he was trying out different formations, it was very clear that is what was happening! He's not going to be signing any players that don't want to be there.

I try to be positive, because we've shown that the ability is there, and the fact we can put results together means it's not all doom and gloom.


It'll be interesting to see what players Gary Penrice brings in. What all fans want to see is a team with no excuses. You want to see a Holloway team that he's managing, with players that he's bought and then you they have no excuse.

John Terry's West London return

I'm looking forward to that- he just won't be looking forward to it at all!

I love when the big-name players come to Loftus Road and they're just shocked by how close the crowd are to the pitch. The guy who sits just in front of me shouted something at Richard Keogh one time, and Keogh turned round and looked directly at him, like he was really upset. That's how close we are, close enough that we can really hurt the player's feelings!

But I'm looking forward to 'welcoming' John Terry to Loftus Road.

Stan Bowles Benefit

I think it's great what they're doing. Hopefully they sell more tickets but what a lovely thing for the organisers to have done, it's really good of them

Predictions for the new season

The least you want is improvement, which you'd hope for because otherwise we're getting relegated! But you'd want to get to mid-table.

Going for the play-offs is just mad when we were nearly relegated last year, and now you want to be in the Premier League? I think mid-table is achievable, and then the next year look towards the play-offs and dream.

For more information what Seann is up to, or for upcoming tour dates including two dates at the Leicester Square Theatre on March 9 and March 11 2018, visit www.seannwalsh.co.uk or follow his Twitter handle @SeannWalsh.