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PUBLISHED: 12:07 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:33 24 August 2010

With Richard Langley WITH the end of another exciting season, it s a time for reflection for a lot of clubs throughout the Football League. Mistakes that could have been avoided… chances that could have been taken… in other cases the need to rebuild is e

With Richard Langley

WITH the end of another exciting season, it's a time for reflection for a lot of clubs throughout the Football League.

Mistakes that could have been avoided... chances that could have been taken... in other cases the need to rebuild is essential.

Congratulations to Wolves and Birmingham, who made it to the Premier League, and good luck to those who made it into the play-offs.

As always I will be keeping an eye on QPR and the action taking place over the summer. Our final position in the league is hard to stomach, considering the amount of money we have invested and the resources available to the team.

I am looking forward to careful planning of the next manager. We all want Premier League football and to get there I believe the squad needs strengthening.

Someone making the decisions needs to know the league well. Players were brought in this year who didn't have the desired effect on the pitch.

Looking at Wolves and Birmingham, they have had a settled side for the last two seasons. Additions have been made but the managers have had total control - this is something that the current regime at QPR can learn from.

Once the manager has been chosen, I believe - as I have mentioned in the past weeks - that faith and time are needed to give us the best chance of success. With the amount of managers we have seen in and out of QPR, it is no surprise where we finished in the table.

Although we are looking up towards the Premier League, we need to consider that so-called bigger teams with recent top-flight experience have felt the repercussions of mismanagement. Charlton, Norwich and Southampton have now dropped to the third tier of English football and we all know as much as anyone how hard it is to get out of this league.

Unless consistency is brought to our club, promotion or Championship survival is not guaranteed.

I hope the current players enjoy the break and come back fit and ready for another tough season - with the ultimate goal in mind.


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