A Carlos Tevez goal at Old Trafford kept the East London club in the top flight back in that season, and Green is adamant that QPR can repeat the feat, telling Get West London that the Hammers were in an even worse situation but still survived.
“We were in a worst situation at West Ham and stayed up,” the 34-year-old said. “We’ve got to win somewhere where we’re written off to give us a chance. But the games here against Liverpool and City show what we can do. It’s not a forlorn hope.”
QPR certainly have a task on their hands to stay in the top flight, with games against Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle preceding a vital last-day tie away at a revitalised Leicester.
Of those three games, only the fixture with Newcastle looks like a potential for three points, whilst Leicester are on a run of victories now that suggests they are set to stay in the top flight.
The draw with West Ham at the weekend was impressive, although the R’s were unfortunate to not come away with all three points after Charlie Austin’s penalty miss and some great work from Hammers stopper Adrian.
Due to West Ham’s poor form, it was a game that QPR really should have won if they were to have any chance of staying up, and the gap between them and Premier League safety is widening with every game.
The tie with Newcastle could prove vital in the search for top flight football next term, as the Magpies are on a run on seven straight defeats. Relegation looks like a real possibility for John Carver’s men now, and if the R’s can overcome their Tyneside rivals, they may just be able to scrape their Premier League place and stay in the division for another season.