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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

American Life...

As some of you may be aware, one of our happy band, Alan, has started a new life with his new wife in Los Angeles, California. Although he came back for the Burnley game, Alan, with no one to discuss all things Rangers with, very much relies on the internet and now gets up at 'silly o'clock' in the morning to follow the R's on match days.

I have been recently dicussing the R's fortunes with Alan over email, and the one I received this evening contained so many valid issues, that I thought I would post it on here. The email begins after a brief discussion on Egutu Oliseh... Enjoy:

I had a good feeling about him, we could have him and Rowlands dovetailing that would confuse the opposition( and knowing us it would confuse us also)

The shining light through all of this is the youth, I think Gianni and Waddock need to say to the fans that this is a 2-3 year plan to build a proper
team, that way the burden of expectation is lifted and this in-turn would give these you players time to develop without the pressure of instant success.

The nucleus of a good young squad is there it just needs time, also to change a style of play can't be done in one pre-season it will take a whole year of playing in the new style for things to gel, but it will take a lot of guts for the club to come out and make such a statement.

In the long run we could really benefit with a group of young players in they early twenties with 2-3 years experience+ if we then needed to sell 1-2 of them we could do from a position of strength.

If we look at Crewe for instance, they held on to Hulse & Ashton for several years before cashing in, the difference in our case we would be building for a promotion push as opposed to just survival

I truly believe that this is a vital time in the club's history, we need to stop looking for instant success on the field and build with a 1-2-3 year plan in mind, picking up all the premier league youth players that can't get into their first teams and give them a chance to play.

I suspect because of our previous style of play, managers were reluctant to allow young players to be exposed to the kick and run tactic, now we can also take advantage of our new style of play and attract young players on loan.

As I said in my earlier post, add a few old heads to this mix I believe we would have a recipe for success.

Just had to get that off my chest, no one here to talk about the hoops, rant over, roll on Saturday.

©LOFTY on behalf of Alan


  • At 9:37 pm, Blogger Bobo said…

    Good stuff Lofty, thanks for sharing.

    Question: In the off chance that QPR does end up in relegation, will there be Best Pies of League One competition next year? I don't want to be negative but I miss that in the match reports. I'm just looking for a silver lining...

  • At 10:04 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Oh dear, so there is a call for the pie rating to return?

    Hmmmm, I will have to have a think about that one as I am concerned about mine and the gangs waistlines ;)

    As we didn't have a Colchester pie last year, I may bring it back on Saturday :)

  • At 6:16 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    -deleted comment-

    Ah well, back to having to moderate the comments.

    Come on, be brave, put your name down, let's see what your made of?

  • At 11:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Some good calls there by Alan. As Alan for obvious reasons doesnt get to many games he is probaly more objective than those who have seen the team regulary. I have to say that i cant find fault with any of the uggestions but would QPR be brave enough to open up to the supporters and say this is what the plan is. Hope all is well over there Alan and see you next game your at.


  • At 4:57 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks DJ, and I think the club should come forward if that is indeed the plan.

    The expectation levels are extremely high amongst the fans when it is also obvious that we are in the middle of a transitional period.

    Whatever happens, to me the most important thing of all, is that to mive forward, we MUST stay in the Championship.


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