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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Defensive Errors Give Rangers The Blues...

QPR 0-2 Birmingham

Promotion favourites Birmingham, moved to the top of the Championship as yet more bad defending was Rangers downfall.

Rangers started the brighter, with Cook in outstanding form on the left side of midfield. But what is becoming all too familiar this season, the good work was undone by bad defending. On 23 minutes, Bruno N'Gotty arrived unmarked to power home a bullet header to give City the lead.

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Rangers finished the half on top, but despite some nice football, could not deliver in the final third. As was the story of the second half - plenty of possession, plenty of neat and tidy football. But it wasn't until the 74th minute and the introduction of Baidoo, that Rangers really started to look dangerous coming forward. Jones went close to levelling on 86 minutes, and Baidoo's superb cross evaded everyone and drifted to safety a minute later.

Then, the classic sucker punch. Rangers had committed men forward, Birmingham broke, Rose dithered, Jones hesitated and Jerome lobbed the ball home in the final minute.

QPR: P Jones, Rose, Rehman (Baidoo 74), Stewart, Milanese, Oliseh, Ward, Bircham, Cook, Blackstock (R Jones 46), Nygaard. Subs: Cole, Bailey, Kanyuka.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Marc Bircham

Despite defeat, this wasn't the worst performance in the world. The midfield all excelled with Bircham particularly standing out. Again, bad defending cost the R's dearly tonight but what also is worrying now, is that with all the nice football being played and all the possession, we are desperately lacking an end product.



  • At 11:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Despite the result we did not actually look a bad team. we played some good football at times. The trouble IMO is the same old rangers where a lack of organisation at the back gifted them the first goal as well as we are not creating enough clear chances for the forwards and the chances we do create were wasted. Bircham played another blinder and credit to him for fighting for his place at the club. Stewart looked superb going forward when he moved to the right and he might be an option to the right back problem as rose is not a full back and bignot seems to have disapeared from Waddocks plans all together.


  • At 5:01 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Stewart has also impressed me this season. But these defensive errors are dearly costing the team and the issue needs sorting out, and soon!!

    To think, errors against Burnley, Leeds, Ipswich, Plymouth and now Birmingham... it cannot continue!!

    How many times can you remember that Rangers have simply been 'gifted' goals by the opposition?

  • At 7:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It must be great to get to the games i live in New Zealand and we only get internet access to the rs. Your site is great keep up the good work. Cheers
    Phil Ozanne

  • At 8:06 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Great to get to the games??

    You live in New Zealand??

    Wanna Swap?? ;)

    Naaaaah, only joking!! Thanks so much for the comment, great to hear from you. Glad you enjoy LH :)


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