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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Friends Reunited...

Plymouth 1-1 QPR

Those lovely people at the F.A. provided us with yet another mammoth journey, this time down to Devon and this time, to meet up with our old friend, Ian Holloway and his Plymouth Argyle side.

Four of the loyal gang made the trip which was pleasantly broken up with a mini PSP football tournament between myself, DJ and Phil. I won't go on and bore you all with the details and results of the games played, but thanks to young Phil for bringing it along and a note to self: I MUST get one of these PSP things!

Quite suprisingly, little was made about the 'Ian Holloway' connection. What we thought may be an emotional re-union, was little more than some appreciative chanting from the R's fans, and a polite wave from Ollie himself.

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So putting all that aside, the game got underway and overall, it probably wasn't one for the purists and at times got quite scrappy and niggly. Rangers good early work was rewarded with a goal on 16 minutes. Cook's cross found Dexter Blackstock, who poked the ball through the keepers legs to give Rangers the lead.

But as so many other times this season, Rangers then seemed to lose their way after going ahead. A terrible mix up from Jones and Rehman, gifted a chance to the impressive Ebanks-Blake - who cooly slotted home on 31 minutes. More shambloic defending followed from Rangers and Plymouth should have been home and dry at half time.

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The second half was a scrappy affair and if anything, Plymouth were looking the more likely. Rangers best chance of the half fell to Nygaard, who brought a decent save from McCormick.

To sum up, this was a decent away point for Rangers. But not for the first time this season, you just couldn't help feeling just a bit disappointed. Rangers have been ahead in the last 3 league games - and have just 2 points to show for it. It is also a concern just how much we miss Ainsworth and Rowlands when they are not playing.

QPR: P Jones, Rose, Rehman, Stewart, Milanese, Oliseh, Ward, Bircham (Lomas 76), Cook, Nygaard (Gallen 95), Blackstock (R Jones 88). Subs: Cole, Kanyuka.

Gang: Lofty, PK, DJ and Phil

Lofty's Man of the Match - Marc Bircham

Awayday Moments - the PSP tournament, the Porn Star Plymouth Policemen and of course - the famous Plymouth 'Belly Buster'!



  • At 10:37 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    To the comment poster this morning...

    You may see your comment has been deleted. I also noticed it was anonymous so you obviously thought you would have a little dig at me rather than comment on the content of the post, and I would have no idea who you are?

    However, not only are IP addresses logged on here, you have also made it obvious that you indeed know me. So, if you have anything to say, then take it up with me personally and not hide behind anonymous comments on here.

  • At 10:46 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nice Blog, some interesting info and thoughts, a bit radical for me at times but thats ok.

  • At 11:27 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thank you :)

    I always wanted LH to be different to what else is on line, so 'radical' is a compliment indeed!

  • At 11:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hello lofty

    yet again good report. it was a dissapointing performance once we had scored the goal. the main thing is that we come away from a difficult game with a point. i have been criticle of birchams attitude since he was put on the list, but i have to say he played very well saturday and maybe if he carries on playing like this waddock will have other thoughts about him.


  • At 4:42 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thanks for the comment DJ..

    As you well know, I haven't exactly been Bircham's biggest fan over the last year or so, but fair play to him. He seems to has stopped his whingeing and knuckling down with his football and if he keeps putting in performances like Saturday, he is okay by me and certainly warrants his place. But to win me over completely, the blue hair will HAVE to return!!! ;)

  • At 8:31 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good report LH sorry could not make the game it is good to read your reports as they have a supporters say we the fans call it as we see it and its refreshing when someone else put there point off view well done see you tonight.


  • At 2:34 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    cheers Corp, thats what its all about!

    See you Later!


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