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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sheffield with Stelling...

Sheff Weds 3-2 QPR

Rangers were yet again involved in a thrilling match, but this time were on the wrong end of a 5 goal thriller as a late penalty gave Wednesday the points.

Well, this was a game that I thought that Rangers were more than capable of getting a good result from and maybe even another away win. But then what goes and happens during the week?? Sheffield Wednesday sack Paul Sturrock which seems to virtually guarantee any team a win the next time they play!

Well work committments and trips to France, meant that none of the gang were going to make the trip to Hillsborough this afternoon. So with this is in mind and DJ mentioning that I struggle to stay awake during long trips home from away games, I also decided to give this one a miss. So come kick off time, I had the QPR world commentary on and was also in the company of the great Jeff Stelling and his cronies on Sky Sports.

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As the goals were flying in elsewhere, it seemed that Rangers were doing pretty well and also, had not conceded the customary goal in the first five minutes. But it all went wrong from there and by half time, Wednesday were two up, both goals from Tudgay(13 and 45). But despite the scoreline, the reports had been generally good for Rangers and it had been our defending that had let us down badly again.

Ten minutes into the second half, and we were level, both goals coming from Dexter Blackstock(49 and 53). My phone was then red hot with texts coming and going. Sadly, the next text I had to send was to say we were 3-2 down through what was reported as a very dubious penalty on 70 minutes. From then on, the game went from end to end and despite late chances for Rangers, there were no further positive messages for me to send out.

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QPR: P Jones, Lomas, Stewart, Rehman, Bignot (Gallen 85), Rowlands (Ward 66), Bircham (Mancienne 44), Smith, Cook, Blackstock, R Jones. Subs: Royce, Rose.

Lofty's Man of the Match - taken from several different reports - Lee Cook

So, all in all, more disappointment from a game we could and should have won. Yet again, I seem to be writing this after every match, but the defending again was highly criticised and must be dealt with. We are scoring well enough at the moment, but we just can't continue conceding 2/3 goals every week and making things more than difficult for ourselves.

Leicester at home next Saturday for the R's - so I guess they will be sacking their manager during the week then...



  • At 8:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    Unfortunatley the reports of the last couple of games seem to have a similar feel to them, the fact we are playing well but stupid defensive errors are costing us dear. I was dissapointed in the fact that JG did not change the team after the way we defended against norwich and from what i heard about the derby goals. Mancienne should of been put in the team at CB and move Rehman to RB as that is where he has played best for us so far. Once again we battled hard and did not lay over and die unlike some previous performances this season, but the defence needs sorting now as it is costing us much needed points.


  • At 9:01 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    your quite right... most of the reports this season I have written have something about 'defensive errors' in them.

    It's a double edged sword situation really... we are playing some really good football and scoring goals along the way. But as mentioned, we are conceding far too many and this does need sorting as it is costing us dearly!

    However, the spirit and fight in the team is a breath of fresh air and with some very tough games coming up, will we be seeing some 'ugly' performances to grind out some points?

  • At 6:32 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    The good thing since JG has taken over is there is none of the DILLIGAF attitude that the payers had under Waddock :)


  • At 7:50 am, Blogger LOFTY said…


    J GeeeeeeeeEEEeeeEEEeeeeeeee...

    Effin LEGEND!! ;)

  • At 12:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    okay you win, what is DILLIGAF?


  • At 2:00 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Can't reveal that one just yet ;)


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