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Sunday, November 05, 2006

That's Entertainment...

QPR 4-2 Palace

Well, it certainly isn't dull being a QPR fan at the moment! Defensively, we have been poor but going forward, we have been fantastic - which all leads to a recipe of goals. One things for sure since Gregory has taken over, is that you are almost guaranteed entertainment, which is an absolute joy to watch, but not so good on the blood pressure! The main difference today was that Rangers scored more than they conceded, and what a game it was!

In fact, things had improved from the start, as it took Palace a massive 30 minutes before they took the lead through Soares. But as seen many times over the past few weeks, Rangers fought back and were level through yet another screamer from 'Chelsea Reject', Jimmy Smith. This boy just does not 'do' tap ins! Well, not till a bit later on anyway!

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Rangers again made it difficult for himself by conceding a soft goal just before half time through Clinton Morrison, but it set the stage for an amazing second half performance from Rangers!

Steve Lomas levelled the scores on 59 minutes, before the outstanding Lee Cook left 3 Palace defenders bamboozled before being felled in the box on 65 minutes - Kevin Gallen cooly sent the keeper the wrong way. But Rangers weren't finished there as Jimmy Smith blew his reputation to pieces, by suprisingly just tapping home Gallen's flick on from Cook's corner on 69!

QPR: Royce, Bignot, Rehman, Gallen (Nygaard 81), Ainsworth, Lomas, Cook, Stewart, Blackstock, Smith (Ward 91), Mancienne. Subs: P Jones, Milanese, Rose.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Lee Cook - even two goals from Jimmy Smith couldn't outshine a simply outstanding display!

I thought that the Norwich and West Brom games would be hard to beat for entertainment value. But for me, this one tops the lot, simply because Rangers got the right result and the result that they deserved! It does make me wonder when will be the next time we see Rangers grind out a scrappy 1-0 win? It also makes me think that if we could tighten things up at the back, what a team we would be?!?

The celebrations were then taken to the Crown and Treaty in Uxbridge for the Dog Chewed The Handle gig. Gaz took his good performance on the pitch, onto the stage with him and another great night was had by all. The band also treated us to some of their own material and all I can say after hearing the three tracks performed live is - watch this space!!

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  • At 7:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi ya, I got up at my usual 6.30 am to listen to the boys over here in LA and it was truly worth it. I feel this club is moving in the right direction. I will be back in dec. for a week and I looking forward to seeing some scintillating football. On the Cook issue if we have to sell then so be it but let's get as much as possible and I believe GP will cut the best deal. How are the boys, I text you yesterday but you didn't reply, what's that about. I am about to read your match report so I will be back as a famous Californian use to say, can you believe he is governor, you see anything is possible even the hoops winning promotion and winning the FA cup. I haven't changed, still dreaming the impossible dreams.

  • At 9:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One thing the Rs have shown lately is that they can come from behind, a great quality but a little nerve wracking for the fans. Couldn't they go in at halftime one week up 3-0?

    Great result and now we're in striking distance of mid-table. Hopefully we're hitting Luton at the right time since it would be great to get three more points there.

  • At 8:06 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    The FA Cup?! Well, as they say Alan, 'Only in America' ;)

    As for Cook, its just pure specualation at the mo which comes with a good few rave reviews. My philosphy on that is worry about it when it happens! Will be great to see you in December mate and apologies about the text, but I didn't recieve it :(

    Bobo - will 3-0 be enough?!? ;)

  • At 9:30 am, Anonymous sb said…

    We're playing some great stuff at the moment, but the boy Cook is playing out of his skin. Palace simply couldn't handle his trickery on saturday, he tore then apart, again & again & again!

    Special mention to Dexter Blackstock. Us Lower Lofters were willing him to get a goal, which he would have thoroughly deserved for his non stop running - what a hard working, selfless player he is.


  • At 9:40 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Better stop dreaming of the quiet life -
    Cos its the one well never know
    And quit running for that runaway bus -
    Cos those rosey days are few
    And - stop apologising for the things youve never done,
    Cos time is short and life is cruel -
    But its up to us to change
    Cos we beat Palace.
    Rows and rows of disused milk floats
    Stand dying in the dairy yard
    And a hundred lonely housewives clutch empty milk
    Bottles to their hearts
    Hanging out their old love letters on the line to dry
    Its enough to make you stop believing when tears come
    Fast and furious
    In a town called malice.

    Struggle after struggle - year after year
    The atmospheres a fine blend of ice -
    Im almost stone cold dead
    In a town called malice.

    A whole streets belief in sundays roast beef
    Gets dashed against the co-op
    To either cut down on beer or the kids new gear
    Its a big decision in a town called malice.

    The ghost of a steam train - echoes down my track
    Its at the moment bound for nowhere -
    Just going round and round
    Playground kids and creaking swings -
    Lost laughter in the breeze
    I could go on for hours and I probably will -
    But Id sooner put some joy back
    In Cos we beat Palace.

    New song for D.C.T.H

    Great report mate

    Nice to see L.A is still ok.


  • At 9:46 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    hahaha - Love it!! So glad also you picked a Weller song - Rock and Roll!! \m/

  • At 7:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    What a weekend that was. Qpr beating Palace and Spurs beating Chelsea i havnt felt this good about football for ages :-)

    We looked brilliant going forward at times on saturday especially in the second half and cook seems to be growing in confidence each game, how much longer he stays i dont know as the premiership club must be looking at him and will be putting in some tempting offers.

    Also just to mention DCTH were rocking and the new songs sound great. Hopefully my ears will stop ringing by the time of the next gig.


  • At 7:58 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh and the new song is great corp

  • At 8:03 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    YAAAAAY, cheers DJ!

    What a weekend indeed!? Great football, great music and great company!

    Doesn't get much better than that :)


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