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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Thrown To The Wolves...

QPR 0-1 Wolves

This one was always going to be a struggle for me personally after attending my work's Christmas do the night before. But a strangely 'muted' Loftus Road made it seem like plenty more parties had taken place the previous night. Sadly, it looked as though the team had too...

Despite 4 defeats on the trot, there have also been many positives to fall back on these pages. But I must admit to finding it almost impossible to find any after this game! Rangers had the better of a dull first half, but after Kightly gave Wolves the lead with their first real attack on 48 minutes, there was no going back. In fact, the game now belonged to Wolves who had several more chances to put the game to bed and I really hate to say this, but I was almost willing the second goal to go in so I could make an early departure - apologies, but I am just being honest.

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In fact, myself, Corp and PK were discussing the man of the match long before the final whistle in which PK nomimated Shabazz Baidoo as a contender - the fact that Baidoo was a non playing sub, just about sums things up.

QPR: Royce, Milanese, Rehman, Mancienne, Bignot, Rowlands, Smith, Gallen, Bircham (Furlong 65), Blackstock, Jones. Subs: Cole, Ward, Baidoo, Bailey.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Mauro Milanese

Five straight defeats and we are now in a dogfight. It is amazing really that the teams below us are also not picking up many points. But next weeks home game with Barnsley is massive!

This is the last game before Christmas and I am asking Rangers for 3 points as a present. I am really hoping I won't be disappointed because let's face it, we have given plenty of other teams 3 point presents just recently...



  • At 11:58 am, Blogger Rodneeee said…

    First home match I have missed for years, got half way to the ground and had to turn back for i was feeling very rough, my hangover from the festivities on friday night had finally got the better of me. Glad I missed this one, sounds like our players had a hangover to.
    Come on you Rs !

  • At 12:01 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Rodneeeee

    I should have had more to drink than I did on Friday night, then I could have missed it too! ;)

  • At 8:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Lofty, was actually there on saturday and I agree with everything you said. It must be hard having to live through it all again by writing these reports, well done mate


  • At 9:15 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Cheers BWOOD, I will admit that sometimes it is not easy at all! I wasn't expecting many comments on this one either... I mean how can anyone comment after that?!

  • At 9:25 pm, Anonymous sb said…

    A depressingly accurate report. How badly do we miss Cookie!

    Just wanted to mention how good Mancienne was. I wonder who JG will play at CB once all his defenders are fit again? For me MM needs to be there in the middle, even if he's only on loan.

    Happy christmas :-<

  • At 9:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty:

    I had to leave the computer at HT to "do" a lecture, so of course it was 0-0 when I left. Upon my return and seeing the score I was wondering where all the stories I had read about "a free scoring Rangers who look like they were scoring for fun" had gone. In addition one of these "free scoring " Rangers was now, I assume, seriously thinking he could be a Premiership starter!! Oh the joy of youth. We are indeed fortunate that those poor teams below us are not picking up much either.

    We can only hope that Father Christmas is good to us and gives a couple of three pointers.

    As an aside, one of my granddaughters came over the other day and asked me to look at what she had found in the drawer of my mothers sewing machine. It was a 1949 QPR supporters club lapel button, must be worth a fortune nowadays, with our success.

    Thanks for your report, hope you get over the after affects of the party soon, and the R's do also.

    Brian in Reno

  • At 9:56 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks SB

    I agree with you about Mancienne and he has been oustanding for us recently - I think it is obvious now that he is indeed a centre half.

    Happy Christmas to you too mate :)

  • At 10:01 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Brian, always a pleasure to see your comments.

    I really don't know what has happened to the free scoring Rangers? It wasn't that long ago I was writing about goal fests!

    The Ray Jones thing is very sad, but I think he is a quality player. I have to be a bit careful but I just wish these bloody agents will leave well alone. I have no doubt he will play in the Prem, but he is 17 years old, his time will come. If he was to leave in the window, the rules state he can not play for the rest of the season anyway. How this would benefit his progress? I would like an answer from the mercanary that is supposedly looking after his interests!!!

  • At 11:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks Lofty,

    The thing I don't understand is this: For weeks we scored at will and our defense was a shambles, now we are allowing very few goals but seem to be completely snakebit in scoring any.

    I know it has been a rough stretch, but I just can't worry about relegation. I think JG will get the troops going again and I don't see any of the teams below us catching fire. It will be a dogfight but I think we'll make it.

  • At 12:22 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    cheers Bobo...

    Relagation?!? - I must just point out that word is banned from these pages ;)

  • At 6:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A dissapointing result today. The trouble for me is that the strikers had no support as we had nothing coming from midfield. Blackstock worked hard again but without service he can't do a lot, Jones for me looked like he belived the press and wasnt interested in being there. The defence looked a lot mre solid at times although once the goal went in the heads went down. Special mention to Mancienne, Milanese and Royce, whose performances were the only plus points from the game.


  • At 7:37 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HI lofty

    I know on sat you were poorly and did not look forward to doing your log but again you have worked out how to put over a great report on a less then good show by the R’s.
    I am never able to be as objective as you as it breaks my heart when rangers don’t play well it mucks up the rest of the weekend. (Part reason not out on sat with you and DJ apologises)
    But as you know being Rangers we have had lots of this to put up with over the years if PK say lords mayor show again?


  • At 12:53 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    cheers for your kind words Corp :) I can always rely on you!

    Believe you me mate, I am as passionate as anyone about Rangers, which is one of the reasons that I write these pages, and I get as pissed off and angry as the next man/woman when we play badly. The most frustrating thing right now is that we all know we are better than this!

    As for Saturday, you missed a good one mate - even though we all know you stayed in to watch the X Factor final hahahaha ;)

  • At 8:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hands up you got me! Lol

    "oh well there is next week" but I was all so doing a bit of baby sitting only had to watch the cars movie 3 times which was hard work 


    PS I know how hard you work on this site and me and the rest of the gang want to wish you and all your other fan’s and players who we know read it to A merry Christmas and happy new year to you lofty.

    Thanks mate lets hope things get better next year.

    You RRrrrs

  • At 8:53 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Corp, means a lot and the same goes to you and your family...

    as for the X Factor, I have to confess that I have been watching it haha

    Although it's not really my type of music, there is no doubting Leona's talent - of which I am glad won through in the end!

    Whats Cars like by the way? Any good? ;)

  • At 6:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gets bit boring after 3 times non stop but I liked it but am a kid still?

    Corp :-)

  • At 9:22 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    your not on your own there Corp... you wanna take a look at my dvd collection hahaha ;)


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