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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Such a Perfect Day...

Leicester 1-3 QPR

Rangers finally got a result that their performance deserved with a morale boosting and impressive away win against the Foxes - including a 'goal of the season' contender from Marc Nygaard. Yes, I did say Marc Nygaard.

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Myself, PK and Corporate(Al Murray) made the trip to the impressive Walkers Stadium today and to pass the time during the easy journey, we had a small wager on a prediction competition - on the outcome of today's games in the Championship. I managed to get 6 correct, Corp 4 and PK 2... who was later downgraded to 0 points as despite knowing the result of the previous night's Southampton v Colchester clash, he amazingly predicted it wrong!! Sorry PK, I just couldn't leave that out ;-)

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So after a drink and a catch up with friends at 'The Counting House', it was onto the game and a dullish first half saw Leicester create the better chances and Lee Camp had to be at his best to keep them out. Rangers slowly came into the game and on the stroke of half time, Nygaard shot wide which had the whole Rangers end thinking he had scored.

But it wasn't long before we were celebrating as Idiakez headed home Nygaard's knock back to give the R's the lead. Four minutes later and we were in dreamland as Maybury tripped Furlong in the box and the R's had a penalty for the second game running. A confident Nygaard picked up the ball and coolly sent the keeper the wrong way to send the travelling support into raptures.

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On 68 minutes, the game was all but safe as Camp's goal kick was flicked on by Furlong to Nygaard, who lashed an unbelievable volley into the Leicester net from 30 yards out. The Rangers fans celebrations were of both delight and total disbelief and we were well on the way to three valuable points. Hume pulled a goal back from the spot in injury time but I don't think any R's fan in the ground was overly bothered as the final whistle sounded shortly afterwards - except maybe us three who had 3-1 at 33/1 on our betting slip.

QPR: Camp, Mancienne, Cullip, Stewart, Bignot, Bolder, Ainsworth (Smith 89), Idiakez (Lomas 63), Cook, Furlong (Ray Jones 84), Nygaard. Subs not used: Cole, Kanyuka.

Lofty's Man of the Match - and to be honest, I never ever thought I would be saying this - Marc Nygaard

Well, as mentioned, it was great to finally get a result that our performance deserved and days like today, are what being an R's fan is all about! The travelling support so deserved a day like this! We were also rewarded with results going majorly in our favour as Southend and Leeds drew 1-1, Barnsley lost 4-1, Luton lost at home, Hull lost and Burnley also were beaten which yet again meant that our stay in the bottom was a temporary one.

It must also be mentioned that the gang collectively got the match forecast and result right at the bookies too - CHING CHING!!

As the title says... such a perfect day!


  • At 8:42 am, Blogger Rodneeee said…

    Great Result Lofty and just my luck to miss it, I had tickets to view the new Wembley so gave the game a miss.
    Looking at our run in JG & the lads will deserve a medal if they keep us up. six of our remaining games against teams in top 9 of table plus our fellow relegation candiates having many fixtures agaisnt each other its not looking an easy task for us. Anyway, heres to a few more weekends with results in our favour like this one before the seasons over Lofty.
    Come on you R's !

  • At 9:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great report mate

    I cant wait to see that goal again as when it happened I went in to shock passed out came round we had won all other results went our way. pinch me I must be dreaming.

    Great team perforamce? 14 days no game now hope we can keep it going.

    Al Murray

  • At 10:03 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thanks Rodneeee

    It was a shame you were tempted to the new Wembley cos this was one of the best!

    I don't know, maybe it's a good thing we are playing the teams above us as it brings the best out of us... and if the other results are favourable - like the Southend/Leeds one, it's all good.

    It's in our hands...

    Al Murray/Corp - cheers mate, and yes, it was the perfect day and I am sitting here waiting for 'the Championship' to come on for 'that' goal again!

    I know it's a long break, but much better we went into it upbeat rather than a defeat and still in the bottom 3

    Come on You R'ssssssssss!!!!

  • At 3:00 pm, Anonymous joeQPR said…

    What a great 2nd half that was..... I had so much stick off people this season for defending Nygaard but was quality yesterday.... very happy today..... just pity its 2 weeks till the next game :(

  • At 8:21 pm, Anonymous SB said…

    great report. it's nice reading some positive news about QPR for a change, and it's always good to hear someone getting the better of the Bookies!


  • At 8:35 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    cheers Joe, and fair play to you for standing your ground cos I have lost patience with Nygaard on more than one occasion. It was a great day and it is a shame there is no game for 2 weeks :(

    Still, better go into it winning instead of losing yesterday, we have 2 weeks to be happy :)

  • At 8:37 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thanks SB, and as for the bookies, well its about time! ;-)

  • At 10:06 pm, Blogger bobo said…

    Fantastic stuff Lofty. I thought Nygaard was going to be crucial to the Rs this season, just didn't think it would take him until March to get going.

    I'm just all fired up for the guys in the locker room. They have been working hard for a while and now have something to show for it.

    True to form, half the Rs fans I know who were moaning our imminent relegation next week are already talking about our chance for the Premiership next season.

  • At 10:09 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Bobo

    This was so welcome and long overdue after recent weeks. As JG has stated, our home form is crucial now so let's hope that not only the win, but the manner of the win, will give them the confidence they need.

    For me, that was the most enjoyable day of the season so far!!


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