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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

'O' Dear...

QPR 1-2 Leyton Orient

Rangers consistant poor cup form continued tonight as we crashed out of the Carling Cup at the first attempt, to League One side, Leyton Orient and I must add, how they deserved it too!!

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Well, the night started badly enough as the news filtered through, via text, from an excellent and relaible source, that the much publicised Flavio Briatore takeover of the Club, had fallen through. If that wasn't bad enough news, news of further possible reprecustions followed, of which I won't dwell on here for now. On arrival home, the statement on the Official QPR Website confirmed that there indeed is truth in the rumours. The Statement reads;

Antonio Caliendo, Chairman of QPR Holdings Ltd, has made the following announcement:

"There have been many rumours spread in the newspapers recently about QPR.

"The Club is not for sale."

Antonio Caliendo
Chairman, QPR Holdings Ltd

*The Club will be making no further comment at this stage.

Myself and the gang felt so deflated at this point, that I even fancied going on home... and I so wish I had now!

Following the excellent performance on Saturday, the build up was full of talks about Cup runs etc. John Gregory also announced he would be making changes for the game, some enforced. Well, we got the changes...

To be completely fair, Orient were well worthy of their win and goals from Demetriou 54 and the impressive Boyd 63, gave the O's the advantage following nine, mad second half minutes for Rangers. The yet again, outstanding Martin Rowlands reduced the arrears on 68 minutes. But despite a flurry of late corners, in which we saw Lee Camp in the opposition box, Orient held on for a thoroughly deserved win.

QPR: Camp, Bignot (Curtis 81), Cullip, Mancienne, Bolder, Rowlands, Moore (St Aimie 64), Bailey, Rehman (Stewart 81), Ward, Nygaard. Subs: Cole, Timoska.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Martin Rowlands

Not a lot to sum up really. Okay, some may say we can do without the Carling Cup, but it would have been nice to have some sort of cup run!? But with that in mind, I would have dearly hoped we would have drawn a big side, so I wouldn't be forced to sit in South Africa Road again. Someone of 6ft 4 stature has trouble enough getting both cheeks of my backside on the seat and managing to keep my legs in, then to have to sway side to side as the ball travels behind the big pylons that you literally can't avoid anywhere in the stand.

As for the betting feature, shall we give up now lads? ;-)


  • At 2:07 am, Blogger bobo said…

    Wow Lofty... what a one-two punch..

    It would have been nice to win and have a bit of a Cup run as you said, but my head is spinning with "The Club is not for sale." I can't even fathom what is going on. Can we interpret "no further comment" to mean "we are going into administration?" If the team was not for sale, couldn't this have been mentioned weeks ago?

    Thank for the match report Lofty, even if this one was a tough one to write.

  • At 5:40 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 7:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    Noyt a good night all round. I was very disapointed with the performance as Rowlands & Mancienne aside everyone of the players was poor.

    The one bright spot was when St Aimee came on, he looks like he could have a bright future in the game.

  • At 9:13 am, Anonymous SB said…

    Deary me.

    Just been reading about the proposed takeover falling through, a real mess we're in again!

    If you think the SAR stand is bad enough, try the paddocks when it's persisting down with rain! It was like walking into a shower with your clothes on. even when the rain eased off you still got the drips from the stand roof above (At least I hope it was rain drips ;->)

    As for the game, well Orient seemed to want it more than us really & we found it hard to break them down without our first choice strikers. I think Ward has had his last chance now, if he can't turn it on against Orient then he's clearly not good enough.

    keep the faith

  • At 11:09 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    who are all these anonymous posters, come on people!! Give me a chance to thank you at least!

  • At 11:47 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    As for the bets, well, the 100/1 suddenly now looks realistic rather than a bit of forward thinking ;-)

    As for the players, well yes, Mancienne and Rowlands were the only 2 to come out with amy sort of credit.

    SB - yes, Orient wanted it more, that was evident. But as much as I dislike SA Road, I would never have chosen the Paddock on a day where it rained all day ;-)

  • At 1:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think SB was where all that waters comes from any way so it only going back to where it came
    SAR bad view no room just like the loft but on side of pitch..
    Orient seemed to want it more than us.. and they got it 2..
    Our cup run ith over..That’s from the Bible is it not it the only help we get from the good lord.
    proposed takeover (I have it from the man up north that the woman who just won 35million is a QPR fan she going to buy the club).
    Dreamer nothing but a dreamer..

    I am going to the Cardiff game on Saturday. R we DCTH after wards

    Al Murray

  • At 4:35 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    yes mate, I will also be at the Cardiff game, and will be putting a myspace announcement up soon ;-)

    Yes, DCTH afterwards without a doubt - rock on!! \m/


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