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Sunday, August 19, 2007


QPR 0-2 Cardiff

Apologies for this report being much later than the norm, but after the game, the gang descended on the Brook House for the excellent 'Dog Chewed The Handle' gig, and what a great gig it was too! I did attempt to write the report this morning, but after watching the goals on the Championship, and having a slightly sore head, I decided that I would leave reliving the misery until this evening.

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It just goes to show that a week in football can be an incredibly long time. This time last week, it was all positive and there was clear disappointment that we only got a point at Bristol after playing them off the park. So what happens, a week goes by and we are out of the Carling Cup, the Briatore takeover was off and we are facing administration again and yesterday, we were totally outplayed by Cardiff in what was not only disappointing, but also a very worrying defeat.

Well, on arrival at the ground, the talk amongst the gang and indeeed plenty others, was of the Flavio Braitore takeover and that it is now a done deal. The Formula One influence brought an interesting comment from Corp about how Rangers will be carrying out substitutions from now on. But seriously, I really hope that the latest news is true because us QPR fans certainly deserve some good news! No more so than after this latest performance.

Slack defending gifted Cardiff both their goals from Maclean and Parry, but it was no more than they deserved. Rangers had good spells at the start of each half and you never know, if Stefan Moore's shot would have gone in instead of hitting the post, it may have been a different story. But that was about it, and some terrible finishing from Cardiff meant that Rangers started the second half still in the match and you can certainly see why they have brought in Fowler and more recently, Hasselbaink.

QPR: Camp, Stewart, Mancienne, Bolder, Nardiello (Nygaard 63), Blackstock, Rowlands, Moore (Ward 63), Curtis, Ephraim, Rehman. Subs: Cole, Bignot, Cullip.

Lofty's Man of the Match - well this is a definite first for Lofty Heights but in truth, I can't honestly pick an R's player worthy of the award when one of the visitors had such a great match - former R's winger, Trevor Sinclair.

To sum up, if Rangers would have got anything from the match, it would have been a travesty. Cardiff were well organised and played as a team and Rangers performance was one of individuals. As mentioned with the pre season games expecially, the team is lacking width and that final ball into the final third. We need to go to Burnley now to kick start this season and hopefully we will be able to - on the back of a successful takeover during the week.

But, this is QPR we are talking about, does anything go smoothly or normal with this Football Club?


  • At 7:29 am, Blogger 2Loftus said…

    The half time 'entertainment' kind of summed up the game really - a bunch of inept individuals running pointlessly around in circles and not knowing where the f*** the ball was - and what to do with it when they found it.

    Only Rowly came out of it with any credit.

    V. disappointing. Perhaps everyone had other matters on their minds...

  • At 3:25 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    didn't see the entertainment at half time 2loftus, and I have also been wondering whether other stuff is affecting things - you would think it would be the opposite tho, going all out to impress???

  • At 3:53 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty!
    Missed your comments yesterday and from press reports, I guessed it would have been difficult for you to write a report. Glad to see you have not given up though! My son was there and said it was the worst R's performance in 8 years of regular watching!!
    Am off to see the Reserves tomorrow in Worthing - the Reserve team have all to play for to show if they can do better than their counterparts and force a way into the first team! So hoping for a win, as opposed to the 2-8 thrashing we got from Brighton last year. (And they scored one of our goals!!)
    My best wishes to you for the year ahead and thanks for your reports.
    Richard, South Coast Ranger

  • At 4:10 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A very disapointing performance from the rangers team and i would assume under gregory a rocket would be put under certain players backsides.

    We need to get the players showing the same commitment as they were towards the end of last season.

    Fingers cross by the time we play Burnley we will show what the team are capable of.


  • At 4:19 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Hi Richard,

    I normally like the reports to go on line asap and while things are fresh in my head...

    but this week, I used lots of beer to hopefully make things a bit better, sadly it didn't work ;-)

    Thanks DJ - the commitment could also be seen a week ago at Bristol, thats why I think it's so dis heartening!

  • At 7:25 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    Your report sumed it up.
    we did have a good night @DCTH and the drink helped a bit..


  • At 11:47 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    it helped quite a bit I think Corp ;-)


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