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Sunday, February 22, 2009

TV Nightmares...

QPR 1-3 Ispwich

Second-half strikes from Counago and Walters saw Ipswich come back from a goal down to deservedly beat QPR, in front of the Sky TV cameras at Loftus Road.


What with adverse weather, FA Cup games etc, it seemed like an eternity since the last QPR game, especially at home and what with the R's being 9 games unbeaten, the mood was certainly an upbeat one approaching kick off time. But in fact, as PK pointed out, the fact that the media and in fact, QPR themselves, kept mentioning the unbeaten run at every single opportunity, was certainly bringing a few nerves and doubts and as it proved, rightly so...

Onto the game and although the team selection was somewhat surprising, the doubts were eased on 3 minutes as Rangers took the lead - Wayne Routledge tricked Ben Thatcher and crossed from the right for Italian striker Di Carmine to score from close range. But the joy was shortlived as just 11 minutes later, some comedy defending brought Ipswich level - Stead got in front of defender Matt Connolly to collect David Norris' deflected shot and bundle the ball past keeper Lee Camp. It was no more than the Tractor Boys deserved though as they had threatened since the R's took the lead.

Onto the second half and Ipswich looked to step up a gear and went ahead in fine style just after the hour mark, when Counago robbed Mahon and went past Kaspars Gorkss before firing into the corner of the net. On 70 minutes, the game was all but over. Alan Quinn's superb crossfield pass, found Walters, who controlled brilliantly before slotting past Lee Camp in the R's goal. I guess by now, those who were at the game and those watching on Sky have all seen the goals again, but I reallt cannot say enough about Quinn's pass for thi goal, it was sensational and the finish from Walters was worthy of the delivery he received.

QPR: Camp, Delaney (Blackstock 67), Mahon, Hall, Leigertwood, Routledge, Gorkss, Connolly, Cook, Miller (Balanta 73), Di Carmine (Helguson 55). Subs Not Used: Stewart, Alberti.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Mikele Leigertwood

I thought I would make the match report brief because, as mentioned, we have probably all seen the goals etc now seeing as the game was on Sky TV. But I cannot write this report without mentioning the disgraceful behaviour of a minority of QPR 'supporters'?, which sadly, was also shown live to the watching Sky public. Yes, it was a disappointing performance and yes, we were all disappointed when Ispwich went 3-1 up. But if the chants of 'you don't know what your doing!' to Paulo Sousa following the substitution of Liam Miller, was bad enough, the booing of Gavin Mahon was nothing more than a disgrace and at the time, I was ashamed to be sitting in the same stadium as these so called supporters.

People can and will argue that you pay a lot of money and your entitled to have your say and in QPR's case, it is considerably more expensive to do so than in previous years, fair enough. But paying extra money does NOT guarantee that QPR will win every week, as much as we would like ot to be the case. Yes, it was a poor performance from the R's yesterday and yes, I'm sure everyone watching the game would agree that Gavin Mahon had a shocker, but he certainly wasn't alone. But for supporters to boo him, one of our own players, every time he got the ball?? AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE!!

I can say no more...


  • At 12:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 6:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nothing surprises me at Loftus Road anymore.
    I can remember the QPR v Fulham pre-season friendly some idiotic QPR fans were booing Lee Cook.... and he had just given us £250,000. Thee are probably the same idiots who now chant his name from the terraces.
    Gavin and the rest of the team reserve our support..... whatever the result. After all we are supporters, aren't we?

  • At 6:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mahon had an absolute shocker and why shouldn't he be booed if he plays so poorly , even poorer than normal if it comes to it ,he should be dropped immediately before he costs us any more points

  • At 7:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If these idiot were to put on a bad performance in the bedroom, I wondered what they would think when their other halves started to boo them?

  • At 7:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    not a lot more could be said about this game,A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE for paulo,the players,and a few disgraceful fans,,,,,looking forward to barnsley see next week pk

  • At 10:40 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    anon 1 - okay yeah

    anon 2 - absolutely mate, fully agree with you

    anon 3 - read the last paragraph again, it applies to people like you, a disgrace!

    anon 4 - haha, love it

    PK - thanks mate, see you next week

  • At 3:56 pm, Blogger Bobo said…

    There was a lot of buildup for this game -- this sense that the Rs playoff hopes and season was going to come down to this one match. I would never justify booing your own players... but just wondering if some fans didn't blow this game a bit out of proportion.

    The Rs had a bad game, it happens. After a long unbeaten streak it might be just the wakeup they need to remember they certainly can be beaten, even at home, in a very competitive league.


  • At 6:42 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    agree with you totally bobo!!

    In my opinion, the booing was not only disgraceful, but embarrasing!!

    Am wondering now if it's always going to be this way if a player or the team have, as PK says, a bad day at the office??

  • At 6:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ipswich fan here who was at the game on Saturday. Good site you have here mate, one of the best I have seen for it's brevity.

    So glad you mentioned Quinny's pass and the third goal like you did, a real football fan I think we have here!

    Good luck for the rest of the season!


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