The Lofty Heights Awards - 2010/2011...
Good evening all and coming hot on the heels of the Official awards, comes the Lofty Heights version which is very much in celebration of a wonderful season, to lift the gloom of the FA hearing from our minds for a short while and to mark the milestone of the 600th post on these pages...
But, firstly, as we approach the end of the season, a few personal thanks of my own - to Lee, for masterminding my comeback on these pages and for his continued support and hard work. I'm sure you will agree, his awayday reports are legendary and unique, along with the R's on the Road and any latest news from the Club itself, that we think is worth reading. Also, bringing the site to the Social Network pages which has brought in a much wider and now, worldwide audience. Thanks mate!
To Lee once more and Jenson, for organising all of the away travel and tickets etc for the away travellers amongst the gang this season. To the rest of the gang of whom it is an absolute pleasure to be in their company and make going to QPR, not only very social, but extremely enjoyable - I thank you.
And last but by no means least, to all of our readers/fans who continue to read and enjoy our work here. The viewing figures have been staggering this season, so much so that Lee and myself have talked about making Lofty Heights a website in it's own right. But for us, it has never been about money and these pages will remain where they are and where you continue to read and enjoy - again, we thank you!!
Anyway, before I make you all sick, I will continue with the awards...
In no particular order...
Player of the Year - Paddy Kenny
Runner Up - Shaun Derry
Young Player of the Year and give him something unless he throws a strop - Adel Taarabt
Home Match of the Season - Swansea (4-0)
Away Match of the Season - Derby/Watford (2-2) and (0-2)
Goal of the Season - Adel Taarabt's 2nd v Swansea at home
Celebration of the Season - well, Watford has come in as a late contender for obvious reasons, but the award goes to Derby and Jamie Mackie's late leveller saw us end up 4 rows down from where we started with plenty of man love along the way. Myself and PK realised that we were getting old on this day....
Drive of the Season - Jenson, for Leeds away, when he got us all home safely in the snow after a mammoth 8 hour journey. The trip was also memorable for the banter between us all - myself, Sam, Lee, Pk and Jenson himself and the onboard TV's certainly helped some...
Nomad of the Season - Lofty, for sitting in the most different amount of seats at home games
Predictor of the Season - goes to Lee, for 4 successful prediction contest victories this season, closely followed by PK and myself.
The 'I know Nothing' Award - for again, predictions, goes to Jenson
Supporter of the Year - goes to Lee for a complete clean sweep of all R's games this season, including all friendlies - a great effort, WELL DONE. Runners up are Sam with just 2 misses and myself, with 3
Individual Celebration of the Season - goes to Sam, Reading away and celebrating our 1-0 win, please see below...
Sam, herself has nominated the next award, for the Porn King and Queen of the Season - PK and Jo
Good Luck Charm at Loftus Road - Jo - missed the Watford game and is undefeated at LR this season.
Good Luck Charm Away from Loftus Road - Jess - Scunthorpe aside, has not seen us lose away from home and was brought in for the run in.
Young Good Luck Charm - Little Jack who is yet to see the Rangers lose
Corporate Supporter of the Year - Who else, with another outstanding season of 3 Corporates, plus visits to White Hart Lane and Wembley, is Coporate Gordon
Quotation of the Season - to PK, who left a group of fancy dressed, Crawley fans, absolutely gobsmacked, when asking them, whist on their way to Old Trafford to face Man United in their very much publicised FA Cup tie- 'who are you boys playing today?'
Pies of the Season - Burnley - where just one, was certainly not enough for myself, Lee and Jenson - Chicken Balti
The Arrive Late at a Game Award - one that I thought would never be beaten - but California Hoop has shattered his own record by rolling in on 83 minutes, v Derby at home.
The Bono Award for wearing Sunglasses everywhere - to Lofty and I really don't know what they all mean ;)
The Evacuation Award - goes to PK and I will describe the scene... On the way home from Leeds, lost 2-0 and stuck in the snow on the M1, PK announces to the rest of us -
'sorry, I've just sh*t'.
At first, the windows were slowly being opened before myself, Lee and driver, Jenson, in mad panic, spilled out of the car, onto the M1 and into heavy snow and I will never forget, poor Sam sitting in the bootspace, wondering how on earth she was going to get out, thankfully, Jenson soon opened the back of the car to let Sam breath the cold, but fresh air...
Many thanks for all the nominations and CONGRATULATIONS to ALL THE LUCKY WINNERS!!!