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Friday, August 31, 2012

Le Penis Arrives!!!!

Today has been a busy day at Loftus Road, with Stephane M'Bia joining the R's from Marseille and Sam Magri joining from Portsmouth

Just after 10pm Sky Sports News announced that the R's have signed Cameroon International Stephane M'Bia from Marseille on a two year deal for an undisclosed fee.
M'Bia, 26, can play as a Defensive Midfielder but recently he has operated as a Centre Back for Marseille and has been considered as the clubs best performing star since the move into defence.
M'Bia joined Marseille from Rennes in 2009 for a fee of £10.4 million. 
He was also involved in a tug of war between Arsenal and Bayern Munich last year as both teams looked to sign him to strengthen their squads for a fee of £15million. The Cameroon International opted to stay with Marseille to challenge for another Ligue 1 Championship.
M'Bia brings an interesting character to the R's and it has been quoted that his penis is known to drop out of his shorts as he runs so he has to tape it to his leg. His ex girlfriend apparently had was nicknamed "John Wayne" by her friends due to the way in which she walked after a night of passion with Le Penis, as he is affectionatley known by those that shower with him after games.
Obviously he'll be a hit with some of our female fans!!

M'Bia certainly seems to be the pick of the twelve signings made by the R's, as Rangers' also signed Portsmouth youngster Sam Magri earlier on in the day.

In other news Joey Barton has joined Marseille on a season long loan, whilst Jay Bothroyd has moved to Sheffield Wednesday on a six month loan deal.

What a way to warm up to tomorrow's fixture at Manchester City!!

Lofty will be back with an always entertaining away day match report.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Granero Makes It Ten!!

This evening it has been confirmed that Mark Hughes has made his tenth summer signing with Esteban Granero joining the Rangers' revolution.

The 25 year old joins on a four year deal from Real Madrid.


Granero has struggled to hold a regular first team slot in Madrid but did impress during a spell at Getafe which was firstly a season loan loan before becoming a permanent transfer. After a further year with Getafe and enjoying an impressive period during the 2008/09 season, he played in 35 games and scored 5 goals.
This prompted Real Madrid to enforce a re-buy clause which cost them around £3 million.

Since moving back to the Bernabeu, Granero has played in 67 games between 2009 and 2012, scoring 4 goals.

Granero is well know as an attacking midfielder and has a reputation of being a great passer of the ball and having an extremely fierce shot in his armoury.

Granero is nicknamed El Pirata, the pirate!

He will wear the number 14 shirt.

Stay tuned as we head into deadline day and we expect this to be action packed with potentially another four players rumoured to be on the way........


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cesar Signs

Tonight the club have announced the ninth signing of the summer with Julio Cesar becoming the second goalkeeper to walk through the door at Loftus Road.

Cesar, 32, joins the club from Inter Milan on a four year deal.


Cesar comes to the club with an incredible pedigree. During Cesar's time at Inter Milan he has won five Serie A titles, a Champions League as well as winning 64 caps for Brazil.

This clearly is a massive signing for the club and could prove to be key signing in the clubs bid to move forward with great strides.

Cesar told the Official QPR Website -

"I'm so happy and excited to be here.
"The ambition of this club was presented to me by the chairman and the coach and I couldn't have been more impressed.
"The desire to achieve things at this club is clear for everyone to see and I wanted to be part of that. I have come here to compete for the shirt and give my all."
"The English Premier League is the best division in the world.
"Everyone wants to play here and I am no different. Now I just want to give my all to the club and show the fans what I am capable of.
"This is a really exciting move for me and I can't wait to get going."

Mark Hughes added -
"It's fantastic that we've been able to attract a keeper of such outstanding ability to the club," said Hughes.
"When the opportunity to sign a player of his quality presents itself, you have to act quickly and we've managed to get the deal done.
"It was always my intention to bring two goalkeepers to the club this summer and now we've got fantastic competition in that department."
He added: "He's an outstanding individual, as well as being an outstanding player.
"Not only will we benefit from his ability, but we'll also benefit from his experience and winning mentality."

Cesar is likely to receive International Clearance after the Manchester City game and will be in line to challenge for the starting slot for the Chelsea game.

Cesar will wear the number 33 shirt.

Slowly Faurlin Into Place

Last night the small matter of a League Cup tie against Walsall was played at Loftus Road, with Mark Hughes keen to have a cup run and also get the first win of the season for the R's.

With a few urmmm's and ahhh's surrounding the Lofty Heights gang as to whether to attend the fixture, we did turn out in a small force.
I arrived not long after 6pm and was greeted to a message from Lofty saying "behind you" luckily for me he hadn't sneaked up behind me, he had in fact parked up just a few spaces behind me. I went and joined him in the car whilst I awaited texts from Luke and Jointy to see whether they were coming and if so where to meet them. 
As we were waiting for the replies Jenson arrived and parked down the same road and we made our way to the ground. On our short trip around the corner Jenson was kind enough to hand over to me a ticket for the game at a small price of a few beers (which I am grateful for)  as Lofty and Jenson were taking their place in a box for the game, a shrewd choice considering they could've had their legs crushed in the South Africa Road stand for the 90 minutes.
As we got to the Box Office we met up with Luke, who was collecting his tickets for the game. Lofty and Mark made their way into the box as Luke and myself made our way to the Springbok to meet up with Nik and a few of their friends.
As we were all chatting away in the pub Lofty sent over a photo of our potential new goalkeeper Julio Cesar who was in the box right next to them.


We all then made our way to our seats to watch proceedings.

Mark Hughes made a few changes from the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Bosingwa, Nelson, Wright-Phillips, Johnson and the returning Ali Faurlin made their first starts of the season in the place of Traore, Hill, Mackie, Diakite and Cisse.

The game started with Walsall fans in fine voice as they looked to enjoy their trip to West London and hopefully cause an upset.
However it was the R's that come out of the blocks quickly and Andy Johnson had the first chance that was blocked by the Walsall 'keeper.
On ten minutes Rangers' came close once againas Fabio charged down the left and squared for Wright-Phillips and the pint sized winger stroked the ball just wide from 12yards.
Walsall were proving to be no pushovers and created several chances themselves.
Rangers' finally broke the deadlock on the half hour.
Wright-Phillips played the ball into Zamora on the edge of the 18yard box, Bosingwa charged down the right  wing which took a defender away and allowed Zamora to cut inside and thread the ball towards the penalty spot. With the Walsall keeper on rushing, Wright-Phillips stuck out one of his long legs and poked the ball into the back of the net for his first goal in a Rangers' shirt.
The Wright-Phillips goal was very pleasing for me as it meant that I won my bet with Jess that he would score for the R's this year, get in!!!

Half time finally came around and I am told that Lofty took on a 10 minute pie challenge whilst in the box. Lofty had to eat 3 of their highly acclaimed pies within the 10minute time limit. This made up for Lofty being unable to take part in the pie rating at Norwich on Saturday. I'm glad to say that Lofty completed the challenge.
It was less exciting in the stands, as we just looked on and watched the 'round the pole' competition.

The second half started and there was an early scare for the R's.
Cuvelier's long shot was flapped around the post by Green when it looked like it was a routine stop.
From the corner Walsall should've equalized when Holden's header hit the crossbar as the defence looked static. After a short goal mouth scamble the R's finally cleared their lines.
At this point we were appreciating the return of Faurlin. He looked comfortable, composed and it was very pleasing to see him in the heart of the midfield and playing short passes whilst also having the vision to pick out players in space. He rarely misplaced a pass during this game.
On the hour we saw another return from one of our injured stars. Kieron Dyer replaced Junior Hoilett.
Within six minutes Dyer produced a bit of magic that led to the R's second goal.
Fabio gave the ball to Dyer and the former England International had the vision and precision to perfectly weight a through ball to Zamora, who in turn saw the Walsall keeper off his line and sublimely lobbed him from the left side of the penalty area. A goal of great quality.
Further substitutions were made as Wright-Phillips came off to much appreciation from the R's fans and was replaced by Traore. Zamora then made way and Cisse took his place.
Cisse had a goal chalked off and he superbly finished just after being flagged offside but on the 85th minute the contest was over.
A corner from Dyer on the right was clearer as far as Faurlin. His shot deflected in the path of Bosingwa, who volleyed with his left foot into the centre of the net.

Tonight we slowly began to see the players gel on the pitch and there were several players that stood out to everyone. Faurlin showed his excellence in the middle and this allowed Park to become more adventurous and find himself in more attacking positions than we have seen over the two games we have played so far.
Andy Johnson was lively all night and proved many options for the midfield to play him in behind the Walsall defence. Johnson was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet as his header shaved the post in the first half.
Wright-Phillips is also deemed worthy of a mention. He looked tricky to deal with all night and got himself into some good attacking positions and took his goal well.
Dyer's movement during his half an hour was exceptional and it's clear to see he has plenty to offer, IF he stays fit.
Bosingwa's movement and vision is sure to be a real benefit for us down the right hand side and he does anticipate things very well.
Lastly an unsung hero of the night, Ryan Nelson. Nelson was very vocal all night, got the defence talking to one another and also was very reassured when defending. He never got caught out of position and looks like he could be an integral cog in our back line.

Having said all of that, our Man of the Match with three votes is Alejandro Faurlin.

QPR: Green, Ferdinand, Park, Johnson, Wright-Phillips (Traore 68), Nelsen, Bosingwa, Fabio, Hoilett (Dyer 60), Zamora (Cisse 69), Faurlin.

Subs: Murphy, Derry, Mackie, Onuoha.

Goals: Wright-Phillips (29), Zamora (66), Bosingwa (84)

Walsall: Grof, Butler, Holden, Featherstone, A. Chambers (Baxendale 37), Cuvelier, Grigg (Bowerman 70), Paterson, Hemmings (Jones 78), Purkiss, Taylor.

Subs: Walker, Williams, Benning, Downing.

Bookings: Holden (43)

Referee: Mr M Naylor

Attendance: 6,129 (436 away)

After all the excitement of finally seeing us win a cup game we return back to the League action on Saturday with the small matter of a trip to the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City host us in the live game on ESPN.

Lofty will return with another of his excellent reports and let you know how our evening out panned out.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

R's Off The Ground...

Norwich 1-1 QPR

Following 5-0 defeats for both sides last week, both QPR and Norwich got their seasons up and running by playing out a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road this afternoon.

Well as you may have already gathered, it is all change here at Lofty Heights as Lee has now moved to reporting on home games and myself, the aways and I must say, despite the result, Lee put together a very entertaining report last weekend.

As Lee mentioned, I was finishing my holiday in Mallorca last week so today was my first appearance of the season and after falling foul to a nasty tummy bug in the week, I very nearly had to give this one a miss also and only declared myself fit at 6am this morning. The gang were as always, well represented and travelling with Lee were PK, Luke and Jointy and myself and Jenson were about 30 minutes behind them. Sam and Jess were sadly missing today, with Jess on her hols and Sam, flatly refusing to pay the extortionate £48 Norwich were charging for today's game... and fair play to her for that and sticking to her guns! Why oh why are we now deemed a Category A game for Norwich is beyond me...

With some heavy traffic and some nifty driving around the A11 from Jenson, we didn't get to the ground until 2.30 so there was only a brief amount of time to catch up with the gang. Happily, Lee and PK had taken the chance to sample the pies for the long awaited return of the PIE RATING. Due to my recent illness, I decided it best me not take part in this today. But more on that later...

Onto the game and it's fair to say that Rangers started the brighter of the two sides and Jamie Mackie went close for the visitors. But as we always seem to do in Norwich, the R's went behind to an early goal on 11 minutes -  Anthony Pilkington crossed from the left and was met by the head of the smallest man on the field,  Jackson to head home from close range.

Rangers needed a response and got it just 8 minutes later, to the complete surprise of the away end. Hoilett's ball into the box found Cisse, who was clipped by debutant, Bassong before going over. It took a few seconds, there were no real appeals, but the Rangers end leaped in the air when Clattenburg pointed firmly to the spot. To be fair, there were little complaints from Norwich either and Cisse stepped up to take the resulting penalty - which Ruddy pushed onto the post before Zamora followed in to smash home - apparantly encroaching, as were plenty of others which was probably why the goal was allowed to stand.

On 31 minutes, came a memorable moment as the R's fans paid tribute to the late, Ray Jones, who died 5 years ago today, with a minutes applause and chanting of the young strikers name. A lovely, lovely moment which will be long remembered...

During the remainder of the half, Clint Hill seemed to be struggling to cope with Grant Holt... or let me rephrase that, Grant Holt was doing his normal - using his excess bulk to wrestle his opponent to the ground and then going over himself - Clattenburg like so many other referees, bought into his antics and Hill was shown a yellow card and was later, given to what looked like being his final warning. Hill was understandably substituted at half time with Onouha replacing him.

As far as the R's were concerned, the second half was pretty flat, as they continually tried to set Cisse away to use his pace, but he was continually frustrated by the offside flag. Norwich however, had their chances and Snodgrass headed over when it looked easier to score and Pilkington, saw his looping header come off the crossbar with 7 minutes remaining.

QPR: Green, Diakite (Derry 85), Traore (Bosingwa 70), Ferdinand, Hill (Onuoha 46), Park, Cisse, Mackie, da Silva, Hoilett, Zamora. Subs: Murphy, Johnson, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips.
Man of the Match - almost unanimous today, with all but Luke, who went for Fabio following a superb performance, covering both right and left back at times. But for the rest of us, todays award goes to the absolute workhorse in midfield, that is Ji-Sung Park.
Away Day Pie Rating - Not the best place to start really is Carrow Road, as Delia Smith stamps her authority all over the place and destroys the tradition of a good football pie, with roasted vegetable and cauliflower cheese being the options over the past couple of seasons - it's just wrong!! A more favourable option of Peppered Steak was taken up be Lee and PK before the match and the result was that it was a bit heavy on the crust, but tasted reasonably good, with both giving a generous, 7 out of 10.
All in all, it wasn't a vintage performance by any means but the first point of the season has been gained against a team that we got a zero return from last season. Personally, I think for both sides towards the end it was a case of not losing rather than going all out for the win, especially after last weeks heavy defeats. After some decent discussion after the game, the gang went upon the journeys through the oncoming storms...
Lee will return in the week as the R's take on Walsall at home in the League Cup...
Come on You R'ssssssssssss!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tommy Moves On....

Tommy Smith today followed Matt Connolly and Heidar Helguson over the Welsh border, to join Cardiff City or dare we say, QPR reserves. Smith has signed a 2 year deal with the Bluebirds for an undisclosed fee.

Tommy joined from Portsmouth in August 2010 and made 33 appearances during our promotion season, scoring 6 goals along the way. He made 20 appearances in all competitions last season and scored 2 Premier League goals, the first cliching our first win of the season away at Everton and the second, a 20 yard screamer versus Wigan at home.

Personally I feel, along with injuries etc, that R's fans never really got to see Tommy Smith's full potential at QPR and all of us here at Lofty Heights would like to wish Tommy all the very best of luck in his future career!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Connolly Follows Heidar Across the Border...

Today saw young defender, Matthew Connolly follow Heidar Helguson across the Welsh Border to join Championship promotion hopefuls, Cardiff City. Matthew has signed a 3 year deal with the Bluebirds for an undisclosed fee.

The 24 year old defender joined the R's in 2008 after progressing through the Arsenal Academy. He was a pivotal part of the Championship winning team, forming a formiddable partnership with Kaspars Gorkss in the centre of the R's defence. In a mixed season last year, he made just 6 Premier League appearances for the QPR before joining Reading on loan and helping them with their promotion push.

All in all, Matthew made 139 appearances for the R's and scored 2 goals.

All of us here at Lofty Heights would like to thank Matt for his time here and wish him all the very best of luck with his new club.

Rumours are rife that Matt could well been joined by Tommy Smith. We, of course will bring you more on this story if and when it develops.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rangers' Get Jack-ed On.

Today saw the long awaited return of the football season and after an exciting pre-season with several big name signings coming through the door at Loftus Road and the R's faithful were sure to be anticipating a good start against a Swansea side that we always seem to beat at home. Surely we can get of to a better start to the season than last year? Surely..........

The gang were slightly depleted today with Lofty on holiday, PK at the Rewind Festival and sadly this year Corp and California Hoop have not re-newed their season ticket and will be sadly missed in the stands with us. Today myself and Jenson were joined my Lorna who is now a permanent resident with us in the Upper Loft, Iceman took PK's seat and Jenson's 72 year old friend Banksy attended his first and only game of the season, the one game wonder was back!!
The journey to Loftus Road was a torrid one for myself and Jess as we got caught in bad traffic on the A404 where a massive accident had occurred and closed off our access to the M40 so we had to take the back roads before finally getting back on track and then arriving later than planned and missing a pre-match beer with Tony and Alan.
Jess and I had a good 15minute walk to the ground and then swiftly made our way into the ground where I met up with Sam, Luke, Jointy and Iceman and took our seats to see our beloved R's make their return after three months away.

Mark Hughes named a strong line up for the opening fixture, along with his newly appointed captain Ji Sung Park. I'm not entirely sure about the selection of Park as captain as he doesn't seem to be the kind of character to get the team rallied up when they were struggling, I hope I'm wrong but I feel we just have strong characters to lead the team.

The starting 11 were - Green; Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Fabio; Park, Diakite; Mackie, Taarabt, Hoilett; Cisse 

Before the game there was a minutes' applause for former R's captain Alan McDonald and Pat Woods who sadly passed away during the summer, both will be remembered for their valuable contributions to the club.

The R's got off to an encouraging start with Hoilett and Taarabt probing the Swansea defence and looking as if they could create havoc among the Swansea back line for the duration of the ninety minutes.
However in the eighth minute the worst possible thing could of happened, Swansea scored!
Routledge drove at the R's defence and laid the ball off to Nathan Dyer who in to played the ball back to Swansea debutant Michu and the Spaniard hit a left footed shot at Green but the Rangers' keeper completely misjudged the angle of the shot and the ball somehow evaded his hands and conceded a soft goal early on his own debut, not the start that Green would've wanted!
Shortly after the goal Rangers' should have levelled themselves up.
Taarabt took a shot from outside of the box and it was deflected into the path of Jamie Mackie who usually would blast the ball into the back of the net but this time he placed his shot and Vorm made a good save before having the ball cleared off the line and away from danger.
Swansea then began to play their slow, progressive passing game that frustrated the R's midfield and fans alike. This caused the R's midfield to become more spread out and Swansea were able to create space in the middle of the field and this cause Cisse to become very isolated up front and the service to him was not as frequent as he may be used to. Even when the ball did eventually get to Cisse his first touch was awful and often lost control before seeing the R's lose possession.
Just before the interval Swansea had two chances come off the bar as Michu looked a constant threat for the visitors.

At half time we congregated on the concourse with optimism and expected the R's to mount a comeback and come on strong. Well anything really to stop Banksy watching Gillette Soccer Special on his phone!!

The second half begun positively and Rangers' should have had a penalty in the 48th minute when Hoilett was brought down in the box but somehow Lee Probert failed to point to the spot and give us the opportunity to equalise.
From there on in Swansea took control.
Swansea counter attacked with Routledge and the R's defence melted away before a pass to Michu was stuck left footed first time and soon nestled in the top corner with Green having no chance.
The rest of the game becomes a blur to me now but I will describe as best as I can.
Ten minutes later it was 3-0. Fabio's misplaced clearance allowed Routledge to break clear before giving Nathan Dyer the chance to slot past Green, with the R's keeper barely moving and watching the ball slide just past him.
The nightmare got even worse on 71 minutes as Dyer latched onto a ball over the top and again put the ball eight inches to the side of Green and again there was no effort to make the save and the fourth goal saw the mass exodus of Rangers' fans make their way out of the ground and who can blame them!!
Stupidly I decided to stay as Jenson, Banksy, Iceman and Lorna all decided to leave early, as did Sam, Luke and Jointy but they decided to go for a beer to try and get over what they had just witnessed.
Just when things could not get any worse, it did!
Michu squared for Swansea sub Sinclair and he slotted home past Rob Green who again failed to dive, ensuring that no grass stains were on his kit come the end of the game.

I will take nothing away from Swansea, they came with a game plan and were more attacking than they previously were under Brendan Rogers. The signings of Michu and Chico Flores look to be impressive, with Michu pulling the strings for Swansea and creating space for Routledge and Dyer to press the R's full backs. Chico Flores looked composed and unflustered by the R's as they looked to attack him and nullified the threat.

As for the R's they looked to lack tempo and their heads dropped very easily and lacked leadership. We needed strong characters to stand up and pick each other up when the chips are down. 
I'm not going to jump on his back straight away but I was far from impressed by the goalkeeping display today. He was at fault for the first goal, stood no chance with the second but goals 3, 4 and 5 could have been made a lot harder but his lack of effort to close down and make the opportunity to score a lot harder, however each of the goals were put a matter of inches to the side of him.
Having said that the defence in front of him did not do him many favours with Onuoha and Fabio making mistakes that led to two of the goals and ultimately costing us the game.
Up front Cisse was completely isolated on his own but there was one shining light in the game for us today, Junior Hoilett.

Queens Park Rangers: Green, Diakite (Derry 86), Ferdinand, Hill (Wright-Phillips 64), Park, Cisse (Johnson 77), Taarabt, Mackie, Onuoha, Fabio, Hoilett.

Subs: Murphy, Nelsen, Dyer, Zamora.

Bookings: Diakite (55), Fabio (58)

Swansea City: Vorm, Taylor, Chico, Williams, Britton, Michu (Gower 84), Graham, Dyer (Sinclair 77), Routledge, de Guzman (Agustien 70), Rangel.

Subs: Tremmel, Tate, Moore, Richards.

Goals: Michu (8 & 53), Dyer (63 &71), Sinclair (81)

Man of the Match today is an easy one. One vote went for Park for his work rate but with a massive five votes our man of the match is Junior Hoilett.

After the game Jess and I joined up with Sam, Luke and Jointy in the Springbok for a swift beverage before leaving to see a load of our new Korean followers awaiting Ji Sung Park exiting the ground to catch a glimpse of their hero, just goes to show what one signing can do for the image of the club, it's just a shame that one of them was wearing Fulham gear..... idiot!
On our walk down the road we were all nearly run over by Shaun Derry, that would've been a fitting end to a truly awful day!!

Lofty will be returning next week after our trip to Norwich. The long awaited return of the Pie Ratings makes it's comeback by popular demand.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bosingwa Becomes Signing Number 8

This morning it has been announced that Jose Bosingwa has become the eighth summer signing for Mark Hughes.

After the announcement that the R's are close to completing the signing of of Stephane M'Bia last night, Bosingwa comes in hot on the heels and gives the R's another option in the right back position but Bosingwa can also cover at centre back, as he displayed in the Champions League Semi-Final for Chelsea against Barcelona.


Bosingwa, 29, joined Chelsea in 2008 from Porto for a fee of £16.3million and has an array of honours from two of his former clubs with a Premier League, three FA Cups, two Champions League's and 4 Portugese League medals to show off.

Bosingwa told the Official QPR Website :-

“I’m really pleased to be here. I had the pick of many clubs, but the project here excites me greatly. 

“I spoke yesterday with the manager and owner and they showed me what they want for the future of the club. 

“I played for Chelsea for four years and I love Premier League football and the supporters. It is fantastic for me to stay in England. I’m happy and all of my family are happy, and that is most important. 

“This is maybe the most important challenge of my career. I want to help my team-mates and the team with my experience. 

“Now I am a QPR player, I will give my best – for the team and for the supporters. 

“All together, we will fight for the club. We need time. We start now and in one, two or three years we can win something. We have to have passion and I think the results will come.”

This is another signing that just shows the intent we have this season and that we really do want to push on during this Premier League Campaign.


Friday, August 03, 2012

Helguson Departs.

Yesterday the news broke that QPR's current Magic Hat owner Heidar Helguson has departed the club to join Cardiff City.


Helguson initially joined the club from Bolton on loan and made an impact straight away, scoring vital goals during his spell with the club. This led the club to pursue the permanent signing of Helguson.

Although Heidar didn't get off to the best start to his R's career, when Neil Warnock took charge of the club it seemed the Helguson was on his way out the door and onto a new club. However the inspirational Yorkshireman used Helguson to spearhead Rangers' promotion ambitions and at the end of the season Helguson ended the season as one of the R's top goalscorers as the R's secured promotion to the Premier League after a 15 year absence.

Helguson enjoyed a good start to the season last year but was plagued with injury during the second half of the season, yet still ended as the R's top goalscorer with 9 goals.
More importantly Helguson scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the October fixture against Chelsea that sealed a famous victory for the R's against their hated rivals.


Thank you for the memories Heidar, we wish you all the best with your new club!

U R'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantasy Football League Is Back.....

It's that time of year when we all start to consider who we would select in our fantasy football teams with us now 15 days away!

Lofty Heights once again have our Fantasy Football League available to join via registering on

Once you have registered and selected your Team Name and Colours you can then go ahead and pick your team.

Will you load your team up with QPR players after an exciting transfer window? Or will you wait and see who arrives elsewhere in the transfer window and make some late changes?

Once you have selected your team simply click on Leagues and then join league.
The code to enter the Lofty Heights league is - 10015-3921

It's free to join and you also get a free transfer every week, so if you are struggling with injuries and suspensions you can make one free changes and will be deducted four points for every additional change after, so you can take a risk and make a few changes but will they pay back?

Have some fun, join our league and see if you can topple our very own Jess, who won the league last year!