Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Rangers Go Wandering...
Monday, May 21, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The LH Awards 2006/2007
Welcome to the long awaited LH Awards. Slightly different format this year as I decided to give the votes out to my friends and readers and gave them license to vote for almost anything. A massive thanks to everyone who voted!
Here are the results;
Firstly, on the field...
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Dexter Blackstock
RUNNERS UP - Lee Cook and Damion Stewart
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Michael Mancienne
NON PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Armel Tchakounte
GOAL OF THE SEASON - Marc Nygaard(second goal), Leicester away
THE DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE' AWARD - Nick Ward
WILDEST CELEBRATIONS - Luton home, 3-2
SUPPORTER/S OF THE YEAR - Paul, Joe and Vickie from Leeds
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR - Alan aka California Hoop
BEST NEWCOMER - Holly
SEASON HIGH POINT - Staying up - Cardiff home
SEASON LOW POINT - Southend away, 0-5
SIGNING OF THE SEASON - John Gregory/Adam Bolder
TURNING POINT OF THE SEASON - Southend away, 0-5
BEST GROUND - Loftus Road
WORST GROUND - Brittania Stadium, Stoke
BEST DRIVER - Paul, Leeds
REAR OF THE YEAR/SHORTEST SKIRT AWARD - Vickie
BEST HAIRSTYLE - California Hoop for the 'Whoopi Goldberg' look
THE CHURCHILL NODDING DOG AWARD - Al Murray aka Corp - oooooh yes!
THE 'NO MORE AWAY GAMES BECAUSE WE ARE PLAYING S**T' AWARD - DJ
BEST CHANT STARTED - 'thats why were staying up' @ Sunderland, PK
BEST PIE - Stoke, Balti
MOST DESIRABLE RESIDENCE - Jilly's Wheelie Bin
THE 'IT'S NOT COLD ENOUGH FOR A COAT' AWARD - Joe
THE 'I WOULD WALK 500 MILES' AWARD - Lofty
AWAYDAY MOMENTS - Plymouth away, the PSP competition. Burnley away and the Cliff Richard look-a-like. Preston away, and the classic table football clash
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE SEASON - PK - during a gang score prediction contest, PK, having watched Colchester beat Southampton at St Mary's on Sky Sports, went on to predict a Southampton win!!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Player of the Year
Congratulations go to Lee Cook for winning the QPR Player of the Year Award on Sunday evening! The runner up was Dexter Blackstock.
Cookie also won the Players Player award and the Young Player of the Year went to our top goalscorer, Dexter Blackstock - who also won the Kiyan Prince Goal of the Season award for his strike against Preston.
Come back soon for the Lofty Heights Awards 2006/2007!!
Lee Cook photo by Nick de Marco
Monday, May 07, 2007
And So the Season Ends...
QPR 1-1 Stoke
Firstly, apologies for the report being later than the norm, but seeing as it was the last game of the season, the gang thought we would have a few celebratory beverages to see the season off in style... and by the time I eventually got back to LH towers last night, I was in no fit state to start a write up, although it may have been amusing...
Like last Saturday at Wolves, it was nice to go to a game in a nice relaxed mood and be able to sit back and enjoy the day. However, it was a bit different for Stoke who needed at least a win to get into the play offs and even then, they had to rely on other results.
But Rangers were out to enjoy the day and were ahead on 6 minutes when Martin Rowlands free kick caught everyone out, including the Stoke keeper and found the bottom corner of the net.
Stoke looked little like play off contenders and didn't really get back into things until Lee Martin's blatant dive, saw Sam Timoska receive his second yellow card. As the clock ticked by, departing heroes Paul Furlong and Marc Bircham were brought on, but sadly, Stoke's pressure payed off on 84 minutes when Sidebe tapped home to level the scores.
As Stoke pushed for the winner, Rangers broke away and Furlong had a great chance to sign off his fantastic Rangers career by scoring the winning goal. But there was no sentiment at all from keeper Simonsen who charged his shot down when through on goal. Time ran out for Stoke and referee Kettle, who seemed intent on booking every single R's player, blew the final whistle on the season seconds later, and a result which meant we will also be seeing Stoke again next season along with their supporters, well, the normal 400 or so anyway...
QPR: Cole, Bignot, Bolder (Bircham 82), Rowlands, Shimmin, Bailey, Stewart, Timoska, Nygaard (R Jones 87), Blackstock (Furlong 75), Smith. Subs: P Jones, Moore.
Lofty's Man of the Match - Adam Bolder
So, we reach the end of another eventful season which has just about everything. But you just couldn't help leaving the ground with a tinge of sadness after not only not having any Rangers for a few months, but after saying an emotional goodbye to the players that are leaving, namely today, Paul Furlong and Marc Bircham. Thanks for the memories!!
It has also been a memorable season for Lofty Heights too as it ends its 3rd season. The new format was well received and the site has gone from strength to strength. It has also led to me writing for QPR Rivals/Loft for Words which I have thoroughly enjoyed and am happy to say that I will be continuing next season! Friends, both old and new have been continually reading and commenting to which makes doing this all worthwhile - I Thank You all for your continued support.
There is the gang, Corp/Al Murray, PK, DJ, Mick, California Hoop. Also, new friends Vickie, Joe and Paul from Leeds, Jilly, Cooch, Michael and Lee to name just a few. All of which make going to football the highlight of the week and make following Rangers such good fun. Not forgetting Mark and daughter Holly, who continues to be our good luck charm.
STAND UP AND MAKE SOME NOISE!!!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Two Stay, Eight Released...
It has been decision day at Loftus Road as 10 players found out their fate this afternoon and to some, there may have been a few suprises along the way...
Firstly, congrats go to Marcus Bignot and Marc Nygaard who have been given new 1 year deals with the club!
But, we say goodbye to...
Simon Royce, Paul Jones, Kevin Gallen, Marc Bircham, Steve Lomas, Mauro Milanese, Paul Furlong and Armel Tchakounte.
Personally, I am a bit upset with Furlong and Bircham leaving. Also, Steve Lomas was a bit of a surprise seeing as JG constantly singled him out for credit.
The decision to let two keepers go, hopefully means that the Lee Camp deal will be imminent and seeing as though I had pretty much concrete info that Kevin Gallen fell out with JG, that didn't surprise me at all. However, Milanese and Tchakounte were pretty much expected.
All of us here at Lofty Heights would like to thank all of the above for their efforts - we wish you all well!!