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Saturday, March 07, 2009

QPR Fail to Cut Blades in Front of Goal...


QPR 0-0 Sheffield United

Missed chances again, proved costly for QPR in what was overall, a dull game at Loftus Road.


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Sadly, since the announcement of the Season Ticket prices, it has coincided with the R's recent run of bad results and ultimately, has led to an extremely downbeat feeling around the place. No more so than outside the ground with very little positive talk about not only the Rs prospects against the Blades, but what lies ahead. Also, very strange that at this time and in the current economic climate, QPR have chosen to release a 'Boutique' range of merchandise - a QPR cashmere scarf at £120, a cashmere jumper at £275, hoodies and zip tops at £135 and mens and ladies trainers at £120 a pair!!?? With this in mind, it is actually my Birthday on Monday and as QPR have failed to deliver me 3 points for the occasion, if anyone needs any ideas...

Moving swiftly onto the game and with respect, it was all you would expect against Sheffield United - not pretty, lots of stoppages, lots of niggly little fouls and lots of whingeing, no more so than Blades midfielder, Stephen Quinn who was moaning the moment he walked out onto the pitch.

In saying that though, Rangers had much the better things and created plenty of chances. Dexter Blackstock had a frustrating afternoon and was unable to convert a number of opportunities, the best when he headed wide Leigertwood's cross in the second half. Later, came a scramble in the Blades box, during which Rangers somehow failed to score - Jordi Lopez mis-hit the ball towards Di Carmine and the Italian produced an equally woeful sliced shot that fell to Blackstock, whose header was superbly pushed out by Kenny. Gorkss should have buried the rebound but somehow managed to miss the target.

That wasn't the worst though and we knew it just was not going to happen when Blackstock turned provider, picking out Matteo Alberti who somehow, from ten yards, side footed the ball high and wide.

QPR: Cerny, Connolly, Stewart, Gorkss, Delaney, Lopez, Leigertwood (Ephraim 81), Miller (Alberti 54), Routledge, Di Carmine (Balanta 76), Blackstock. Subs Not Used: Mahon, Hall.

Lofty's Man of the Match - too close to call between these two so it goes to both Radek Cerny and Matt Connolly.

Albeit another disappointing afternoon, this was slightly better from Rangers and as mentioned at the start, missed opportunities have again cost us dearly. It's all very strange how quickly things can change. At the Ipswich game just 2 weeks ago, we were unbeaten in 9 and as I now write these notes, we are seven games without a win and without a home success since December. Two tough looking away games ahead will probably decide now, whether this season is just going to fizzle out, if it hasn't already...

8 Comments:

  • At 8:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i no what he going to say we can reach play offs one word crap

     
  • At 8:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    we are crap we going down

     
  • At 11:45 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    well said mate, obviously put a lot of time and thought into your comments. Who was you booing this week then?

     
  • At 3:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The good thing to take is that we are creating chances. I remember not too long ago we would be lucky if one came our way. At the present we don't have the rub of the green but when it does come the good times will come. Rowan Vine has got quality movement and frankly speaking I think he can do the job. I'm happy to wait until next year to go to the Premiership if it means we'll be a better all round team.

     
  • At 8:33 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    excellent comment , thanks. I totally agree with you regarding Rowan Vine.

    I think we all forget at times that this season, we have had no Rowan, have lost Buzsaky, Rowlands and Agyemang to long term injuries. Four key members of the squad. Take 4 key players out of any team you like, they are bound to be missed!!

     
  • At 9:06 pm, Blogger Dru L said…

    i really like where Sousa is taking this squad. although the results are not wins, i am seeing little touches of almost magic i havent seen at loftus road for a very long time. promotion now would be too dangerous so i am almost happy we are not winning, i really believe in Sousa, and with the 4 horsemen fit again we will have more options and skill in the final third, i'd even consider playing Buz as a striker. would still like to see a real skillful powerhouse up front, and a new left back....but i hope the Ince rumours are not real, i think next season will be our season!

     
  • At 1:54 am, Blogger Bobo said…

    Cheers for the writeup Lofty and also to the folks that beat me to commenting this week! Great to hear rational discussion and perspective, particularly about the Rs.

    Bobo

     
  • At 8:19 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    haha, thanks Bobo :)

     

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