Despite His White Boots

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Once More Unto The Breach

Screw the Olympics, it's the Football League !!!1! And where to start but Loftus Road, with the hoops being as short as 11-2 ftw this season. While this is way too short, expectations are high. Dani Parejo received clearance to play today, and I'm really looking forward to seeing him. One commenter on a BBC Messageboard who lives in Spain (and is not a QPR fan) said "if this boy was playing with a broken leg he'd still be the best player in the Championship". And it must be true. Bloke on the internet said. With Lee Cook also making a welcome return and Buzsaky still recovering from injury, the forwards should have plenty of ammunition to work with. Whether they can convert this into goals is not so sure ; pre-season has not gone well, especially in terms of goalscoring, and we still look a striker short. But Agyemang and Blackstock have both had their spells of scoring a lot of goals and so deserve the chance to start IMO. If they don't fire straight away though, expect another arrival before the transfer deadline (end of August).

Whatever happens it should be exciting and I'd rather be reading predictions about how we "probably aren't good enough to go up" than "will struggle to avoid the drop". League Two is much less appealing this year, Barnet will find it difficult without Jason Puncheon (gone to Plymouth) but manager Paul Fairclough keeps finding players somewhere, and more to the point they're going to have a 30 point start on Luton (ha ha), and 17 on Rotherham and probably Bournemouth too. So this gives them plenty of room to build and develop some of the younger players. So let's have at it !


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