Despite His White Boots

Football, football, football and, if the mood takes me, more football.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

QPR 0 Watford 0

I suppose we were due one of these. Neither team did anywhere near enough to deserve a win, and frankly the highlight of the first 80 minutes was "Is Vic There" coming on the PA at half time. Eventually the game livened up a little bit as Radek Cerny tipped Lee Williamson's free kick onto a post and, moments later, Jay Mariappa almost turned Heidar Helguson's cross into his own net. The End, apart from a few scuffles from set pieces.

I'm still happy with the shape Rangers are in going into the New Year ; I wish some of the people around me would have a similar sense of perspective at times, but whatever, you're there to show a bit of passion however you choose to do it :-).

Elsewhere Paul Fairclough stepped down as Barnet manager on Friday, and it's a measure of both the man and his chairman that he stood down himself after feeling that he had been given every chance. In a nice touch, he took the team for one more game today and they responded with a first win in 14, 2-0 at Bournemouth. Fairclough has done a terrific job at Barnet and it's not the worst job in the world to come into IMO ; the chairman is like a League Two version of the guy at Middlesboro and will give the new man every opportunity.


  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy. I agree with your comment "I wish some of the people around me would have a similar sense of perspective at times,"+. Trouble is that they have forgetten where we have come from and how dire things were. Yesterday's game was truely average. We should have beaten Charlton on Boxing Day. But we are ninth going into the new year. Best regards

  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    Well exactly. Considering all the changes, our two best players being out injured for the whole season and how bad we've been away from home generally, 9th is a really good effort to date IMO. If you add up all our points over 2008 (I can't be arsed but if someone else did :-)) I'm sure we'd be very close to the playoffs at least.



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