Despite His White Boots

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Monday, April 18, 2011

QPR 0 Derby 0

10 days ago it was looking like this could be the night QPR could seal the deal. After an unexpected defeat at Scunthorpe and wins for the chasing pack at the weekend though, it wasn't to be even with a win. As it was, Rangers looked tired and couldn't break down a determined Derby County.

Again, if you were interested, you probably saw it. If you gave up before the end, good call, and you didn't miss anything. Derby executed a game plan very well and Rangers created not much in the first half and nothing at all in the second. Helguson seemed to duck under Routledge's cross-shot early on, and Taarabt's sublime long-ranger with the outside of the boot was well tipped over by Jones. Robinson wasted a good opening for the visitors just before the break, and Pearson was denied by a stunning Paddy Kenny save, by far the highlight of the evening.

Apart from that, Savage did what he does best and Taarabt got suckered into a personal battle with him instead of doing a job for the team. This time few of his team mates stepped in to take up the slack, the sole exception being Smith who did his level best without much support.

It still looks like Rangers are just about there, barring the nightmare scenario of a points deduction. If and when they do step up next season, they can be sure that no one is going to park the bus at Loftus Road, but they will have other problems to solve that's for sure! I'd just like to see them over the line and I'll be stepping back at that point. I am, in the words of Danny Glover, getting too old for this shit anyway :). As if to underline that point, I met someone who used to write for In The Loft which I used to contribute to as well. Was nice to have a chat but man oh man that was so long ago! ZOMG!


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