Despite His White Boots

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

QPR 3 Sheff Utd 0

Once again, if you were that interested in the game you probably saw it on TV ; I don't have too much to add. There's a definite feeling around the ground that the job has pretty much been done. Of course it hasn't, quite, but Warnock has been here often enough and in any case the players are responding by playing with more freedom.

Although Adel Taarabt was fairly quiet, the other attacking players all had good games, switching positions and linking up well, albeit against a very porous defence. Wayne Routledge's goal gave Rangers a deserved half time lead, although United did have a couple of chances, but when Bogdanovic missed their best opportunity just after the break, Alejandro Faurlin's excellent strike ended the game as a contest.

Thanks to some careless finishing, good goalkeeping from Simonsen and some utter comedy from sub Patrick Agyemang, Rangers only added one more, Routledge grabbing a second to earn him the TV Man of the Match prize. Personally I thought Faurlin was the class act, he just gets better and better and will be a key player next season, if the club can hold on to him. If I was a manager with £8 million to spend in the Loftus Road summer sales I'd definitely be looking at Faurlin rather than Taarabt (for all his qualities) and keeping the change. But we'll see.

In the meantime this season isn't quite over yet ; I has a ticket for the Derby game in two weeks and with a following wind that could be when Rangers finish the job, it would be nice. As for Sheffield United, I felt a bit sorry for them, their supporters started off boisterously enough but the first goal and a well-timed chorus of "We're going to Liverpool, you're going to Hartlepool" seemed to knock the stuffing out of them. The team, who you traditionally associate with hard bastards like Chris Morgan, were lightweight, sloppy in defence and generally looked like a team who know they're going down.

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