Saturday 8th August 2009
The Coca-Cola Championship
Loftus Road Stadium
Referee: Andy DíUrso
Queens Park Rangers V Blackpool
By The Godfather
The first day of the Football League season always reminds me of that boiling day in August 2003 when the Rs faced Blackpool at Loftus Road. I remember being concerned about how the team would react in their first competitive game since the Play-Off Final defeat. I neednít have worried.
Hooped Dreams by Mick Kelly. Price £9.99.
Available in the QPR clubshop and via other outlets on Mon 21st September.
Rodney Marsh wrote the foreword to the book and is doing a book signing at the clubshop on Sat 26th September before the home game against Barnsley.
Book available online from usual sources - Amazon, The Book Depository, etc. If you Google it now, these sites and others will pop up showing you how to pre-order copies online today.
It's also available
WATRB would like to draw your attention to a number of blogs on this forum.
The Godfather's Blog
The Godfather provides We Are The Rangers Boys with match previews, match reports and other articles, all of which can be read at his blog and at the main website (www.wearetherangersboys.com).
Ever wondered how many points it takes to reach the play-offs? Ever wondered how many away wins are needed to challenge
We all know that 74/75 points will secure a play off place but how many points should be picked up away from home?
Below are the away points accumulated by the teams in the play off places for the last 10 seasons:
2008/09: Sheffield United (38), Reading (36), Burnley (29), Preston North End (23)
2007/08: Hull (29), Bristol City (28), Crystal Palace (35), Watford (39)
2006/07: Derby (39), WBA (30), Wolves (35), Southampton (30)
2005/06: Watford (41),