|Kick Off - pic courtesy of @MarkyQPR|
The pictures included in the rest of this blog come courtesy of @Gobi_r thank you!!!!!
Then to the game itself, I heard that Monsieur Barton was starting, and a lot of us were speculating that it was either shop window time or last chance sunny Jim/Joey. Was disappointed Charlie Austin not starting, but kept as much of an open mind as I could.
We started brilliantly, lovely flowing football, smiley faces all round. Had some fab chances and near misses and then in true QPR style, we went a goal behind. I must say it was a fab goal and Nuhiu is some player by the way!
Goals from Onuoha on 40 minutes and shortly followed by Andy Johnson at 43 had us back to winning ways, and boy it felt good. Obviously we all thought we needed another goal to be comfortable, but it wasn't to be, although the new boy Charlie Austin came close, after replacing Bobby Zamora.
Looking back it was a great match, and I'd like to mention a few players who certainly stood out for me. Firstly, Joey Barton. Gone was the edgy - Oh God what is he going to do next - player, instead was a hard working class individual who didn't stop running and after any incident was the first to shake hands or help a player up?????? Not sure how long he'll be around, but loving his presence at the moment. (Having said that Chris and I are now arguing about an obvious penalty he's seen on the TV coverage, I've yet to watch it)!
Next up Hoilett, another class player who is obviously made for this division. An attacking midfielder who will certainly get us some goals in the future. And our Andy Johnson, fantastic to get him back, and long may he stay fit, class striker who was bound to get on the score sheet!
Lastly Onuoha, aside from the goal(?) another player who looked comfortable and played with confidence.
Well done to all the team, which it was by the way! Best start to the season we could have hoped for - very happy bunny tonight :).
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