Saturday 21 December 2013

Squirrels v Foxes (QPR v LEI 21.12.13)

Well today was one of the few times recently that I've been disappointed at Loftus Road .  We started pretty brightly and had some good chances on goal.  THEN a flipping (insert your own word) squirrel arrived on the pitch.  

Yes a squirrel.  A grey one, not endangered or anything, and the referee stopped the match.  Don't get me wrong, I'm an animal lover and all that, and wouldn't want to see roadkill on our beautiful pitch, but really????  What followed was pure comedy gold, well was funny at the time.   Joey Barton tried to get the squirrel off, then a Leicester player tried - all this whilst officials just stood around, it was all a bit surreal. Clint Hill gave it a good effort, then eventually a group of players got together in a pincer movement to walk towards the squirrel, who finally got the hint and buggered off.

I guess that was the best piece of teamwork we'd see all game after that.

What followed was a niggly affair.  The players were getting agitated and we really weren't playing as the team that we can be.  I hate to mention referees, I didn't have the benefit of Sky Sports, but I'll go as far to say that it was not a flowing game.   With our own players having a go at each other, it was like watching a QPR team of old *shudders*.

With a clearer head on let's say we lost to a better, organised team.   Playing 1 up front doesn't work for us, but you know what, we are still up there and I couldn't do a better job.

Onwards and upwards people, we've been in worse positions at Christmas.  Let's eat, drink and be merrily on a high up top of the table.

See you all soon my lovely Rangers......

Annie x

p.s. no I didn't mention individual players, we all know what happened and not in the mood to vent that much.  Sorry to disappoint, I'm looking to Boxing Day now..........

p.p.s. I'm not actually blaming the squirrel, I'm just saying it as I see it...........

Friday 6 December 2013

A letter to my big brother Gary.......

Dear Gary/Gaz/Shifty

It was a pleasure growing up as your little sister, am just so sorry that I was such a pain in the ass!   I realise now, having had a Summer boy followed by a Winter Girl, that life is just so unfair sometimes, but that you know what you are just super awesomeness..............

I have just had to stop Jasper from creeping into Scarlett's room to scare her - at 9.30pm!  Do you remember reading me ghost stories before bed, unbeknownst to mum and dad, and then setting up something by my bed to fall on me half hour later, yeah nice one!   That was the cue for them to swap bedrooms around and for their's to be in the middle hee hee :)

I guess that's payback for us being little swots when it comes to reading, writing, rithmatic *coughs*.  Didn't really mean to show you up but you see we were always listening in the background when you were learning, and I guess it was indoctrinated.

And then the starting school thing altogether.  You and my Jasper were the little pioneers, might as well have said you were going to the moon as to school, as it meant nothing....but you boldy went for it, with a few tears, and eventually worked out it had to be.   Myself and Scarlett just strode in behind our big bruvs with familiarity and a need to do everything right for our female teachers (thats for another day).

I guess I'm saying it's quite bitter and sweet, and would love to hear your take on it.   You became a fabulous engineer - and I followed in your footsteps, from a child who struggled to read and write you became a Director of a major company, I always believed in you even if the school didn't.   And now you own a pub, I may love you a little bit more hee hee.

l.ove you Gary, we need to talk about this stuff (course you don't you're a bloke and am over this shit)!

Anne/Annie/Shifty's sister