I fully intended to write a post last night, but the truth is I sat down at the computer, messed around a while and then fell asleep, because I was shattered. Apologies.
I’d earlier thought about what I was going to say, which was along the lines of that I expected Steve Bruce to play a cagey game, with us looking to get a draw. QPR have beaten some very decent sides recently, after all.
So what a pleasant surprise it was to hear that it didn’t turn out anything like that and it was apparently a very open game.
I say apparently, because I was at work. I tried the AVTV commentary, but it was frankly rubbish and kept going down.
I got out of work at about 3.30 and legged it to the car, hoping that I could get the WM commentary.
I did, until that went down too.
It seems Loftus road is technologically antiquated.
I arrived home at about 4.15 and AVTV was working, hooray!
So while I missed most of the game, the latter part sounded pretty good and we seemed to be going for it.
Having had a look around, it seems we created plenty of chances, whereas QPR scored from their one chance in the first half.
I have yet to look at the goals.
So basically, I’m only really commenting on the result and nothing else.
For me, this was a brilliant result, as I really saw this as a banana skin game, which we could easily have lost.
I know we should beat the likes of QPR on paper, but it doesn’t always work like that does it?
I never foresaw the Sheffield loss, after all.
The truth is, when I heard we’d gone one down, I was thinking that it was game over, as we don’t really do comebacks do we?
But when I heard we’d equalised, so I was encouraged as AVTV’s co-commentator said he saw us winning after a decent start to the second half. That was a good shout.
So what more can we want?
We went one down and came back to win, away from home.
We also put one over Ian Holloway, who talked us down at the start of the season.
In fairness, he also said that we’d be a tough test today, which increased my opinion of him.
Not that I’ve ever really disliked him. His comments as Blackpool manager brightened the game, I thought.
Whatever, winning away, after going behind is not far off as good as it gets.
It’s another three points and I’m a very happy bunny.