Monthly Archives: August 2009

Jimmy Bullard. Funny Man.

Was shown this on Friday. You gotta love Jimmy Bullard.

RR

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Pee in the Shower

Fantastic animation (and really cute voice over) for a recent Brazilian campaign encouraging people to ‘Pee During Showers’.

RR


Blackpool Programme FAIL

Did anyone else notice that the fixture list was omitted from Southampton and Blackpool match day programmes? Me, my old man and one of my mates were going to use the fixture list within the programme to plan / pick the upcoming matches we’d like to attend (pretty much all home games and maybe a few away fixtures).  I was amazed when the programme didn’t include the fixture list. Surely that’s a massive error? Never before had I seen a programme without a fixture list.

So, when the official QPR website asked for feedback on the ‘new’ matchday programme I thought I’d ask the question…

Original Email

To which Ian Taylor, the Press & PR Manager at QPR replied:

“It was left out of the Saints match due to the reduced page pagination and it was a design fault that ensured it didn’t make it in to the Blackpool programme, which I am bloody peeved about! Thanks again for the feedback Dan and please feel free to send in your entry for either MY DREAM TEAM or FAN OF THE WEEK.
Regards
Ian”

So there we have it – looks like some poor designer somewhere has had their knuckles well and truly whacked. At least we now know it was an error rather than some of the other ridiculous consipracy theories I heard on Saturday.  Nice of Ian to reply.

RR

Typical Start to the Season

Fireworks, explosions, flags, WAGS, models, billionaire owners and their billionaire mates, wheeling out the legends before the game – we’re getting used to the spectacle that comes with Mr Briatore at Loftus Road by now.  Did it match what I saw on the pitch? Not really.

Good, steady start
After what was a quite tentative, slow paced opening, which Rangers totally dominated, ‘big Ben Burgess’ opened the scoring for the very poor Blackpool side on 37 mins.  Up to that point the R’s had bossed the game and looked the far superior side.  Nice passing, injections of pace but ultimately poor finishing was the main story of the opening period.  Blackpool didn’t offer anything going forward apart from their goal.  Typical Holloway side – all huff but no puff.

The need for a goalscorer
This is so obvious it’s unreal. It smacks me in the face every week.  Surely the board / management can see it too??  Vine missed a great chance, Helguson looks lazy and lethargic, Agyemang is not a finisher and Taraabt is awesome, but a typical number 10, rather than a number 9. Please, please, please address this problem. We look a great side up until someone needs to put the ball where it hurts – then we look weak. We wont get as many chances against better opposition in this league so we need a ruthless, deadly and clinical goalscorer.  I seriously cannot believe we haven’t addressed this after going on about it so much last term and all of the summer (or was that just me?).

Ramage
Slowly winning me over after the terrible start he made in a hooped shirt last term. Seems to care more than most and that goes a long way.  Both full backs (Ramage and Borrowdale) had solid /decent games in my opinion.  I think Ramage is solid but basic.  His goal was a pure fluke but so what, let him enjoy it!  It just goes to show how much of a state we’re in when our goal threat comes from a marouading right back who scores from a cross-come-shot. Oh dear.

Peter Ramage

Predictions for the campaign ahead
Without the 20+ man we need – 10th. With a goalscorer I truely beleive we’ll make the play-offs with an off-chance of making the top 3.  Our midfield and defence is more than good enough to mount a charge. We need to spend big on securing enough goals to get us in the Premiership  – over to you Mr Briatore / Mittal / Ecclestone.

You can view highlights from the 1-1 draw, courtesy of the BBC, by clicking here. Count how many chances Blackpool have.  Quick mention for Aldershot Town who started the season by winning 3-1 against Darlington – well done Wads!

RR