Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Queens Park Rangers Story: October

October was upon us! We were 6th, 2 points off top and flying! Defence looked good if a little short on players, and attack were doing their job and getting a fair amount of goals. There were 5 games in October, all in the Coca Cola Championship, and all tricky encounters. Tottenham (our parent club) were unhelpful in our aim of more defenders, with Chris Gunter, Paul Stalteri and Yuri Berchiche all refusing to come to us on loan. They sent us David Button, a good young goalkeeper, but he didnt get an appearance in October so we sent him back. Eventually, we got in a left back from West Ham (not our parent club so we had to pay wages) by the name of Matthew Briggs. He wasnt anything special, but better cover than we had so I welcomed him with open arms. Anyway, here are my October results:

Ipswich Town 1-3 Queens Park Rangers (CCC)
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Burnley (CCC)
Sheffield United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (CCC)
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Birmingham City (CCC)
Charlton Athletic 0-1 Queens Park Rangers (CCC)

A good month all in all, with the only loss coming at Bramall Lane. This was mainly due to poor finishing rather than them steam-rolling us, with Kevin Doyle being most wasteful. In fact, our top striker of October was free signing Sebastian Abreu, netting an impressive 4 goals in 5 games. He was keeping Rowan Vine, a Premier League standard striker according to my coaches, out of the team, but seeing as Doyle only scored 1 in 5, I might drop him for Vine in November.

Anyway, these results took us up 1 place to 5th in the league table, just 3 points off the top spot. Reading and Southampton were joint top, with Reading having scored 1 more goal to put them top. Southampton had the top scorer in the league though, a brilliant 16 year old by the name of Brian Harrison. I immediately regretted not knowing about him in the summer, because he looked a hell of a player for 16! 12 goals in just 8 appearances! I will be keeping track of him over the next few months.

Anyway, this post is over, November coming up soon!

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