Some nice quotes from our former manager Chris Coleman in the Mirror today.
Everybody wants to beat QPR don’t they? I remember that at Fulham when I first signed for them in the Second Division with Mohamed Al Fayed as chairman and everyone knew he owned Harrods.
Wherever we turned up with them away from home in the Second Division the dressing rooms were too cold or boiling hot. The showers were turned off. That’s what you have to put up with.
It’s not easy for QPR just because they have money. Everybody wants them as a scalp.
I wish I had the presence of mind to get on a bus from the Cottage down to the Bush to cheer on Cookie’s boys against QPR after our game had been postponed. But, looking back now, I’m quite glad I didn’t put the best part of £40 into the QPR coffers.
A couple of my friends did make the trip and talking to them afterwards they were pretty impressed with the work Coleman has done at Coventry. Though, in the interests of full disclosure, I should add that they were fully paid-up members of Cookie’s appreciation society when he was seated in our dugout. Coventry did well to go in front with ten men and perhjaps should have held on, but the harsh reality is that neither of these sides are likely to be challenging for a spot in the Premiership any time soon.
Two other Fulham old boys were also in attendance at Loftus Road. Heidar Helguson, from all the accounts I’ve heard, was awful whilst Wayne Routledge (who Rangers paid the best part of £500,000 for) was lively but lacked an end product. Why doesn’t that surprise me?