Championship Review: Rs go clear at the top, Pompey’s struggles continue

Championship Review: Rs go clear at the top, Pompey’s struggles continue


Hoops continue to impress

Being a QPR fan makes me very weary of all the hype building up around this side. I have seen us flatter to deceive too often to get carried away too fast.

But I must admit that tonight was exciting. Unbeaten Ipswich away looked a tough game; it turned into a stroll. I owe an apology to Jamie Mackie. I didn’t understand why we bought this low-profile youngster from Plymouth. Tonight he came off to a standing ovation.

Another chapter in the Pompey nightmare

It is too early to talk about relegation clashes but tonight’s 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace is a hammer blow for Portsmouth.

I’ve said this before but I don’t mind repeating the fact that Pompey’s current squad is comfortably talented enough to be in mid-table. It’s hard not to feel that off-field distractions are continuing to damage on-field efforts.

Donny’s chance

I miss Doncaster. It feels like ages since I last watched perhaps the most attractive passing side in the division. I reckon that in an open division they have a very decent chance of making the play-offs. Tonight’s win over Norwich leaves them fourth.

Nothing sharp about these Blades

Sheffield United have long been considered natural contenders in the Championship; they are a side that you always expect to be there or thereabouts at the end. It’s a measure of how much they have fallen that I wasn’t hugely surprised by the thrashing that Scunthorpe inflicted on them tonight. A lot of Championship sides have improved and the Blades have been left behind.

And a bit of smugness

I suggested on Saturday that Leicester and Nottingham Forest would both see their results improve – wins for both tonight.

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A fan of QPR, Thierry Henry and ludicrous cup upsets. Have written for When Saturday Comes Magazine and legendary QPR fanzine, "A Kick up the Rs". Editor of Jilt Magazine ( - nothing to do with football but quite fun.


  1. Indeed its a great start from QPR. I live in Dorking in Surrey and went to school with Jamie Mackie. What a career this boy might turn out to have. I hope for his sake QPR get to the premier league and play my beloved champions. It’s also great to see another London team doing well after Charltons demise. Bring on the prem for QPR.

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