Search

Beat around the Bush

PUBLISHED: 11:16 26 January 2011

Vital QPR

Vital QPR

Archant

I THINK I have to learn what being a successful team actually means. There are many things to consider.

I have noticed that everyone seems out to get us (or am I just paranoid?!). On the other hand, I have noticed that many more people are talking about us very positively.

Recently, I was wearing my QPR shirt while shopping and I was accosted by a man who just had to tell me how delighted he was that QPR were doing so well and he really couldn’t wait to have us back “where we belong” – and he was a Chelsea fan (I kid you not!).

It made me feel all warm and tingly inside hearing that from a stranger. And proud that I, who have followed this team of ours since the early 70s, through thick and thin and even thinner, am a Rangers fan.

There is good and bad, in equal measure, associated with being successful. But what I am not sure about is whether Rangers being shown on television yet again is good or bad.

I used to love the idea that I could watch a live game involving QPR which I would otherwise not have been able to see (despite our ‘curse’ of the televised game.)

But now there is the nuisance of television changing the date of a match and messing up all my best-laid plans – and yours too. The Reading game has moved to the day of my daughter’s 21st birthday – bang went all those super plans I had made to celebrate at the Madejski Stadium. Although we are having a watching-football-on-TV party at home instead – she’s got her priorities right, has that one!

Then, to cap it all, I booked to go to my brother-in-law’s place in Nice for a half-term break next month – only to have the Nottingham Forest game moved to the very Sunday I’d just booked to fly out on.

Yes, I did try to change the flights but there weren’t any suitable flights available.

So now I have to miss the Forest game – and yes, that IS bad.

Oh well, I guess that, should QPR win promotion this year (hopefully!), I am going to have to get used to this new concept – because Premier League teams are shown on television an awful lot.

Ok, I admit it, I think I’d rather like to get used to that after all...

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

16:00

Greens won 3-2 at Hartley Wintney last Saturday, but lost at Metropolitan Police in CSS League Challenge Cup in midweek

There are severe delays on the Jubilee Line after a person was hit by a train in Neasden.

An abandoned cat brought into Mayhew nearly three years ago has finally found a permanent home with a former Eastenders star.

Two Wembley drug dealers have been jailed after one of them was found to have crack cocaine and heroin in his poo.

10:00

Boro beat Frome Town 3-1 away from home last Saturday

Brent Council has been accused of social cleansing by one of its own councillors as 197 households are forced to leave two blocks in Kilburn.

08:00

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

Yesterday, 16:00

Teenager in squad alongside some of country’s brightest talents

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now