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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Kilburn Times - March 10, 2006
IT'D be nice to see Loftus Road full again at some stage - although the crowd was better on Saturday, it's still less than what we'd have got last season.I'm sure the drop has been mainly to do with season ticket prices and hopefully something will be done about that in the summer, because it's been strange seeing so many empty seats. The atmosphere was fantastic when we won promotion a couple of years ago and it gave us that extra push towards the end of the season when we had Bristol City right on our backs.
Talking of the promotion season brings me on to our next game, a chance to reminisce on the best day of my career at Hillsborough.I remember worrying I might not be able to carry on because Clarke Carlisle accidentally gave me a dead leg after about five minutes!But the adrenaline started to kick in - helped by the way Sheffield Wednesday fans were cheering Bristol City's goals - and, once Kev scored, there was no looking back.It's interesting to see how Wednesday have struggled since they came up in the play-offs and some people have said they got promoted a year too early.
With hindsight, it was lucky we didn't go up the year we went to Cardiff - as we found out the next season, promotion could have sent the club over the edge.Apparently we still owed money to Watford, Barnsley, Birmingham and heaven knows who else. Along with the bonuses that would have been owed, that could have meant QPR going bust.So losing to Cardiff was the best thing that could have happened. It meant we earned the club some money, kept our team together and went up a year later. To read Marc Bircham's exclusive column in full, buy the Times every Wednesday

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