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Monday, October 20, 2008

"On This Day" - Three Goalies...and a Wonder Goal

With Lee Camp's at least temporary departure to Nottingham Forest, two other former QPR goalies with an "On This Day" Link...and Eighteen Years Since Roy Wegerle's " View "Wegerle's goal."

- Ex-QPR Goalie Sieb Dykstra Turns 42 -
Born October 20, 1966. Signed from Motherwell by Gerry Francis in 1994 to replace Jan Stejskal. Dykstra was at QPR for two years. Dyksta made his QPR debut, October 22, 1994. Dykstra's Playing Record ---- Profile of Dykstra

- October 20, 1990, Jan Stejskal made his QPR debut in "The" game against Leeds at Elland Road, in which QPR from 0-2 down to win 3-2 with Roy Wegerle scoring a "wonder" winning goal (Wilkins scoring the first) and Wegerle himself scoring the other). See Wikipedia/Stejskal Also see: Dave Barton's Queens Park Rangers site profile of Stejskal And QPR net's interview with Stejskal

Roy Wegerle's Goal: Eighteen Years Ago Today
View Wegerle's goal
The team:
Bardley Maddix McDonald Parker Sansom
Barker Wilkins Sinton
Wegerle Ferdinand Falco
[Conceivably a slight error, since this does seem to add up to 12!]

Wegerle Talking About That Goal
QPR Official Site February 6, 2008 Ex-QPR and USA's Roy Wegerle Remembered and Recalls
"...Roy Wegerle is fondly remembered by Rangers fans for winning the ITV Goal of the Season Award in the 1990/91 campaign.
His crowning moment came in our tough away fixture at Elland Road. Wegerle picked up possession midway inside the Leeds United half before waltzing past four lunging opponents - including a nutmeg on England international David Batty. Then with three more defenders closing him down, the R's marksman lashed home an unstoppable drive from 20-yards.
Wegerle said: "You know, it all happened so quickly. But I've seen the goal on the internet a handful of times so I can remember it now and I am very proud of it.
"I received the ball right out on the touchline. Tackles kept coming in but I ended up beating four players. I took my shot on the edge of the box and it went low past the goalkeeper.
"It was probably the best goal I ever scored and more importantly it helped Rangers to a great 3-2 win over Leeds, after we were 2-0 down early on. And yes, I still have the trophy that I received from 'Saint & Greavsie' on ITV...."." QPR

Les Ferdinand on Wegerle's goal
FourFourTwo - Onlne Q&A WitH Les Ferdinand
Who’s the best player you’ve played with?
Paul Gascoigne was exceptional, as was David Ginola. Roy Wegerle was also a fantastic player. When I was at QPR, he scored a goal against Leeds that won Goal of the Season. I’ve never seen anyone go past players as easily as he did. But because, at the time, he was close to being the best footballer in the world, I’d probably say Paul Gascoigne.... FourFourTwo

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