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Sunday, July 18, 2010

QPR Report Sunday Snippets...Flashback QPR "European Champions"


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Five Year Flashback: July 2005
Tue 19 Jul 2005


Rangers fought back from 2-0 down in the Copa De Ibiza final to claim the trophy with a 3-2 win.

Two second half goals from Dean Sturridge and a late winner from Kevin Gallen turned the game on its head in a match that might well give Liverpool a run for their money when it comes to great European cup final comebacks!

Trailing 2-0 at half time, thanks to some powerful Coventry finishing, Rangers had it all to do after the break.

But two goals from Dean Sturridge gave Rangers a lifeline and there was yet more drama to come.

Coventry had the ball in the back of the net, but the linesman's flag ruled it out. As play swung up the other end, Gallen was on hand to strike and ensure the cup was on the plane home to London.

Although Monday's 5-0 win over local side Saint Antoni looked impressive, little can be learnt from a performance against a non league side.

But it could be said that the final against Coventry would be a fairer indication of how Rangers may fare in this year's Championship.

Once again Ian Holloway was able to give his entire squad a run out, apart from the injured Gareth Ainsworth and Martin Rowlands.

It may have been just a pre-season tournament, but Rangers' determination was evident from the start as the team huddle that has become synonymous with the Superhoops was put into action.

Adam Chambers had the first effort for Rangers after Aaron Brown whipped the ball across the face of goal, but the trialist skewed his shot over the bar.

Rangers' task was made harder when Coventry took the lead through Dele Adebola on 25 minutes. Clean through, the imposing forward slotted past Jake Cole into the far corner.

Tommy Doherty was introduced when Marc Bircham went down holding his ankle and there was more bad news for Rangers when Coventry doubled their lead through Gary McSheffrey.

Rangers had it all to do in the second half and Dean Sturridge wasted no time in narrowing the scoreline with a delightful shot from the edge of the box.

Coventry's disallowed goal was a heart stopping moment for Rangers fans, but they were soon elated with Gallen riffled the ball into the back of the net.

There were just five minutes to sit out before the referee signalled Rangers' European victory and what will hopefully be the first silverware of the season.

Rangers first half: Cole, Gallen, Bircham (Doherty), Evatt, Brown, Furlong, Rose, Miller, Bignot, Santos, Chambers
-Rangers second half: Royce, Shittu, Moore, Cook, Doherty, Shimmin, Hislop, Bean, Sturridge (Chambers), Hugo, Gallen

Posted on: Mon 18 Jul 2005

Gareth Ainsworth will miss tonight's Copa de Ibiza final, but will be getting behind the lads from the sidelines.

The midfielder misses out after aggravating his pelvis and joins Martin Rowlands in the stands after he too suffering a slight tweak.

Both players' situations will be monitored next week by club physio Prav Mathema and they should both be back in action soon.

Ainsworth said: "What with the history of my pelvis problen we thought it was best to rest it, especially as we would be playing on astroturf which would cause it to flare up even more.

"I'm gutted not to be playing, it's still a cup final, whatever the tournament and I would have loved to have been involved.

"The one silver lining is that with me and Rowly out, it gives Ollie a chance to look at some of the new boys."

Rangers will be up against Coventry City tonight and once again Ian Holloway will have the opportunity to give his entire squad a run out.
The new season is now only three weeks away and the more playing time the squad can get under their belts, the better.

QPR OFFICIAL SITE - CEO ON CUP WIN Posted on: Mon 18 Jul 2005

QPR Chief Executive has hailed QPR's victory in the Copa De Ibiza Tournament.

"I'd like to thank our fans who have been fantastic, our hosts here in Ibiza and Playhard Sports.

"Our fans really got behind the team and the scenes at the end were great. Winning any competition is a real joy and Gianni Paladini has told me he is going to take the cup to Bill Power's local pub tomorrow as he couldn't make the trip.

"I have spoken to many of our fans out here and they say they have had a great time, hopefully we can go on other pre season tours abroad in the future."

The final was stopped during the opening moments of the second half and Devlin explained the situation.

"There was a disturbance between a few fans from either side. It is a shame that a few individuals had to spoil it, we believe that some tickets were not purchased via official channels so we were unable to carry out the necessary checks."
The squad fly back to the UK on Friday morning to continue with their pre season fixtures with a trip to Aldershot on Sunday."

[Note: A few weeks later, came the alleged "incident" at the Sheffield United game; arrests (and later trial and acquittals)...followed by Dunga flying in for a Boardmeeting, and then the "Boardoom Coup"...and a few months later after that, "Gardening Leave" for Ian Holloway)

The London Masters is being held next Saturday (July 24) - The QPR Squad (subject to change) Tony Roberts, Andy Tillson, Andy Impey, Karl Connolly, Wayne Fereday, Michael Meaker, Tony Thorpe, and...Kevin Gallen
- Mark Stein playing for Chelsea. Andy Sinton playing for Spurs
Rufus Brevett playing for West Ham Keith Rowland Playing for West Ham Robbie Herrera Plying for Fulham - Complete (Subject to change" Squads for the London Masters ....Last Year's London Masters' Squads and Results - Won by QPR!

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