Both QPR and Reading were both officially relegated to the Championship after their dreadful 0-0 draw. Neither side had a golden chance to win the game, and in truth neither side deserved to in a match that lacked any discernible quality.
For QPR, it is the end of a shambolic season which saw them gamble on staying up, but come up woefully short.
So, presumably both players and manager were gutted about the dreaded drop? Well, not exactly. Harry Redknapp and Jose Bosingwa were caught laughing just seconds after relegation had been confirmed.
You might see it as a pedantic thing to point out, but it does act as something of a slap in the face for the fans who had made the trip.
Referee Mark Clattenburg suffered an embarrassing moment during yesterday’s encounter between Reading and Liverpool when he realised he had forgotten his cards.
Clattenburg forgot to bring his notepad and yellow and red cards out for the second-half of the match. He only realised he had left the items in his dressing room when he attempted to book Danny Guthrie in the 51st minute. read more »
Paolo Di Canio
There has been far too plenty spouted about Paolo Di Canio’s appointment this week, but whatever your thoughts on the fashion of fascism, in footballing terms it was clear that a change was needed at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland are winless in eight games, which includes fixtures against QPR, Reading, Norwich and Aston Villa. That’s a dismal run under O’Neill that was seeing the club limp towards relegation. read more »