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AVB vs Harry Houdini

I suppose the facts speak for themselves: Played 21 - Won 2 - Drawn 7 and lost 12 ( -19 Goal Difference ) and just 13 points. Things look pretty done and dusted for QPR and no matter how hard Harry Houdini tries to go into the market this January to find suitable replacements you got to think they are not in the best place to even get so much as a decent loan signing let alone buy the likes of Loic Remy from Marseilles. So Saturday's game at Loftus Road should be a stroll in the park, (the Queens Park) for Spurs. Shouldn't it?

Last Saturday's Cup Tie with WBA will not provide many clues to AVB or Harry. Harry will have been concerned at how few chances his side created against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, and how his defence were often stretched by the powerful Romelu Lukaku and his artful co-striker Shane Long. Add to that their Goal Scorer last Saturday, Kieran Dyer, has been released and Ryan Nelson is the New Toronto Manager (though is likely to play) and you have to think that the Loftus Road Club is starting to unravel. But football is a funny old game and the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago was QPR's first away win of the season but also the team's first on the road since November 2011 - when Neil Warnock was in charge, two managerial appointments ago.

Throughout the first half, Chelski struggled to break down its resilient visitors although Chelski came at the hoops big style at the start of the second half and, it has to be said, that Rangers were lucky to come off the pitch with a draw let alone a win. So what will HR have in store for us? Will Ade's absence force AVB's hand? Will AVB let QPR come on to Spurs and try and get QPR on the counter or maybe force an attacking formation giving Bale license to roam and then, if we are winning, bring on Parker and park the bus! Either way we have a double incentive to get a good result at Loftus Road on Saturday as our biggest rivals all meet each other in one of those 6 pointer weekends.

It will be an intriguing contest and whilst I have every respect for 'H', and I hope he does manage to keep QPR up, I hope he doesn't mind when I say I hope Spurs can fill their boots with goals on Saturday and win convincingly. I don't even want to think about a QPR win but then neither did Rafa Benitez which is probably why he dropped Ramires, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard to the bench at the Bridge because he felt he had enough on the pitch to do the job. I hope AVB has made a note of that result.

I am expecting AVB to go for the win early on and then close the game out. With almost a full squad now fit AVB has options, except up front. So how do you think AVB will set the side up? And, more importantly, how do you think 'H' will want to approach the game against his former players and club?

Written by OyVeh Maria




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Date:Wednesday January 9 2013

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