Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Dowie on Gorkss Deal

Dowie on Gorkss Deal

Rangers boss Iain Dowie gives his thoughts behind the Kaspars Gorkss deal as well as the surprising defeat up in Kilmarnock.

'It was great to have Kaspars out there." Dowie told

"He is going to be a real asset for us, there's no question about that."

Gorkss who is set to sign for Rangers today from Blackpool with Daniel Nardiello and central defender Zesh Rehman going in the other direction, will bolster the squad ahead of the start of the season on August 9th.

'Damion Stewart is suspended for the first game against Barnsley, due to his sending off at Norwich, so it's important that we have options at the back.'

With the transfer saga of the summer drawing to its conclusion, Dowie then moved to focus of the defeat at Rugby Park where Rangers shooting boots eluded them.

'I was quite pleased with the display today. We created plenty of opportunities, but one moment of madness in the first half cost us.

'We didn't pick up the runner into the box, and paid the price for that.

Dowie was delighted that Rangers had the ability to create more chances, but rue`s the fact that not one chance was converted.

'I wanted greater creativity from the players, and I got it. We had 18 shots on goal in the first half alone, which is incredible - and four of those were one-on-ones!

'We dominated the game and should have won comfortably. On another day, Patrick Agyemang would have got three, Balanta would have got one and Gareth Ainsworth would have got a couple.

However with a new Championship season just around the corner, First Team Coach Dowie was happy with most aspects of the game, after what were punishing training sessions north of the border.

'The lads were excellent, they put in a lot of effort after a tough week and I was pleased with them.

'We gave a couple of lads a rest tonight, but I thought Angelo Balanta was terrific. He showed that he has great potential.'

On Rangers tour of Scotland they first lost 2-0 to Falkirk with Damion Stewart`s own goal and John Stewart`s strike settling the game. Combine this with the 1-0 defeat against Killie with trialist Manuel Pascali`s unmarked header leaving the R`s scratching their head.

Rangers now move forward to Chievo Verona on Saturday where Dowie will give his best indication of his squad for the opening game of the season against Barnsley, who were themselves thumped last night losing 6-0 at home to Wigan.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.


Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday July 30 2008
Time: 7:40AM

Best of Vital Network


lost for words,but what i will say everyone myself included is wondering where our goals are going to come from this season,some have said they will come from all over pitch,Rowlands, gorkss,blackstock,dave,vine and so on,but while i hope that will be the case,it would be more secure to the fans to know that we should have a proven striker,where he is or who he is is another problem.But does Dowie know this ,of course he does i hear you cry we will see.Could it be the Italian job???????????????
30/07/2008 13:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Sheff Wed v QPR - Team News

Team News from Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday v QPR - Match Preview

Tjaronn Chery has created more chances than any other Championship player this season (40).

The Owls have won four of their last six home league games against the Hoops (D1 L1).

QPR are

The Men in Black - Sheffield Wednesday v QPR

Profiling Saturday's official - Chris Kavanagh

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
no email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Sheff Wed
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 28 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 1 2016 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

Vital Football Comment