Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Could Vine Feature Against Bristol City?

Could Vine Feature Against Bristol City?

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


It has been 50 games missed (up to and including Tuesday night`s non-appearance for the Rs, despite being a substitute against Swansea) in 11 ½ months since that injury which led to a double break of Rowan Vine`s leg (thanks, Matt Pickens!). But on Wednesday night, Viney played 60 full minutes in a Reserve Team game against Charlton Athletic`s reserves.

And it was a very successful 60 minutes to boot. First, Vine won a penalty after being brought down clumsily in the box; then he grabbed the ball himself and struck a well-taken penalty to put the Rs` reserves 1-0 up. Before coming off, with his last kick of his game that night, he struck a sweet shot from about 20 yards out which deflected onto the crossbar - and that with his so-called weaker left foot.

After the match, QPR World caught up with Rowan. He admitted that he "felt very good to be out there; very comfortable out there."

"I enjoyed every minute of and got myself on the score sheet so I am very happy," Vine added.

When asked about the penalty, the Charlton defender claiming Vine dived, there was no doubt in Vine`s mind that the ref got it right! And looking at the highlights (because, regrettably for me, I couldn`t make the game on Wednesday) it looked a stonewall penalty to me, too!

"Yeah it was a pen! He caught me. I was going to get in and shoot. He definitely caught me.

"Obviously I had to throw the arms up to let the ref know that I`d be touched!" Vine admitted honestly.

It was a strong penalty that Viney took, sending Charlton`s reserve team goalie, Nicky Weaver, diving low to his right, Vine admitted favouring the right side "that`s usually my side" he told everyone who was listening. But even though Weaver had guessed correctly, Vine still scored because it was such a well-struck penalty. But Vine did confess that his heart did flutter momentarily till he saw the ball nestling in the back of the net!

Vine`s last kick of the game was to hit the crossbar from a 20 yard - and that was after 60 minutes of play. He looked fit and eager at the end and admitted that he could happily have kept on going but knew he had to come off at that point.

"I felt good. In different circumstances I would`ve been annoyed to come off, but it was my first game and it was a good work out for me. Obviously I knew the programme was to bring me off after 60 and I was glad to get there."

He didn`t even feel at all rusty - despite not having played for nearly one whole year.

"It was a good game for me, there was a good blend of young players and a couple of experienced players on their team as well as ours. I got stuck in straightaway and I didn`t feel rusty. I made some nice touches and I felt good."

Talk then turned to Vine`s potential involvement against Bristol City this weekend. Is it too soon for him after having had just one training match and one reserve team outing? Arsene Wenger, for example, didn`t bring Eduardo back to the First Team for a couple of months after he started playing Reserve Team football having suffered a similar double break to Vine. Mind you - Eduardo did pull his hamstring in his first reserve outing - something which, thankfully, does not seem to have happened to Viney!

"I can hope. I was on the bench last night and played 60 today. I have obviously done myself favours. I`ve got though it. I`ve done well.

"I`ve got to look to the first team games. It was a great win last night, the place was buzzing a little bit. I want to be involved. I want get back out there!"

Vine`s final remarks were reserved for us - the fans. His fans! He admitted that he was really chuffed when he heard the crowd singing his name on Tuesday night.

"It was good. The fans have always been brilliant with me. There`s been a sticky patch and there`s been a few moans and groans around the place lately. It was nice to have the fans back on side and obviously chanting my name. It was brilliant!"

Well, it`s brilliant that Rowan Vine is back, back, back!

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.



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

Writer:sandydl
Date:Friday March 20 2009
Time: 6:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Return of the Mack

A FIRST half goal from Jamie Mackie was enough for Queens Park Rangers to see off a patient, but ultimately ineffectual, Reading side.

The QPR front-man was on hand to place home following an e

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 31 To 50 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

One to Watch - Garath McCleary

Ryan Forrester takes a look at Reading's top scorer - Garath McCleary

The Men in Black - Reading v QPR

Taking a look at Thursday's officiating team - Oliver Langford the man in the middle.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Reading
Suggested By:
Smithies1%
Furlong3%
Onuoha0%
Lynch0%
Bidwell3%
Wszolek75%
Hall0%
Luongo0%
Manning9%
Mackie6%
Sylla3%
LuaLua0%
Doughty0%
Comley0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 12:30PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk62
2.QPR4Me6
3.ImSitiv1
4.Boxer1
The Vital Football Members League