Proving that Gary Waddock can’t lose or draw ’em all, Queens Park Rangers beat Southend United earlier today, 2-0, courtesy of first half goals from Martin Rowlands (above) and new Australian arrival Nicky Ward. It was just the 3rd ‘Hoops victory since Ian Holloway’s banishment, and the first win in nearly 7 months.

As for Holloway, his Plymouth Argyle side moved into 2nd place in the Championship with their 3-2 win at Sunderland.  Despite the arrival of former Bacra prospect Arnau Rierra, Nial Quinn’s side lost their 3 straight to open the season.

A 1-0 home defeat to Rotherham left Sports Frog’s fave club, Blackpool F.C., second from bottom of League One. Were it not for the Millers having started the season with a 10 point deduction due to the club going into administration last year, Blackpool would be in dead last.

I’ll admit I’ve done a few things in my life that weren’t very nice. That said, I don’t think any of us should be made to watch this…without demanding compensation.

The former MetroStars have announced that groundbreaking on the new soccer-specific (ie.  no monster truck rallies, not until they’re really desperate) Red Bull Park will take place on September 19.  Bruce Arena’s coaching debut takes place tonight when Red Bull NY take on Barcelona at Giants Stadium, and the match is expected to draw a slightly larger crowd than turned out to see Bob Geldof in Italy a few weeks ago.  MetroFanatic reports the Fizzy Drink Purveyors are hot on the heels of Christian Vieri, who recently walked out on Sampdoria.