(flanked by Naomi Cambell and Tamara Beckwith, Flavio Biatore attempts to rock the Gerry Francis look)
(Campbell, reacting to a picture message of Christopher X. Brodeur’s cock on her Blackberry)
Not since the time Glen Matlock sat nearly 14 rows away from the Bevis Frond’s Nick Saloman has a QPR home match been such a star-studded affair. Of course, I write that without having any idea exactly what Tamara Beckwith is famous for, but given the state of Rangers’ finances, I sincerely hope she paid for her ticket.
The glitterati shown above were witness to the Stupor Hoops’ first win of the season — and first victory in 6 months overall, a 1-0 triumph over fellow Championsip strugglers Norwich City. The match’s lone goal came on a Martin Rowlands penalty in 67th minute, an opportunity created by a capable bit of play acting on the part of Birmingham City loaner Rowan Vine. Denied a more convincing penalty appeal in the first half, Vine sold a collision with Ian Murray effectively enough. Sometimes it’s better to be good than lucky, and that’s fortunate for Rangers, because they were absolutely dreadful for much of the night.
While Rangers’ managerial situation remains unresolved following last week’s dismissal of John Gregory, Tribal Football has raised the terrifying specre of goalkeeper Mark Bosnich — who already starred in a closed doors friendly against Barnet — making a competitive return to English football with the R’s.