Cologne: three days of wind and Rhine

Hohenzollern bridge
The Hohenzollern bridge crosses the Rhine and divides Cologne. Photograph: Chris King

As I gripped my umbrella against the driving rain, I felt as though I might as well have stayed in the UK, where inclement weather is in ample supply. Continue reading

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No case for defence after QPR squeak past Bolton

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas celebrates after scoring at home to Bolton Wanderers. Photograph: ITV
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas celebrates after scoring at home to Bolton Wanderers. Photograph: ITV

Queens Park Rangers came from 2-0 down to snatch a 94th-minute winner against Bolton Wanderers in one of the most exciting but lowest quality games of football you are likely to see this season.

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Hoops boss has big rebuilding job

Leicester City's Andy King gets the better of QPR midfielder Joey Barton and Yun Suk-young. (Image | Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe)
Leicester City’s Andy King gets the better of QPR midfielder Joey Barton and Yun Suk-young. (Image | Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe)

Queens Park Rangers handed Chris Ramsey a three-year contract as head coach, and the task of steadying a ship on a rough sea with a couple of holes in its side, just in time to watch his team go down 5-1 to Leicester City.

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QPR should follow Southampton blueprint

Kane in the head | Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane outjumps Nedum Onuoha to beat Robert Green. (Image | BBC)
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane outjumps Nedum Onuoha to beat Robert Green. (Image | BBC)

Queens Park Rangers squandered a perfect opportunity to close the gap on Aston Villa and pull clear of the relegation zone by losing twice in a week to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spirit, endeavour and commitment were no match for quality in either encounter, with bright opening periods giving way to defensive lapses that helped the away sides take control.

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QPR moving in right direction with Ramsey

Fresh start | QPR manager Chris Ramsey has already stopped the rot away from home. (Image | Daily Express)
QPR manager Chris Ramsey has already stopped the rot away from home. (Image | Daily Express)

QPR ended a run of 11 straight away defeats with a 2-0 win against Sunderland, which led to caretaker manager Chris Ramsey being given the job until the end of the season.

Goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora, both supplied by superb crosses from Matt Phillips, sunk the Black Cats, who are on a dreadful run themselves with just two wins at home so far.

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New Year’s Rs-olutions for Harry and co

QPR FanZoner Chris King outlines the five New Year’s resolutions the club should be setting themselves after starting 2015 with an FA Cup exit.


Queens Park Rangers dropped out of the FA Cup with a whimper on Sunday, losing 3-0 at home to Sheffield United, but remain in the thick of the Premier League survival battle.

Sharp Blade | Jamal Campbell-Ryce scores to take Sheffield United into the FA Cup fourth round. (Image | Yorkshire Post)
Sharp Blade | Jamal Campbell-Ryce scores to take Sheffield United into the FA Cup fourth round. (Image | Yorkshire Post)

The Rs slumped to defeat in yet another cup match after being comprehensively outplayed by the Blades, who are no strangers to upsetting supposed bigger teams.

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