RE: [completeandutterrubbish] Fw: [Derby-list] Ian Holloway Quotes
- He is a little eccentric. At the beginning of last year, he appeared on a
BBC1 programme looking at stress. In one instance he came home ranting and
raving and started shouting at his kids (3 girls who are all deaf), to which
they replied...no good shouting Dad, we're deaf! That calmed him down a bit.
The programme seemed to work as after it, our form picked up and we won
He has done a great job at QPR. When he joined 3 or 4 years, we were in
administration (fortunately no points deduction back then), and looking like
going down again. We had fallen from top London side in the Premiership in
the mid 90's (yes you heard it right) to a Division 2 (Division 3 in old
money) side. In fact where we were when I started supporting them in the mid
60's. We couldn't buy players as we were in admin. so a couple of fans who
were businessmen, had to buy a couple for us. The previous owner Chris
Wright and his cohorts had also brought us to financial ruin. Ian managed to
keep us up, then we lost to Cardiff in the play off final, and last year we
went up. This season after a dreadful start, we are now mid table and only
just off the play offs. So yes he probably is a nutter, but he's a character
and has done well for the R's.
From: Steve McGhee [mailto:steven@...]
Sent: 31 January 2005 20:32
Subject: [completeandutterrubbish] Fw: [Derby-list] Ian Holloway Quotes
**Mike will know - is Holloway really as nuts as the quotes below suggest?
> Ian Holloway (QPR manager) has come out with some great quotes too:short cut to group homepage
> ".....My day didn't start very well.....the Holloway household had to have
> our dog put down unfortunately, but that's life. I've just said to the
> lads: 'You're born and you die on a date. You've got to work on the dash
> in the middle'....."
> ".....I can't see into the future. Last year I thought I was going to
> Cornwall on my holidays, but I ended up going to Lyme Regis....."
> "She may not have been the best looking lady we ended up taking home but
> it was still very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much and let's
> have coffee"
> QPR boss Ian Holloway comes up with the quote of the century to describe
> his team's lacklustre performance against Chesterfield.
> "I reckon the ball was travelling at 400mph, and I bet it burned the
> keeper's eyebrows off. [after a 2-0 win at Crewe]
> "There was a spell in the second half when I took my heart off my sleeve
> and put it in my mouth"
> Any my absolute favourite:
> "Right now, everything is going wrong for me - if I fell in a barrel of
> boobs, I'd come out sucking my thumb!"
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