Miracle on Loftus Road

Posted: December 21, 2007 in football

Next to being an England supporter and a second-class white expat in Bermuda right now, there is nothing more miserable than being a long-suffering QPR supporter, especially when your teamed is rooted to the foot of the Championship.

But lo and behold, miracles really do happen at Christmas: Rangers today announced that the richest man in Britain – steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal – has brought a 20% stake in the club!That means along with fellow shareholder Bernie (Formula One) Ecclestone, those two have a net worth of about $40 billion which officially makes us the richest club in West London by about $20 billion.

It will have no effect on the forthcoming FA Cup tie with Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea next month, of course – maybe they should dispense with the football and throw wallets at each other in the centre circle – but the New Year sure looks a whole lot brighter.

Premier League here we come … and maybe in my lifetime!  

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