Normally a draw at home to the bottom club would be seen as a poor result, but I will take this. To stay up. QPR need to win seven games and as each match slips past, so the mountain they have to climb becomes steeper. This would have been earmarked as a three pointer by Redknapp, and our second half equaliser has probably mortally wounded 'Arry the Albatross's survival bid. For as long as Remy's goal gave them the advantage, the Great Escape was on, but with Joe Cole's equaliser and news of Reading's stunning victory at Newcastle, QPR are actually deeper in the mire than they were before the game kicked off.
First half we were poor, second half we were so much better. Noble, Jarvis, Joe Cole and Carlton were the difference. Noble took control of central midfield and picked his passes impressively. Jarvis came alive and tormented Onuah. Joe Cole, allowed to roam, started to dictate the play in attacking positions. And Carlton was a massive improvement on Chamahk.
The loss of Wright-Phillips helped us as Demel was liberated to get forward down the right and our centre backs were less exposed to a pacey break. And Taarabt, who dominated the game first half, went missing to such an extent that Redknapp pulled him off. Tired? Injured? Bored? Who knows with Taarabt.
Our goal was impressive: an intelligent pass from Noble, a superb cross from Jarvis, a powerful header from Cole, and there was Joe Cole, doing what Nolan has failed to do in recent games, picking up the pieces in the six yard box as Cesar parried his namesake's header.
We could have won it. No we should have won and had Jarvis delivered the cross that Noble's clever free kick deserved, we might have done. Shots were blocked, shots went wide, shots were saved, and shots were cleared even when the impressive Cesar was beaten.
We didn't win, but nor did QPR. We need 11 points now and 'Arry needs a miracle.
The big debating point, to be explored tomorrow, is if Nolan is now a square peg with Joe Cole in the team!