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Holloway on his crazy Villa weekend

IAN Holloway has described Friday as one of the “craziest days I’ve known in football” after he and his QPR squad travelled to the Midlands ahead of our scheduled fixture with Aston Villa.

The game was called off on the morning of the match owing to the heavy snow and precarious nature of the area surrounding Villa Park.

That postponement came after Holloway and his men had endured a SEVEN-HOUR trip along the M40.

“Friday was one of the craziest days I've ever known in football,” Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk. “It was a huge inconvenience – an occupational hazard.

“They initially told us that they felt the game would not happen and then changed their mind very soon after.

“We got halfway up there and the coach broke down. We were sat there for three hours with no power. In the end, it took us seven hours to get to Birmingham.

“When we got there, there was over four inches of snow. It was never going to go ahead, but these things happen. That's football I suppose.

“Thankfully it was all clear here (Harlington) on Sunday and we trained as normal.”

Holloway has now turned his attention to the visit of Derby County on Tuesday night – and the R’s chief is keen to get our last game out of his system with a positive result against the Rams.

“We just want another game under our belts,” he added, “because we had a storm of our own here at Loftus Road against Nottingham Forest!”

These things happen. That's football I suppose.

Ian Holloway