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Blackburn Rovers 1 v 2 Charlton Athletic
SkyBet Championship
Saturday, 3rd August 2019 Kick-off 15:00
newgolddream added 21:19 - Aug 18
Shell shocked to say the least. Can't believe I've had to bookmark our relegation odds on my PC already. Will however be putting a couple of bob on Swansea to go down at 14/5. Our defence was a train crash after Rob Green gifted the lead to the visitors and despite us dominating the first half-hour, the Swans could have gone further ahead. Overall a shocking performance and Paddy Kenny kept a clean sheet in the Championship today as well. Nothing new there then. However we'll keep the faith and trust that Mark Hughe's new broom will pay dividends in the long run and QPR won't repeat the struggles of last season.
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QPRNZ added 21:58 - Aug 18
No need to panic. Performance not as bad as result - although last 30 minutes were pretty awful after the game was already lost. Thought Park and Diakite were great in 1st half winning the ball back every time. This gave Taraabt plenty of freedom - Hoilett also looked good. I know that Cisse is always liable to score but otherwise he is just not involved in the game. I am not sure that he can play the lone striker effectively.
Typical football - look forward to a game for 3 months and totally deflated after 90 minutes!!
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Kaos_Agent added 01:30 - Aug 19
All sorts of questions raised by this result. Midfield was generally a treat to watch but that's about all. No finishing, no defensive organization, and the makings of a goalkeeper controversy. That's an ugly trio. It's a long season and one can only hope that this is a wake-up. So much for the ideal summer run-up.
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MelakaRanger added 08:26 - Aug 19
Lets just forget Saturdays game and move on.

No point having a 'go' as the guys in charge know the seriousness of the situation. It was a breath of fresh air to hear MH on Sky Sports post match interview. He pulled no punches and made no excuses - unlike NW a year ago.

I will keep the faith!
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Dennick added 09:20 - Aug 19
Awful ,just awful, three triers, 8 passengers and a clueless bench
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HamptonR added 10:56 - Aug 19
So much expectation and optimism.

I thought it was obvious (from very early on) that we needed to have two strikers.
We started the second half by pushing more players into their half but that just left us light at the back.

Credit to Swansea, they were clinical in front of goal.
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headhoops added 11:39 - Aug 19
Until Green gifted them the lead with what was their first real attack we looked in control. , park, tarbs, hoilet and samba were our best players on the day. Once the goal went in I would have changed our formation to two upfront straight away. Swansea a could have played their tippy tippy to vorm all day - hughesy take note we need two up front especially at home.

Mackie should have equalised and it would have been a different story sadly the back four melted a way as we lost all sense of shape and discipline. We need a leader at the back Mbiia or Chris samba.

By the time Hughes reacted they were three up and game over. And swp at right back?

We will get better and the faith remains
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RBLOCKPAT added 11:51 - Aug 19
Possibly a blessing in disguise and should confirm, as we have all known, to Hughes that Hill Ferdinand Onouha and Green are not Premiership players. The one real thing that does my head in is that Hughes in his era was one of the best strikers in the world but he doesnt seem to rub off that great experience on our forward players. Wright Phillips Mackie Taarabt Diakite Zamora all need striker coaching just like they have at Tottenham in the Premier league you cannot afford that extra touch you need to hit the ball cleanly on target instinctively we dont apart from Cisse who never got himself in any position to yesterday. Maybe Hughes could spend an hour a day just showing them how to kick a ball at goal. Now we have Bosingwa we need a left back is Fabio going to be played solely in that position or Triore and neither are good defensively so its a bit of a worry. I am just so surprised that we havent secured a Centre Back early on because as all Rs fans were aware after last season it was our first priority and we must act really quickly to rectify the problem and seeing as we have only spent 1.5m nett lets spend some real money on some real quality at the back and as for Green I just dont know what can be done but just let him ride it out and hope he gets his confidence back but some of the mindless idiots in our crowd that heckle him dont help.
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Toast_R added 14:52 - Aug 19
Behind any good defence lies a solid foundation know as a goalkeeper. This position is vital as it gives a defence confidence and ensures communication and concentration at all times. Confidence is the absolute key.

Take that away and the defence crumbles.

We saw that happen with Green in 2010 on the biggest stage of his career, yesterday the start of his biggest move to date, he again proved that he just simply ain't up to it, nothing against the bloke personally but as a goalkeeper he stinks the place out.

I stayed to the bitter end and clapped a team off who put in one of the worst sorry arsed performances I've ever had the misfortune to say money for and it will take me a long time to get over yesterday's pile of turd. They owe this club a game of a lifetime next week.
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kysersosaqpr added 17:06 - Aug 19
What can be said that hasn't already been said. Cisse as lone striker is best away from home when we tend to play more on the break. Two strikers at home (fulham pair).
Real concern was lack of midfielders running back to cover in the second half - especially as MH's team blah on about their tough conditioning and training regime!
Ounahu and green looked like rabbits caught in headlights - never seen such nervousness in two players - weird?
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