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BOS Up Front
at 09:25 10 Jan 2021

I cannot understand why, after such an improved attacking performance against Norwich with BOS up front we went back to the same old Dykes/Bonne in attack yesterday.

I am still in favour of keeping Warbs, but again, this type of reversion to past failings confuses me.

Would be interesting to see Austin coaching Kelman/Dykes moving forward. Maybe loaning out Bonne.

Would also be good for BOS to get an earful from Austin if he continues to be too selfish with his crosses!
[Post edited 10 Jan 9:28]
Double standards?
at 23:35 2 Jan 2021

Wondered if anyone knows the answer to this: given the decision to not play Manning, but to play Bright throughout the contract stand-off; is it actually more to do with the fact that Manning would leave for nothing (no compensation due to age), whereas BOS would attract compensation.

Does the tribunal decide the value of the compensation by the amount of games played for the club - this would explain a business case for the difference in approach - the more demonstrably important Bright is, the higher the compensation?

Shodipo’s on fire
at 17:02 2 Jan 2021

Seems to be having a great loan spell at Oxford. A bit of confidence abs hopefully a BOS replacement already in the ranks. Under contract until 2022.
at 17:58 19 Dec 2020

Is Eustace a managerial option?..

Knows the squad - good, bad and its potential.

Would work with the squad he’s got.

Key point... maybe more flexible and less stubborn?
at 19:09 18 Dec 2020

...someone I thought we should have gone in for in the summer. Seems he’s got 12 goals in 18 games for Peterborough this season. That’ll price him out of our reach now!
at 21:47 15 Dec 2020

That was a great save from Dieng tonight - Kane almost turned it into his own net, but take nothing away from Dieng’s save to block the shot!
at 23:04 28 Sep 2020

I notice that Albert has started wearing Arsenal, Forest and Boro shirts in his recent twitter exhibitions. That will disappoint some of the twits out there.
Three at the back
at 21:44 19 Sep 2020

Isn’t a back 3 a sensible move? Certainly provides some cover for our high flyings wing’backs’?

Also allows two up front which can only be a good thing.
Karl Ready
at 14:17 15 Aug 2020

He gets a lot of flack - honest question as I was too young to really judge - was he that bad, or in hindsight; is his ‘memory’ blighted by quite stiff comparators at the time (McDonald, Peacock, Yates, Maddix)?
Context for this Season
at 20:03 9 Jul 2020

Casting minds back 14 months, I wonder how in the cold light of day, this season does compare to people’s expectations.

I remember the doom and gloom on this website about the likelihood of a season of turgid trouble. There were plenty of threads with those long in the tooth woke posters expecting certain relegation; after all, how could the club shed playing staff and salary to such an extent to meet FFP restrictions and stand a fighting chance?

So, in the context of the major surgery, vast rebalancing of finance and the disruption to our momentum in March; and even in consideration of the crap that we have endured through July, on balance I am impressed that we have held our own this season and actually enjoyed most of it!

When you’re Hitting the breaks at 80mph to turn a juggernaut away from a cliff edge, the turning part takes the most effort (metaphorically speaking).

Well done Lee, Les and Mark - this season has been a strategic success. As Clive says, you can’t sell season tickets on a balance sheet, but the club has done the hard part - next year we can see the juggernaut driving in the right direction.
Re-distribution of fans at Loftus Road
at 20:46 24 Jun 2020

I have just asked the fans forum whether there is a possibility of relocating supporters within Loftus Road:

Away fans in (say) blocks T to X, accessed off of Ellerslie Road: Worse facilities (water pressure to name but one!!!).

Family Stand moved to School End: Accessed off of South Africa Road via the club shop entrance, player entrance etc - much more family orientated. Number of seats in the lower tier is probably suitably sized for our family season ticket uptake? Roof covers most of the seats as well.

Loftus Road and R block for home fans: R block accessed off of Loftus Road end.

Surely this makes sense?
closed doors - QPR advantage?
at 20:03 11 May 2020

If/when the season re-opens and if/when it is behind closed doors, QPR will be in the half of the division who would have had to play 5 or the remaining 9 games away from home; therefore there would be a small advantage to QPR in this arrangement - small margins.

A step further, three of the matches would have been London derbies, plus a trip to Lootown.

Our final match would have been a trip to the Hawthorns.

Finally, let’s be honest - has Loftus Road been a fortress this year? The Loft End has been dead (thanks to the family stand nonsense).

...my hunch is that finishing the season behind closed doors could give QPR a bit of an advantage.

Wegerle v Sinclair v Ainsworth
at 07:41 7 May 2020

Just because I haven’t posted for a while. Which of the above ‘qpr goals of the season’ wins it for you?

1) Wegerle at Leeds (top flight opposition, but regardless of Wegerle’s brilliance - it was terrible defending!)?

2) Sinclair v Barnsley (unstoppable but lower quality opposition than Wegerle’s goal)

3) Ainsworth v Rushden & Diamonds (much poorer opposition, but he did it twice and there would have been little that Real Madrid could have done to stop them).
Ned Zelic: was he Australian? Did he actually play for us?
at 15:09 21 Apr 2020

Sorry, this might have been picked up in the other thread, but I haven’t gone through all five pages!
at 19:38 2 Apr 2020

It’s been asked before I’m sure; but...

Has anyone else had enough of pigbag after goals are scored. It’s just got a bit naff and stifles any celebrations as everyone defaults to clapping along with it like the audience to the theme tune of a 2nd rate BBC family show.

Get rid.

End of.

Premier Clubs could support EFL clubs
at 12:06 15 Mar 2020

How about Premier Clubs cancelling their over-seas tours this summer and playing pre-season fixtures with their first team at their local EFL / Non-league clubs... or better still hosting their lower league neighbours and allowing them to take the profit from the fixture.

Given the context, it wouldn’t be too hard to see Anfield sold out for a pre-season match between Liverpool and Tranmere; or similar for Man United v Oldham.

Premier Clubs could go one step further and set up a weekend long city/region-wide four club tournament with say:

- West Ham, Orient, Spurs, Dagenham
- Man U, Man City, Oldham, Rochdale

Would be a great gesture and also support the notion of not travelling too much in the light of current health concerns.

If these fixtures were arranged (in principle) ASAP; it would allow struggling clubs the opportunity to potentially borrow / cash flow the next few months.
BOS as a striker
at 23:11 25 Feb 2020

Now he’s found his scoring boots from the wing, and after a good showing second half up front today, it would be interesting to see how he gets on as a striker against Birmingham and other teams this year. If it works and we could convert him to a striker; and given the price of an average Championship level attacker then give him a strikers salary for a new contract, play him there next year and watch his value rocket.
Academy Education
at 22:34 25 Feb 2020

Well played my team!

One observation - I think Jack Clarke has a lot of potential, but my goodness I lost my rag with him in the last few seconds of the match when BOS tried that stinging shot across goal, which ran towards R block. As Clarke stood moaning at BOS, rather than chasing the ball to the corner flag and holding possession for the team. if Derby had broken away and scored he would be totally responsible. Thankfully the whistle blew for full time, but I was livid.

Warburton needs to give him a severe talking to as talent aside, he could learn a lot from BOS’ character, who chased and harried lost causes all night and seemed to enjoy himself while he was at it!

Whinge over, but I hope Warbs saw that too and has a word for his own good.

Quality player - needs to work on his work rate and bite.
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