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|Queens Park Rangers v Derby County Your Report added at 16:52:55|
Hall's goal was a well choregraphed homage to Zamora's Wembley wonder goal. Check out QPRNYC on twitter for the best meme of the week
Sometimes football is near perfect; hook up at C&S with old friend up from Bournemouth, Weeping Tiger - better with noodles, not rice, London Pride - never wait long for service, walk to ground, perfect weather, truly entertaining game from 2 teams with little to play for, deserved 2-1 result, smile on my face all the way back to Colchester, extended highlights next day, await Clive's latest masterpiece. Delight tempered only by a feeling of regret that we are seeing the last performances in hooped shirts by some of these exciting talented players
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 14:45:43|
We were never really in control of the ball or the game.
Substituting Wells for Amos was a mistake imo as Reading defence was then comfortable and our extra midfielder didn’t seem to make any difference.
Last 30 minutes was all Reading, confident, aggressive, first to the ball. They just lacked a cutting edge up front. Ejaria was MoM. Scowen for me had a great game, consistently called upon to break up attacks and consistently did so
Both our goals were well worked; Hugill, Eze and Wells are lethal once we get into dangerous areas. Trouble is, there was not enough of it.
In the end I was happy to settle for the point.
Somehow we are now fourth!
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 23:56:51|
Substitutions transformed the game
Wolves front three Dazzled in the first half; Onuoha and especially Perch embarrassed - appealing for offsides instead of defending; preceded both goals
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 17:50:22|
And emotional day ramps up the memory; on any other day and in any other fixture This game will probably not have remained long in the memory
Coming from behind to win a match in white shirtshasn't happened for a while!
My takeaway from this game is that
we have a decent squad of players who are slowly but surely blending into a team
Luongo is destined to never score a goal for QPR
Neil Warnock is destined to rant into eternity! (Saying that in an affectionate way) check out the final two minutes of the full replay on QPR player!
Smithies should keep hold of that green top, black shorts White Socks combo - so much classier than the Canary outfit
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 14:19:09|
Five things we learned from Ewood Park
One) two northern games in four days not really an excuse –they stayed up, somewhere nice
Two) Darnell still has a way to go– But we should stick with him
Three) Manning and Luongo may be presenting us with a Lampard/Gerrard problem. I think.
Four) Smith on 20 minutes evidence, looks like Poulter without the aggression BUT he won every ball in the air and will certainly link well with Conor
Five) Holloway needs to read the game better; Emnes immediately swung the momentum Blackburns way bullying Darnell with little protection from Yellowcard Perch or anyone else
Six) Perch looks like he could get a red card almost every tackle (Yes, of course, we knew that already)
Seven) Bidwell looks as though he could mature into an outstanding left back
Eight) 89 mins 'Coyle Out', 90 mins 'Owen Coyle's Blue and White army'
Nine) we learned nothing from brief and super-brief appearances from Ravel and Kazenga respectively - except that perhaps they should of come on earlier
10) England were poor but still beat France
11) the Bournemouth supporters at Norton Canes
services were more fed up than I was
11 things we learned… Okay, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition…
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 18:04:49|
The football gods were smiling on us today and we are blessed with an outstanding goalkeeper
Despite Lee Masons prodigious attempts to steer the match Fulham's way we still came away with three glorious unlikely points
On another day against a sharper team we would have been done
Henry had one of his best games for us – but was allowed to as Fulham had no recognised midfield destroyer
At times Massimo looked class above any player on the field
I thought that Fulhams substitutions of Parker and Martin were certainly puzzling– Although there is a suggestion that Parker may have been injured
Suddenly, Singapore Speechgate has – for the moment – dropped off the radar
At 18:04 hours this Saturday evening, I am feeling very content ...
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 13:47:38|
Leadership on the pitch makes all the difference
Derby County need not worry about promotion
Really like the look of Cheri/Polter up top
No one really had a bad game but I wish Phillips would give us more
DO NOT move Perch from left back
Find A Way to get Faurlin to a 90 minute player
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 15:35:31|
Reasons for the debacle are crystal clear
No on-field leadership.
Fulham understood how important is the local derby was to their fans
In no mood,nor any need, to dissect this corpse further
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 08:24:58|
We're all probably happy today, but only because we won. Without the 94th minute Jet- out- of-jail card, we would all be lathering in spume spattered anti-Ramsey invective.
Negatives: non existent defensive unit fails in its attempt to concede more goals than we score on this occasion. Karl Henry. Again. He must know where the bodies are buried...
Positives; Jet, Leroy step up to the plate. Konchesky' best game, Cheri redeemed. Return of the Beast. QPR top Championship scoring charts.
Jury out; Angella and Toczer
Loved the last 2 goals, though. And the jerk chicken outside the Springbok...
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 22:11:11|
Puzzled by team selection
Puzzled by the substitution
Puzzled why no other substitutions
Puzzled by formation
Puzzled by tactics
Puzzled why Charlie was kept on the sidelines so long
Disappointed in too many poor performances - by both teams
Wondering when CR is going to come up with a coherent matchday strategy
Other than that, the Ron Springett moment was observed appropriately
Thinking of him - and looking at the brilliant shot of Parksie in the Gala Night advert on the screen, I remarked to John (FL Block F44) that it's a shame that neither of them is available tp play for us now....
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 23:58:26|
Shambolic pre-season, unfit players, shed load of new signings, bewildering substitutions, conceding late goals
Lessons learnt? Seems to me we have been here before..
More worrying: Surrendering a 2 goal lead at home will give every championship side the confidence that we can be easily beaten home or away
And right now it seems we can
On this evidence we won't get anything at the Molyneux Wednesday. 1 point from 3 games.
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 21:11:44|
Sorry, Rio, nothing personal, but it's just not working
It didn't work with Ji Sung Park either
Class players playing alongside class players Rio with Vidic, Evra, Rafael etc: - Works well
Class players, especially class players past their best, alongside players of less ability - well, we all saw it for ourselves..
I don't doubt his sincerity or commitment - it's just too hard to adapt to the ordinary after years of relentless success with a world giant like Man U
Mistake repeated I'm afraid.
Agree with Recoilboss about this early injury crisis - must be something to do with training
Strange that the pre-season stars Hoilett and Onuoha can't get a start. Remind me who signed them?
Barton redemption has been the highlight of the last 2 seasons - remind me who signed him?
Simpson sold a week before we ditch 3-5-2 - why?
Last minute trolley dash again - Harry admits it. None of them fit, two can't speak a word of English.
4 transfer windows; still no continuity, still no stability and still no maturity; only 4 Wembley heroes on the pitch yesterday....
Trying to keep the faith in the face of bewildering signings, baffling selections, weekly formation changes and knee jerk substitutions
Other than that, it's fine.
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 19:10:44|
Match rating 8 because of its importance and the 3 points
Sunderland desperately wanted something from this game
We have to learn how to take control of games, last 10 mins was like a Wembley replay.
Fer has to be fit enough for 95 mins.
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 21:21:18|
All of bigears plus two other failings
2nd to the ball every time
Way too narrow in the second half until the too-late substitutions Never stretched them on the flanks
Just wondering if the McLaren factor is missing. Barnsley - regressed, Millwall - late lapse, Burnley - way too casual way too sloppy
Were the first 8 games a mirage as we suspected?
Wigan will be telling
|Queens Park Rangers v Reading Your Report added at 18:43:56|
Well it's another 3 points but I still have this nagging doubt that we are not yet singing at concert pitch
Plus points? Carroll greatly improved, Austin hard working and effective - really warming to him; right to be patient
Negatives? BAE and Hoillett looked too casual for me, Kranscar average compared to last week, central defence - whisper it - looked occasionally shaky. But that's being really picky
3 straight away games to come will be the acid test - inc. the league leaders in the frozen North
Would play Henry and Faurlin in the defensive midfield roles keeping Hoilett and Carroll as impact pacey subs when O Neill runs out of puff
No game at W12 for a month - when we entertain McLaren's undoubtedly rejuvenated Derby followed by another tricky away day at Reading
Wouldn't tamper with anything else - need to pick up 5 pts from these 3 games
Am I right in thinking that 40 years ago Burnley and QPR finished 1st and second in this division? 2 years after that promotion we missed out on the big title by a whisker.
Repeat prescription please..
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