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|Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City Your Report added at 12:47:00|
Cameron edged MOM for me but after he was booked, I was very worried he might get a second yellow! Ball, Eze, Bright and Hugill also candidates and the rest of the team (and Chair) were all solid 7s on my marking.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 10:54:14|
Struggled to get to grips with the pressure that Rotherham exerted with pressing and numerous dead balls played into the box.
Last twenty minutes or so got on top as they tired and could have easily won it in the end.
Referee absolutely ineffectual and inconsistent. Did nothing to speed up play and two yellows for us but nothing for them.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 09:41:37|
Difficult night, opponents all in your face, up for it and performing well. Difficult conditions with wind and rain and a complete prat of a referee. We couldn't settle, get any passing going, looked a lot like last season and had to thank Smithies from preventing a cricket score.
Then we got better, got a break with the sending off, overcame the setback of losing the skipper and a poorly conceded second goal, battled for every ball, got a bit of passing going and played our way back into the game. Something we didn't have much of last year and haven't seen this season yet. The comeback!
Well done lads, still uneaten at home
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 09:34:29|
Luongo mom for me, turning into Diakite with a brain!
Alex Baptiste! WOW! Where did that performance come from? What happened to the timid starts we saw previously? Was it just shifting him to the right that made such a difference.
Ipswich poor side, start to season a bit of a fluke, keeper kept them in it....but....could've snatched a point if it hadn't been for Lua Lua. What a cameo, brilliant cross, won three free kicks and kept playing into the corner to Smith. Saw the game out!
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 11:56:46|
Amazingly open and at times end to end game. More entertainment in the first eight mins than we have seen in a long time. Some important covering by Ned early on, on another day we could have been in a spot more bother. Don't want to put a dampener on it though, a very good performance all 'round and a great start.
Midfield pressing, in particular was excellent kept winning the ball back and pushing forward. Top marks to Ollie for getting this selection spot on. Mackie, Washington and Wsolek just need to shoot/ cross a little quicker but that should come with confidence.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 10:53:56|
Think Ollie's interview was a fair summary, passing poor, new manager bounce, he was a bit slow with subs and we missed Luongo.
Smithies poor (for once), Furlong not bad but a couple of errors (still learning, Bidwell solid and steady but ineffective going forward, Perch and Ned generally ok, Hall fairly good.
Manning, Freeman and Wszolek all hardly in the game and when they were constantly gave the ball away, Washington hardly got the ball and Smith double marked out of it and when that happens he seems to have little else to offer. He has been very good up to now but his lack of mobility (he doesn't seem to have a sprint in him) is a real worry.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 16:04:26|
A bright opening evolved into a mainly flat and uninspiring first half. I was wondering whether there would be any boos at ht but then Phillips scored and cheered the place up. A very entertaining but scrappy second 45 followed where several chances were created by both sides. Charlton pressed hard in the closing stages in a desperate need for three points but a combination of poor finishing and Smithies denied them. Then came El Kayate's wonder goal, the one moment of true outfield quality in the game.
Smithies impressive again, and Kayate and Robinson worthy of praise although it's only one goal and one debut performance,so important not too get carried away.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 12:00:47|
Good game but unfortunately our defence, Smithies and perhaps Perch excepted, fell apart. We really missed Clint Hill. It highlights the concern of a lack of a dominant cb and the need to find one for next season and then to find the best partner for him. Change is also desirable in both full back positions. Both have done a decent job recently but were exposed and found wanting here, although in Perch's case the absolute lack of tactical nous in front of him was constantly apparent.
I would be interested, as Clive has suggested to see Perch in the Henry role, for at least a couple of games before the end of the season, as Robinson seems to be ready to play some part at lb.
Also hope to see Washington get a start while his confidence is high, maybe move Hoilett to the right and play CW on the left.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 13:09:50|
Bristol shaded first half, we shaded second. Missed the three injured players. Green early mistake with ball control but afterwards very good. Hoilet has come into form, very unlucky not to win the game for us with the shot that hit the bar at 1-0. Only defeat in seven was in the last minute to the league leaders away, so a work in progress but definitely more solid and moving in the right direction.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 09:52:08|
When I was on my way to my seat in SA rd and heard the team read out , I was not a happy man. Harry had done it again. BZ starting after a bright sub appearance. Yuk left out after a good performance. Dunne recalled after a shaky period. Hughes still at rb.
However, after a bright start which forced Wigan into making four fouls in the opening minutes, led to a very good performance against a very strong team. Moving the ball better, only going backwards and sideways when necessary. We did have a shaky start to the second half when Wigan ran straight at the heart of our defence on several occasions and went very close to scoring. We also conceded several free kicks near our box in the last few minutes which had a 'deja vous' feeling about them. Otherwise, we competed well throughout and deserved the points.
Benayoun was MOM for me. Never stopped running and was everywhere including in the six yard box, for the second match running, to apply a strikers finish. Added the energy that has been absent. Very unfortunate with both yellows.
LTC had a good game. Very involved and also adding energy to the team. Yes he misplaced a couple of passes but which player didn't give the ball away at least once or twice?
Morrison didn't really get going but he was occupying their defence and making room for others. He also was extremely unlucky with a late free kick that came back of the underside of the bar.
Very good performances from Hill and Green and even a better performance from Hughes.
On the negative side knocks for Barton and Morrison, Krancjar subbed at ht and a one match ban for Yossi. How are we going to get another game out of BZ so soon? Thank goodness it's a four day gap and not three. Saturday may be very tricky. We may need a little luck on our side! However, we have 69 points and we need to keep going, play offs almost in reach and Burnley play Leicester with Wigan still to come. It's very unlikely but their is still a chance.
Well done Harry, on this occasion you got it right! (Get BZ to put his feet up for a couple of days)
Come on u Rrrrrr's
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 15:38:26|
I thought we were well on top and 2-0 definitely flattered Brighton.
Nice ground easy access and exit and comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. However, my seat was in the corner and low down (row J) even though I got from box ofice just an hour or so after it opened. It made it difficult to get a perspective on what was happening at the far end and at times to work out if it was Hill or Dunne who was making challenges.
Transport links and car parking difficult for remote location. Hope we can do better, in future, but always going to be a major headache. We are so lucky with LR.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 10:38:41|
Did Green an injustice. Having seen the highlights, he was down very quick to save the penalty, the free kick took a big deflection which I hadn't seen and the save where he pushed the ball out was better(safer) than I thought.
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 19:41:21|
A poor start, didn't look like a penalty but seems that Bond says it was.
Overall, thought we were just about the better of two pretty average teams. No outstanding performances, Traore dangerous but gave away free kick, with stupid challenge which led to their goal and missed a chance to put us 2-1 up just after half time. He also picked up an injury near the end which is a concern. Morrison looks promising, if he doesn't go off the rails! Doyle worked hard and looked lively. Jenas had one of his rare decent games. Green saved a penalty but it was a poor effort and he continues to look shaky. Onuoha adds a bit of pace and strong play to the defence. Hughes still hasn't impressed since he arrived. Henry was pretty solid but got a yellow card for a very late challenge when Kebe was going away from goal.
For Leeds, Kebe looks like he has lost his pace since his Reading days and McCormack apart from his free kick, looked pretty ordinary. On this showing, he doesn't look like he has the pace for a higher level.
The five loan limit is a problem as all the fit strikers are on loan and that takes up three of the five. Add in Morrison and it leaves one other space.
Rot stopped. Barton back next week. Hopefully, he can team up with Morrison and we will see an improvement. We need it with four of the next five away!
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 21:38:59|
Our defence and central midfield has been well and truly found out and is now being exploited regularly. Reading were just the latest to capitalise on our lack of pace and cover as well as our mistakes. Green's confidence is being eroded as he had another shaky game
On a positive note Hoilett was the best we have seen him and Traore was also good on the left flank. They did what we had needed to do at Derby, get around the back and get the ball across the goal. Unfortunately, we couldn't convert what they created..
|Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers Your Report added at 16:33:02|
A good result, how good we will know later on! A very open entertaining game in which we started very well.
Just as well we didn't play BAE at rb as they targeted him and ala Mackie forced him into errors one of which led to the third goal.
Good performances all round and two debut goals and a first for Dunne.
Doyle had a superb start to the game, worked hard and was very good in the air. Understandably, he tired a bit in the later stages. A very good signing on this performance.
Maiga, well he scored and won a few headers. Needs to get to know his teammates and didn't get that long.
Defensively, we are now making mistakes and the early season solidity, and luck, has gone.
Yet another serious injury, this time to Phillips. Hope that Hoillett, who looks much better on the right, and Traore can recover from their knocks otherwise we will only have SWP as a winger!
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