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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report 18:44 - Feb 25 with 6059 viewsNorthernr

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 18:58 - Feb 25 with 4758 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Excellent report.

Fair point about the ref too. He was very good.

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:37 - Feb 25 with 4536 viewsPaddyhoops

We were right behind Begovich when the ironic cheers went up as he launched it . We were having kittens with some of his distribution.
We all want football played out from the back but this particular keeper is not capable of doing it .
Great at report as always .
Can imagine The Crown being a solemn place when Stan’s passing came through.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:37 - Feb 25 with 4536 viewsOldPedro

Another match report and another line which makes me spit out my drink....

"Turning smoothly onto the ball the Loft cried ‘shoot’ as one. Willock obliged with a strike cleaner than Gwyneth Paltrow’s colon after a three-week juice cleanse..."

Maybe, I should learn to not read the match reports and drink at the same time.....

Extra mature cheddar......a simple cheese for a simple man

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:38 - Feb 25 with 4526 viewsManinBlack

Nice to see a report where we actually won a game we were expected to win. To be fair to Rotherham they had to start on the front foot and get the lead to test our fragility to recover when we concede first and see if we fell away.

In a strange sort of way because we started so poorly we could only improve so rather than lose our way we galvanised. We need to do this more often as better teams than Rotherham will score first in upcoming games.

People talk about hospital balls in football but Chair's effort for their goal looked like a prison ball. He certainly played it as if he had a ball and chain around his ankle. Looked as though his mind wasn't quite on the game at the start. It would have been quite funny if it wasn't for the seriousness of our situation.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:40 - Feb 25 with 4495 viewsNorthernr

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:37 - Feb 25 by OldPedro

Another match report and another line which makes me spit out my drink....

"Turning smoothly onto the ball the Loft cried ‘shoot’ as one. Willock obliged with a strike cleaner than Gwyneth Paltrow’s colon after a three-week juice cleanse..."

Maybe, I should learn to not read the match reports and drink at the same time.....


That's an Anthony Bourdain classic. Had that in the joke log for a long time waiting for somebody, anybody, to strike a ball cleanly.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:43 - Feb 25 with 4478 viewsOldPedro

A lot of the issues we have had early on in recent games around trying to play out from the back, are caused by the number of touches Begovic, Cook and Clarke Salter take and how slowly they move the ball - Begovic in particular takes too much time.

This then ends up with another defender receiving the ball under pressure and we cough up possession in a dangerous position. We need to be moving the ball quicker so that players receiving the ball have more time to make a decision.

Extra mature cheddar......a simple cheese for a simple man

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:45 - Feb 25 with 4452 viewsNorthernr

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:43 - Feb 25 by OldPedro

A lot of the issues we have had early on in recent games around trying to play out from the back, are caused by the number of touches Begovic, Cook and Clarke Salter take and how slowly they move the ball - Begovic in particular takes too much time.

This then ends up with another defender receiving the ball under pressure and we cough up possession in a dangerous position. We need to be moving the ball quicker so that players receiving the ball have more time to make a decision.


Begovic also, and he did this a lot in the first 10 yesterday, has a horrid habit of passing the ball behind the player, so he has to check, turn round, take an extra touch or two, all the time slowing it down. He's a big issue for us in trying to play this way. If we stay up and Cifuentes is manager next year a goalkeeper of half the age and expense who's actually able to pass a ball to a man in stride would make an enormous difference.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 20:25 - Feb 25 with 4100 viewsBenny_the_Ball

Excellent report. It encapsulates the range of emotions that we all experienced yesterday. Nerves, frustration, relief, joy and, finally, sadness.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 20:33 - Feb 25 with 4060 viewscolinallcars

It amazes me that a goalie of Begovic's experience can't play a simple short pass to a colleague. It seems such a straightforward thing to do, if “forward” is the correct thing to say.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 20:43 - Feb 25 with 4013 viewsPhilothesuperhoop

I completely agree that Willock was MOTM…but it leaves a nasty taste admitting it.

The guy’s attitude has been shocking in the past year, and either he is being a complete mercenary about his contract or his team are promising a pot of gold in the summer. He clearly hated Gareth Ainsworth and his methods, but he is a professional footballer not a school kid so he should still have competed.

He has looked completely half arsed for ages…and then the last couple of weeks. Simply superb.

Have you noticed how Marti has his arm around him at every moment laughing and joking - so clearly he has seen the benefit a decent performance from this moody git can bring.

I now guess we all have to hold our nose and put up with pandering to him whilst he plays ‘on show’ to get a big contract elsewhere because performances like this (especially if we play him centrally) can keep us up. As long as his hamstrings hold out.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 20:46 - Feb 25 with 3977 viewsPhilothesuperhoop

…also for Begorvic, see Pep dumping Joe Hart! A perfectly decent keeper…but one who can’t play football with either foot! He played one 15 yard pass early on that missed the man by 5 yards! That really takes some doing.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 21:04 - Feb 25 with 3875 viewsFrankRightguard

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 20:46 - Feb 25 by Philothesuperhoop

…also for Begorvic, see Pep dumping Joe Hart! A perfectly decent keeper…but one who can’t play football with either foot! He played one 15 yard pass early on that missed the man by 5 yards! That really takes some doing.


And that one man had an opponent tight behind him. Suicidal pass that ultimately ended up with the ball in our net.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 22:52 - Feb 25 with 3352 viewsdaveB

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:37 - Feb 25 by Paddyhoops

We were right behind Begovich when the ironic cheers went up as he launched it . We were having kittens with some of his distribution.
We all want football played out from the back but this particular keeper is not capable of doing it .
Great at report as always .
Can imagine The Crown being a solemn place when Stan’s passing came through.


It's fine playing out from the back but they were pressing high and we couldn't get out, was obvious we needed to change it for a bit to calm their press down a bit and get up the pitch. We do it every week at the moment just incapable of reading the match situation and doing the same thing each time
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 23:40 - Feb 25 with 3203 viewsParkRoyalR

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 22:52 - Feb 25 by daveB

It's fine playing out from the back but they were pressing high and we couldn't get out, was obvious we needed to change it for a bit to calm their press down a bit and get up the pitch. We do it every week at the moment just incapable of reading the match situation and doing the same thing each time


Last sentence is very telling, if we had an on-field captain I wonder would this improve this weakness; most successful teams historically had a key player / captain who was the on-field manager, and adapted the managers plan as the game evolved, similar to that Army saying along the lines of a plan doesn't last long after first contact with the enemy.

It was almost as if we didn't know what to do with Rotherham's high press and pressure from the crowd dictated we stopped dicking at the back and hit it long to Frey to calm things down and get a foothold in the game.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 23:51 - Feb 25 with 3156 viewsdaveB

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 23:40 - Feb 25 by ParkRoyalR

Last sentence is very telling, if we had an on-field captain I wonder would this improve this weakness; most successful teams historically had a key player / captain who was the on-field manager, and adapted the managers plan as the game evolved, similar to that Army saying along the lines of a plan doesn't last long after first contact with the enemy.

It was almost as if we didn't know what to do with Rotherham's high press and pressure from the crowd dictated we stopped dicking at the back and hit it long to Frey to calm things down and get a foothold in the game.


Cook told Begovic about 3 times to hit it long but he ignored him
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 01:18 - Feb 26 with 3046 viewsCLAREMAN1995

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:37 - Feb 25 by OldPedro

Another match report and another line which makes me spit out my drink....

"Turning smoothly onto the ball the Loft cried ‘shoot’ as one. Willock obliged with a strike cleaner than Gwyneth Paltrow’s colon after a three-week juice cleanse..."

Maybe, I should learn to not read the match reports and drink at the same time.....


You are lucky I read his reports over dinner or breakfast and he throws out those lines most weeks
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 08:45 - Feb 26 with 2571 viewsswisscottage

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 23:40 - Feb 25 by ParkRoyalR

Last sentence is very telling, if we had an on-field captain I wonder would this improve this weakness; most successful teams historically had a key player / captain who was the on-field manager, and adapted the managers plan as the game evolved, similar to that Army saying along the lines of a plan doesn't last long after first contact with the enemy.

It was almost as if we didn't know what to do with Rotherham's high press and pressure from the crowd dictated we stopped dicking at the back and hit it long to Frey to calm things down and get a foothold in the game.


The main problem other than Begovic was that Hodge was not doing his job.

With each goal kick Dunne was pushing upfield as he did against Bristol but whereas Anderson slotted in at right back to give the option Hodge was wandering around the centre circle until someone yelled at him and he woke up to what he was supposed to be doing.

I think that contributed to him being hooked at halftime
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 09:04 - Feb 26 with 2523 viewshoops_legend

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:45 - Feb 25 by Northernr

Begovic also, and he did this a lot in the first 10 yesterday, has a horrid habit of passing the ball behind the player, so he has to check, turn round, take an extra touch or two, all the time slowing it down. He's a big issue for us in trying to play this way. If we stay up and Cifuentes is manager next year a goalkeeper of half the age and expense who's actually able to pass a ball to a man in stride would make an enormous difference.


Begovic is an old school type of keeper and hes doing his best but will never quite be a sweeper keeper! I think hes done an ok job for us next year but agreed I would like a new younger keeper who can play out from the back if we are to play like this (which we should - just with right players)
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 10:15 - Feb 26 with 2314 viewsderbyhoop

The first 10 minutes were a QPR horror show, largely of our own making. In the teeth of a highly.predictable high press from Rotherham, we kept p1ssballing around between keeper and defenders. With predictable results.

Once we got a foothold in the game, we realised Rotherham were really poor. Willock roasted the LB a few times and we were creating chances. Johannsen made a number of good saves, especially Cook's header. Hayden could have been booked for his 1st bad tackle, so it was a bold move to replace him & Hodge (not big/strong enough) to deal with Rotherham. Smyth was a threat going forward, even if he went down easily on many occasions. Willock a clear MOTM, both for the assist and the goal. I'm not sure I'd seen a ball hit that hard since Bobby Charlton in his prime. Keeper wasn't great on that but I'd like to see a view from behind the goal.

We've given ourselves a fighting chance. Pity so many other results went the wrong way. Ultimately, it will be settled by what we do. 2/3 more home performances will, hopefully, give us enough points.

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 11:02 - Feb 26 with 2186 viewsNoelmc

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:43 - Feb 25 by OldPedro

A lot of the issues we have had early on in recent games around trying to play out from the back, are caused by the number of touches Begovic, Cook and Clarke Salter take and how slowly they move the ball - Begovic in particular takes too much time.

This then ends up with another defender receiving the ball under pressure and we cough up possession in a dangerous position. We need to be moving the ball quicker so that players receiving the ball have more time to make a decision.


Noticed Marti shouting at Begovic at one point to move the ball quicker. Also with Dunne so good in the air we should have used the option more often of him as a target man advanced on the right to win a few flick ons. Hodge or Hayden needed to cover for him though.

If that worked a few times, I'm sure Rotherham would have abandoned their high pressing game which caused us such problems.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 12:03 - Feb 26 with 2027 viewsqprninja

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:40 - Feb 25 by Northernr

That's an Anthony Bourdain classic. Had that in the joke log for a long time waiting for somebody, anybody, to strike a ball cleanly.


Was expecting a reference to one of her special candles.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 12:18 - Feb 26 with 1989 viewsPaddyhoops

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 09:04 - Feb 26 by hoops_legend

Begovic is an old school type of keeper and hes doing his best but will never quite be a sweeper keeper! I think hes done an ok job for us next year but agreed I would like a new younger keeper who can play out from the back if we are to play like this (which we should - just with right players)


Begovich was on 5 live this morning talking about his main love , Chelsea getting schooled by a crèche at Wembley.
Way to go Asmir!!
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 12:28 - Feb 26 with 1949 viewsGaryBannister86

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 12:18 - Feb 26 by Paddyhoops

Begovich was on 5 live this morning talking about his main love , Chelsea getting schooled by a crèche at Wembley.
Way to go Asmir!!


Yep - in the midst of a crucial point of the season, and after a vital home win, our captain's first focus on a Monday morning is to drone on about Chelsea.

Fantastic.
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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 13:52 - Feb 26 with 1725 viewsAntti_Heinola

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 19:45 - Feb 25 by Northernr

Begovic also, and he did this a lot in the first 10 yesterday, has a horrid habit of passing the ball behind the player, so he has to check, turn round, take an extra touch or two, all the time slowing it down. He's a big issue for us in trying to play this way. If we stay up and Cifuentes is manager next year a goalkeeper of half the age and expense who's actually able to pass a ball to a man in stride would make an enormous difference.


Exactly this.
And the keeper also needs to be thinking, chess-like, about the pass after his. If he gives it to someone, do they have an option too? This is on the outfield players as well of course. Pedro also spot on about how slow the three of them were. Get a goal kick, and they just stand there for ages waiting for Rotherham to mark up. Pass the bloody thing and get on with it!

Bare bones.

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Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 13:55 - Feb 26 with 1709 viewsAntti_Heinola

Willock completes Rangers' Rotherham revival - Report on 12:18 - Feb 26 by Paddyhoops

Begovich was on 5 live this morning talking about his main love , Chelsea getting schooled by a crèche at Wembley.
Way to go Asmir!!


Whether we stay up or not, I suspect a new keeper will be very high on Marti's wish list.

Bare bones.

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