Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

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Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:39 pm

First Half Team

Alex Smithies, James Perch, Nedum Onuoha, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell, Josh Scowen, Ryan Manning, Jamie Mackie, Yeni Ngbakoto, Conor Washington, Matt Smith.


Second Half Team

Matt Ingram, Darnell Furlong, Giles Philips, Nikko Hamalainen, Jack Robinson, Ariel Borysiuk, Charlie Owens, Pawel Wszolek, Reece Grego-Cox, Ebere Eze, Idrissa Sylla


Ian Holloway’s side lining up in a 4-2-3-1 with Ngbakoto shadowing Matt Smith up top. Jamie Mackie is playing down the right while Conor Washington is floating in from the left.

The attacking four look an early threat as Ngbakoto, Mackie and Washington working to get close to the target man Matt Smith. A promising start from the Hoops here.

QPR win the corner from a counter attack, but it’s cleared. Ngbakoto’s dead ball delivery is looking dangerous if someone can get on the end of it.

Goal!

It’s Jamie Mackie! The ball came in from the flank and Ngbakoto’s header bounced off Mackie who chested the ball into the back of the net from point-blank range. 1-0 to the Hoops!

We have reached the first 30-minute break in the 120-minute match, as both teams stop for five minutes for a water-break. An encouraging start from the Hoops who look dangerous going forward. However they have been far too open in defence.
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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Satch » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:47 pm

Too early to know for sure, but i'm getting the feeling Smith is the first choice striker, which imo is f***** madness.

We're completely bypassing the centre midfield here.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:00 pm

It’s the Posh who get the first chance of the second quarter, an excellent knock-down is met by Danny Lloyd who sends his half-volley wide of the mark. They may be behind but I wouldn’t bet against them getting a goal. A clumsy tackle from Joel Lynch leads to a free-kick in a dangerous spot. but Alex Smithies gathers the ball with ease.

Conor Washington goes off after picking up a knock, and is replaced by Pawel Wsozlek.

That man Ricky Miller, who has caused QPR allsorts of problems goes close as his effort across the face of goal clips the post on it’s way wide. Unlucky.

That’s 60 minutes done. Now for 22 substitutions!

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by dm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:12 pm

It's "half time". Smith had 4 very decent opportunities to score and fluffed them all. Nbakoto and Mackie probably our best players so far. Doughty excellent for the Posh.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by westlondonlalala » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Rbee wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Ian Holloway’s side lining up in a 4-2-3-1 with Ngbakoto shadowing Matt Smith up top. Jamie Mackie is playing down the right while Conor Washington is floating in from the left.

The attacking four look an early threat as Ngbakoto, Mackie and Washington working to get close to the target man Matt Smith. A promising start from the Hoops here.

QPR win the corner from a counter attack, but it’s cleared. Ngbakoto’s dead ball delivery is looking dangerous if someone can get on the end of it.

Goal!

It’s Jamie Mackie! The ball came in from the flank and Ngbakoto’s header bounced off Mackie who chested the ball into the back of the net from point-blank range. 1-0 to the Hoops!

We have reached the first 30-minute break in the 120-minute match, as both teams stop for five minutes for a water-break. An encouraging start from the Hoops who look dangerous going forward. However they have been far too open in defence.
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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Andy_N19 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:21 pm

dm wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:12 pm
It's "half time". Smith had 4 very decent opportunities to score and fluffed them all. Nbakoto and Mackie probably our best players so far. Doughty excellent for the Posh.
Oh no, we still lumping it up to Smith to win flick -on's?
FFS... so 1970's it's embarrassing!
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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by dm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:26 pm

Andy_N19 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:21 pm
dm wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:12 pm
It's "half time". Smith had 4 very decent opportunities to score and fluffed them all. Nbakoto and Mackie probably our best players so far. Doughty excellent for the Posh.
Oh no, we still lumping it up to Smith to win flick -on's?
FFS... so 1970's it's embarrassing!
It's not quite that bad. Just as well as Smith isn't very good with his back to goal.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:32 pm

Junior Morias steps up to convert a penalty after a foul by Darnell Furlong. Game on!

The hosts make it 2-1 as the energetic Junior Morias gets his second of the game. He ran directly at the Hoops’ defence before his deflected effort found the top corner of Matt Ingram’s net.



QPR’s second-half team: Matt Ingram, Darnell Furlong, Giles Philips, Nikko Hamalainen, Jack Robinson, Ariel Borysiuk, Charlie Owens, Pawel Wszolek, Reece Grego-Cox, Ebere Eze, Idrissa Sylla


First Half Team

Alex Smithies, James Perch, Nedum Onuoha, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell, Josh Scowen, Ryan Manning, Jamie Mackie, Yeni Ngbakoto, Conor Washington, Matt Smith.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Satch » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:46 pm

N'gbakoto looked pretty good today, but i'd love to see him really demanding the ball and looking to get on it a lot more.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:16 pm

Jack Robinson pops up and hammers an effort past Josh Tibbetts in the Posh goal. 2-2 here.

Ebere Eze takes his chance and coolly finishes to give the Hoops a 3-2 lead.

QPR go in to the break 3-2 up. A shaky start for the Hoops but they very much grew into the half and deserve their lead with two well-taken goals. Can they see the game out for their first victory of pre-season?

Ebere Eze is replaced by Ilias Chair. 23 players used by QPR this afternoon. I can’t tell you enough about the blood, sweat and tears that went into my player ratings piece which goes online at full-time!

Some excellent play by Reece Grego-Cox down the left sets up Charlie Owens who fires past Josh Tibbetts in goal. A sweet strike to make it 4-2 to the Hoops

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by dm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:38 pm

We played better football in the "2nd half" with a team full of youngsters. I was impressed with Eze, Owens and Chair.

Anyone know what's happened to Comley?

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Satch » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:44 pm

The game didn't have my 100% attention and it's hard to take much away, but a few observations:

What's the point in Matt Smith?
N'gbakoto is definitely looking like he might have something about him, but i'd love to see him really looking to get on the ball and make something happen. I hope the flair players feel like they can take a risk rather than keep it safe.
Mackie is still Mackie
Scowen looked ok but we mostly bypassed the midfield when he was on.
Wszolek was looking bright, hopeful of a big season from him, needs to be more decisive in front of goal
Robinson offers a lot more than Bidwell
Borysiuk looks like a very tidy footballer still, usually in the right place, very calm, reads the game well. I think it would be a real mistake to let him go and imo he should be the first choice holding player.
Eze and Chair both look like they have some promise,
Sylla has to be the first choice central striker
I can't see Grego-Cox making an impact.

Good question dm.

I think not having Smith to lump it up to helped us play better football, i think the younger players are certainly being drilled to play a certain way, which is promising.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:00 pm

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First Half


Alex Smithies – 7
Had very few saves to make but commanded his area well and swept up what was needed.

James Perch – 7
An assured display. Did what was asked of him defensively but rarely threatened going forward.

Nedum Onuoha – 7
A solid display from big Ned. Brought the ball out of defence well and led by example.

Joel Lynch – 6
Looked dominant but appeared reckless going into tackles as he scrapped with Ricky Miller.

Jake Bidwell – 6
An average display. Allowed the Posh too much space at times putting his team under pressure.

Josh Scowen – 8
A tidy display. Happy to put his foot in where it hurts but also a smart passer of the ball. More than happy to join the attack and provide a goal-scoring threat.

Ryan Manning – 6
A difficult display for the youngster. Struggled to control the game lost the midfield runner on a number of occasions.

Jamie Mackie – 8
A livewire. A typical workman-like display and got his reward when he bundled in the opener.

Yeni Ngbakoto – 8
An impressive display. Looked a real threat as he shadowed Matt Smith up front, and could have had a number of assists with his threatening dead-ball delivery.

Conor Washington – 7
Looked lively and showed a great first touch at times. Just lacking that final ball and quick-thinking to cause a real threat.

Matt Smith – 7
Looked a powerful presence but missed two excellent chances in the first period. Will need to brush up on his finishing ahead of the new season.


Second Half


Matt Ingram - 6
Couldn't have done much with two goals he conceded early-on in the third quarter, but regrouped well.

Jack Robinson - 7
Grew into the second half after a shaky start. Took his goal particularly well.

Idrissa Sylla - 6
A very static display from the front man. Looked isolated up front with the supporting players not getting close enough to support.

Ebere Eze - 8
Looked lively when he got on the ball. Missed a good chance but made up for it with a cool finish to make it 3-2.

Charlie Owens - 7
Looked confident in possession and made a good partnership with Borysiuk in the engine room. Took his goal extremely well.

Nikko Hamalainen - 7
Looked relatively strong alongside new recruit Giles Philips. Will be hoping to have done enough to warrant more game time this seaosn.

Giles Philips - 7
The American youngster looked relatively solid on his debut for QPR. Was put under pressure by a high-energy Posh attack but coped well enough.

Darnell Furlong – 6
A shaky start giving away a penalty within a few minutes of coming on.

Reece Grego-Cox - 7
Had a quiet first 30 minutes but came to life in the final quarter. His pace and trickery could be a real asset this season as he showed in creating
Charlie Owen's goal.

Ariel Borysiuk - 7
A solid display from the central midfielder. Looked a little rusty after returning to training this week but this 60 minutes will have done him the world of good.

Pawel Wszolek – 7
Introduced in the second quarter to replace Conor Washington. Looked lively as he drove for the byline whenever he got the ball.

Ilias Chair - 6
Showed some neat touches in the final third and looked keen to make something happen.

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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by deadendjob » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 pm

Highlights vs Peterborough here: https://www.qpr.co.uk/videos/highlights ... h-2-qpr-4/

Based purely on the highlights:

1. Our defense still looks poor. Second half were all youngsters, but Peterborough could've got a few in the first half.
2. Yeni, Mackie, Pavel looked like our best players.
3. Scowen sounds like he might be a good signing.
4. Youngster Charlie Owens has scored in the past two pre-season friendlies. Possible he may be pushing for first team?
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Re: Match Thread: Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by ZENITH R » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:29 pm

deadendjob wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Highlights vs Peterborough here: https://www.qpr.co.uk/videos/highlights ... h-2-qpr-4/

Based purely on the highlights:

1. Our defense still looks poor. Second half were all youngsters, but Peterborough could've got a few in the first half.
2. Yeni, Mackie, Pavel looked like our best players.
3. Scowen sounds like he might be a good signing.
4. Youngster Charlie Owens has scored in the past two pre-season friendlies. Possible he may be pushing for first team?
Where was Grant Hall? I think our defence looks a lot more solid with him in it. The games where we played him screening the back four last season we looked much stronger at the back. I am hoping Scowen's arrival will help us to use that as a viable tactic going forward.
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