Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by LanCat » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:05 pm

End to end championship fare, either team could have won, draw was probably right.

Rangel did very well both before and after the Bidwell injury. Pav did a proper job once again. No real standouts or poor performers.

Ref almost ruined the game with his "look-at-me" whistling for everything. Certainly seemed to buy into a lot of Derby play-acting (there are still savvier teams than us out there, do they practice this stuff?). Probably the only thing to moan about - except for the bloody rain.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Esox Lucius » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm

A good 7+ performance form both teams. Lumley was on good form to keep out a free kick from Lawrence :D and a swerving shot right at the end that I thought was headed in.
Back four coped well with Derby and it was only a momentary lapse from Leistner not attacking a dropping ball and allowing it to bounce that cost us the goal. Cameron got better and better as the game went on deserved his goal. We look a much better side with him in.
Freeman was probably our best player today and worked tirelessly with no little amount of skill. Mass worked hard and was quietly effective in the middle of the park, even more so as he had to careful after picking up a cheap booking. Eze struggled a bit with all the attention he was getting but occasionally showed glimpses of his talent. Jordan Cousins was another who was quietly effective in his role and was unlucky(for him) to get injured but bringing on Pawel was a real game changer on that side. the amount of times he chased down lost cause and won the ball back along with running at Derby causing them problems at the back makes me wonder what he has to do to get a start. Wells is a class above what we have been used to recently with guile, reading of the game, winning ball in tight situations etc. he just needs a goal to settle him and we will have something worth watching in him. Finally, SMC got his tactics and substitutions spot on, albeit the time before sending on a sub for Bidwell was a nervous one but when you saw the changes he was making you can understand why there was such a delay.
Most would have settled for a draw before the game and it was a fair result IMO. Ref was pretty shit for both sides.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by deadendjob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Only seen the highlights, so appreciate the match reviews.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Andy_N19 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Wells is a class above what we have been used to recently with guile, reading of the game, winning ball in tight situations etc.
Completely agree. Some idiots on here were comparing him to the erstwhile 3 amigos,
rubbish, he's contributing a lot, lot more.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by 222gers » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:17 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:19 pm
A good 7+ performance form both teams. Lumley was on good form to keep out a free kick from Lawrence :D and a swerving shot right at the end that I thought was headed in.
Back four coped well with Derby and it was only a momentary lapse from Leistner not attacking a dropping ball and allowing it to bounce that cost us the goal. Cameron got better and better as the game went on deserved his goal. We look a much better side with him in.
Freeman was probably our best player today and worked tirelessly with no little amount of skill. Mass worked hard and was quietly effective in the middle of the park, even more so as he had to careful after picking up a cheap booking. Eze struggled a bit with all the attention he was getting but occasionally showed glimpses of his talent. Jordan Cousins was another who was quietly effective in his role and was unlucky(for him) to get injured but bringing on Pawel was a real game changer on that side. the amount of times he chased down lost cause and won the ball back along with running at Derby causing them problems at the back makes me wonder what he has to do to get a start. Wells is a class above what we have been used to recently with guile, reading of the game, winning ball in tight situations etc. he just needs a goal to settle him and we will have something worth watching in him. Finally, SMC got his tactics and substitutions spot on, albeit the time before sending on a sub for Bidwell was a nervous one but when you saw the changes he was making you can understand why there was such a delay.
Most would have settled for a draw before the game and it was a fair result IMO. Ref was pretty shit for both sides.
Good summation. It looked like we were going to play out the rest of the first half with 10 men in an effort to get Bidders fit. Some are saying he has a broken collar bone. With Frank McClintock being there at half time it reminded me of a match at West Ham when we played the last 5 or 10 minutes of the first half with ten men trying to get him fit for the second half. We conceded in that period and ended up losing 0-1. Am I correct or is my memory playing tricks ?

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by dm » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm

I've read that Bidwell may have broken his collar bone. If so that's 8 weeks out.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by 222gers » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:50 pm

dm wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm
I've read that Bidwell may have broken his collar bone. If so that's 8 weeks out.
Who's going to cover for Bidwell when Lynch is injured over Xmas :wink:

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Giorgio » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:31 pm

dm wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm
I've read that Bidwell may have broken his collar bone. If so that's 8 weeks out.
..it came from a nasty challenge and the guy who did it got away with nothing.....whereas that idiot ref gave yellows for much less....

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by old pauline » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:54 am

Second half I thought we looked stronger as a team and a much more serious proposition. At the start of the season we would have lost that game 2 or 3 nil with a disjointed display. So well done to McClaren for that. Now if we can add just a little bit more risk taking to our good backbone then hopefully the home wins will come. But we didn't get done by a decent Derby team and that was important.

Good to see Luongo getting back to what we know he is capable of too. His contribution and level was almost back to what we know he can do.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Greyhound » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:42 pm

Cameron surprised me, I thought he was extremely effective in his role, and played it calm and simple.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Esox Lucius » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:31 pm

It is good to see that after a well fought draw, that the most debate is on people's opinion of who was MOTM. :D
A mention to SMC who yesterday, IMO, got the tactics right and the substitutions. He gets pelters most of the times, and rightly so in some cases, so credit where it is due for this one.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by John in Hemel » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:59 pm

Agreed.
cracking half time team talk as we were the better team in the second half.
Least said about the first half the better

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by Stateside Ranger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Derby message boards saying McClaren has improved our play and Eze was the best player on the pitch yesterday. Good to see SMc getting some credit 😀

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Derby County

Post by stainrod's elbow » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:44 am

Even I'm quite pleased :) - not quite yet as the proverbial Mr Punch, but we looked competitive and decently creative, so credit to the team and preparation. After such an uneven season opening, let's hope we can build on this now.

Slightly spooked by Bidwell's calamity. I feel injuries will test us - we lose Wells/Eze/Freeman for any period, and that could hurt us. I still want to see Pav and BOS used to their full as attacking wingers, but it doesn't seem to be McClaren's way.
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