Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Southgate Hoop » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:38 pm

Hopefully not too little too late.

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by deadendjob » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:42 pm

Southgate Hoop wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:34 pm
deadendjob wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Wegerle wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:25 pm


Exactly. Not sure why we look so disjointed at the moment.
Fatigue maybe? Couple that with injuries to Cameron, Rangel and Luongo playing for Australia
This won’t help. But that’s no excuse for some of the awful individual performances. Eze has looked awful the last month, as well as both of the CB’s.
I don’t see how fatigue can have that much of an impact, these are professionals and their fitness should be next to none.
It's well documented the number of fixtures in the championship takes a toll on players. Add in cups abd pre season - you're looking circa 55-60 games.
Agree with the sentiment - we should in theory be ok, but the reality is, the league's very demanding.
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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Wegerle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:44 pm

Leistner hit the cross bar. Seeing Rangers play now it is 2-1 we may have our answer: starting games with a lack.of urgency?

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by deadendjob » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Still amazes me that for all 6'5" Matt Smith is that he's bang average at heading.
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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Southgate Hoop » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:57 pm

Blatant penalty! He nearly caught it his hands were that high!

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Southgate Hoop » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:05 pm

Furlong isn’t making much of a case to keep his place once Rangel is back going by his performance in the last 3 games! Shame because I thought he was playing really well upto then!

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by White Duck » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:09 pm

Another poor result against a team in bad form. Bar a disaster we should be able to keep away from the bottom of the table but our recent form is a major concern with some matches against teams near the top coming up.

With so many matches in the Championship plus our huge cup run its no wonder some of the players look jaded. SMc needs to consider mixing it up a bit where possible: BOS deserves to start, maybe Freeman inside instead of Eze and Manning in his preferred position on the left?
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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Rbee » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:11 pm

Good shout Ducky.

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Damien » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:15 pm

18 attempts and only the one goal - that's our biggest problem ATM. With our lack of clean sheets...it's tough. Too many of our players seem unable to keep up a high level of performance in this league. I think SMc needs to get us going quicker from the off as well. How do those gits from Griffin Park manage to find so many goals?

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by White Duck » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:35 pm

Damien wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:15 pm
18 attempts and only the one goal - that's our biggest problem ATM. With our lack of clean sheets...it's tough. Too many of our players seem unable to keep up a high level of performance in this league. I think SMc needs to get us going quicker from the off as well. How do those gits from Griffin Park manage to find so many goals?
I agree we need to pose more attacking threat: would definitely consider playing Hemed and Wells together again when fit as a Plan B for some games as I think the fact we always play with a set formation every week must make it very easy for teams to plan in advance how to counteract us.
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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by dm » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:06 pm

That was disappointing. Our form so far in 2019 has been pretty awful. That drains confidence which is showing in the sluggish way we're playing. The urgency injected by BOS's goal significantly improved us but Wigan packed their penalty area and we couldn't find a way through.

I hope a win will reboot our season but looking at the fixtures coming up, it's difficult to see where the next one will come.

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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by Montag » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:38 pm

Portsmouth, I hope.
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Re: Match Thread: Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers FC

Post by 222gers » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:44 pm

Montag wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Portsmouth, I hope.
Indeed. It's ironic that after years of snubbing the cup, the Rangers now see it as the main furtherance of the season's hopes.

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