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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by kernowhoop » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:55 pm

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I want some of whatever Lee Wallace has been having the last couple of months. Who knew he was capable of performances like this? He's proved a lot of people wrong (myself included). Well done Lee.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by n22hoop » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:03 am

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Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:26 pm
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Arguably our best performance of the season. I particularly liked the pace of our passing which was often first touch and precise.

This season we've usually been better after a break in regular proceedings which suggests Warburton's coaching makes a genuine difference.
I would agree. Hard to measure as Coventry were so poor but that first 25 minutes was at a hell of a pace. I have complained a bit this season about how ponderous we look in possession but that was exactly what I wanted to see today. As you said, lots of first touch passing, always looking to move forward but able to move backwards when it was needed. What I was most impressed with was how snappy we were with the challenges and how quickly we pressed to win back possession, although Coventry again really helped with that.

I'd be interested to hear what those calling for Warburton's head in December think now. Given the players we lost from last year I think we really are doing very well now. I think we're currently 3rd in the form table for the whole of 2021.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by UxbridgeR » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:59 am

If the arrival of Austin and Johansen has made the difference, surely that suggests that the manager wasn’t really the problem back in December. It’s always the easiest thing in the world to call for the current incumbent’s head while arguing that anybody at all would do a better job.

To me, the likes of Chair and Dickie have been playing well most of the season, and we never seemed too far away from being a decent side. It’s not as if we were getting tonked regularly or were cut adrift from the rest. The cry that the team is sleepwalking towards relegation has become an annual event among QPR fans, yet you could count on one hand the number of times we’ve actually been in the bottom three in the last five years, and when we have, it’s usually been in the first few weeks of the season before the table has properly taken shape. After we lost the first four under McLaren three years ago, people were already saying he had to go and relegation was “inevitable”. With 42 games to go. It’s as if the collective memory never extends beyond a handful of matches at any point.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by Hanuhoff » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:46 am

kernowhoop wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:55 pm
Hanuhoff wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:36 pm
I want some of whatever Lee Wallace has been having the last couple of months. Who knew he was capable of performances like this? He's proved a lot of people wrong (myself included). Well done Lee.
Who knew? His manager at Glasgow Rangers and his manager at QPR.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by Esox Lucius » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:55 am

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Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:59 am
If the arrival of Austin and Johansen has made the difference, surely that suggests that the manager wasn’t really the problem back in December. It’s always the easiest thing in the world to call for the current incumbent’s head while arguing that anybody at all would do a better job.

To me, the likes of Chair and Dickie have been playing well most of the season, and we never seemed too far away from being a decent side. It’s not as if we were getting tonked regularly or were cut adrift from the rest. The cry that the team is sleepwalking towards relegation has become an annual event among QPR fans, yet you could count on one hand the number of times we’ve actually been in the bottom three in the last five years, and when we have, it’s usually been in the first few weeks of the season before the table has properly taken shape. After we lost the first four under McLaren three years ago, people were already saying he had to go and relegation was “inevitable”. With 42 games to go. It’s as if the collective memory never extends beyond a handful of matches at any point.
This! so much this. The reactions to just about every game are so binary with many people, along with those who fell out of love with QPR years ago and feel the need to criticise the modern team for not being their heroes of yesterday. Football has evolved significantly since I first went to W12 and, whilst having personal favourites from the teams gone by, I don't see any coinage in wishing we had "x, y or z" from those times.
We have who we have and this season has been an eye opener as to what can be achieved with a bit of stability and a proper football plan in place. Having no fans in the ground appears to have benefitted our team as there is no hostility to be borne whilst trying to play and they can play with a certain amount of abandon and swagger.
We have improved in all areas of the game since last season, despite losing 40+ goals from the side, and on the surface, there appears to be a very good team spirit and everyone putting a shift in when it is their turn. With a handful of games left I would hope we can carry on where we left off from yesterday but, with enforced rotation and just the fact it is QPR :D there may also be a game where it all goes horribly wrong too and that is when the fans need to see that as a blip and not as a portent of our future.
Praise should also be given to the backroom staff as well this season as AFAIK, we have not had a single positive Covid-19 result and the majority of the squad has avoided those niggling little injuries that impair a players performance. Long term injuries aren't included as they are rarely a result of poor preparation, more match incidents. Well done to all concerned with the running and operation of our team from Ruben to Jude.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by 222gers » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:31 am

I suppose we fans bend with the breeze. I'm as bad as most really. All season people have been saying RB and LB are the positions we desperately need to strengthen but now Wallace is playing like a man possessed and Kakay played a stormer yesterday. It would be wonderful if Dykes came good too.

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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by old pauline » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:12 pm

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Esox Lucius wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:55 am
UxbridgeR wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:59 am
If the arrival of Austin and Johansen has made the difference, surely that suggests that the manager wasn’t really the problem back in December. It’s always the easiest thing in the world to call for the current incumbent’s head while arguing that anybody at all would do a better job.

To me, the likes of Chair and Dickie have been playing well most of the season, and we never seemed too far away from being a decent side. It’s not as if we were getting tonked regularly or were cut adrift from the rest. The cry that the team is sleepwalking towards relegation has become an annual event among QPR fans, yet you could count on one hand the number of times we’ve actually been in the bottom three in the last five years, and when we have, it’s usually been in the first few weeks of the season before the table has properly taken shape. After we lost the first four under McLaren three years ago, people were already saying he had to go and relegation was “inevitable”. With 42 games to go. It’s as if the collective memory never extends beyond a handful of matches at any point.
This! so much this. The reactions to just about every game are so binary with many people, along with those who fell out of love with QPR years ago and feel the need to criticise the modern team for not being their heroes of yesterday. Football has evolved significantly since I first went to W12 and, whilst having personal favourites from the teams gone by, I don't see any coinage in wishing we had "x, y or z" from those times.
We have who we have and this season has been an eye opener as to what can be achieved with a bit of stability and a proper football plan in place. Having no fans in the ground appears to have benefitted our team as there is no hostility to be borne whilst trying to play and they can play with a certain amount of abandon and swagger.
We have improved in all areas of the game since last season, despite losing 40+ goals from the side, and on the surface, there appears to be a very good team spirit and everyone putting a shift in when it is their turn. With a handful of games left I would hope we can carry on where we left off from yesterday but, with enforced rotation and just the fact it is QPR :D there may also be a game where it all goes horribly wrong too and that is when the fans need to see that as a blip and not as a portent of our future.
Praise should also be given to the backroom staff as well this season as AFAIK, we have not had a single positive Covid-19 result and the majority of the squad has avoided those niggling little injuries that impair a players performance. Long term injuries aren't included as they are rarely a result of poor preparation, more match incidents. Well done to all concerned with the running and operation of our team from Ruben to Jude.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by Systemsguy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:49 pm

Was reading Quest on twitter gush about us and how good we are after losing 40 plus goals from last season.... :shock:

On hearing of WBA turning over Chelski 5 - 2 this afternoon. I started debating with my son who we'd like to stay up this season if it means we could loan them next season....

I'd prefer Fulham and Johansen but my son loves Charlie and he feels he really started the revival in 2021 so he would prefer WBA...

We really look like we've got a spine of a side now going forward next season but two of the important components maybe to costly to keep the caravan on the road back to the promised land.
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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by dm » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:54 pm

Systemsguy wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:49 pm
Was reading Quest on twitter gush about us and how good we are after losing 40 plus goals from last season.... :shock:

On hearing of WBA turning over Chelski 5 - 2 this afternoon. I started debating with my son who we'd like to stay up this season if it means we could loan them next season....

I'd prefer Fulham and Johansen but my son loves Charlie and he feels he really started the revival in 2021 so he would prefer WBA...

We really look like we've got a spine of a side now going forward next season but two of the important components maybe to costly to keep the caravan on the road back to the promised land.
I agree with you regarding Johansen but of course, it would be wonderful to keep Austin as well. It's looking likely both Fulham and WBA will drop. If they do I can imagine Fulham wanting to keep Johnsen, especially given his form with us. Austin, however, seems to be out of favour with Allardyce and would leave WBA in any case.

All that said, both player's high wages may well prove to be the crucial issue making all our ruminations just wishful thinking.

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Re: QPR V Coventry

Post by ZENITH R » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:16 am

222gers wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:31 am
I suppose we fans bend with the breeze. I'm as bad as most really. All season people have been saying RB and LB are the positions we desperately need to strengthen but now Wallace is playing like a man possessed and Kakay played a stormer yesterday. It would be wonderful if Dykes came good too.

Sometimes, all that is needed is a little bit of motivation. So, I guess we can say thank you Todd Kane. This is the perfect example of why you don't shoot your mouth off on Social Media.
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