Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Crabsandwich » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 pm

Don't understand the worry, our defence has been awful all season, injuries have played a large part but even our best defenders are prone to horrible blunders, Smithies has made so many worldies because he's a great keeper but also because we gift so many opportunities. We're conceding more per game than we did last season and only 6 sides have conceded more than us. Surely we can find someone to do a better job?

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by beaglebum » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Devonranger wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Gerry Francis as a replacement?
Good shout. I'm sure Holloway needs some support and Fleming most likely provided that at times. So I hope we get someone in fast. If Clint Hill can be that person and provide that support then great. If not, then lets welcome Francis back.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by SheepRanger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:27 pm

Crabsandwich wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Don't understand the worry, our defence has been awful all season, injuries have played a large part but even our best defenders are prone to horrible blunders, Smithies has made so many worldies because he's a great keeper but also because we gift so many opportunities. We're conceding more per game than we did last season and only 6 sides have conceded more than us. Surely we can find someone to do a better job?
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Crabsandwich » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:26 am

Well, our record was better last season, he's had a full pre-season to work with them and they've gone backwards.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by BiscuitRanger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:29 am

Let's add a former R, someone who knew how to organise the defense and read the game. For my money that's Ryan Nelsen.
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by SheepRanger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:53 am

For those who want to see Steve McLaren back you'll be disappointed as he was in the Directors Box at Leeds on Saturday

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by 222gers » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:29 am

SheepRanger wrote:
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For those who want to see Steve McLaren back you'll be disappointed as he was in the Directors Box at Leeds on Saturday
And with them sacking their manager, sorry, head coach he must be a shoo-in for the job. Leeds get through more managers than us I reckon.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by SM » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:05 am

Quite disappointed to see him go, but perhaps a shake up in that area isn’t the worst thing that could happen.

I don’t think Francis is an option - if he wanted work I’m sure he would have been Pulis’ first choice. And Clint Hill is playing regularly for Carlisle so we can rule him out too.
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by old pauline » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:11 pm

GF wouldn't be a good appointment in my opinion. I couldn't see him adapting to the flexible formations which Ollie seems to be putting in place, and which I think we need. He always seemed to play exactly the same formation if I remember rightly. That was OK back in the day but things work differently now.
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Rbee » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:45 pm

Good luck to Curtis Fleming, Premier League bound.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Satch » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Frank Clarke wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:09 pm
During Flemings stay, Robinson has improved immeasurably.
Not being injured will help that. I don't think it's possible to judge what, if any affect Fleming has had on Robinson. That said, i think he's done an ok job, we are better at the back, although we've had to switch to a fairly defensive interpretation of the wingback system to achieve that. I don't think it's the end of the world to lose him but we will need a decent replacement.

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Hope we got a decent fee for him, probably 'undisclosed' though.....

Bring in Clint Hill ASAP, imo.

Why don't we actually look at someone with decent coaching experience and some demonstrable success rather than another popular ex-player. Clint Hill might turn out to be an excellent coach but there is no evidence of that yet. He also is seemingly uninterested in getting involved in that side of the game, for us, on the terms offered.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Barry » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:18 pm

Good luck to CF. He had a really positive impact when he arrived and made the defence much better. Injuries have rocked us at the back.

The chance to be with his family more often would have been a big pull no doubt
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by stainrod's elbow » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Doesn't exactly say much for his commitment to the QPR 'project', or working with Ollie, I'd suggest. Won't be shedding too many tears about his departure. But I do think IH does/will need new help.
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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by Greyhound » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:43 pm

He's done well, and it's a bit daft to not recognise that during a season in which we have had major injuries to Onuoha, Hall, Perch, Lynch and Furlong. The scratch defence with Robinson and Baptiste at its heart performed better than could have been expected. Fleming and Olly have also made the back 3/5 system work a lot better than Redknapp and Hoddle managed with Rio Ferdinand and various other internationals at their disposal.

Pulis knows what he is doing with his coaches - Fleming is being rewarded for a more than decent job.

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Re: Curtis Fleming leaves for middlesboro

Post by old pauline » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:25 pm

Greyhound wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:43 pm
He's done well, and it's a bit daft to not recognise that during a season in which we have had major injuries to Onuoha, Hall, Perch, Lynch and Furlong. The scratch defence with Robinson and Baptiste at its heart performed better than could have been expected. Fleming and Olly have also made the back 3/5 system work a lot better than Redknapp and Hoddle managed with Rio Ferdinand and various other internationals at their disposal.

Pulis knows what he is doing with his coaches - Fleming is being rewarded for a more than decent job.

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