Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Rbee » Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:50 pm

They tease us by sitting pretty in the play off spots and then disintegrate.

I expect nothing this season but hope for a few good sales and some new faces for next season.

Realistically we need better players all over the pitch.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by QPR_John » Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:04 pm

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Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:44 pm
Swansea have been second best for the entire game, how the f**k are they even still in this?!
No composure in the box

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Systemsguy » Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:09 pm

A surreal afternoon....

Swansea's fans were in full throat and made it seem an away fixture as they pressured us for 10 / 15 minutes...

We get a well worked goal and LR brightens up rangers fans

Looked at the championship table "live" at half time and we were 10th and only 3 points from Watford in 3rd....

Burnley and Sheffield United over the hills and far away... they will need a meltdown of last season QPR proportions not to get automatic promotion

Around the 70th minute, After we had an indirect free kick inside the box, Lowe had hit the bar and fluffed a tap in after a mistake by their defence and keeper ...

I turned to the old fellah next to me and said this has a nailed on 1 - 1 draw about it...

Then the equaliser and similar to the United game we were the ones hanging on and imo lucky to salvage a point....

It really is grim watching the team at LR at the moment....

Thankfully we're away for a couple of weeks and I will only look at score at fulltime.... I just don't care

The malaise of this season ( Beale the eel and the World Cup in November / December ) has run deep in me and to be honest I can't wait for the summer and the off season and care little which league we play in next season ....
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by SM » Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 pm

Systemsguy wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:09 pm
It really is grim watching the team at LR at the moment....
Agreed.

Whatever you want to say about Beale and even Warburton, I actually enjoyed going to watch QPR play under them.

Critchley has walked into a very tough job, but the football and performances have been pretty dire. Struggling to motivate myself to even go to Hull next weekend.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Wegerle » Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:19 pm

SM wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 pm
Systemsguy wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:09 pm
It really is grim watching the team at LR at the moment....
Agreed.

Whatever you want to say about Beale and even Warburton, I actually enjoyed going to watch QPR play under them.

Critchley has walked into a very tough job, but the football and performances have been pretty dire. Struggling to motivate myself to even go to Hull next weekend.
It says a lot when you hear one of QPR's most motivated supporters say that SM!

I'll support the R's till I die but at the moment perhaps there has been one false dawn too many, one managerial change too much and one player turnover too often for me to be able to feel one with the team.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by ZENITH R » Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:10 pm

SM wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 pm
Systemsguy wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:09 pm
It really is grim watching the team at LR at the moment....
Agreed.

Whatever you want to say about Beale and even Warburton, I actually enjoyed going to watch QPR play under them.

Critchley has walked into a very tough job, but the football and performances have been pretty dire. Struggling to motivate myself to even go to Hull next weekend.
According to his Wikipedia page Neil Critchley is one of only 16 coaches in the World with a UEFA Elite coaching badge.

I have to say, we are seeing precious little evidence of that. Things that could and should be sorted on the training pitch such as set pieces remain really, really poor.

They all need some fire in their bellies, and a massive kick up the back side (that should have been administered after Fleetwood). But the softly spoken, Mr nice guy Critchley doesn't seem to be on top of that one.

It's all same old, same old.

Making two substitutions in the 89th minute, is fine if you are looking to hold on to something. But at 1-1 we should have been looking to get the win as we were at home. The substitutions should have been much earlier, and surely someone with a UEFA Elite coaching badge would be able to see that.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by UxbridgeR » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:50 am

Are people really getting on NC's back already ? Give me strength.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Rbee » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:00 pm

UxbridgeR wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:50 am
Are people really getting on NC's back already ? Give me strength.
Funnily enough the wise Dave McIntyre predicted Zenith’s comment soon after Neil was appointed

“ Said many times over years: guys with NC's personality type do not succeed at QPR, where culture has been moulded by big personalities/bullshitters. As soon as there's a dip, the perception is manager is uninspiring & can't motivate. And once that's set in, it's very tough.”

Personally I thought his post match interview after Fleetwood was anything but “Mr Nice Guy.”

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by SM » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:16 am

UxbridgeR wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:50 am
Are people really getting on NC's back already ? Give me strength.
Not on his back… Just bored.

Have you seen anything that has inspired you so far? We played well against Sheffield United and deserved more, but aside from that… :roll:
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by QPR_John » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:20 am

SM wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:16 am
UxbridgeR wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:50 am
Are people really getting on NC's back already ? Give me strength.
Not on his back… Just bored.

Have you seen anything that has inspired you so far? We played well against Sheffield United and deserved more, but aside from that… :roll:
Second half against Reading

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by UxbridgeR » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:44 am

I thought we were good at Preston, very good against Sheff Utd, pretty awful against Luton and Fleetwood. We were OK in the first half at Reading and good in the second half, and good for an hour or more on Saturday, but didn't take our chances. In a word, inconsistent, as was the case under Beale and Warburton. It would have been lovely if NC had come in and given us one of those mythical "new manager bounce" things that I hear so much about from fans of other teams, but it was always a forlorn hope really.

He's got no money to work with unless we sell somebody, and has a handful of loans inherited from the previous incumbent. There's understandable apathy and irritation after six home games without a win, but three of them were before he arrived,and until he's had some time to try and mould a squad that is recognisably his, I think he deserves to be cut some slack.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Giorgio » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:49 am

...well...if only we had taken our chances we could have been 3-0 or more....(Lowe's 2 and the free kick 5 yards from the line)....game closed and sealed. Instead 1-0 only and they took the only real chance they had....

At the gate at Gatwick I spoke to 2 Swans fans and they told they thought they were lucky to get the point....

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Montag » Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:47 pm

Giorgio wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:49 am
...well...if only we had taken our chances we could have been 3-0 or more....(Lowe's 2 and the free kick 5 yards from the line)....game closed and sealed. Instead 1-0 only and they took the only real chance they had....

At the gate at Gatwick I spoke to 2 Swans fans and they told they thought they were lucky to get the point....
100% right, Giorgio. Our taking of the 5 yard free kick would've been done better by 10 year olds. Complete lack of imagination and know-how.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by Giorgio » Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:07 pm

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Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:47 pm
100% right, Giorgio. Our taking of the 5 yard free kick would've been done better by 10 year olds. Complete lack of imagination and know-how.
..It was so embarrassing that was not shown in any of the highlights.... :lol: :lol:
...4 players all near the ball....so as soon as the ref blew all Swans players ran into that area....
they should have moved and spread around making hard to know who was taking it, passing it fast...
but you needed a plan that obviously nobody had..

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Swansea City

Post by pindarus » Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:33 pm

Gordon Jago was a "nice guy". The club got an immediate bounce when he took over. We had been on a downward spiral and things changed immediately.

Under Beale we were top of the table with virtually the same squad. I agree that Critchley needs to be given time but how long?

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