Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by ZENITH R » Sun Mar 12, 2023 3:21 pm

deadendjob wrote:
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Yes, no club has ever turned round a bad run of form without sacking the manager. And GA is absolutely reknowned for his tactical innovation.
Gareth is renowned as of yesterday! Cheer up Ux, we won mate.
We won, but it was hardly convincing. I don't think we can start singing GA's praises just yet.
That said (and not getting carried away)

The team showed a bit more belief than we have seen in a long time, and played better as a team. We should see some of the injured players returning between now and the end of the season too. I think we will easily avoid relegation especially if we win on Tuesday.

Rumours that Huddersfield are on the brink of going into administration (12 point deduction) will ease the 'squeaky bum' feeling too. Throw in Readings point deduction and we can relax a little.

Uxbridge I don't know why you are so wound up about Critchley being sacked, are you related or is he a family friend? From him taking over to the point when he left, we made a steady march down the table, the football we played was terrible, and clearly morale among the players was rock bottom. All of that is undeniable. It's much too early to say if GA is the right man for the job, but I think there have been some encouraging signs. The signs quite clearly were that NC was not the right man.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by Andy_N19 » Sun Mar 12, 2023 3:43 pm

deadendjob wrote:
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We won, but it was hardly convincing. I don't think we can start singing GA's praises just yet.
Agreed, good win, great atmosphere, but the win is like a plaster covering a gaping wound.

If as I expect we stay up with Ainsworth what happens next season if his brand of football
proves limited and we stagnate say after 10 games next term?
Wild Thing may indeed adapt and learn operating at this level.

Hoofing it around Loftus Road and applying a Wycombe type limited game ain't gonna work
in the medium or long term at Rangers... certainly not for me.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by UxbridgeR » Sun Mar 12, 2023 5:44 pm

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[Uxbridge I don't know why you are so wound up about Critchley being sacked, are you related or is he a family friend? From him taking over to the point when he left, we made a steady march down the table, the football we played was terrible, and clearly morale among the players was rock bottom. All of that is undeniable. It's much too early to say if GA is the right man for the job, but I think there have been some encouraging signs. The signs quite clearly were that NC was not the right man.
Yes, he's my long lost sister. Thanks for asking.

As I've pointed out before. the gap to the bottom three didn't change from the start of his tenure to the end of it, and he has a proven track record as a successful manager, albeit a short one. The notion that sacking a manager ten weeks into a three and a half year contract, when your team is eight points off the bottom three, is somehow logical and sensible because "it's a results business" is objectively madness to me. Maybe try applying your own "think out of the box" logic here ?
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by Rbee » Sun Mar 12, 2023 6:42 pm

Ux, since Critchley left stories have been coming out about how he had already lost the players, one player moaning about him to fans in a pub.

The QPR hierarchy would have been aware of this and with games running out the decision was made to remove him.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by UxbridgeR » Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:40 pm

"Stories"

Well if that's enough evidence for you, I don't know what to tell you.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by Montag » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:34 pm

Things were getting worse and worse with Critchley. He had to go. I think we would've been relegated had he stayed. I can't speculate why, but it seemed a certainty. Gareth is a Rangers man through and through and frankly if with him and our current financial plight we have to win ugly then that's fine with me. I was sick of seeing my team embarrassed by sides prepared to graft for each other and battle for every ball. That changed yesterday.

It seems clear that we needed that change of direction so now the board must follow through and remove those others at the club who have not delivered. I don't care anymore how we win but we must win! REGULAR!!!!
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers FC v Watford

Post by ZENITH R » Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:45 am

UxbridgeR wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:40 pm
"Stories"

Well if that's enough evidence for you, I don't know what to tell you.
He's gone, he ain't coming back and we have a new man in charge.

Time to move on and let it go.
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