Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Wegerle » Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:51 pm

1 point from 2 home games. We've played well for 3 halves but are missing a decent striker to put a couple of our many chances away.
Frey looks like another Dykes. Slow, bad first touch and doesn't score. Armstrong has potential but is not there quite yet.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by WA Hoop » Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:57 pm

F**king dreadful points return from two home games and sadly that's all that counts.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by SuperHoopsa » Sat Mar 09, 2024 5:20 pm

Was really hoping we could push on today, alas, not to be. Did not get to see the match due to work commitments.

Need to pick ourselves up and go again, our away form is better than home form, crazy as it seems.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by 222gers » Sat Mar 09, 2024 5:56 pm

Utter garbage….as always slow to get going in the second half. They say a cat has nine lives, how many does a football team have ?
If the sides below us get a single point from their matches in hand we go back to our usual home - bottom three.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Nw6ranger » Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:26 pm

We should have been out of sight in the first half. Not the best second half, we let ourselves get mugged off.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by QPR-NI » Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:54 pm

Much talk of the lack of a striker, fair enough, however you can’t concede 2 a game and expect to win more th as n you lose.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Andy_N19 » Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:36 pm

QPR-NI wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:54 pm
Much talk of the lack of a striker, fair enough, however you can’t concede 2 a game and expect to win more th as n you lose.
Which happens at Loftus Road a tad too often.
I think there's certainly a psychological thing going on with the team playing
at HQ.
Losing 9 games at HQ already this season ain't anywhere near good enough.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Wegerle » Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:41 pm

Andy_N19 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:36 pm
QPR-NI wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:54 pm
Much talk of the lack of a striker, fair enough, however you can’t concede 2 a game and expect to win more th as n you lose.
Which happens at Loftus Road a tad too often.
I think there's certainly a psychological thing going on with the team playing
at HQ.
Losing 9 games at HQ already this season ain't anywhere near good enough.
Our home record is the worst in the division bar Rotherham.
It's a strange one. Even when we have a good run, home games nearly seem imposible to win.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by 222gers » Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:20 pm

Wegerle wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:41 pm
Andy_N19 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:36 pm
QPR-NI wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:54 pm
Much talk of the lack of a striker, fair enough, however you can’t concede 2 a game and expect to win more th as n you lose.
Which happens at Loftus Road a tad too often.
I think there's certainly a psychological thing going on with the team playing
at HQ.
Losing 9 games at HQ already this season ain't anywhere near good enough.
Our home record is the worst in the division bar Rotherham.
It's a strange one. Even when we have a good run, home games nearly seem imposible to win.
It's odd isn't it ? I couldn't get to the WBA game but watched the full 90 on the offish and clearly the place was absolutely rocking.
Today I was surprised at how quiet the crowd were, as though they sensed all was not well.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by ZENITH R » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:52 am

Once again Dykes is taking flak, and now Frey too. However, both made runs yesterday into space and our midfielders decided to play a square ball rather than put them in to the feet of the attacking players. Once again yesterday, like earlier in the season, our midfielders stood and watched as we attacked. No one, was busting a gut to support the attack. On Wednesday Sam Field scored twice, yesterday he hardly set foot in the oppositions penalty area. The stats show we had most of the possession, but played it across the midfield back and forth, and then backwards. News flash … you are not going to score from our own half, or from the half way line.

When we play like we did yesterday, slow, cautious and predictable even Harland or Harry Kane would struggle if they played for us.

Once again we had lots of corners, and once again created little or nothing from them. Opposition goalkeepers get a good opportunity for some catching practice, as the ball seems to go to them like a magnet. They don’t even have to move their feet.

I thought the substitutions were strange. We created nothing after Field and Chair went off, if not injured, it just seemed odd.

A decent reception for Seni, who to be fair apart from two saves in the first half had an easy time of it. He applauded all sides of the ground at the end.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Andy_N19 » Sun Mar 10, 2024 1:47 pm

ZENITH R wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:52 am
Once again Dykes is taking flak, and now Frey too.
Not from me, for once I can't blame Dykes, he is what he is, a League 2 player experiencing
his high water mark.

Neither he or Frey are mobile anyway, If we survive in the division it's obvious that a new keeper
and 2 mobile strikers would be a priority for Marti.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by UxbridgeR » Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:27 pm

I'd have taken four points from this week's games last Saturday morning, given two were against top six sides.
Having beaten Leicester, it feels a bit disappointing, but still a decent return.
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by Wegerle » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:30 pm

ZENITH R wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:52 am
Once again Dykes is taking flak, and now Frey too.
The main task both these strikers have is to score goals which they haven't done for a long period. The reason is that they aren't quick and agile which is a must for todays game. They are in the mould of the big, slow, old fashioned forwards of the 70's and 80's but missing the strong heading skills of those strikers.
We have been playing well the past few months and are creating more and more chances and set pieces yet both still can't seem to score.
Not disputing the effort they are putting in but they are both not the way forward for us.

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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by ZENITH R » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:57 pm

Wegerle wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:30 pm
ZENITH R wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:52 am
Once again Dykes is taking flak, and now Frey too.
The main task both these strikers have is to score goals which they haven't done for a long period. The reason is that they aren't quick and agile which is a must for todays game. They are in the mould of the big, slow, old fashioned forwards of the 70's and 80's but missing the strong heading skills of those strikers.
We have been playing well the past few months and are creating more and more chances and set pieces yet both still can't seem to score.
Not disputing the effort they are putting in but they are both not the way forward for us.
Well, several times this season, these guys have made runs and not been found. So, no surprise if when a ball is played through they have not been expecting it. Also for a striker to score a header the ball needs to either to be played to him, or in an area he can attack. We have hardly delivered a decent cross all season. Our corners either hit the first defender, get caught by the keeper or sail over everyone's heads. Just look at yesterday.

One of the highlights in recent years has been the link up play from Chair and Willock. Maybe we should be working on building an understanding between our strikers and our midfielders to create something. They do have training all week to work on these things. That said, there's no evidence they are working on the delivery from corners.

The problem we have is we don't have any money, and anyone half decent will almost certainly be out of our price range. That makes replacing these guys difficult. Maybe the loan market during the summer?
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Re: Match Thread: Queens Park Rangers V Middlesbrough

Post by UxbridgeR » Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:01 pm

Wegerle wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:30 pm
ZENITH R wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:52 am
Once again Dykes is taking flak, and now Frey too.
The main task both these strikers have is to score goals which they haven't done for a long period. The reason is that they aren't quick and agile which is a must for todays game. They are in the mould of the big, slow, old fashioned forwards of the 70's and 80's but missing the strong heading skills of those strikers.
We have been playing well the past few months and are creating more and more chances and set pieces yet both still can't seem to score.
Not disputing the effort they are putting in but they are both not the way forward for us.
Lovely to see Frey being written off after six weeks at the club.
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