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at 12:38 11 Jan 2019
I could get used to this.
A nice, sedate transfer window with no shrieking cretins from Sky stationed outside LR, giving dead cert tips about Lionel Messi being spotted in a Chicken Cottage on the Uxbridge road wearing the 1984 Guiness kit.
I do, however, miss the unprovoked dildo assaults responsible for creating a seasonal NHS crisis as reporters are rushed into surgery to remove various foreign objects:
'We seem to be having trouble with the sound on your report'
'No, that buzzing is the 18" 1400rpm Super Schlong stuck in my ear'.
at 22:07 6 Jan 2019
Beating Forest away
A 3rd round Cup win
Look for the Thames to turn to Peroni, Piers Morgan to marry a horse and the female cast of Strictly demanding my phone number.
|Happy To Be Wrong|
at 10:43 29 Oct 2018
After Bristol City, I was convinced that we were in the deepest of s hit this season. I have no idea how this will end but, for the first time in quite a while, we seem to be in a position where any outcome is possible rather than simply hoping to hit 16th.
Firstly, the team is actually getting results away from home. If McClaren and Co achieve nothing else this season, that is one huge bonus. It takes pressure off the home form to a degree and it feels less like the now infamous assertion that away games are bonuses (they weren't).
McClaren might not be everyone's cup of tea but you have to admire his chops. Being big enough to recognise when something isn't working, either selection-wise or tactically, and then changing it rather than sticking dogmatically to the script as written in pre-season is a big deal. It's an even bigger deal when the changes made actually improve both the results and the entire feeling around the club. Mr Redknapp, are you listening? Furthermore, sending Manning out on loan was a big call, as was dropping Ingram, and they might well prove to be a great decisions for us in the longer term.
McClaren and the club has also been cute about using 'experience'. This is not only on the field where Cameron and Rangel were clearly brought in to steady the backline in the absence of Hall but also in utilising Ramsey across the U23 and First Team. Some managers would baulk at bringing a former boss back into the First Team set-up but it has clearly been beneficial. Even McClaren's number two, Eustace, came from a management job rather than, say, being some sort of captain, leader or legend(ary racist). No-one is there to 'put the cones out'.
Finally, the style in which the team now operates is far more savvy and utilises the available skill sets far more effectively than at the start of the season. QPR are more compact and difficult to play through than they were even 6 weeks ago. This is rapid development from the team and you can see the self-belief grow with each game.
As I said before, after the Bristol City match, I was about as angry as I get with QPR. Now, I am properly impressed and delighted to be wrong. Nice work.
[Post edited 29 Oct 2018 12:42]
|Bruce - Manager (Available NOW)|
at 10:58 4 Oct 2018
Bruce Stevens, until recently manager of Hastings Villains, stared disconsolately at his Samsung Galaxy S9 in Coral Blue, as he read the news reports of his sacking. The phone effortlessly navigated the internet on Google Chrome, its powerful 2.7Gh Octa-Core CPU showing the information at a market-leading speed.
The reports had not been kind to him, focusing on all his perceived shortcomings whilst blithely ignoring the progress the club had made under his leadership. Did they not make the English Championship XIX Post-Season Play-Off Final? Had they not been led by renowned multiculturalist Terry Johns, only to miss out by the narrowest of margins? Stevens pondered the iniquity of it all momentarily before being startled out of his reverie by the telephone. Who could this be? he thought, using his brain...
at 13:04 1 Sep 2018
Genuinely interested - how come centrebacks seem to need 'experience' as an essential part of their armoury when clubs seem quite prepared to play inexperienced full-backs? Where are the young (i.e. 18-22 year old) centrebacks playing?
I'm not having a dig at anyone here - there are loads of people on here that know far more about our U23 and Development sides than me. However, I am genuinely interested in why a CB needs 'experience' when the FB playing ten yards away doesn't.
We had some U23 players a little while ago that seemed to be getting good reviews. Alex Finney has gone but Giles Phillips and Chris Paul seem to have disappeared too. Are we just not great at finding young CBs or are there none out there?
|Question: Re Bristol City Match Stream|
at 15:18 20 Aug 2018
OK, so you can buy it for a tenner and it asks whether you are watching on a Desktop Device or via the QPR App for Mobile.
My question is:
Is an internet enabled TV a desktop or mobile device and do I need to download the app?
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at 09:28 13 Jul 2018
Wha? Huh? Anyone seen him? Is he still around? We demand answers, damn it.
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