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Sunday, October 05, 2014


Today the R's 'enjoyed' their second London derby of the season as they took to the short trip across to East London as we visit Upton Park to take on Sam Allardyce's West Ham.

There was an early start for many of the R's faithful as they walked the 14 miles from Loftus Road to Upton Park in a support of the Tiger Cubs, a fantastic project that the QPR in the Community Trust support extremely well. A great showing and well done to all those involved in taking part for this fantastic cause.

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We had no-one in East London representing Lofty Heights this afternoon as Jenson was still sunning himself in Cyprus and the remainder of us unwilling to pay the £43 for a Sunday 4:15 kick off with a crap view, especially with the away performances we've seen this season!

Redknapp made three changes to the side that narrowly lost at Southampton last week with Onuoha, Henry and Hoilett coming in for Isla, Phillips and Vargas.

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Within four minutes the play for a 0-0 tactic was thrown out the window as the hosts opened the scoring from the first corner of the game.
Valencia seemingly handballed the cross, whilst he was being tugged by Austin, as the ball made it's way through to Sahko at the back post who was pressuring Onuoha before the Chief inadvertently bundled the ball past a static Green in the R's goal. Only Green appealed for the infringement as the rest of the team dropped their heads with a further 86 minutes of spineless effort lay in front of us.
Austin had the only shot on target mid way through the half as he done superbly well to turn Tomkins before shooting straight at Adrian.

West Ham comfortably went into half time a goal up with the R's looking clueless as to what the game plan actually was once we were a goal down, one can only assume that it was to keep the score down because that's exactly how we played.

Zamora came on for Hoilett as the second half resumed, leaving us with only Traore who can show any pace going forward as the rest casually jogged around earning their 'hard earned' weekly salary.
Zamora did make an impact in the opening ten minutes of the half, crossing for Austin who had beaten the two centre backs to the cross, only to see last seasons top scorer side foot it wide.
The spineless display continued as the R's lacked any ambition, any passion and any enthusiasm in all areas of the pitch, totally draining those who made the effort to attend of everything they had before sending us on our merry way.
West Ham did add to their tally with Sahko heading home from a yard after Tomkins mopped up a West Ham free kick, beating Ferdinand to the ball before finding Sahko totally unmarked at the far post as Caulker just stopped and watched him just nod into the empty net.

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The rest of the game was dull as West Ham cruised to a deserved victory and left us firmly at the bottom of the Premier League, the same position as Mark Hughes put us in during our last term in the Premier League and the same desire that was on show...... all too similar for us Rangers' fans.

The performance was dire and I can only pick out Traore for putting a half decent effort in today. It also says a lot when our makeshift right back has the most amount of shots for the team and actually looked the most threatening player during the final 20 minutes of the second half.
These away performances are all too similar at present, there's no ambition to take a game to a team that would struggle with the amount of pace our attacking players possess, yet we seem all too content to just sit back and allow teams to attack our fragile midfield and defence, we need to score at least two if we are going to win a game at the moment as we always look like conceding.
I think we are approaching that time when we have to question those that are in charge and whether the current management team is the right one to take us forward as the players clearly are not fighting for the manager right now and do not have a clear understanding as to what is expected of them for the 90+ minutes.
Redknapp out?? It might be the right time for it as we do not look like we could beat a sack of sh!te right now.

None of those players deserve the Man of the Match award today, instead those that completed the 14 mile walk from Loftus Road to West Ham deserve all the plaudits! It's a shame they were rewarded with such a spineless showing from Redknapp's men today.

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I will return after the International break as we have the un-enviable task of sitting through the visit of Liverpool, we all know what happened last time!!

Until then enjoy the two weeks off and having a weekend where we cannot be defeated!


  • At 6:02 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    From the first minute..goal down.. game over.. like rabbits in the headlights.. were the starting 11 collected at Stansted and given jerseys for the first way... any of the players we bought would not inspire you. Scouts hand back your pay packets..
    ..Luv Harry but someone put on the EXIT sign.. West Ham had two kids on the bench...will QPR ever get a player from the Academy/ U21's..lets close down shop..."out of business" and give us all a break.. ShamrockRanger

  • At 6:06 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fantastic blog today. Harry has to go. My wife and i are season ticket holders but after todays performance we feel like throwing in the towel, just like QPR seem to have and we are only seven games into the season.

  • At 7:05 pm, Anonymous Sqprp said…

    Harry has to go before it's too late

  • At 7:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All you say is right...mores the pity. I thought Hughes team was bad but this lot are even more apathetic. Heartbreaking...


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