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  1. Harry

    QPR No.20

    Ref was generally decent enough, I agree. Couple of times he could’ve let play go on and he whistled too quickly, but they all do that! I just can’t see what his decision for a yellow was based on. Either he saw Rowe get kicked in the sacks or he didn’t.
  2. Harry

    Afobe

    A proper striker. With pace, movement, touch, intelligence. Very happy with Afobe. One thing I found very interesting was for the first goal. Many strikers try to head the ball toward goal, but as it was high you wouldn’t get good power behind it so it makes an easy claim for the keeper. Afobe has the nous to realise he wasn’t scoring from that header so he just nodded it up and kept it in play. That made the defender have to play it, which resulted in Nagy getting the goal. Very ‘switched on’ play from Afobe. Without wishing to sound harsh on Fammy, Afobe did everything Fammy hasn’t been able to do - intelligent hold up play, darting runs to stretch the defence, pace and power on the ball, and most noticeably, near post runs. That is a proper strikers instinct - Fam is often found hanging around at the far post hiding behind the full back. Afobe makes near post runs and will bag goals as a result.
  3. The throwing of flares is a pastime only partaken in by absolute cocks. Whoever threw this is a cock.
  4. Harry

    QPR No.20

    Exactly what I said. Rowe and this chap were in a bit of a grapple off the ball. Suddenly it escalated and this bloke kicked Rowe in the nuts. The ref was 10 yards away. If he saw that, it’s a red card. So I don’t know why he gave a yellow? He either saw it = Red. Or he didn’t see it = Nothing. I can’t quite fathom how he produced a yellow.
  5. Harry

    Adan Nagy

    As regular readers will know, I was probably one of Pack’s biggest supporters on here, always defending him against what I thought was unnecessary criticism for a bloke who was instrumental in getting us to establishing ourselves as a regular top 10 championship team. However, I always said that he was not irreplaceable and that if an upgrade could be found and funded then I didn’t mind Pack being replaced. Nagy is certainly an upgrade. And I am very happy with that. Thing is though, they are actually very different players. We have built our playing style and tempo around Pack for the last 3 years. Everything went through him and it was a methodical tempo, probing, retaining, probing again. With Nagy, we won’t be gently passing our way through midfield. We now have a front man who will make runs in behind, but can also collect the ball to feet, and this means we can feed the strikers quicker and in a variety of ways. So our style and tempo on the ball will be very different. It’s the complimentary skills of a quicker midfielder, an attacking mid with creativity and a striker with the ability to go either way, to the ball or in behind. Also, off the ball our style will change. Pack mainly held the DM position, defended the edge of the box, rarely got dragged out wide to close down wingers and full backs. This gave Brownhill a bit of freedom to be wherever he wanted to be because Pack was always going to be patrolling the D. With Nagy, due to his increased mobility, his energy, his tenaciousness and his pace, he charges around everywhere and closes down opponents all over the pitch. This is great, and gives us something extra. However, this means Brownhills role changes, and he has to be more alert to when Nagy defends out wide or up higher. Brownhill now doesn’t have the safety net of Pack always on the D (the last line of midfield as it were), and so he needs to ensure he covers back there when Nagy is closing out wide. So our style both with and without the ball changes due to Nagy’s increased mobility. It might take a while for others to compliment his all action style. Others have to step up in other areas of the pitch. I think everyone ought to be appreciative of the job that Pack (and Paterson) have done to establish us as a top 10 championship team. But every player can be upgraded and I’m more than happy that we’ve found a potential gem in both Nagy & Massengo. The most relieving thing though is that I now don’t have to spend hours defending Pack on here from those who could never see what he brought to the table - so I can now enjoy more hours in my day. Phew.
  6. Harry

    Bentley

    Very good today. No silly errors. Good kicking. Fine saves. Commanding crosses. Can’t ask for any more than that.
  7. He did some good things. Yes. But you saying he had a “superb game” is somewhat stretching the truth. He was decent at times and poor at times.
  8. No surprise. They were awful.
  9. Did he? I saw him give the ball away numerous time under little pressure. I saw the Hudds goal come from a cross on his side that he failed to close down or even attempt to stop. I saw him waste 3 excellent crossing opportunities that could have led to very high percentage scoring chances. I saw his use of the ball at a level below the other Fulham players, in so far as he made about 10 passes back to his keeper of over 20 yards distance, as he was unable to find an outfield teammate - the other Fulham players were much more confident in similar areas and saw the other options to pass and executed them. I saw a Hudds manager lose his job because he failed to exploit a clear weak area. Not all JB’s fault I’d add - Cavaleiro had no intention of giving any defensive cover so Joe was mostly isolated at left back with no support from his winger. And an isolated Joe doesn’t know if he’s Arthur or Martha. Hudds should have exploited the fact Cavaleiro was doing nothing and should have regularly probed that side. They didn’t. When they did, they scored. No sympathy for Sievert there. Clueless.
  10. What sticks out for me is the arse-licking, invented sources, and lies. It says Ashton was instrumental in setting up the Academy and the academy status. Well that’s a lie. Cat 2 Status was achieved in 2014 under the leadership of Amy Kington - nowt to do with Ashton. It says an “insider” claims Ashton was on the phone all day on deadline day. Well, that’s his job. I’m on the phone all day in my job too. It sings praise at our professionalism in having someone in charge of player travel, then says Ashton secured the Pereira deal on Sunday but the ‘travel tzar’ couldn’t find a flight until Tuesday! Ha ha. It says that Ashton has internal communications to ensure he’s kept abreast of players linked with us in the media. Well, isn’t that a natural part of the role for the person who’s in charge of recruitment - ie to be aware of players that are available for recruiting. It’s almost as if ‘internal communication’ is some space-age tech that no one else uses yet. Another source claims that Ashton tells agents that he works for Steve Lansdown when he’s conducting deals. Well, blow me. Who knew! The only ‘named source’ is Warnock, to which it goes on to say that he praised LJ & SL, and made no mention of MA, but apparently Warnock “inferred” it. Ha ha. Did he? Seems that earlier in the article MA was on the phone all day sorting out the Afobe deal, so maybe Warnock did only deal with LJ & SL. Another unnamed source says that “Ashton does all the deals and pricing”. Well, did we need that to be confirmed. That’s the main responsibilities of his role. Of course he does that. It’s his job. Yet another unnamed source says that MA and LJ discuss the match afterwards. Ha ha. LJ reports into MA. MA is essentially LJ’s boss. If they didn’t have a 1:1 after a match you’d be a bit concerned. Again, this is painted as if communication between 2 people is some fantastic new development only previously seen at the Nou Camp! We’re enlightened by another unnamed source that MA is a nice chap but he becomes serious when SL enters the room. Yes, that’s his boss, who pays him £400k per year. When the boss speaks, employees generally listen, unless they don’t what the job. What a total crock of shit. This is basically Gregorface having to publicly apologise for breaking the story that Tinnion was gonna leave for Southampton, which upset Ashton and he’s demanded a public apology else Gregorface doesn’t get any more info. Edit - the article also tells us about some of the staff MA has working under him, who praise him so. Doesn’t mention that one of them is his cousin whom he takes with him to every club and for whom a 20 year servant at City was sacked to make way for.
  11. And I’d imagine were that scenario to occur, we’d be investigated for ‘tapping up’ a player who was contracted to another club. Why would a player buy up his contract on the off chance he might sign for us. Unless we’d already spoken to him and given that promise. It would be investigated and we’d end up getting nicked.
  12. Agreed. From how understood the Nketiah saga had broken down, LJ had done all his presentations and fee agreements well before Leeds were involved. We were assured that we were going to be the recipient of the player, but that the decision was resting with Emery as to whether he wanted to keep him for the 1st team. If he was to be loaned, he was ours. Leeds’ involvement was well after we’d already had this agreement. Basically, Arsenal went back on their gentleman’s agreement with us. It was all agreed, just pending Emery’s authorisation for him to go. Then Leeds lost Roofe, came in, did their pitch and Emery’s old mate got the job. Arsenal have acted FAR from professionally in this matter. Quite the opposite of what this article is attempting to portray. It’s a bullcrap article, designed to make Arsenal and Leeds both look super professional. Truth is Arsenal reneged on a promise and Leeds got him on a mates favour. That’s fine - not bitter. But just be honest about it. I think LJ and MA are super-pissed at Arsenal and I’d be surprised if we deal with them again.
  13. This is indeed the rules. We can pick up any out of contract player as long as they were out of contract prior to 2nd September 2019. However, this will be natural wastage from clubs. I highly doubt we’d be able to convince a club to purposely release a player for us to pick him up for nothing. If we did, I’d expect us to be investigated, fined and given a transfer ban.
  14. 100%. We can bring in OOC, but we are not permitted to bring in any other players. Whether from home or abroad. League 1 & League 2 clubs may still bring in loans until the end 2nd September. But Championship & Prem club’s can’t. We can still loan our players out though - as long as it’s to a L1 or L2 or foreign club. But we cannot bring in any loans.
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