Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Q.P.R. Too many unlucky matches

Hello, dear readers!

Today’s post I am going to start with NTM’s video story. It’s episode #1 of season 2:

And now - Q.P.R. story!

January and February of the first Q.P.R. story season were really unlucky. My boys played well having all chances to get 7-9 points more for the team. But it didn’t happen, and Q.P.R. is located at the the 16th line in the table.

Premier League table

Just one point to relegation zone when we actually should be in the middle of the table!


Premier League matches


Almost every match was really interesting and takes much time to analyse and make some conclusions. The best PL matches were against Newcastle and Manchester City. In the first one Shaun Wright-Phillips scored 3 very similar goals getting to a ball crossed from a left flank. The game against Man City entertained visitors because of 6 goals and our comeback due to a funny last own goal by Micah Richards.

But the most interesting part for me and you should be regarding unlucky matches. Q.P.R. could win at least two of them!

Q.P.R - Everton 0:1                                       Q.P.R. - Tottenham 0:1

QPR - EvertonQPR - Tottenham

Q.P.R. - Stoke 0:2

QPR - Stoke 

Surely weak attack influenced much on the results of the matches. But I think it was especially unlucky time period for us. They say Q.P.R.’s slump continues…

Bad run


FA Cup success

I should mention our good results in FA Cup where we managed to get to quarterfinals. We 2 complicated matches against Wolves. The win in the second one was brought by 2 goals of our super-sub player Peter Vaagan Moen!

FA Cup match stats

Next Q.P.R.’s FA Cup opponent is Sunderland.


My players

QPR players

QPR worst players

First of all I want to state that attackers are inefficient in scoring goals. Well, it was predictable but I decided to sacrifice attack strengthening only defence during the last winter transfer window.

The new defenders - Friedrich, Kaboul and Bjelland - are only on the way to blend into the team. Kaboul and Bjelland have been already playing fairly well, but Friedrich is a disappointment at the moment. Not so good as I expected! His definite weakness is winning headers. Therefore I think he is not useful as Premier League central defender and can play at the right back position.

Good news is that my trust into young talented left back Lucas Digne was rewarded by excellent performance from him. He appeared to be truly stable and quite reliable defender, even in such a young age! Take a look at his attributes, they didn’t impress much at the moment, but the guy has the 3rd average rating in the team!

Lucas Digne in FM 2012


Dear readers, stay tuned because I will finish the 1st season very soon!

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.