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The opposition view... Queens Park Rangers

Filed: Wednesday, 8th October 2014
By: Staff Writer

Understandable miffed at going down 2-0 to the Hammers, Rangers fans had it in for manager Harry Redknapp after the game...

"West Ham were not that great today. Sure, their front two were a handful but we were set up so defensively from the start that we gifted another three points. Vargas would have worked them as Jr did when he had the ball - and then we take him off. Beggars belief."
- Rbee

"If that is not indicative of the effete culture around Loftus Road this time around then perhaps the signing of Rio Ferdinand is. He was an ineffective passenger in a few early fixtures but now his lack of mobility and fish-out-of-water look when stuck in the core of an under-fire defence amid a relegation battle are directly contributing to the club's downfall. He gave away a goal against Southampton and the way he defended against James Tomkins - a gutsy but rather uncouth centre-back - was comical. Ferdinand made Tomkins look like Gianfranco Zola, twisting and turning in the unfamiliar setting of the opposition penalty box before he lofted a ball over for Diafra Sakho to nod home."
- Wally Downes Jr

"West Ham won without trying, Harry Redknapp is past his sell by date, he and his team have to go."
- Match Fred

"I agree wholeheartedly with everyone criticising our displays, players and staff. I think a lot is wrong. I was very glad with Harry to start off with but I must admit that the whole staff seem more and more cluesless and perhaps it is time to move on. However, the amount of abuse HR is getting and the personal nature of the abuse (ridiculing his looks, age etc) is downright pathetic and I'm ashamed of some of the fellow fans on social media digging into him. Passion is fine and I understand the frustration but the nature of the name calling is disgraceful. Come on, lets keep some dignity because we are QPR!"
- Wegerle

"West Ham only had one midfielder! Alex Song. Zarate is a striker, and Downing and Amalfitano are wingers, although they played on the sides of a diamond yesterday. Why weren't our five including Fer, Henry and Sandro able to steamroller that? We looked a bit better when we matched the diamond second half, but still. And Rio's challenge for the ball against Tomkins for their second goal was embarrassing."
- DannyBlue

"We have the team but I don't know what the answer is. Blame Arry if you like it but who's blaming the players, NONE with the exception of Joey [Barton] seem up for it and when he doesn't play, we never look up for the fight. I for will still watch in the hope we can get a run going. What's the alternative? It's only football."
- Paul Fitz

"Not too long ago West Ham were getting beaten easily, it looked as though they weren't putting effort in and relegation looked likely. They conceded nine goals against Man City in two games if I remember rightly. They were playing a lone striker and they struggled to create anything. In the summer they added pace and creativity up front in Valencia and Sakho and now they look a decent side. Not a lot else has changed. We are not as bad as is being made out in most areas, we are just woefully short up front and that has a knock on effect throughout the team."
- QPR_Dan

"You can't underestimate how important the manager's role is, just look at Brian Clough to see what one man (alright, two) can do with the right attitude. The players are pawns in a game, they need positioning and a strategy and at the moment, we have none. I am still confident that someone can get hold of these players and turn this around. Hoddle might be the man, he'll probably get a few games to prove his worth whilst the interviews are taking place. Time for change, Tony."
- GaryT

"I was there; a dispiriting experience, and not just because of the football. I left the ground wondering why many away supporters bother going. Some just seem to want to pick arguments and fight among themselves - after the game there was a near-punch-up as disgruntled 'fans' pushed, shouted and jostled. All were drunk. Then there was the constant stream of punters heading up and down the steps throughout the game. Can't people just sit and watch? Also, I thought the concourse area under the stand was horrible. Terribly overcrowded at half time (I gaved up trying to make my way to the toilets), cramped, nasty, dank and oppressive. It all seemed like the bad old days, except much, much more expensive. Shan't be bothering again this season."
- Dollis Hoop

"Hell of a thing being lectured by Allardyce.......... and having to admit he's right."
- Hunter S Thompson

*Comments originally posted on qprdot.org, Twitter and fansnetwork.co.uk

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