After the horrific result at home to Swansea I feared Manchester City would put on a great show against us; thankfully they didn’t play as well as they could.
Mark Hughes has brought in 12 new players and all will need time to settle; but this is the Premier League and ‘time’ isn’t given.
Some QPR fans really make me laugh when they say, ‘Sack Hughes as he doesn’t know what he’s doing!’
At the home of the Champions we were outplayed for two thirds of the game but there are a lot of things to take from the game.
Granero, who signed just 24 hours before kick off played a great game and I can see both himself and Faurlin getting a great understanding. Fabio played his best game in a hooped shirt since his loan started, but being a Manchester United player he must have been up for the challenge.
I would like my team to follow in Manchester City’s footsteps and from what I can see that’s what we’re doing. Our subs bench yesterday had cover in every position; I can’t recall being able to say that last season.
It’s commonly known I’m not Robert Green’s biggest fan but when he plays in goal for us I’ll back him and yesterday he made a couple of great saves.
The problem is his confidence is on the floor. Every time a ball was crossed I had my heart in my mouth. He seemed to be stuck to the goal line and I don’t know if he was meant to do that or it was just fear.
I don’t normally like the idea of an International break but this time I do; our players need time to get to know each other’s game and training can only help.
If there was one thing I’d pull Mark Hughes up about yesterday it’s his subs or rather the timing and who he brought on. Both Mackie and Cisse scored at City last season and yet he brought on Kieron Dyer.
Finally he brought Cisse on who hardly had time to break a sweat; he needs at least half an hour and against a tired defence he could have changed the game.
I guess that’s why I write about it and Hughes gets the big bucks; and the pressure. Time is something that fans don’t have a lot of and in two weeks time we have a West London derby; a must win game for more than just three points!
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