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Title: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 12, 2019, 12:01:03 PM
Stefan Johansen hasn't been called up for the Norwegian squad after Norway and Fulham came to an agreement to rest his injury for a couple of weeks, hopefully this is good news for us and Steff Jo will be on top of his game against QPR,
Tim Ream has been called up by the U.S squad  for the games against Canada and Cuba , if the U.S fail to beat Canada then they can no longer qualify from their group, I'm hoping that if that happens then Ream would jump on a plane and make himself available for the QPR game rather than head to a meaningless game against Cuba , a team they have already put 7 past,
Can't find any mention of Bobby Reid being called up to the Jamaican squad, for some reason info is scarce on that squad,
We need some positive news now on Bryan, Cairney and Arter to give us greater options, as with Mitrovic,  Ream and possibly Bobby Reid missing we've got some seriously big holes to plug.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: filham on November 12, 2019, 12:22:33 PM
Yes, we have selection problems against QPR and I guess Parker wants them sorted as soon as possible.

Mitro is out, no doubts about that, and I think we have a direct replacement with Kamara, it could work out well.

There have been no reports on Bryan but that injury looked serious and it will be a surpise if he returns quickly

Cairney, we have no idea what is wrong but it looks as if the midfield could be the sama as against Birmingham.

The big problem could be in the back four without Ream.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 16, 2019, 01:02:39 AM
Half time score
USA 3 Canada 0
Which basically means Tim Ream is very likely to be missing against QPR , if Canada had got a win or a draw then the final USA game would have been meaningless and there would have been an outside chance that Ream might have jumped on a plane and returned for QPR, cant see it happening now.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: filham on November 16, 2019, 12:12:05 PM
Half time score
USA 3 Canada 0
Which basically means Tim Ream is very likely to be missing against QPR , if Canada had got a win or a draw then the final USA game would have been meaningless and there would have been an outside chance that Ream might have jumped on a plane and returned for QPR, cant see it happening now.
Oh dear that means Bryan and Ream probably be missing from our back four. So:-

Christie         Le Marchand       Mawson         Odoi. -  does not look too strong  but Parker had best get them working together right away in the hope of developing some understanding by Friday.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: The Rational Fan on November 16, 2019, 12:14:21 PM
Is MLM injuried or training?
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: SP on November 16, 2019, 12:55:52 PM
I wonder who the halftime pitch guest will be, Lee Cook perhaps?
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Andy S on November 16, 2019, 12:59:09 PM
Read the web site It’s Zamora
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 16, 2019, 02:00:08 PM
A little bit of positive news, Nahkhi Wells is in the Bermuda squad to play in Mexico next Wednesday,  meaning that the earliest he can possibly be back in England is next Thursday the day before the game, would be a big boost for us if he came back tired .
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Asotosyios on November 16, 2019, 04:08:19 PM
Perhaps they will rest Ream against Cuba if it's such an easy game.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: love4ffc on November 16, 2019, 04:11:46 PM
Perhaps they will rest Ream against Cuba if it's such an easy game.
This would be my wish. 
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 18, 2019, 03:35:57 AM
Perhaps they will rest Ream against Cuba if it's such an easy game.

They beat them 7 nil in the home game, surely the U.S have got a young centre half that they want to give some game time to, but maybe a couple of days in The Cayman Islands is too good to pass up for Tim, cant really blame him.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: The Rational Fan on November 18, 2019, 05:19:54 AM
Perhaps they will rest Ream against Cuba if it's such an easy game.

They beat them 7 nil in the home game, surely the U.S have got a young centre half that they want to give some game time to, but maybe a couple of days in The Cayman Islands is too good to pass up for Tim, cant really blame him.

There is no magic partnership going on between Ream and Mawson, trying another center-back partnership, either Odoi-Mawson or MLM-Mawson, is exactly what this team needs. Besides what's wrong with MLM as a player, the cold hard facts are that the team did better in the EPL last season when MLM played (0.88 points per game) compared to when MLM didn't play (0.25 points per game).
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 19, 2019, 08:17:12 AM
Bobby Reid played 65 minutes this morning against Guyana , unfortunately Bobby failed to score again.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Jim© on November 19, 2019, 09:48:59 AM
Bobby Reid played 65 minutes this morning against Guyana , unfortunately Bobby failed to score again.

He was playing against Keanu Marsh-Brown, of course once of FFC and a highly rated youngster.
I see that "In September 2019 Marsh-Brown attracted criticism from Newport manager Michael Flynn, who alleged the player had not informed the club of his participation in Guyana's CONCACAF Nations League games against Aruba and Jamaica.Flynn now says Marsh-Brown is not part of the side's plans, though the player had continued to train for the side until travelling for international duty.Marsh-Brown insists the club was told on August 20 and "vehemently denies" not informing Flynn. His mother shared an email with the South Wales Argus allegedly sent from Guyana's General Secretary Rennella Bourne to Newport County, indicating notification of the absence, but the email was dated for the previous year's international duty."
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Dr Quinzel on November 19, 2019, 09:59:06 AM
Bobby Reid played 65 minutes this morning against Guyana , unfortunately Bobby failed to score again.

He was playing against Keanu Marsh-Brown, of course once of FFC and a highly rated youngster.
I see that "In September 2019 Marsh-Brown attracted criticism from Newport manager Michael Flynn, who alleged the player had not informed the club of his participation in Guyana's CONCACAF Nations League games against Aruba and Jamaica.Flynn now says Marsh-Brown is not part of the side's plans, though the player had continued to train for the side until travelling for international duty.Marsh-Brown insists the club was told on August 20 and "vehemently denies" not informing Flynn. His mother shared an email with the South Wales Argus allegedly sent from Guyana's General Secretary Rennella Bourne to Newport County, indicating notification of the absence, but the email was dated for the previous year's international duty."

His Mother's twitter account is quite something. A lot of 'libel' accusations on there when I stumbled upon it the other day.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Chutney on November 19, 2019, 10:18:24 AM
Sess Mawson KMac Odoi - The best possible defence we can put out. Really emphasises how much our transfer guys failed us over the summer, absolutely 0 cover.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Dr Quinzel on November 19, 2019, 10:20:47 AM
We did need wingers, but moreso the defence needed addressing and wasn't.

I don't know if K-Mac needs to be ahead of MLM at centre half, as much as I don't rate MLM.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Statto on November 19, 2019, 11:06:50 AM
I don't know if K-Mac needs to be ahead of MLM at centre half, as much as I don't rate MLM.

I think for some it's

footballer + tall = centre back
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Sting of the North on November 19, 2019, 02:57:16 PM
Sess Mawson KMac Odoi - The best possible defence we can put out. Really emphasises how much our transfer guys failed us over the summer, absolutely 0 cover.

That is most likely not the best we can put out even at the moment, in a worst case scenario. Christie is also available, as may Bryan, Ream and/or MLM be since we haven’t gotten any updates as far as I know. Also, “absolutely 0 cover” would of course mean that we have only 4 defenders, which is not the case. But take out 4  first team defenders from any championship team, and it’s not looking great probably. The fact that you can still put out a defense is really contradicting your (obviously incorrect) conclusion.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 19, 2019, 03:14:35 PM
Joe Bryan appears in the training photos, great news if he makes it  049:gif
Hammersmith End virtually sold out, but still a couple of hundred available in The Johnny Haynes Stand.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Dr Quinzel on November 19, 2019, 04:18:07 PM
Joe Bryan appears in the training photos, great news if he makes it  049:gif
Hammersmith End virtually sold out, but still a couple of hundred available in The Johnny Haynes Stand.

Yet the Riverside hasn't sold a single ticket. Disappointing.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Fulhamfan666 on November 19, 2019, 04:57:29 PM
Joe Bryan appears in the training photos, great news if he makes it  049:gif
Hammersmith End virtually sold out, but still a couple of hundred available in The Johnny Haynes Stand.

Should be a great atmosphere then !! COYW
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 20, 2019, 07:09:52 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Statto on November 20, 2019, 08:18:37 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Twig on November 20, 2019, 08:23:48 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country. 
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: MJG on November 20, 2019, 09:06:15 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Dr Quinzel on November 20, 2019, 09:29:21 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

The Americans I speak to would suggest that it is indeed, in a sorry state.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Statto on November 20, 2019, 09:43:15 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
No need to balance that against being proud to play for his club then?
So a de facto friendly for the USA against a bunch of road sweepers trumps the West London derby and a top 6 six-pointer for his club?
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: The Rational Fan on November 20, 2019, 09:54:07 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
No need to balance that against being proud to play for his club then?
So a de facto friendly for the USA against a bunch of road sweepers trumps the West London derby and a top 6 six-pointer for his club?

Without Mitrovoic, we need our full-backs to get forward (Christie & Bryan) and a centre-back pairing that can cover full-backs. It's time to try the speedier backline of "Christie, Odoi, Mawson and Bryan"; Mawson and Ream aren't a great CB pairing and any rotation may help us find a better pairing.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 20, 2019, 10:34:47 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Once we had announced that Michael Hector was going to be joining in January,  there was very little chance that Ream was going to do us a favour, it's the U.S I blame , surely they've got a younger centre half that could have played against a side as poor as Cuba.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Chesh on November 20, 2019, 10:38:04 AM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
No need to balance that against being proud to play for his club then?
So a de facto friendly for the USA against a bunch of road sweepers trumps the West London derby and a top 6 six-pointer for his club?

Without Mitrovoic, we need our full-backs to get forward (Christie & Bryan) and a centre-back pairing that can cover full-backs. It's time to try the speedier backline of "Christie, Odoi, Mawson and Bryan"; Mawson and Ream aren't a great CB pairing and any rotation may help us find a better pairing.
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Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Twig on November 20, 2019, 01:34:29 PM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
No need to balance that against being proud to play for his club then?
So a de facto friendly for the USA against a bunch of road sweepers trumps the West London derby and a top 6 six-pointer for his club?

It’s still playing for your country and I for one applaud pride in the national shirt.  And anyway you exaggerate, playing the haha’s is no more a six pointer than any other mid season match against a mid table club.

What’s more I tend to agree with TRF on this one, there’s nothing magical about the Ream & Mawson CB pairing. Some rotation could be a good thing.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: toshes mate on November 20, 2019, 01:58:08 PM
I am sure Tim Ream enjoyed a good work out with his national team in a game where only pride was at stake.  It must be a pleasant break from some of the flack he gets from supporters of his home club no matter what he does or doesn't do. 
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: RaySmith on November 20, 2019, 02:41:30 PM
He must wonder what's happening when he goes from Player of the Season to 'useless, and the reason for our failure.'

I think it's great that he has done so well to be called up, and captain, of his national team at his age, and am sure he is justifiably proud, but I know he will not play for Fulham unless he knows he can give his all and of his best, as he always does.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Enfield on November 20, 2019, 05:40:24 PM
Overnight Tim Ream has featured for the U.S against Cuba, in a game that was largely meaningless after the 1st minute when the U.S went one up, before going on to win 4 nil,
What a sorry state U.S football must be in that a centre half of Reams age has to play the full 90 minutes when they've extensively already qualified, surely they've got a younger centre half that they would want to give some minutes to !

Agree, disappointing and doesn't reflect well on Ream that he couldnt respectfully request to sit this one out

Doesn’t reflect well on Ream?  It’s not his fault he was picked and he may just subscribe to old fashioned notions like; proud to play for my country.
:plus one:
No need to balance that against being proud to play for his club then?
So a de facto friendly for the USA against a bunch of road sweepers trumps the West London derby and a top 6 six-pointer for his club?

Without Mitrovoic, we need our full-backs to get forward (Christie & Bryan) and a centre-back pairing that can cover full-backs. It's time to try the speedier backline of "Christie, Odoi, Mawson and Bryan"; Mawson and Ream aren't a great CB pairing and any rotation may help us find a better pairing.

Oh, yes the dead speedy Mawson !
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Riversider on November 22, 2019, 01:57:58 PM
QPR the only team in the Top 4 divisions yet to have kept a clean sheet !
We have got history with helping teams get rid of their unwanted records,
It couldn't happen again could it, ......could it ?
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: Dr Quinzel on November 22, 2019, 02:55:52 PM
QPR the only team in the Top 4 divisions yet to have kept a clean sheet !
We have got history with helping teams get rid of their unwanted records,
It couldn't happen again could it, ......could it ?

I was just starting to look forward to the game....
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: SuffolkWhite on November 22, 2019, 03:07:42 PM
QPR the only team in the Top 4 divisions yet to have kept a clean sheet !
We have got history with helping teams get rid of their unwanted records,
It couldn't happen again could it, ......could it ?



Awwww that sinking feeling again...….. But lets be positive, even without Mitro and on paper we should get something from this game right!? Right!? Right? Oh dear its all gone quite in hear  :022:
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: davew on November 22, 2019, 03:26:35 PM
The bookies fancy us more likely to beat Derby on Tuesday (4/7) than QPR tonight (we are 4/5), must be the Mitro factor? I thinking winning either game would not be a bad result providing we don´t lose 1 of the games.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: SuffolkWhite on November 22, 2019, 03:33:07 PM
For automatic promotion we really need 7 points from the next 3 games whichever way they come.
Title: Re: QPR pre match build up
Post by: I Ronic on November 22, 2019, 04:58:34 PM
If you were coming.to the end of your career. Wouldn't you want.to play as much as possible? I know I would.