Wednesday, 26 February 2014

QPR Win or Bust

 QPR have had some lows in their time & Charlton away on Saturday was just another difficult blow for some fans to take. Expectations are high at QPR the drop from the Premier League hurt but QPR had the team, resources, owners and manager to mount a title challenge this year. That's why they were favourites, but QPR's automatic promotion hopes are fading fast.

 Redknapp is now getting more flack then ever now. His choice in the 'right sort of player', & 'ball players' have been supported by the fans. They have seen fan favourites leave & others come in mostly over 30 years-old. Now it can be seen this crop of players don't have the heart and passion of the Warnock side that won this league in 2011. Now QPR have lost a lot of key players due to injury, but Redknapp has had more then enough time to replace them with quality, what he did was just bring in numbers.

 Leeds at home next is massive, if they lose it would be a 4th defeat in a row which will not go down well. Fans have become restless with his ways. QPR Don't score enough, forgotten how to defend, there slow, have no energy & not very exciting. Redknapp has to pull out a result, and change things around fast or his time could be up at a itchy trigger happy Loftus Road. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

England Team Update

Goalkeepers
Joe Hart (Man City)
Ben Foster (West Brom)
Fraser Forster (Celtic)

Defenders 
Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
Phil Jones (Man Utd)
Chris Smalling (Man Utd)
Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Ashley Cole (Chelsea)
Leighton Baines (Everton)

Midfielders
Michael Carrick (Man Utd)
Andros Townsend (Tottenham)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Adam Lallana (Southampton)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

James Milner (Man City)

Forwards
Danny Welbeck (Man Utd)
Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Rickie Lambert (Southampton)

Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain (Arsenal)


Could Go:


Rob Green
World Cup experience, even though it didn’t go that well he has been in form this season, if it continues his experience could play a roll with a lot of young keepers around him.

Andy Carroll
Now back from injury if he can stay fit & score goals he’s better option then Lambert.

Fabian Delph 

Under the radar at the unfashionable Aston Villa but a young player who has had a decent season. A strong finish could do him the world of good.

Mark Noble 
If you look at the last England captain to take his country to a competitive final, he's your man. He does pass the ball well but what is more crucial he can take a penalty.

Wilfred Zaha 

Now at Cardiff City he will get much more game time, a talented player who could find his way on the plane.

Adam Johnson
Seems to have found his form again, can play on either wing and find the net he is a confidence player, so Sunderland struggling may put his chances down though.

Luke Shaw
One for the future but with it being Cole's last major tournament is he worth the risk taking for experience? 

Jay Rodriguez
He is a English striker who is actually scoring he can't be ignored if he carries on for the rest of the season. 

Updated Picks

Premier League 

Top 6

Chelsea 
Man City
Arsenal 
Liverpool
Man Utd
Spurs 

Relegation

West Brom 
Sunderland
Fulham

Championship 

Leicester City
QPR
Reading (via Play-Offs)

Relegation

Bolton
Barnsley 
Yeovil 

Champions League - Real Madrid 
Europa League - Napoli