Critchley vows to make changes after another QPR defeat
QPR boss Neil Critchley insists he will not be afraid to ship out players in the wake of the dismal 3-0 defeat at Hull.
Rangers were well beaten at the MKM Stadium, with Aaron Connolly scoring twice for the hosts, either side of a Rob Dickie own goal, as Rangers slumped to a seventh defeat in 15 league games.
Critchley, who has won just once in his seven matches in charge, saw his side surrender meekly to a Hull team that had not won at home since October – and once again questioned the mentality of the players.
“When the game is nice we can play,” Critchley said.
“It has nothing to do with tactics or ability. In this division you need to do certain things in every game. Today we were miles away.
“It’s a mentality thing and I have said that to the players. When the going gets tough we need to do the ugly side of the game better. We were sloppy on the ball in the first half.
“We need to change and change quickly. If you look at the recent history of this football club and what has happened in previous seasons, from being at the club six or seven weeks, it is quite clear to me that things need to change.
“What’s the saying: ‘Either you change or you change the people.’
“While I am here we need to work tirelessly at changing the mentality of what we do.
“You can do that, but I have said to the players, either you jump on board and improve quickly or that type of performance happens too often.
“The responsibility falls to me, I am the manager, and I need to change what is too evident at this moment.
“It’s clear where this team needs improving. It makes me doubly determined to get back to work and improve what we need to and I hope the players are up to that challenge too.”
31/01/2023 @ 11:27 am
Actually Angryoap I wrote a comment yesterday about Yeni Gnbakoto, J.E.T, even Richard Paquette. Loads of talent that was never optimised.
Something’s been happening there. Its true something needs to change.
All the best.
31/01/2023 @ 10:47 am
This is a good question. Bernie and Flavio can have a good look at themselves.
Sometimes I think it goes back to the formation of the prem. West London being too good a place to be located. Too much to do in ones spare time.
Personally,and please don’t consider me off balance, I’m not even a drinker
I always thought we should rethink the mascot situation we don’t need two. Bin the both. Synergise the situation. Just one. Nothing wrong with cats just a bit unambitious.
Takes a bracve person to pinpoint this as a factor. I’d opt for more in control of the chaos, like a butterfly of something.
All the best to you.
31/01/2023 @ 9:12 am
Ah yes, I can see them all again now – Venners, Rodney, Stan Clive – even a young Sir Les,. Those were the days – what happened?.
30/01/2023 @ 12:39 pm
I can see where you’re coming from. But you can probably remember as well as anybody, the death of two promising strikers and one now in hospital. This is all amid FFP and many other dramas.
Being a hoop isn’t about expecting good times or even having an easy ride. It’s just about sticking with it and coming through on the other side. No point in battening down the hatches. Just let them have it.
I will always support the team that gave me such joy and inspiration as a youngster.
All the best to you. Off to work now actually caring for the elderly which is pretty fulfilling too.
30/01/2023 @ 9:04 am
Robert – very true, but are they capable of this massive feat? – far easier to remain in ones shell.
30/01/2023 @ 8:24 am
Read a quote the other day about “smooth seas never making a skilled sailor”.
With QPR sometimes things could not be more rough. I’ve supported QPR since I was 5 some 42 years ago. It’s time like these you stand up and show them what you’re made of. Show them you’ve got the skills.
You’ve got the minerals. You know it.
29/01/2023 @ 9:12 am
I for one, will look forward to the changes. It says a lot when the team performance (as highlighted in the player ratings report) is no better than that of the loanees, yet we continue to farm out regardless of performance, attitude or ability, but they must gain experience they say. Why not let them gain it with us instead of a lower league club, the shock when they come back up a league or two must be tremendous. We offload for free and continue to buy the likes of Conor Washington but are quite happy to let Sinclair go out on loan.