Well it’s nice to see some level of honesty coming out of the manager’s mouth.
And it makes a change from the usual ‘not a very good performance, the lads can do better’ kind of responses that usually comes off the back of a bad defeat.
Speaking after the 4-0 hammering at home to Nottingham Forest, QPR boss Mark Warburton wasn’t exactly in the mood to mix his words, as he called the performance “unacceptable”:
“The fact we went down to ten men is irrelevant – we didn’t win headers, didn’t win tackles and gave the ball away too cheaply. You have to enjoy the good moments but tonight is not acceptable. We weren’t good enough.”
However, QPR fans weren’t entirely sure how they should take the manager’s remarks. Whilst some believed that it wasn’t his job to be apologising (thinking that should fall with the players), others felt that his comments didn’t go far enough and demanded more.
Shouldn’t be the one apologising. Wanna hear an apology from Lumley, Hall and Leistner
— Louis (@LouisMoir99) November 28, 2019
Don’t need to apologise, it’s gone we move on, I want @MarkWarburton9 to grow roots here and be the manager for a long time
— A j turkish (@ajmelhuish) November 28, 2019
A resignation would have been better.
— Gary.C (@CoogarUK) November 28, 2019
Ah well that’s alright then 😂
— Andy Coyle (@Andy_Coyle6) November 28, 2019
Actions speak louder then words
— Mark Stokes (@Mas1882) November 28, 2019
He should be apologising for putting his arm around Wallace when he got sent off. Cost us the game. A lot of managers would have totally ignored him, give him a glare let him know who's boss. Dont cuddle him.
— Steve haden (@qpr1882) November 28, 2019
Joe Lumley should be apologising for being useless
— George (@George__QPR) November 28, 2019
Then do something about it 🤷🏻♂️
— 𝙲𝚒𝚣𝚣𝚢 (@cvzzyy) November 28, 2019
Was this our worst performance of the season?
Yes, we were dreadful
No, we were bad but have played worse this year
Now whether or not this will have an effect on the players heading into this weekend’s game against Derby County, I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out.