I didn’t quite expect it to be taken to this level.
I said before the game that the team should “rest the legs and spread the effort across the games rather than going gung ho in one of them”, and it looks as if they took my advice a little bit too literally, well that seemed to be the way they handled the first half anyway.
A poor first-half display set the stage for Brentford to hand QPR a thumping 3-1 loss in the final West London Derby at Griffin Park, and although Mark Warburton’s men managed to get one back in the second-half through Nahki Wells, there wasn’t much chance of a Rangers fightback.
And it looks as if there is one man that is taking the blame for the defeat among the QPR fans, and that’s manager Warburton. Whether it was his tactical decisions before the game, during the game or just not being able to get the team up for such an occasion, there was certainly a lot for him to answer for from the fanbase.
And once again the bragging rights go to Brentford, they wanted it we didn’t, no respect to the fans and what this local Derby means… Manager and players hang your heads in shame!
— tiberius kirk (@zxralienwarrior) January 11, 2020
Tactically inept management. Away from home against a good side playing 3 attacking players.??? Hasn’t learnt from his time at Glasgow Rangers
— Andy Moore (@AndyMoo90) January 11, 2020
Not good enough first half,stupid mistakes giving them easy goals..2nd half better but Warbs made a fatal mistake of not putting on 2 strikers to give us a good chance of comeback.Dismal 1st half performance puts it mildly
— michael bass (@1972madmike32) January 11, 2020
That’s what happens when your game management of conditions in the first half is non existant
— Steve Lewis (@SteveLe94267170) January 11, 2020
I’m not a manager by any means but the team selection just felt wrong from the start. Lumley should be off loaded to North Greenford United and Wells on his own up top isn’t as prolific.
— Aitor 🌧 (@LondonR) January 11, 2020
Can’t help feeling that Warburton has to take the blame because of his defensive choices.
— Timo Lohi (@TimoLohi) January 11, 2020
We ended the 2nd half the way we should’ve started the first . I don’t know why it took Mark so long to change the tactics. pic.twitter.com/2sLtNWK54P
— MykeQPR (@KposowaMichael) January 11, 2020
Said it before and I’ll say it again Warburton is totally inept.
Poor team selection, poor tactics, no plan B and substitutions that absolutely do nothing to change the game. Do us all a favour and go now
— John Purse (@qpr1954) January 11, 2020
Which game is the bigger rivalry to you?
Don’t worry, only second-placed Leeds to deal with next week, so there’s a chance to bounce back there.