Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Squad Analysis - Part Two

Squad Analysis - Part Two

Superhoop50 runs the rule over Rangers midfield in the second part of his squad analysis.

Sections of the Rangers support have coined the R`s midfield unit as "The best in the world" a suggestion that Superhoop50 refutes.

To read Part One Click Here >>>.

I for one have not fallen for the "best midfield in world" suggestion and never have. A good midfield will create chances for our strikers and as far as I`m concerned, that`s where our real problem has been all season.

Here`s my analysis of our engine room.

MIDFIELD

4. Gavin Mahon - You`re never going to get mazy runs from Gavin but I believe he`s had a lot of unjustified stick. Not the sharpest of passers by any means but a reliable and important presence in front of the back four.

If we went up this season, I don`t think he`d go with us but still believe he`s an important part of the squad for the second half of the season.

6. Mikele Leigertwood - Bags of energy and more important than a lot of people give him credit for. Glides across the surface and covers acres of ground, but really needs to improve his passes as a high percentage are misplaced. We`ve seen the best and worst of him and I believe his best is excellent.

7. Daniel Parejo - Wants far too much time on the ball and discovered very quickly that you simply don`t get it in the Championship. The odd flashes of brilliance, but a massive disappointment despite his tender years. Be interesting to see how he develops when he goes back to Spain, which he undoubtedly will.

10. Akos Buzsaky - Was just coming back to his best when disaster struck. I think he`d fit in perfectly with the system we`re playing now and believe his absence has cost us points and goals. The sooner he`s back the better and a very important part of our future.

12. Adam Bolder - I think Adam should stay as I can really see him in the Mahon role and reckon he`d benefit from the way Sousa sets the side out. However, we`d need the "first season" Bolder back and not the one from last season. With Millwall lying in second spot in League One, I wonder how important Adam has been for them after their struggles last season?

14. Martin Rowlands - Captain Marvel has been a mystery to me this season. Frankly, I thought he was awful under Dowie but returned to his best under Ainsworth and Sousa. Seems to have found his shooting boots again in recent weeks which was missing earlier in the season and hopefully, the second half of the season will see his goal tally rise.

17. Lee Cook - Don't believe he's quite the threat he was before we sold him and seems to get knocked off the ball VERY easily now. I don`t believe his best position is an out and out left- winger anymore and believe he`s more effective when he floats around.

His shooting must improve which is the worst part of his game right now. I don`t think his place in the side is "nailed on" by any means.

18. Damiano Tommasi - Covers a lot of ground for a 'veteran' but an awful lot of misplaced passes. Bit-part player for the rest of the season and I can see him going or perhaps moving into a coaching role?

20. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma - Forget the Carlisle game as he's been found out since then. However, undoubted raw quality and think he's capable of learning over here. Signs of him toughening up before his suspension and injury and the second half of the season will be very important for him.

21. Matteo Alberti - Well I saw him pre-season and he looked quite menacing, but injury has kept him out for nearly 3 months before his reserve appearance recently. I think we all forget he`s our player, so lets hope we get to see him, as we`re not loaded with talent on the right flank.

25. Hogan Ephraim - I was about to lose patience with him until Sousa discovered that he`s suited to the diamond formation and he`s at last put in some decent performances recently after looking totally lost.

Signed as a striker from West Ham but I don`t think he`s ever started there for us? Can`t help wondering if this diamond formation may actually suit him up front? May well benefit from a loan spell if he can`t get into our side regularly?

To read Part One Click Here >>>.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

Wiley Ref`s Preston Clash.

Man of the Match - Radek Cerny.

Media Eye - Ben Kosky.




Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Wednesday December 17 2008
Time: 9:03AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Ngbakoto In Team Of The Week (21/3/17)

Queens Park Rangers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Vital QPR Social Media

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Rotherham
Suggested By:
Smithies1%
Furlong0%
Onuoha0%
Hall6%
Lynch3%
Bidwell0%
Freeman9%
Luongo9%
Ngbakoto69%
Sylla0%
Smith3%
Washington0%
Goss0%
Morrison0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 7 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk33
2.QPR4Me14
3.dustman3
4.Bunyip2
5.ImSitiv1
The Vital Football Members League