QPR 0, Norwich City 0 - What the nationals said

Bradley Johnson leads the protests to referee Jon Moss over a free kick awarded to QPR. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Bradley Johnson leads the protests to referee Jon Moss over a free kick awarded to QPR. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, February 4, 2013
11:13 AM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 0-0 draw at QPR.

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The Sunday Mirror: “The Canaries should have had a penalty when new signing Luciano Becchio was pushed in the last minute. But it’s now seven weeks since their last league win.”

The Mail on Sunday: “On reflection, Taarabt will review the tape of his penalty and realise that his body shape offered Bunn a massive clue as to where he intended to strike the ball.”

The Observer: “Norwich ceded most of the possession to the hosts and their lack of pace on the counter was exacerbated by the loss of winger Anthony Pilkington.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “Rangers were kept out by a combination of wayward finishing and superb goalkeeping from Mark Bunn, who saved Taarabt’s penalty after he tripped Jamie Mackie.”

The Independent: “There was no instant return from Tony Fernandes’ £22million gamble as QPR spurned the chance to gain their second home win of the season.”

8 comments

  • All fairish comments. Mirror maybe a tad kind on the Becchio non-penalty! Also, reports I`ve read gave us a fairly even share of possession, as did my own view from watching the match on telly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • After Sky's reporting I'm grateful for ANY credit from the nationals. On Saturday it was pretty much " 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry, 'arry etc etc.".

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    DocOhNo

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Possibly a bit unfair but I've just had a look at 'arry's record of trophies won in his managerial career. Bournemouth, 3rd Division Title 86-87 (relegated 2 years later), Portsmouth Division 1 Title 02-03, Southampton relegated, Portsmouth FA Cup 2008 (subsequently relegated). I reckon the poor man has never been allowed to spend enough money to be a real success.

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    DocOhNo

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • got fed up with the Sky commentary - it seemed so biased towards QPR - not in commenting on incidents but the general attitude towards the sides seemed hardly neutral. Same for MOTD. Maybe it's because of the expectation that the money spent should have produced instant results. QPR seem to have taken a heck of a gamble on staying up, I wouldn't be surprised to see them go the same way as Pompey if relegated. On reflection although the incoming players this window were perhaps not all we might have hoped, we are lucky to have comparatively prudent management and above all owners who are genuine fans . OTBC

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    SussexYellow

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • `Arry just gives too much of his hard-earned dosh to his pooch. He`s so unselfish, so unmaterialistic. Ask anyone in Sandbanks.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Oh and as for our non-penalty, it's getting on for nearly a year since our last one against Wolves. Makes you wonder.....

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    shefcanary

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • True, shefcanary. There have been some glaring examples - I remember the one at Spurs when Morison`s shirt was stretched about 3 feet by Ekottu (?) right in front of the ref. Nothing doing. Then, in contrast, there was the Ryan Bennett one recently. Hoots is wasting his time saying nice things about refs; intimidation seems to work better. :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • On another day they would have had Greeno in goal, not the brilliant Cesar. We would have won at a canter then. Ah well, onward.

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    shefcanary

    Monday, February 4, 2013

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