Fair enough , and to prove how seriously I am taking your request I've put the ipad down and opened up the laptop for the better keyboard.
Dubious Team Selection
I did not like the team selection at all. He said he would ring the changes after the Norwich game. In practice that meant Bunn for Gollini, Baker for Elphick, Gardner for Westwood, Bacuna for Grealish, Adomah for Ayew and Mccormack for Agbonlahor. He retained the formation I would suggest. Now for a start how Tshibola is behind any of Gardner, Westwood or Bacuna for me is an absolute mystery. They are all very very poor midfielders. Where I would have had Bacuna is in at right back as Hutton offers nothing in that role. Baker for Elphick i'm ok with that. Midfield I have issues with and up front dropping Agbonlahor I'm fine with, having him in the squad I am not, more on that later. Mccormack has shown nothing and I dont think he deserves a starting place either right now. Adomha starting yes no issues there.
People will say "what else has he to work with" well plenty to be frank. I know we have a poor midfield but for me it is made worse by not having the numbers in there. He has other choices and in my opinion I am not happy with the ones he made.See for me I'd play a different formation which gives us a bit more strength in midfield but also allows a bit more creativity.
I'd go 4-1-4-1 with Jedinak just in front of the defence and for (from LtoR) Green, Grealish, Tshibola, Adomah and Kodjia up front through the middle. He has choices, I do not like the ones he made, and he has made many choices not sure he has picked the same side twice.
Dropping Gollini for me was a cheap change. It is obvious he does not rate the lad if you see his reaction to the goal at Leeds. I do rate Gollini actually and I'm not sure dropping him is an answer. I hope he does not let the kid rot now as he appears to be doing with Tshibola.
Poor Game Performance
We played very poorly imo. Not as bad as Norwich but the opposition was not as good as Norwich. We lacked creativity going forward we looked like we had no cohesive style of play. QPR are a poor side but we struggled , IMO, to break them down and look that much better from them. I've seen some piss taking comments again this afternoon from people about the 3 points and my opinion that 3 points is the minimum we should expect piss taking comments like "its the maximum we could get" etc etc but I maintain that against the poorer sides we need to get more goals to boost the goal difference, we need better performances to have something to build on. Crap performances will catch p with you as we have seen recently. You can play badly against the likes of Wigan and QPR and get something, play poorly against the better teams and we will get turned over as we have done. Thats why performances matter and we need to be playing better consistently better. We have not been playing well at all and it is ok people saying that results matter and performances will come, i dont think they will as I think he lacks an ability to get better performances, he never has done really at other teams he has managed and thats a ceiling we need to move beyond
Highly Questionable Substitutions
Agbonlahor should be nowhere near that side how the manager cannot see that is utterly baffling and makes me question his decisions a bit more. The player is useless and we have a young lad RHM who would be chomping at the bit to play for us. Continuing with Agbonlahor while stifling the development of that young player who is our future while Agbonlahor was never actually the past is criminal. Bringing him on today when he clearly does not know how to play football was just mind blowing. He cost the goal against Norwich. standing on the pitch to take the throw in today could have cost us our winning goal. There is no way Agbonlahor is a decent footballer as long as I've got a hole in my arse.
Westwood on for Baker again sorry but I'm not seeing it . Why is tshibola not even on the bench? I know you had a go at me saying he is snorting cocaine is a disgrace etc in response to me speculating on a personality clash but seriously the personality clash must be close to the truth, what has he done wrong when the likes of Agbonlahor who is not even a footballer can be on the bench and this lad cant.
Overall I am ecstatic we have won, why wouldnt i be Im a fan afterall. But I am not happy with the performances, I think they matter a lot and I do not think Steve Bruce is able to get better performances. We are, in fact, playing the type of football I feared we would when he joined us so for me this is it the norm now.