DRAB DRAW REFLECTS FALL FROM GRACE
IF THIS was what Hull and QPR were serving up last season, no wonder they are now plying their trade in the Championship.
No tempo, no flow, no excitement.
Rarely can two sides have settled for a draw so far from the final whistle.
The spectacle died a slow death almost from the moment Michael Dawson netted his 38thminute leveller and was summed up by QPR playing a dangerous free-kick into the corner just 30 seconds from time.
Rangers’ pragmatism is entirely justified, of course.
A point away to a promotion rival is more than acceptable.
But Hull – narrower than Kate Moss and hardly expansive at the best of times – simply aren’t set up to break down stubborn defences and will struggle to build momentum until that is rectified.
One of the bright spots was QPR’s Charlie Austin again proving his worth.
Steve Bruce was left wondering what might have been.
STAR MAN ANDY ROBER