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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Another Interesting Week for QPR Fans


The week began with the club traveling to Colchester having lost at home in midweek to Birmingham. Unfortunately QPR lost 2-1 at Colchester and sank to the bottom of the table. After that game, Bircham spoke about QPR being in a relegation fight.

Then in midweek, QPR travelled to Port Vale in the second round of the "League" Cup. (Port Vale, of course are the club that QPR Chairman Gianni Paladini came so close to taking over, in December 2003
[ Recalling Paladini's Port Vale Plans (scroll down to Stoke Sentinel stories) QPR took the lead, before unfortunately, Port Vale struck three times to knock out QPR.

The next day, QPR announced a suddenly-arranged press conference. John Gregory was announced as the new manager (till the end of the season, with a year extension if QPR stay up). Gary Waddock drops down to Assistant Manager. (The association of the name of John Gregory to take over at QPR has been reported several times in the press over the past year since Paladini took over from Bill Power. [Previous Gregory such as "rumours/reports or here

And it subsequently transpired that Alan Macdonald was out. In the words of the Official Site "Alan McDonald has been given notice to terminate his employment at Queens Park Rangers Football Club." Official
Over the weekend, there were reports on the message boards that other QPR staff were also on the way out.

And then come Saturday, came the visit of Hull to Loftus Road. Two second half goals and QPR were off the bottom of the table.

Elsewhere: Gary Penrice FINALLY, officially ended his association with QPR (with no word from QPR) and joined Ian Holloway at Plymouth.

And finally on a positive note, BBC's much-awaited Panorama "Bungs expose" made no reference to anyone currently or previously associated with QPR.

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