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Friday, July 20, 2007

QPR Snippets: Cook and Quashie

The past 12 months has now seen three big (million pound plus) QPR sales: Danny Shittu, Dean Parrett and now Lee Cook.

Lee Cook's Fee:
While QPR announced the fee was "a fee of £2.5million, which could potentially rise to as much as £4.5million" (without setting out the exact costs) Fulham's announcement made no mention of the Cook cost and the Press Association said "the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of 2.5million." Press Association Ditto The Mirror "The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Craven Cottage after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £2.5million" ESPN
And The Sun wrote "Lee Cook (QPR, undisclosed [Fee])"The Sun

[When Cook joined QPR from Watford three years ago, Watford reported there was a 15% sell-on fee. (Press reports have been reporting it was a 25% sell on)

[What Lee Cook was saying exactly a year ago
Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times - July 19 - Waddock job convinced Cook to stay
Lee Cook has revealed he would have thought twice about extending his QPR contract if the club had overlooked Gary Waddock for the manager's job. Cook, whose previous contract had a year left to run, signed an improved deal that will keep him at Loftus Road until 2009 last month. But the winger,....was anxious to know who he would be playing under before penning his signature. Cook's place in the side rarely seemed assured under former Rs manager Ian Holloway, who often preferred to deploy Martin Rowlands or skipper Kevin Gallen on the left of midfield....
"I wouldn't have signed unless I knew who the manager was and I wanted to know that it was Gary."Before I signed my contract I phoned Gary on holiday just to make sure everything was going to be sorted out with him first."I feel I've played decent football under him and so have the rest of the team. He's a great coach and I hope he's going to be successful as QPR manager."
I always wanted to sign - they made me the offer just before I went on holiday and I left it to my agent to sort out all the bits and bobs." Gianni [Paladini] said there would be a few new players coming in this summer - and that was good to hear, because it's going to be a difficult season, especially with the teams that have come down into this league."
....And Cook is confident that the arrival of sports scientist Mark Barry, recently appointed by Waddock, can help reduce Rangers' often lengthy injury list."Mark's come in and he's got his own ways of getting players fit," said Cook. "We've got the heart rate monitors every training session and he makes sure everyone's working to their full potential, which is good for the club."....."We know it's going to be harder than last year, but I feel there were certain results we should have got last season and we have to put those right this time."If we're more physically fit, that should help keep the concentration going right through the 90 minutes and hopefully we can turn some of those slight defeats into wins. Kilburn Times

The Changing Face of QPR: QPR's squad Numbers as announced a year ago [Prior to the pre-season arrival of Oliseh, Czerkas, Blackstock, Rehman and Stewart and the departure of Shittu]

See Also: QPR Report - The Changing Face of QPR

NIGEL QUASHIE - Another former QPR star, Nigel Quashie - who in early days at QPR was being raved about by Glen Hoddle calling him "the new Paul Ince"- Turns 29 Today: Born July 29, 1978.
Ray Wilkins gave midfielder, NigelQuashie his QPR debut as a 17 year old in our Premierhsip Relegation season. In his three seasons at QPR, was highly, highly rated, including by then-England manager, Glen Hoddle.
Quashie played for England U-21 and England B before QPR sold Quashie to Nottingham Forrest for 2.5 million pounds. Quashie subsequently moved to Portsmouth, Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and now West Ham. And he's now been capped by Scotland.

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