QPR Report Twitter Feed

Friday, May 30, 2008

QPR International Snippets: Delaney....Rehman...Leigertwood...Langley...Phillips

Damian Delaney picked up a second cap, playing for Ireland against Columbia - Rating Reports 1 - Report 2

Zesh Rehman in the Pakistan Squad.
Post " Pakistan national football team will leave for Maldives en route Karachi and Colombo today (Friday) from Lahore to take part in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship being played from June 3 to 14 at Male.
Zahid Hameed will lead the 20-player squad in the eighth national elite tournament of South Asia. The SAFF Championship, known as World Cup for South Asia, will comprise four times champion India, 2003 gold medallist Bangladesh, Pakistan, 1995 champion Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan and Afghanistan....
Goalkeepers (2): Syed Sultan Ali, Bilal Rafiq (PIA). Defenders ( 7): Samar Ishaq, M Ahmed (KRL), Naveed
Akram (Wapda), M Imran (Army), Zeeshan Rehman (Queen's Park Rangers), M Irfan, Nasr Ullah Khan (PIA). Midfielders (8): Farooq Shah, Abdul Aziz (NBP), Adnan Farooq Ahmed (Tranmere Rovers), Atif Bashir (Haverfordwest County AFC), Jadid Khan (Afghan FC, Chaman), Vice Captain Imran Niazi (Wapda), Skipper Zahid Hameed (Wapda), Kashif Siddiqi (Presbyterian College, South Carolina, USA). Strikers (3): Arif Mehmood (Wapda), M Qasim (KRL), Asif Mehmood (Navy).Official : Akhtar Mohiuddin (Coach), M Habib and Sajjad Mehmood (assistant coaches), Noman Ibrahim (GK Coach), Kamran Mehdi (Physiotherapist). The Post

Telegraph/Mark Armstrong - Willie Donachie attempts success with Antigua
"When former Ipswich assistant coach Willie Donachie agreed to take charge of Antigua and Barbuda for their World Cup qualifier against Cuba next month he knew his preparations would be difficult.
A lack of training facilities and a relatively small squad to choose from were always going to be major obstacles for Donachie as he looks to lead the Caribbean island a little closer to the 2010 World Cup.
Donachie didn't expect his plans to be thrown into disarray by goalkeeper Janiel Simon, a landscape gardener, damaging his right eye after a "weed-whacker" left the goalkeeper needing surgery with a "50/50" chance of regaining his sight....
Despite the keeper's injury, Donachie is quietly confident the Antiguans can cause a shock against Cuba and win through to a World Cup qualifying group that would see them up against the likes of the USA and Mexico for a place in South Africa....
" Donachie has been looking to bolster his squad in the build-up to the first leg and is hoping Rotherham defender Marc Joseph will make himself available although efforts to get QPR man Mikele Leigertwood have failed as he has a wedding to attend… as you do... Telegraph

As noted yesterday, Richard Langley is back in the Jamaica Squad And arriving in Jamaica.

And...Today's Mirror on Kevin Phillips:
Mirror/James Nursey - West Brom boss Tony Mowbray slams Kevin Phillips
Tony Mowbray has slammed Kevin Phillips for "hawking" himself to rival clubs and warned he will not wreck Albion's wage structure to keep the former England striker.
Phillips scored 24 times to help the Baggies back to the top flight.
But a stand-off has developed between Phillips - who turns 35 in July - and the club, with the player unhappy at being offered only a 12-month contract.
Phillips, who has 46 goals in 81 appearances since joining from Aston Villa in 2006, is a free agent and wants a two-year deal.
The West Brom boss and Albion's hard-nosed chairman Jeremy Peace refuse to compromise and have also adopted a tough stance with out-of-contract midfielder Zoltan Gera and defender Martin Albrechtsen, who are stalling on new terms too.
Mowbray said: "For me, it should never be about money.
"We're not in the business of them going out and checking the rest of the world, coming back with their best offer and asking us to beat it - we don't operate like that. Our offers will stay the same, but can only remain on the table for a certain amount of time as we have to start knowing if we need to fill places.
"They will be offered the best contract this club can offer. Their agents know that and if they want to hawk them around and get a better price and salary package, we won't be budging."
Phillips has been offered a two-year deal by Championship side QPR and is attracting interest from Premier League rookies Stoke.
That may appeal as he has just bought a house outside Birmingham.
..."The squad is what everyone must respect. We won't be bursting the bank for any single player," added Mowbray, who played and coached at Portman Road. "I've seen it happen and it can be bad for a dressing room.
"We won't be breaking structures, it's that simple as I want to be fair to the other players.
"If they get better packages out of our ball park and want to ply their trade elsewhere for more money, then good luck to them. Mirror

Blog Archive