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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Celebrating Four Ex-QPR Birthdays....Flashback Two Years: Gregegory-Paladini Fan Forum

Birthdays Today for : Paul Goddard, Alan McDonald, Chris Plummer and Don Howe-

Alan McDonald Turns 45
Born October 12, 1963, For over a decade, McDonald was QPR and Ireland's Center half. QPR's most-capped international. Was assistant manager of QPR under Gary Waddock. He's now manager of Glentoran. Even after he was axed by QPR, continued to say very nice things about the club. McDonald
Wikipedia/McDonald See Also: QPRNet Interview with McDonald

Paul Goddard Turns 49
Born October 12, 1959. In 1979/1980, QPR had a teenage striking duo of Paul Goddard and Clive Allen.In the Summer of 1980, this duo. Goddard was sold to West Ham by Tommy Docherty/Jim Gregory in August 1980 for around million pounds (and Clive Allen, of course joined Arsenal for a million +). Both went on to play for England Goddard See Also: Wikipedia/Goddard

Ex-Manager, Don Howe Turns 73
Born October 12, 1935...Great coach at Arsenal. Took over as manager of QPR after Trevor Francis left. Was in charge of QPR for a year and a half before being replaced by Gerry Francis. Signed Wilkins and Wegerle. Gave Ferdinand his chance. Guided QPR to their amazing 3-1 win at Anfield. Howe See Don Howe/Wikipedia

Chris Plummer Turns 32
Born October 12, 1976...Capped by England U-21 before making his QPR debut in the Summer after QPR were relegated. Often injured, so his career didn't take off as hoped. Plummer

Two Years Ago Today: Paladini-Gregory Fan Forum
Two Years ago Today, October 12, 2006, (Seems like yesterday): Then QPR Chairman, Gianni Paladini and then, just-appointed,QPR Manager, John Gregory, held a Fan Forum, moderated by BBC's Tom Watts. The forum was mostly dominated by manager Gregory.
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