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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Baidoo Released...QPR vs Manchester United Information...Dowie Wanting to Bounce Back...Delaney Called Up....QPR Reserves Home Loss to Southampton

- Shabbaz Baidoo released by Lewes: For a player who was so highly rated, just 2-3 years ago, he's certainly fallen a long, long way.

The Argus/Howard Griggs - Lewes release Baidoo
Lewes have released striker Shabazz Baidoo.
The former QPR and Dagenham forward made five appearances for the Rooks after joining a month ago.
The return of Chamal Fenelon from a loan spell at Tonbridge Angels meant manager Kevin Keehan had to trim his squad.
Keehan said: "It was a financial thing. I can't keep Chamal and Shabazz." Argus

Carling Cup 4th Round Manchester United v QPR
Tuesday 11th November 2008 Kick Off 8:00pm

Initial allocation of 6000 Tickets priced: Adults: £40.00 Senior Citizens over 65's: £22.50 Junior Under 16's: £10.00
Tickets will go on sale as follows:
Away Season Ticket Holders will automatically be sent their ticket.
Season Ticket Holders - Wednesday 8th October - 1 Ticket per Season Ticket Holder
Members - Wednesday 22nd October - 1 Ticket per Member Non - Members with Loyalty Points sales to be determined after demand of the above - the number of points required to be confirmed....
Tickets can be booked in the following ways....:.... Payment, Booking Fee and Postage Options
.... QPR

TEAMTALK - Dowie wants Hoops to bounce back
QPR boss Iain Dowie admits his side need to bounce back from their poor run when they host rock-bottom Nottingham Forest in a fortnight.
Rangers have taken just one point from their last four games and are desperate for a victory to ensure they do not fall any further off the promotion pace.
"One point in four is not good enough and should fire us up for our next home game," said Dowie.
"We can't buy a goal at the minute but we will keep working at it.
"Forest at home is a big, big game for us. We have to make sure we play with a defensive intensity and with creativity." Teamtalk

Irish Times - Trapattoni reveals squad to face Cyprus
....next week's World Cup qualifier against Cyprus.... Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni today named a panel of 21 for the match at Croke Park but is short on defensive options at full-back with Steve Finnan and Stephen Kelly ruled out through injury. ....
Republic of Ireland squad : Shay Given (Newcastle United), Dean Kiely (West Brom), Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe United), Alex Bruce (Ipswich Town), Damien Delaney (QPR), Richard Dunne (Manchester City) , Kevin Kilbane (Wigan Athletic), Joey O'Brien (Bolton Wanderers), John O'Shea (Manchester United), Paul McShane (Sunderland), Stephen Hunt (Reading), Aiden McGeady (Glasgow Celtic), Damien Duff (Newcastle United), Liam Miller (Sunderland), Andy Reid (Sunderland), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Kevin Doyle (Reading), Robbie Keane (Liverpool), Andy Keogh (Wolves), Shane Long (Reading), Daryl Murphy (Sunderland). Irish Times

QPR Reserves Lose to Southampton

Southampton Official Site - Saints Reserves made it three wins out of four as they saw off an experienced QPR side 3-2 at Loftus Road.
Mark Wotte fielded a young team, with an average age of just 18, against a Rangers side that contained the likes of Damiano Tommasi, Lee Camp, Hogan Ephraim and Samuel Di Carmine.
Following the final whistle the Dutchman was impressed by his side's overall team performance and was delighted with the win that puts them joint top of the totesport.com Combination.
"It was a good team performance," Wotte said. "We've made it three wins in a row now and it was great experience for some of the younger players like Callum McNish and Oscar Gobern to play at a place like Loftus Road and get a result against a quality opposition side.
"We performed well in all positions and Tommy Forecast made several good saves," he added. "Jeffrey Imudia and Kyle Davies won everything at the back and the lads in the middle and up front ran their socks off."
New signing Ryan Smith also put in a good shift on his debut Saints performance, setting up the first goal in the process.
"Smith came in and made a good impression," Wotte continued. "He has a good dribble and was always a threat on the wing, as was Jake Thomson on the other side."
Saints took the lead towards the end of an evenly match first half, as Smith crossed the ball in from the left and Thomson headed home at the far post.
The visitors then doubled their lead in the 73rd minute from a corner on the left that Jamie White skilfully pulled back for Oscar Gobern to fire past Lee Camp and into the bottom left-hand corner.
Columbian striker Angelo Balanta later pulled it back to 2-1 to give the hosts hope of staging a late comeback, as he picked up Gareth Ainsworths's delivery from the right and unleashed a shot that Forecast could do nothing about.
Saints regained their two goal advantage straight away though, with a good cross from Jamie Hatch that picked out Kayne McLaggon, who in turn teed-up Jake Thomson.
Thomson's first shot unfortunately hit the bar, but Matt Paterson was in the right position to fire home the rebound with Lee Camp already beaten.
Adam Bolder then scored a second goal for Rangers with five minutes remaining, as the London side kept up the pressure, but Saints were able to hold on to record a memorable victory.
Saints Reserves: Forecast, Hatch, Imudia, Davies, Reeves, McNish, Gobern (Argent, 70), Smith (McLaggon, 75), White (Garrod, 85), Thomson, Paterson. Southampton

Gareth Ainsworth's reserve side succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at a cold and wet Loftus Road as two second half goals were enough to clinch it for visitors Southampton.
Saints took the lead minutes before halftime and added a second not long after the restart, but Angelo Balanta pulled a goal back from an Ainsworth pass.
Saints hit back to notch a third from the resultant kick-off however, to seal the win, despite Adam Bolder making things interesting with a finely taken goal.
It was Ainsworth's men who threatened first as Damiano Tommasi lost then won back the ball in midfield and strode toward the Saints goal. He let rip from 20 yards but his shot was wild and didn't worry visiting keeper Tommy Forecast.
Rangers did worry Forecast minutes later as good build-up play involving Balanta and Hogan Ephraim saw the latter cross for the unmarked Bolder. The midfielder jumped well but could not quite guide his header into the net.
The R's were getting closer. A strong driving run from Matt Connolly led to the defender feeding Samuel Di Carmine whose left footed shot was slightly miscued and so narrowly missed the right upright.
The home side continued to press and Ephraim cut inside from the left, picking up a pass from Balanta as he went and hit a right foot shot that needed a strong parry from Forecast.
A long Camp punt was flicked on by Balanta, minutes later, and Di Carmine was only stopped from pulling the trigger by a superb Saints recovery tackle. From the resultant corner, Balanta found himself in space as the ball fell kindly to him but his shot on the turn was superbly tipped over by Forecast.
Minutes before half-time, the ever dangerous Ephraim picked up the ball from Tommasi's pass and ran towards the Saints box, shimmying one way then the other before firing off a shot that was well saved by Forecast.
As the half drew to a close, Balanta felt obliged to squeeze one more chance in. Di Carmine fed him the ball, he tricked himself out of the challenge of two Saints players and laid off Ephraim who, in return, teed him up on the edge of the box and the striker bent a shot wide of the target.
With missed chances comes the risk you might regret it and seconds before half-time, Rangers did just that. Ryan Smith escaped down the left and hung up a cross that was nodded home by Jake Thomson to put Saints ahead.
The second half opened with a downpour and a Rangers chance as an Bolder free-kick found Balanta whose header flashed across the Saints goal and wide.
Balanta was hungry for more seconds later, as he went on a mazy run into the box and fired off a snap-shot that stung the palms of Forecast.
Di Carmine, eager to follow his strike partner's example fired off a shot of his own moments later as a Tommasi free-kick found him with his back to goal. The Italian turned well but couldn't squeeze his shot inside the near post.
Suddenly Rangers came to life. Camp's long throw to Balanta saw the Columbian stride in-field and slip a reverse pass into the path of Di Carmine. A cute back heel from the on-loan man found Balanta once more but he could only poke his effort wide.
Back came Saints and Matt Paterson blazed wide from 20 yards.
Southampton extended their lead on 73 minutes as a neat one-two resulted in Oscar Gobern lashing beyond Camp from 7 yards.
Chris Flood tried to get the R's back in it but his thumping strike flew just wide.
The Hoops tried again seconds later as Bolder threaded a pass through for Balanta but his early shot once again was off target.
The two combined again as Bolder chipped a pass into the six-yard box for the s triker to control and tamely shoot straight at Forecast.
Finally the R's supporters who had braved the cold had something cheer about as Ainsworth escaped own the right and cut the ball back for Balanta, who had probably deserved a goal by now, to fire home to half the deficit.
Unfortunately Saints once again regained a two goal margin within seconds as Paterson nodded into an unguarded net after Camp and the cross bar had denied Smith.
The R's fought back but despite a Bolder goal five minutes from time, Saints hung on to claim the win.
QPR Reserves: Camp, Oastler, Arthur, Bolder, Harris, Connolly, Ephraim, Tommasi, Balanta, Rose Subs: Crowther, Flood, Ilesanmi, Ainsworth QPR

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