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Friday, November 21, 2008

Briatore Action Evokes Memory of Jim Gregory...Les Ferdinand in the Gulf for QPR? QPR Training Youth in the Gulf...Watford View of Helguson

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Brian Glanville/World Soccer - From Flavio Briatore Back to Jim Gregory
"Flavio Briatore, QPR chairman and financier, hardly the most blushing of violets, has been accused of leaning over the edge of the stand and shouting advice to his erstwhile acting manager, Gareth Ainsworth. There’s nothing new under the sun, however; not least at Shepherds Bush.
- When Jim Gregory, the tough little West Londoner who bankrolled QPR successfully for so many years, was chairman, his word was inexorable law. Some years ago, the word was that QPR would sell their star striker, Rodney Marsh, to Manchester City. “Over my dead body!” cried the Rangers manager, Gordon Jago. A day or two later the smoke cleared; Marsh had gone to Maine Road and Jago was still alive. So, emphatically, was Jim Gregory. World Soccer

- QPR and the Gulf: Les Ferdinand? Les Ferdinand in the Gulf on QPR/Gulf Business? - QPR Youth Training in the Gulf

- Heidar Helguson in the Eyes of Watford: Old Watford Fansite view of Helguson (and other Watford players who moved on to QPR)

- Padula Update: Padula plays this weekend in the MLS Final...Praise for Padula

- Also: Proposed New EU Regulations could change football --- UEFA Youth Proposal re U-18s Set to Flounder-----Totally Non-QPR: Controversy in New Zealand! --- And Swindon's Coach Arrested re Threat to Kill

Ex-QPR Defender Warren Neil Turns 46-Born November 21, 1962. Given his debut by Tommy Docherty in August 1980. Was one of the FA Cup 3rd Heros scoring QPR's 3rd in the 3-2 win in their replay at Middlsbrough. Played in the 1981-1982 FA Cup Final Replay Team, replacing the suspended Glen Roeder, And formed part of the following season's promotion team (Neil Wicks Fenwick Dawes).In all, played a little under 200 games before being sold to Portsmouth in July 1988. Returned as a youth team coach, for a couple of years before departing when QPR had their cutbacks a few years back. Neil returned to QPR a couple of years ago, under John Gregory and left a few weeks ago, after Gregory was dismissed by QPR. Profile

Seven Years Ago: Kevin Gallen Returned to QPR
Wednesday, 21 November, 2001, - Gallen back at QPR
Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of striker Kevin Gallen from Barnsley.
Gallen returns to the club where he made his name by breaking Jimmy Greaves' youth goalscoring record in 1992.
The 26-year-old, a lifelong QPR fan, has agreed a deal that will keep him at Loftus Road until the end of next season after a relatively unsuccessful spell at Oakwell.
"I'm absolutely delighted. I never wanted to leave in the first place, things happened but that's in the past," he told the club's website. ...
"QPR are my team, I'm delighted to be back and can't wait to pull on the blue and white hoops once again. I'm over the moon. "It's happened really quickly and now I'm looking forward to Wednesday night and the derby against Brentford on Saturday."

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