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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Snippets: Players Dying....O'Leary as Manager?...Dominic Shimmin Thriving...and Mike Flanagan Birdthday

- On a serious note: re Players Dying of Motor Neurone Disease Also: An excellent look back, on this Remembrance Sunday, on just a few of the Rlayers who died during WWI. I'm sure there were many many more (among the millions, from all walks of life, who died during the "Great War.")

Back to the David O'Leary to QPR Reports...
BBC Gossip "Former Leeds and Aston Villa boss David O'Leary is the shock contender to take charge at QPR. (The People)BBC Gossip. [Although possibly the BBC Gossip is looking at last week's People ]....Meanwhile The People reports that Manchester City are interested in supposed QPR managerial Target Darren Ferguson

re Dominic Shimmin - Sunday Mail - Shimmin's A Model Pro
- DOMINIC SHIMMIN admits he has never been happier after swapping training stints in front of glamour girls for rain-lashed sessions at Morton.
-The former Arsenal defender quit QPR for Scotland this summer and has been in dynamic form to help shore up Ton's leaky defence But the 20-year-old, who scooped October's Young Player of the Month Award, admits Cappielow is a world away from his days in London.
- Shimmin said: "It was quite a time at QPR with four different managers and that incident where a guy was held at gunpoint. We even had models like Naomi Campbell watch us train after FormulaOne boss Bernie Ecclestone put money into the club.
- "But I had to move to get games and I'm delighted to be at Morton.
- "However, it rains every day at training so I live in Glasgow now." Mail

- See also: Dominic Shimmin Wins Young Player of the Month Award

Ex-QPR Mike Flanagan Turns 56 -
Born November 9, 1952, the ex-Charlton striker, Mike Flanagan was signed by Terry Venables from Crystal Palace, in December 1980 - one of a myriad of Crystal Palace players signed by Venables after he left Palace for QPR. Palace paid 650,000 pounds for him in 1978. 18 months later, QPR paid 150,000 pounds for him. Flanagan Played up front or midfield. Flnagan was part of QPR's FA Cup Final team and played in the Championship team the following season. Returned to Charlton in January 1984. until the Summer of 2007, Flanagan was the Assistant Manager at Margate. See Flanagan/Wikipedia

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