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Monday, November 17, 2008

Man City's Elano for QPR?...Vine Surgery....QPR Today Compared to Previous...Ex-QPR Birthdays...Players Nicknames...Langley Update...Burnley

Also see: QPR League situation compared to previous seasons.... "Giving Players' Nicknames - Such as Fitz Hall" --- re the new Football Manager (the game)and Everton's help

Manchester City's Elano? [There were messageboard rumours about QPR interest in Man City players (although Elano's name was never mentioned; whether it's actually going to happen; and whether this is the kind of player QPR need for the Championship and to pay him, is an interesting question.]

Mirror - QPR make loan move for Manchester City Brazilian Elano - exclusive
Ambitious QPR are trying to sign Manchester City's out-of-favour Brazilian star Elano in a shock loan deal.
Championship promotion wannabes Rangers have started talks to take midfield schemer Elano and pick up a chunk of his wages for the rest of the season.
The player angered City boss Mark Hughes by complaining about being dropped - remarks that cost him a hefty fine.
Hughes may let Elano leave - sending a message to any other dissenters. But he also has to bear in mind that his squad is stretched by European commitments.
Rangers supremo Flavio Briatore is in favour of the prestigious capture of a current Brazil squad member - the kind of eye-catching swoop that appeals to his vision of the London club.
Elano could be persuaded to move and put himself into the shop window as he feels he has not had the respect he deserves at Eastlands.
Rangers want a swift answer after their weekend defeat by Burnley left them off the promotion pace. Mirror
- See Wikipedia/Elano -- See also "Frustrated at Man City" --- Man City -Elano Profile

Rowan Vine's comeback from the fractured leg injury that has kept him sidelined since early April took another twist this weekend, as the striker went under the knife for further surgery.
The 26 year-old front-man sustained the injury during a freak training ground incident at the end of last season, but has suffered a frustrating waiting game since then.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Head Physio, Paul Hunter, revealed the latest news in detail.
"Part of the fracture in his tibia hasn't responded as quickly as we'd have liked and as a result Rowan has undergone further surgery," he said.
"We took advice and consultation from a number of surgeons and they were all of the opinion that surgery was the best option in this case. The surgery went as well as we could have expected, with no complications.
"Rather than let nature take care of it, we're hoping and praying that by having this surgery, it will speed up the healing process."
Hunter added: "It's impossible to predict how long he'll be sidelined for.
"Rowan is hugely annoyed, but he's been first class throughout the whole rehabilitation process and he needs to maintain that attitude now.
"Of course it's frustrating, but we're all behind him in a bid to get him back into the fold as soon as possible." QPR

Two Ex-QPR Birthdays:Peacock and Jeanne

Ex-QPR Gavin Peacock Turns 41
Born November 18, 1967. The goalscoring midfielder/forward made his debut under Jim Smith in 1986-87...moved to Gillinghman in 1987-88. Peacock then went on to Bournemouth, Newcastle and Chelsea before returning to Stuart Houston's QPR,first on loan and then in a million pound deal in November 1996. After retiring, he became a TV football pundit and then recently went to study for the church. Career See Also Wikipedia/Peacock. See: Gavin Peacock Website

Leon Jeanne Turns 28-
Born November 17, 1980. Jeanne is currently playing for MacWhirter Welsh League team, Maesteg Park Gerry Francis gave Jeanne his chance in February 1999 against Watford. And that season he made 10 appearances. Jeanne joined Cardiff in July 2001.Jeanne League Stats Also Played for Barry Town, Newport County, Port Talbot Town, Merthyr Tydfil - Non League Teams. After a great start, had various troubles at QPR. Moved on to Cardiff and a number of non-league clubs. See Jeanne/Wikipedia

Richard Langley Update
Bristol Evening Post - Bristol Rovers facing Langley choice
Paul Trollope says Bristol Rovers need to make a decision soon on whether to offer Jamaican international Richard Langley the chance to relaunch his career at the Memorial Stadium.
And the indications are that the Pirates will pursue their interest in the 28-year-old midfielder – if they can create room in their playing budget.
The former QPR and Cardiff City player has been training with Rovers for the last few weeks after an initial trial spell in August was cut short when he strained a hamstring during a reserve game.
He returned to the club last month and impressed in a recent reserve-team victory over Cheltenham Town.
Langley was released by Luton Town at the end of last season after a cruciate ligament injury meant he was only able to feature in the final game of the season for the Hatters.
Richard has done well here and his fitness is improving," said Trollope.
"In training and in the friendly reserve game we had at Cheltenham recently, he is starting to look the player we know he can be.
"He is still with us, and that is ongoing.
"It's important we make a decision on him – and he makes a decision about us – when he is fit, and he is getting towards that now.
"He has integrated well with the group of players here and he has got quality.
"We are hoping that somewhere down the line, we may be able to do something with him."
Bristol Rovers' director of football Lennie Lawrence paid £200,000 to take Langley to Cardiff City from QPR in 2003 while in charge at Ninian Park.
The Londoner spent two seasons with the Welsh club before returning to Loftus Road, where he had first come up through the youth ranks. Bristol

Additional QPR vs Burnley Reports

The Mirror/Ann Gripper - BURNLEY'S QUANTUM LEAP
Chelsea Was Not Enough for Owen Coyle's hungry Clarets after a trip to see the new James Bond film.
Burnley could easily have suffered a Carling Cup hangover after Wednesday's late-night penalty shootout heroics had seen them knock out west London's original rich kids.
But a Friday night trip to see Quantum of Solace got them in the mood to face another club with designs on world domination.
And Burnley's four-day stay in the capital culminated with sharp-shooters Robbie Blake and Alan Mahon taking the points away from moneybags QPR.
Mahon said: "The trip has been really well constructed and the lads all get on. We go for our meals together and some play poker with each other.
"Then we went to the cinema on Friday to see the new James Bond film and everybody thought they were 007 on the way home!
"Obviously it's been a great week for the lads. We've come down with high expectations and managed to do what we set out to do.
"Wednesday was a great night but come Thursday we knew we had a job to do on Saturday. QPR are a very good team but we came here to win."
Rangers had started the brighter, with Martin Rowlands everywhere and Lee Cook providing his usual trickery on the left wing. And it was a neat ball inside from Cook which Dexter Blackstock smashed into the bottom right corner after 14 minutes.
But Burnley are not fourth in the Championship by accident and Blake thundered home an equaliser on 34 minutes.
The majestic Chris Eagles twice went close but it was his replacement Mahon who did the damage. Fitz Hall could only head Blake's cross to the winger, lurking in the corner of the penalty box, and he lashed home his first goal for 14 months. Caretaker Hoops boss Gareth Ainsworth was left frustrated after referee Keith Woolmer turned down two strong penalty appeals from Blackstock.
"It's bite your tongue time for me - a lot of managers have got into trouble this week," said Ainsworth. "But the penalty changes the game for us and I said that to the referee at the end."
While theoretically-rich Rangers are yet to find their stride and are desperate for a reliable striker, Burnley are brimming with confidence as they look ahead to a Carling Cup quarterfinal date with Arsenal at Turf Moor and a promotion challenge.
Mahon already has two promotions on his CV, and while he is not getting carried away just yet, he is excited by what Owen Coyle's men are doing.
He added: "I don't want to compare the team here with the ones I won promotion with at Wigan and Blackburn.
"But there's a great bunch of lads at this club and we've got everything it takes. For me, it's great to be a part of."
Qpr: Cerny 6, Ramage 6, Stewart 6, Hall 7, Connolly 6 (Delaney 46, 6), Ephraim 6 (Agyemang 63, 7), Rowlands 7, Tommasi 6 (Mahon 53, 6), Cook 7, Blackstock 7, Di Carmine 6. Goal: Blackstock 14.
Burnley: Jensen 7, Alexander 7, Duff 7, Carlisle 7, Jordan 7, Elliott 7, McCann 7, Gudjonsson 7, Eagles (Mahon 56, 8) 8, Blake 8 (McDonald 79, 5), Thompson 8 (Akinbiyi 84). Goals: Blake 34, Mahon 60. REFEREE: Keith Woolmer. ATTENDANCE: 13,226
48% 52%
9 Corners 2
1 Offside 5
15 Fouls 11
1 Cards 3
3 off target 4
4 on target 6
MAN OF THE MATCH Robbie Blake (BURNLEY) 8 A superb strike for his goal and a hand in the second too.
VILLAIN OF THE MATCH Peter Ramage (QPR) 6 A rash early challenge meant playing 88 minutes on a yellow card .
ANORAK Burnley have used 21 players in the league this term - the joint lowest amount with Coventry Mirror

- Also Clive Whittingham/LoftforWords QPR-Burnley Match Report

- Compilation of Reports re QPR-Burnley and Managerial Comments

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