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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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- ...In other non-QPR news: - World Football Rankings: England #10... Italian Prosecutors Want prison for Luiciani Moggi...Difficulties in club takeovers under current financial situation.

Bolton News/Marc Iles - Whites turn down Shittu loan move
WANDERERS have blocked a loan move from Derby County for Danny Shittu.
Rams boss Paul Jewell wanted to take the big centre-half to Pride Park for a month but was turned down by Gary Megson because of his own lack of defensive cover.
Shittu has not figured since the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in September yet remains the only other senior defender currently at his disposal with Nicky Hunt on loan at Birmingham City.
The Wanderers boss has admitted, however, that Heidar Helguson could be allowed to leave after QPR enquired about his services late last week. Bolton News -- [Helguson's stats and profile - Wikipedia]

Mail/Charles Sale - No sale of the century
QPR, with the richest board of directors in British football, have a considerable number of their 100 Century Club seats, costing £10,000 per season, empty every home match, but owners Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore refuse to sell them at a discount.
Commercial director Ali Russell will not reveal how many of the seats remain unsold but said: ‘We are very happy with the uptake.’
Equally bizarre was the sight of Formula One mogul Briatore leaning over the directors’ box at the recent win over Birmingham to shout instructions to temporary player-coach Gareth Ainsworth.
Perhaps he was advising the players should change into wet weather rubber studs. Mail

- Mirror- QPR line up move for Peterbrough keeper Joe Lewis
"QPR are lining up a £2m January bid for Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis. Stoke and Everton are also interested." Mirror

- And from Tribal Football : "Briatore wants Juventus ace Amauri for his QPR"

QPR's Midfield Star, Mikele Leigertwood Turns 26
Born November 12, 1982. (On that day, Terry Venables Championship-winning QPR defeated Grimsby 4-0!) John Gregory signed Leigertwod for 900,000 pounds from Sheffield United at the end of August. Was previously with Crystal Palace and MK Dons. See WIkipedia/Leigertwood

Queens Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Sheffield United star Mikele Leigertwood for an undisclosed fee.
The 24 year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, has penned a three-year deal in W12.
Leigertwood, who joined the Blades in July 2006 and has featured in four of United's five League and Cup fixtures so far this season, could be in line to make his QPR bow against Southampton on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, gaffer John Gregory expressed his delight at Leigertwood's arrival: "Since the unfortunate injury to Simon Walton, the midfield area is one we have been trying hard to fill.
"Mikele is an outstanding athlete and footballer who can come straight into the team in that position and I think he is a real quality acquisition for the Football Club."
Leigertwood, who began his career with Wimbledon before later joining Crystal Palace, said: "QPR only contacted me on Wednesday. I had a word with John Gregory and a look around the place on Thursday and I was very impressed with what I saw.
"I'm happy with the ambitions of the Club and hopefully we can all progress together.
"I'm hardworking, honest, and I am never one to shy away. Hopefully, I can bring some steel into the centre of the park. ..."

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