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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Snippets: Damion Stewart in Jamaica Squad....Ex-QPR Munday Gets Club...Year Flashback: Briatore "Within Four Years We Will Challenge Milan in Europe"

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Damion Stewart Call up
Sports Jamaica - "Two newcomers, Tyrone Mears and Darren Pratley, have been included in Jamaica's squad to face Nigeria in an international friendly at the New Den Stadium in London, England, on February 11...."
FULL SQUAD: Goalkeepers - Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy), Shawn Sawyers (Portmore United); Defenders - Ricardo Gardner (Bolton Wanderers), Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers), Claude Davis (Derby County), Damion Stewart (Queen's Park Rangers), Tyrone Marshall (Toronto FC), Tyrone Mears (Marseille, France), Eric Vernan (Portmore United); Midfielders - Rodolph Austin (SK Brann), Jason Morrison (Ferencvaros), Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday), Demar Phillips (Stoke City), Omar Daley (Bradford City), Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnsley), Darren Pratley (Swansea City); Forwards - Marlon King (Hull City), Dane Richards (Red Bull New York), Ricardo Fuller (Stoke City) and Luton Shelton (Valerenga).
Sports Jamaica

Ex-QPR Jon Munday Joins Sutton
Sutton Guardian/Stuart Amos - Sutton's Wilde heads to Farnborough as Munday pitches up
Sutton United winger Adam Wilde has agreed a six week loan deal to switch to BGB Premier league leaders Farnborough as boss Paul Doswell re-shuffles his pack to bring in reinforcements.
Doswell captured former QPR trainee Jon Munday on a non-contract basis this week, with Karim El Salahi sidelined thanks to persistent hamstring trouble and Chris Collins suffering a calf problem.
The Gander Green Lane chief is still searching for a centre-back, despite the arrival of 20-year-old Munday, however, it depends on whether Gavin Heeroo follows Wilde out of the exit door next week.
“I’ve had good reports about Jon. He became available, so I brought him in to throw him in at the deep end and see what he can do,” he said.
“He isn’t costing us anything because he is here on a non-contract basis, but he has a good chance of landing himself a deal if he performs and we can get a couple of players out on loan.
“There are still a couple of other defenders I’m looking at bringing in, but it remains a case of getting people out...” .” Sutton Guardian

Year Flashback: : January 17, 2008:
Daily Mail - QPR supremo Flavio: Within four years we will challenge Milan in Europe
- Flavio Briatore today promised to take Queens Park Rangers from the Championship into the Champions League within four years. The club's multi-millionaire owner also revealed he had been part of Bernie Ecclestone's bid to buy Chelsea, only for them to lose out to Roman Abramovich.
- Rangers are 20th in the table and just three points off the relegation zone but Briatore believes the club can achieve his dream thanks to their new-found financial muscle-power.
- Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal, the fifth richest man in the world, are also on the board and
- Briatore insisted: "Within four years we will challenge Milan in Europe. Our programme is to reach the Premier League within three years.
- "I want to be in Europe within four years. It would be great to challenge Milan. Briatore against [Adrian] Galliani [Milan president].
- "I love football. But buying a football club is not what the doctor ordered so you need to enjoy yourself.
- "That's why I got Bernie Ecclestone involved emotionally. I don't think he even knew QPR existed.
- "To be honest, Bernie and I tried to buy Chelsea three months before Abramovich.
"But Roman put in an offer that was far more interesting than ours."
Briatore joked about how, in London, billionaire Abramovich was considered "poorer".
- "For sure,"he told Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. "Ecclestone and I have 70 per cent of the shares but one of my good friends, Lakshmi Mittal, has 20 per cent and he has a fortune estimated at around 60billion euros (£42bn)." Daily Mail

- Also: At that time: Briatore's Interview - Briatore's interview (in Italian) with Corriere Della Sera

Also One Year Ago Today:
- Damien Delaney Joins QPR From Hull
- Pat Kanyuka and Kieron St Aimie Released by QPR

Two Years Ago:
- Witney United Friendly Postponed (to be rescheduled)

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