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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Snippets - Ferguson Suing Over QPR Claim....Ex-QPR Stalwart Turns 65...Photo of 1973/74 Squad...QPR Interest in Akinbiyi?

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Peterborough Evening Telegraph - Lawyers act as Posh boss angered by claim
- Posh boss Darren Ferguson has set his lawyers on to a national newspaper for claiming that he had applied for the QPR manager's job earlier this season.
Ferguson insists that the report in The Mirror on Sunday was totally inaccurate and that he has never applied for another job since becoming Posh manager in January 2007. Evening Telegraph

- Three Year Flashback: QPR's FA Cup Defeat at Blackburn - And the famed video of Ian Holloway's pre-match talk.

- The 1973/1974 QPR Squad Photo

Former QPR stalwart (and part of the League Cup Winning Squad - playing in earlier rounds): Ian Watson Turns Sixty-FiveIAN WATSON - Born January 7, 1944
- Watson joined QPR from Chelsea for 5,000 pounds in Summer of 1965 (Possibly the first Jim Gregory era signing, Watson was one of a number of Chelsea "rejects" who did a great job for QPR). Played some 200 games primarily wearing #2 shirt but also #3 shirt and also a few games as center back. He briefly captained QPR. Wastson Did NOT play in the 1967 League Cup Final. Tony Hazell had his spot.)
Watson was our only "ever-present" in the calamatous 1968/1969 Relegation season (which shows how good he must have been). Some seasons he played few games. Others he played the majority. He played 35 games in our 1972/73 promotion season. He played the first six games of our 1973/74 season back in the return. And then he rtired.
Near the end of his career, there was "another" player named Ian Watson (Sunderland and England), but for QPR fans, QPR's Ian was the "real" Ian Watson!

Photo of Watson - Middle row, last player on the right (as you face him)

The Sun "ADE AKINBIYI could be playing for the 12th club of his career by the end of this month.
Burnley are ready to let the striker, 34, leave Turf Moor.
And Championship rivals Blackpool and QPR are both keen on signing him.
Akinbiyi is one of the Clarets’ top earners but has made just one league start this term after joining two years ago.

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