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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

QPR's Managerial Search....Jake Cole Returns to QPR....Blackstock Included in "Quotes of the Week"....Gianni Paladini Marks Five Years re QPR

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- Marking Five Years Since First Report of Gianni Paladini Investing in QPR

- Also: Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times "String of statements don't fool anyone, Flavio"

James Gill/The London Paper - QPR in controversy as search for new manager continues
- THE fear factor has hit Loftus Road with QPR’s fans torn over co-owner Flavio Briatore.
- The flamboyant Formula One supremo saved the club from financial ruin when he took over in 2007.
- Yet, under the Italian, the manager’s job has become an increasingly impossible job. Iain Dowie got the bullet last October amid rumours of boardroom interference. And Paulo Sousa was fired last week, with further allegations of upstairs meddling.
- "People are scared because [Briatore] has money and has put money in to try to improve the club," said Mark Dunbar, of the QPR Loyal Supporters’ Association.
- "People don’t want him to go as they’re frightened we’ll go back to how we were before he came."
- Dennis Wise has been linked with the manager’s job, but there are fears another relatively high-profile appointment would drain finances further.
- "It would get a mixed reaction," said Dunbar. "Personally, I don’t think it would be too bad. However, unless things change and unless the board give the manager the autonomy to do the job and succeed or fail on his own, it doesn’t matter who they bring in. They are just going to be a puppet."
- Gareth Ainsworth, caretaker until the end of the season, would certainly be a cheaper alternative and could be more inclined to accept the demands of the current regime.
- "I wouldn’t see the point in wasting money elsewhere," said Dunbar. "One good thing with Ainsworth is that he’s well respected by fans and players. If you want someone to steady the ship, he’s the best choice. "
- Sousa had claimed he knew little about top-scorer Dexter Blackstock’s loan to Nottingham Forest. The striker said: "I think everyone can see what is happening.
- "The manager and players didn’t want me to go." - The London Paper

- From BBC Sports Quotes of the Week !
"I wouldn't utter a word against Paulo Sousa. Then again, in three years with Rangers I think he was the seventh man in charge - or was it the eighth?"
Nottingham Forest's on-loan striker Dexter Blackstock after Sousa, his boss at QPR, was sacked. BBC Sport Quotes of the Weeks" BBC

[b]Barnet Official Site - COLE RETURNS TO THE BUSH [/b]
- Jake Cole, the 6ft 3ins tall goalkeeper, who has played the last 10 games on loan with Barnet, has returned to Queen's Park Rangers after a month at Underhill ... with a ringing endorsement from Ian Hendon for his role in keeping the Bees in League 2 next season.
- Hendon said:"I am more than grateful for the role he has played in ensuring our safety ... I have spoken to him and am hopeful that we can sign him permanently".
- The 23-year-old Cole, who has managed three clean sheets in his 10 games, said when he arrived that he just wanted to play League football and not sit on a bench. He has played just eight first team games at Rangers in five years.
- He told Hendon he has "loved his time here". Cole, who took over the No 1 squad shirt from Rob Beckwith, has proved a big hit with Barnet supporters.
- Cole's departure leaves Hendon with a goalkeeping choice between Ran Kadoch and 37-year-old Lee Harrison for the remaining three matches.
Dennis Signy Barnet

QPR Reserves Play Brighton This Afternoon
- QPR's second string take on Brighton & Hove Albion at our Harlington training ground this afternoon, kick off 2pm.
- Youth Team Coach Steve Gallen will be taking charge of the Reserves for this Totesport.com Combination League fixture following Gareth Ainsworth's appointment as Caretaker.
Admission is FREE, so why not come along and lend your support? Our training ground is on Sipson Lane, Harlington, UB3 5AQ.
QPR Reserves (from): Putnins, Cox, Waters, Davenport, Oastler, Harris, Rose, Ehmer, German, Balanta, Parker, Wright, Tabor, Bailey, Smith, Nanetti.

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