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Thursday, May 28, 2009

QPR Snippets: Magilton to Abrdeen?...Aisnworth Happy...Gone. But Not Announced ...Gallen Staying....Oli Starring...AKUTRS Award

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- Jim Magilton and Aberdeen?
From the Ipswich Fanzine "...Jim Magilton, recently interviewed for the vacant manager’s position at QPR, is reported to have applied for the same role at Aberdeen..." Ipswich Fanzine

From Aberdeen Clubcall: - Dons set sights on Jim
- Former Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton is being linked with the vacant hotseat at Pittodrie.
- The Dons parted company with Jimmy Calderwood earlier this month and reports suggest Magilton's name was discussed at a board meeting yesterday.
- However, Aberdeen may have a fight on their hands for Magilton as he is wanted by English side QPR to be their next manager.
- Motherwell's Mark McGhee, Eric Black, St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes, and Falkirk boss John Hughes are all among the named contenders for the job at Aberdeen.
Clubcall - {Also Abderdeen Evening Express]

QPR Youth Team Manager, Steve Brown No Longer at QPR?
There has, at least as of now, been no Official QPR announcement on its news page, regarding the departure of Youth Team Coach Steve Brown; the Updated QPR Staff Directory no longer lists Brown as being with the club. The sole youth representative listed is: "Center of Excellence Manager Keith Ryan,". QPR
[- Note: There were reports in February that Brown had been axed, but until now, Brown had continued to be listed on the QPR Staff Director.]

- "The Fallen Star of Liam Miller"

- ."Ian Holloway on Ian Evatt and his QPR Signing

- Football Fanzine Awards - The Winners 2009: Congratulations - AKUTRS

- Briatore's Formula 1 Interest - Team QPR?

EALING GAZETTE - Ainsworth is happy to be 'holding the baby'
May 28 2009 London Informer

- BEING caretaker manager or playing for the reserves is all part of his love affair with QPR, as far as Gareth Ainsworth is concerned.
- Ainsworth is still in his second spell of 'holding the baby' at Loftus Road as speculation continues over who will become the Rs' eighth manager in less than two years.
- Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell is the latest name linked to the vacancy, which owner Flavio Briatore seems in no hurry to fill.
- If the Renault F1 boss gets it wrong again, the year left on Ainsworth's playing contract may be long enough for him to become the new Tony Parkes of caretaker management.
- Parkes performed the role six times while on the staff at Blackburn Rovers.
- Ainsworth remains unfazed, insisting he's happy to keep the seat warm for as long as it takes.
- He said: "I'm sort of in love with QPR and I want the best for the club, the fans and the board, so whatever I have to do to help steady the ship, be it caretaker manager or playing in the reserves, I'm happy to do.
- "I've had 10 clubs in my career, so people have seen me as a journeyman. But if you look at the last eight years, there's only been one club on my CV."
- Meanwhile, Jermaine Beckford could be the man to fire next season's promotion push.
- The striker has been linked to Loftus Road after turning down a new contract at Leeds United.
- A move to Loftus would be a return to his roots for the 25-year-old, who began his career in non-league football at Wealdstone. Ealing Gazette

- Luton Official Site - Luton Official Site - [Kevin] GALLEN AGREES ONE YEAR EXTENSION
- There were plenty of happy faces at Kenilworth Road on Thursday when the Hatters confirmed that striker Kevin Gallen signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2010
- The 33-year-old was in instrumental form for the Town last season after joining permanently in January following a successful loan spell, scoring three times in 29 appearances.
Manager Mick Harford was delighted that the Londoner has pledged his future to the club for next season's challenge in the Blue Square Premier.
- He said: "When Kevin Gallen came to this football club he made a massive impression on me and the supporters.
"He can see a pass and bring other players into play and that's what he's all about.
"He's a character in the dressing room and offers us that little bit of experience which he can help pass on to the younger players in the squad.
"We've signed him on a one-year contract but my view is that Kevin has got a long term future at Luton Town and he will be given some coaching responsibilities next season." Luton

Kent News - Oli enjoys playing centre stage
-Dennis Oli The thousands of fans who attended Gillingham’s victory parade on Monday made their impact on the whole squad, but for Dennis Oli it was particularly special.
- The 25-year-old was one of the few players to have experienced a similar occasion after featuring in a QPR side which won promotion to the Championship five years ago. Back then he was strictly a fringe player at Loftus Road, but this time he was able to enjoy the limelight after playing an important role in the side.
- Oli is popular with the fans and is one of the few players with their own chant. Oli appreciates the support, but thinks it is more down to his surname than his performances.
- “I think it’s just because it’s an easy name and fits the chant” he said. “You get a chill down the back of your neck when you hear it, which I did at Wembley. It means a lot and gives me that extra bit of energy to keep going further when I’m tired.
- “I experienced promotion at QPR but I wasn’t as involved. This time it was unbelievable and a great feeling.”
- Oli was one of the stand out performers at Wembley, especially during a first half where he dominated Shrewsbury full-back Neil Ashton. For the winger it was a great chance to show what he can do.
- He said: “I got a lot of the ball and because the pitch was big I could express myself more. It was up there with my best performances for Gillingham and it was a good time to do it.” Kent News

Award FOR AKUTRS - Ealing Gazette - Kick the Rs is tops
May 28 2009 London Informer

- QPR FANZINE A Kick Up the Rs is the best in print in the Football League.
- That was the verdict of the New Football Pools Fanzine Awards panel, which hands out the highest possible prize for the best-loved publications and reflects the views and opinions of supporters who follow their teams week in, week out throughout the season.
- More than 10,000 fans nationwide voted for their favourite fanzines, in categories ranging from Best Premier League Title to Best Blog.
- Then it was left to a panel of experts from The New Football Pools and The Football Fans' Census to pick the winners.
- John Sheehy, of the New Football Pools, confirmed A Kick Up the Rs was the star of its category.
- He said: "A Kick Up the Rs really stood out.
- "Packed with great content and engaging photography, the overall professional feel it exudes was a hit with the judges and very worthy of recognition.
- "We support these awards to celebrate the passion, creativity and dedication that go into writing and producing these fanzines.
- "Almost 35,000 nominations were received this year, showing just how important the fanzines are to fans at the heart of our beautiful game, and we're delighted to be able to recognise the talent behind them." Ealing Gazette

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