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Sunday, June 28, 2009

QPR to Bid for Southampton's Surman?... "Britain’s most boring football club, QPR"...Flashbacks: Gallen Axed....Waddock Appointed

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- Click Annual Accounts 07/08 to view the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the period 31 December 2008 - QPR - QPR Holding Accounts ----- Some Exended Excerpts re Finances

Sunday Mirror/Graham Otway - SUR-FIRE SAINTS SALE
- Southampton could this week be forced to sell exEngland Under-21 midfielder Andrew Surman this week just to meet the club's wage bill.
- Qpr are expected to head a queue of clubs willing to pay a cut-price £400,000 for the 22-year-old who has made 133 appearances for the Saints.
- Administrator Mark Fry was unable to pay any of the club'staff their June salaries on Thursday after a takeover deal with the Matt Le Tissier-fronted Pinnacle Group broke down.
- And while a group of Swiss investors are now considering a £15million bid for Saints, Fry is under pressure from two directions to complete a deal in the week.
- While they remain unpaid, any member of Saints staff or players could call in the receivers to close the club down. And time is fast running out for Saints to convince the League that they have a new owner in place and the finances to compete in League One when the new season starts in August.
- And there was a hint of desperation from Fry.
- He said: "If towards the end of the week we are in a situation where no bids for the football club are forthcoming, then I will meet with the directors of the club to discuss options Mirror

Rod Liddle/The Times on The BBC Executive's Expenses Issue, Makes Passing QPR Comment!
"I was a little bit disappointed by those expenses charged by BBC executives and revealed by the corporation last week in another of those sudden outbursts of “openness and transparency”. ....I yearned for disclosures about houses, zoynes and yachts, but all we got was claims for half a handbag and a book about Britain’s most boring football club, QPR (this latter for the rather weird Mark Byford, deputy DG)....."
"- Rod Liddle left his post as editor of the BBC's Today programme in 2002....As well as writing for The Sunday Times, he contributes to The Spectator and Country Life and presents current affairs documentaries on television - The Times

Two Years Ago Today: June 28, 2007 - QPR Youth Head, Joe Gallen Axed
- After being called to a meeting with Manager John Gregory at the Club's Harlington Training complex this morning, Head of Youth Joe Gallen has left the Club with immediate effect. - Gallen, 34, joined the Club in October 1998.
Commenting on Gallen's departure, Gregory told www.qpr.co.uk: "We thank Joe for the contribution he has made to the Club during his time here and wish him every success in the future.'' QPR
- [Gallen is now Assistant Manager at Millwall, under Kenny Jackett. An older QPRnet Q&A with Joe Gallen]

Flashback Three Years ago, today: Waddock Officially Appointed --
Gary Waddock OFFICIALLY appointed Manager of QPR (after lengthy "Acting Manager") while Ian Holloway was appointed manager of Plymouth. All wished him well but many found Waddock's appointment a little strange given that the club had not had had a great record in his temporary time in charge.

- QPR have announced Gary Waddock as first team manager following the appointment of Ian Holloway at Plymouth Argyle.
- The new role for the former QPR boss means that Waddock, who was named as Caretaker Manager in February, will now be able to officially take up the title of QPR manager.
- Ian Holloway was in charge at Loftus Road since February 2001 and oversaw 266 games in his time at QPR, experiencing relegation and then promotion.
When he was placed on gardening leave earlier this year, Waddock stepped up from his position as first team coach to oversee the managerial side and has since instilled a 'no nonsense' work ethic at Harlington.
- Waddock first recruited Alan McDonald as a first team coach before restructuring the scouting network and transfer listing and releasing 14 players in a bid to freshen up the squad and bring in his own men.
- The new QPR boss said: "I'm delighted that QPR have finally been able to officially announce my position as first team manager.
- "Now I'll feel a lot more confident in my role and I'm looking forward to implementing further changes behind the scenes as well as on the pitch.
"I've got a great back room staff here and we've been planning the coming season all summer.
- "The work ethic and training methods will be subjected to a complete overhaul and we're looking forward to seeing the results on the pitch."You can see Gary Waddock's first interview as QPR manager on QPR World tomorrow." QPR

- Also Three years ago today: "THE TRIAL" came to a close with "Not Guilty" Verdicts


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