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Monday, July 20, 2009

Snippets Monday: Magilton on Loss...Pellicori Plays...How Truly Great QPR Were: 1975-1976 Video

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- QPR 1975/76 Video: Another great video showing how good QPR really were back in 1975-1976 with Bowles, Thomas, Francis et al.


- Swansea Complete Lopez Signing

- QPR Play Forest Green Rovers Tomorrow. Over the weekend, Forest Green Played (and beat) Charlton: Match Report

- Some Americans Not Loving Beckham any more

- Prison for Ex-Derby County Board Trio

- Actor Greg Sulkinn, ostensibly once of QPR?

- SKSYSPORTs - Forest to bag Blackstock Striker close to City Ground switch
- Skysports.com understands Nottingham Forest are poised to sign QPR striker Dexter Blackstock.
- Forest are locked in talks with Rangers over a deal for Blackstock, who ended last season on loan at the City Ground.
- A fee in the region of £1.6million is believed to have been agreed with Forest offering Blackstock a four-year deal to move to the club.
- Blackstock impressed at Forest during his loan spell, scoring twice in six games and in the process helping Billy Davies' men escape relegation.
- If Blackstock completes his switch to Forest he will become the third new forward to arrive at the club this summer following the additions of Dele Adebola and David McGoldrick. Skysports

- Flashback: Ugo Ukah Signs for QPR

- Two Ex-QPR Birthdays Today

- Ex-QPR goalie, Nikki Bull Leaving Aldershot

QPR's Loose in Croatia - With Trialist (and supposed QPR signing) Alessandro Pellicori coming on in the second half; didn't score, but did get booked. Another trialist, goalie, Martin Lejsal played the entire game in goal.

- Jim Magilton chose to look towards the positives despite suffering his first defeat as QPR boss in Croatia tonight (Sunday).
- Leading thanks to Rowan Vine's first half goal, Rangers eventually succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to NK Karlovac.
- Magilton told www.qpr.co.uk: "I've learnt a lot more about my players tonight.
- "No-one likes losing, least of all me, but the lads have got some more game time in their tanks and that's the most important thing at this time of year."
- Karlovac's comeback occured around the time Magilton made wholesale changes to his line-up midway through the second half, but the gaffer wasn't using that as an excuse.
- "We always planned to make changes at that stage and it might have disrupted the side a bit, but I'm not going to say that was the reason we lost," he said.
- "It had a positive effect when we made changes on Wednesday, but it went the other way this evening."
- Magilton and the rest of the Rangers squad head back to London tomorrow, and the gaffer is relishing the opportunity to put the wrongs of this defeat to right in the upcoming friendlies.
- "I've leant a lot throughout the tour and we'll highlight those things to the lads over the coming days and weeks," he said.
- "Like we've said, everything is geared towards August 8th against Blackpool." QPR

QPR Official Site NK KARLOVAC 3, QPR 1
- Rowan Vine marked his return to the QPR front-line with a goal, but Jim Magilton's men went down to a 3-1 defeat to PRVA Liga side NK Karlovac in Croatia tonight (Sunday).
- The R's front-man opened the scoring late on in the first half, only for the hosts - who begin their League campaign next weekend - to respond with three goals in a eleven minute purple patch, to the delight of a 2,000-plus home crowd.
- Zvonko Pamic equalised from the spot, before two goals in as many minutes from Matija Stefancic and Haris Redzepi handed the hosts a rather flattering victory.
- Magilton handed trialist Martin Lejsal a start in goal, with the keeper lining up behind a back four of Peter Ramage, skipper Fitz Hall, Kaspars Gorkss and Gary Borrowdale.
- Gareth Ainsworth and Hogan Ephraim occupied the wide midfield berths, with Matteo Alberti partnering Alejandro Faurlin in the middle of the park.
- Rowan Vine returned from injury to line up alongside Patrick Agyemang in attack.
- The first chance of note fell Vine's way in the eighth minute.
- A long through ball from Borrowdale caused hesitancy in the Karlovac rearguard, but despite beating his marker to the loose ball, Vine's connection was poor and home custodian Hrvoje Sunara gathered comfortably.
- The hosts, to their credit, were playing some neat stuff of their own, despite the long playing surface not making it conducive for free-flowing, quick passing.
- Karlovac's first attempt on goal arrived midway through the half.
- After picking the ball up inside his own half, Ivan Lajtman strode with purpose before letting fly from 30-yards with an effort that whistled wide.
- Josip Jerneic was next to try his luck, firing wide from an acute angle after the R's were punished for relinquishing possession far too cheaply in their own half.
- And it was the hosts who continued to pose the greater attacking threat, with the lively Jerneic having a goal chalked out for offside eight minutes before the interval.
- Rangers were continually frustrated by a combination of poor officiating and the theatrics of the Karlovac players, but their despair was short-lived.
- Faurlin's quick thinking from a quickly taken free-kick paid dividends when he spotted Vine making a break on the edge of the penalty box.
- And having got goalside of his marker, the shaven haired front-man slotted home at the second attempt from the edge of the six-yard box to hand Rangers a one goal lead.
- That's the way it stayed until the break, at which Magilton introduced Gavin Mahon and trialist Alessandro Pellicori.- But it was that man Vine who nearly made it two in the 53rd minute, firing a fierce drive on target, which Sunara parried before gathering at the second time of asking.
- The inevitable changes followed minutes later, with Messrs Routledge, Buzsaky and Leigertwood all entering the fray, before Magilton introduced four more players midway through the half.
- Pellicori's height made him a threat from set-pieces and from a Buzsaky corner in the 69th minute, the Italian forward glanced wide.
- Play switched quickly to the other end though and the hosts were awarded a spot-kick when Lejsal was adjudged to have tripped the roaming Stefancic and Pamic stepped up to send the giant Czech the wrong way from 12-yards.
Stefancic was the pick of the hosts' attacking players and he made it 2-1 eleven minutes from time, with an audacious effort from the left angle of the penalty box, that left Lejsal clutching at thin air.
- And bad turned to worse for the R's three minutes later, when Redzepi punished hesitancy in the R's back four and expertly clipped the ball into the far corner of the net.
- NK Karlovac: Sunara, Pilipovic, Vukman (Matika 75), Paracki (Stambolija 85), Baric (Redzepi 75), Novinic (Tokic 86), Jerneic (Stefancic 61), Lajtman, Pamic, Bunoza, Karabatic.
Subs: Parazajder, Vucemilovic-Grdic, Iftic, Redzepi, Kovacevic.
Goals: Pamic (70), Stefancic (79), Redzepi (81)
Bookings: Pamic (81), Bunoza (91)
- QPR: Lejsal, Ramage (Connolly 67), Borrowdale, Alberti (Leigertwood 59), Gorkss (Oastler 67), Hall (Brown 67), Ainsworth (Buzsaky 59), Ephraim (Routledge 59), Vine (Helguson 67), Faurlin (Mahon 46), Agyemang (Pellicori 46). Subs: Cerny, Balanta.
Goals: Vine (41)
Bookings: Pellicori (83)
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Creator of Subbuteo was a QPR Man! Interview With The Creator's Son (also a QPR Supporter)
- Taken from Scotzine "Subbuteo - The World’s Most Famous Football Game"
After a history of Subbuteo, there's an interesting interview with Mark Adolph (also a QPR supporter), the son of Subbuteo founder, Peter Adolph

Q & A with Mark Adolph
....What was the team you played the most in Subbuteo and why?
MA: Dad was, and I am a QPR supporter, so there was always a battle between us as to who would play Subbuteo with the QPR team. I always lost in the choice of team and Dad played with his QPR side and I more often than not played, using the Man City team. At the time, the late sixties and early seventies, my second team was Man City, as it had players like Colin Bell, Frannie Lee, Mike Summerbee. - Profile/Article

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- Flasback II: One Year Ago Today, the Iain Dowie "Era" Began With a Win

- Flashback III: Two Years Ago Today, Lee Cook Signed for Fulham

- Video of Nottingham Forest vs Les Ferdinand's QPR (1994-1995)

Blackstock to Nottingham Forest - Daily Star - FOREST IN TRIPLE SWOOP
- Billy Daives is set to complete a stunning triple swoop in the next 48 hours to take his summer spending towards the £6million mark.
- Chris Gunter, Dexter Blackstock and Paul McKenna are all heading to Nottingham Forest and should be officially unveiled early this week. [/b]..." Daily Star

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