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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

QPR Football Snippets Tuesday - Ben Watson?...Marking Two Years Since Briatore and Ecclestone "Saved" QPR...On This Day: First Game on Plastic

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- Ben Watson Reportedly Being Loaned to QPR

- The Times - Queens Park Rangers are close to signing Ben Watson, six months after the midfield player moved to Wigan for £2 million." The Times

- Daily Mirror/James Nursey -- QPR land Wigan midfielder on loan
QPR are signing Ben Watson from Wigan on-loan until January.
Central midfielder Watson, 24, has only made six Premier League starts for the Latics since joining in January for £2m from Crystal Palace.
And the midfielder is returning to London to play for Championship Rangers as he wants first team football" Mirror

- QPR vs Aldershot Reserve Match Today

Congratulations to Peter Ramage and Adel Taarabt for making this week's Championship Team of the week
- Complete Team

- Two Ex-QPR Players Make League Two Team of the Week

- The Fifty Worst Managerial Reigns List (Part I)

- Croatian Paranoia: English Conspiracy to Injure Croatian Players

- Article Looking back at Dagenham/Redbridge Merger


- Twenty-eight years ago: September 1, 1981 - QPR made true history, with the First Game on Plastic -

- Thirteen Years Ago Today, Ray Wilkins Axed/"Resigned"

- Bill Power's QPR Departure: Four Years Ago:

- September 1, 1973: Gerry Francis Makes Full First Division Debut at Manchester United

Twenty-five years ago - September 1, 1984 Alan Mullery's QPR's Draw 1-1 at Liverpool

- September 1, 1990: Don Howe's QPR drew 1-1 at home to Chelsea

- Ex-QPR, Keith Rowlands Turns 38 (Born September 1, 1971)

- Two Years Ago: September 1, 2007 (Takeover day), John Gregory's QPR lost 0-3 at home to Southampton. QPR had 1 point from 3 games. Further Details re these snippetsON THIS DAY...


Two years ago today, September 1, 2007. QPR's Takeover by Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone was completed and officially announced.

[In the lengthy official document accompanying the announcement, it was said "QPR is one of the best supported football clubs in the Championship with attendance at home games averaging approximately 20,000, in the 2006/2007 season." (Actually, QPR ranked 19th in Championship Attendance Figures with average gate of 12,936.]

QPR Official Site- CLUB STATEMENT Sat 01 Sep 2007
Queens Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to announce Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone have made a recommended offer for the Club.
Mr Gianni Paladini will remain as Chairman of QPR and Mr Flavio Briatore, Mr Bruno Michel and Mr Alejandro Agag will be invited to join the Board.
Mr Antonio Caliendo and Mr Franco Zanotti have agreed to resign from the Board of QPR.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk today, Briatore said: "Bernie and I were delighted to receive a recommendation from the Board of QPR for our bid for the Club and we look forward to working alongside Gianni Paladini and his team.
"We are fully aware of the history of QPR and the loyal fan base that it has; we are therefore totally committed to bringing future success back to the Club.
"Gianni, Bernie and I are all determined to see the Club return to the Premiership as soon as possible."
Paladini added: "This Offer provides much needed investment and an excellent opportunity to move the Club forward, which in turn, we are sure, will be translated into positive results on the pitch.
"I am delighted that Flavio and Bernie have asked me to remain on the Board of the Club, and hope to play a large part in the future success of QPR Football Club."
*The Club will be making no further comment at this stage, as our focus today remains on celebrating the life and times of Ray Jones, who tragically died in a motor accident last weekend.
*Details of a press conference will follow in due course. QPR

The full (lengthy) announcement "THE DEAL: IN DETAIL
1 September 2007

Complete Official/Legal "The Deal in Detail"

Various News Reports of the Takeover Announcement

- Freddy Adu Goes Out on Loan From Benfica

- Simon Walton Moves from Plymouth to Crewe (Season long loan)

- The Actim Index: Top 100 Championship Players and Highest Rated Goalies, Defenders, Midfielders and Forwards

- The Masters Grand Final Being Held September 6. QPR's first game vs Middlesbrough

- Nottingham Forest Nathan Tyson could be in trouble for his action

- John Spencer Honoured

- Fans Asked to Vote on Favourite League Cup Memories

- New Book re QPR "Hooped Dreams -Billionaires, QPR and the Premiership Promised Land." By Mick Kelly. (Foreword by Rodney Marsh) - Book Description

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