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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

QPR Football Snippets Tuesday

- For additional up-to-the-minute news about QPR, mixed in with "retro" lookbacks at QPR; along with some items of general football interest: Visit the combination blog and messageboard, QPR Report Messageboard. If you want to offer your own perspective: It's always welcome!

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- LoftforWords' Clive Whittingham writing in GoalFood on his Fifteen Hour Football Marathon: "7 games, 15 hours, a fridge full of beer and trying to avoid Gary Birtles...the ultimate TV football endurance test"

- QPR Reserves and Brentford Reserves Draw: Reports from Both Perspectives


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- Ex-Arsenal (and now Hibs) Goalie, Graham Stack on being a QPR Supporter
"...I've been involved in some big derby games in my time and I love the whole build-up to the game and speaking to the fans in the local area, it means a lot to them. At the end of the day I am a football fan as well, I was brought up in West London and me and all the rest of my family are massive QPR supporters. I was a mascot when I was a kid and I was a season ticket holder for four or five years before I started to play regularly and I know that the supporters go through the exact same emotions watching me play as I did when I was a kid in the stands...." Report

- re Briatore/Renault Assertion - Updated

- Mutu's Open Letter to Chelsea

- Steve Coppell Going to the Wrong club!

- Kudos to Burnley for Helping Out Accrington Stanley -- To Contribute to Save Accrington Stanley

- Northampton Axe Stuart Gray

- QPR Reserve Squad to play Brentford Reserves Today (2pm kick off): Agyemang, Alberti, Bewick, Brown, Bulmer, Ehmer, German, Harriman, Harris, Heaton, Mahon, Oastler, Parmenter, Pellicori, Rose, Waters QPR Official Site

- Recalling Pat Agyemang's signing (on a 4 1/2 year contract). (After his initial 8 goals, scored in six successive games, subsequently scored 3 times in 30+ games)

- Recalling QPR Chief Scout, Franco Ceravolo

- Eight Year Flashback: QPR1st Met with one of the consortia trying to take over QPR: The Brian Melzac consortium with Haleem Kheralla

- Zesh Rehman Settling in with Bradford

- How's Sousa Doing?...Harbin at Swansea...Another Swansea Signing

- "Worst 50 England Internationals List (31-50, including David Bardsley!

- Alan McDonald World Cup Memories

- Championship Manager of the Month Nominations: Alan Irvine - Preston North End; Roberto Di Matteo - West Bromwich Albion; Kevin Blackwell - Sheffield United; Chris Hughton - Newcastle United Nominees

- Ex-QPR John Beck and Gareth Ainsworth at Lincoln? (Beck denies)

- QPR re "Loyalty Points"

- QPR U-18s Lose

- Evening Standard - Guest Blog/ Clive Whittingham - Jim Magilton's risky strategy could prove turning point for QPR
- The international break has given everybody at QPR a chance to take stock of what is, on the face of it, a pretty poor start to the season. The 1-0 win at Scunthorpe last weekend was our first in the league this season and we have been left to lament poor finishing against Blackpool, Plymouth and Bristol City where we won two points when it could quite easily have been nine. Nottingham Forest should have won in the last league game at Loftus Road and we were very close to being beaten by Accrington in the League Cup.
- In many ways it is a shame we weren’t – it might have woken one or two people in W12 up to our shortcomings and having drawn Chelsea in round three you have to feel sorry for Stanley whose club threatening £300k tax bill could have been paid in one fell swoop with that draw had they won at Loftus Road as their performance deserved.
- Rangers have added Ben Watson, a good player but another midfielder to go with our 13 others, and Arsenal striker Jay Simpson to try to finish off the attractive approach work. Looking at the squad now it is right up there with the very best in the league, though still short in attack, and we should really be pushing for the top six.
- Manager Jim Magilton has taken the always risky strategy of criticising the players publicly following the Accrington game so when we return from this break the season can go one of two ways. Either the players decide they don’t very much care for Magilton’s methods and stop playing for him altogether in which case further farce awaits, or this group really gets it together and puts the rounds of the kitchen through the Championship as we have threatened to do on and off in games so far. There really is no better way to begin than consecutive home games with mediocre Peterborough and Palace sides next week. Four points is a bare minimum requirement.
- 07 September 2009 7:51 AM in Clive Whittingham loftforwords.co.uk Standard

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

- [Football] Boots for Africa and PFA Team Up for Charity (Individuals can contribute own boots)

QPR Fan Petition to bring back to QPR, Former Scout, Mel Johnson
- Background (Preamble):
- Mel Johnson achieved great success at Queens Park Rangers as Chief Scout. He recommended excellent players to Ian Holloway that not only delivered on the field, but later produced revenue that helped to keep the club afloat as the club fought the possibility of extinction.
- Mel was responsible for recommending current captain Martin Rowlands, who has been a superb servant to the club, as well as the likes of Danny Shittu and Lee Cook - two massive favourites among the fans. He also helped to bring in players such as Stephen Kelly and Lee Camp at crucial times in the club's climb back to the Championship.
- Mel had a great time at QPR and only left because Spurs recognised his capabalities and made him an offer he could not turn down. Spurs have now released him, essentially throwing away four-and-a-half years of worldwide scouting experience he has gained while working there. That is an astonishing bank of knowledge that QPR could now tap into.
- Indeed, Mel's effect is being felt at Loftus Road even now - he spotted Adel Taraabt while playing Under 17 football and recommended him to Spurs. He describes Adel as a classic QPR player - a footballer in the Marsh/Bowles tradition who QPR fans really appreciate.
- We know that Mel has done brilliantly for us in the past and he is now available with a wealth of knowledge and experience that could really help QPR's quest for Premier League football. He won't be on the market long. Let's get him now before someone else steps in. Petition Preamble

- Petition: - "We, the undersigned, call for Jim Magilton, John Gorman, Gianni Paladini, Amit Bhatia and Flavio Briatore to strongly consider re-employing Mel Johnson as a scout at Queens Park Rangers Football Club. -- Click Here To Sign The Petition
- Also Facebook: "Get Mel Johnson Back at QPR"

- Own Flavio Briatore's old Car!

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