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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Football League Statement on QPR Chairman Flavio Briatore

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- Helguson Injury Update

- QPR's Pre-Season Trialist David Connolly Finds a Club

- Hogan Injured: Teamtalk: "Hogan Ephraim has undergone a minor keyhole operation on his ankle and will be out for around six weeks."

- Bernie Ecclestone: No Briatore Return to F1 Till proves Himself Innocent

- At its meeting in London today, the Board of The Football League discussed its Fit and Proper Persons Test and general club ownership.
- As of today, and having taken advice from legal counsel in regard to existing League regulations, it was unanimously agreed that it will be the policy of the Board to insist that it is informed, with supporting evidence provided, of the ultimate beneficial owners of all Football League clubs.
- In regard to specific issues discussed, a spokesman for The Football League said:
Notts County:- "We are very grateful to Notts County for providing us with further information in regard to its ownership structure.
- "Meetings to clarify a few outstanding issues will occur during the next few days, with a view to concluding matters in the near future."

Flavio Briatore:
- "The Board conducted a comprehensive review of the situation, including the receipt of advice from leading counsel.
- "After considering all the information presently available to it and in the interest of due process, the Board will seek responses from Mr. Briatore before commenting further."

Leeds United:
- "The Board noted recent allegations made about the ownership of Leeds United Football Club. The League has written to the club seeking clarification.
- "No further comment will be made on this matter until a response has been received." - Football League Statement

- "Flavio Briatore's Fate Determined Today?: Pre Hearing Press Speculation

- What EXACTLY is the "Fit and Proper" Test?

Tribal Football - QPR plannning offer for Getafe midfielder Licht
- Getafe face a battle to keep hold of midfielder Lucas Licht. The Argentine has been with Getafe for over three years and is now emerging as a surprise January target for Queens Park Rangers.
- Though they play in the Championship, QPR boast the financial backing to match any major European club and Cadena SER says they're planning a winter market move for Licht." Tribal Football - Wikipedia/Licht Profile

- New Job For Ex-QPR CEO, David Davies

- On This Day Flashback: QPR's First (ever) Win In the First Division...Martin Cranie joins QPR and debuts in Mick Harford's first QPR Win as Acting Manager

- QPR Managing Director, Alejandro Agag Update

- Chelsea Crackdown on Fan Anti-Semitism and Racism

- Football Against Racism Week: October 15-27

- Praise for Borrowdale

- Bernie Ecclestone Q&A including re Briatore

- Football League Chairman Mawhinney Address re Football

- Lakshmi Mittal #1 Rich Man in British Football (Bernie Ecclestone #8)

- FACTS &STATS: QPR Attendance Stats Over the Years

- Being Held Next Week: Antonio Caliendo's Golden Foot Awards

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