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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dubai Investor Interest in QPR?...QPR vs Leicester Reports...Rowlands Not Finished

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- Earlier Compilation of QPR vs Leicetser Match Reports and Post-Match Comments [See below for additional reports]

- Updated Table: ---- Comparing QPR's Current League Position With Past Three Seasons - Virtually same as last season at this point.

- "Slight" Error on the Football Hooligan Front!

- Cardiff Offer Five Year Season Ticket Price Freeze Deal

- Year Flashback: Briatore's QPR "Involvement" and Ainsworth for QPR Manager

- Tommy Docherty's First QPR Signing Turns Fifty-Three

- BBC's Chris Charles Review of The Week

Charles Sale/Daily Mail - Dennis Wise and sidekick Tony Jimenez on the prowl again - 31st October 2009
- Football double act Tony Jiminez and Dennis Wise, hated on Tyneside for their role in the Newcastle fiasco, have since become favoured advisers for a Middle East tycoon stalking the English leagues for takeover possibilities.
- Mohammed Al Hashimi, executive chairman of diversified Dubai investment group Zabeel, has twice tried to buy Charlton before withdrawing at the last moment with a deal in place
- His first bid in 2008 also involved property developer Jiminez, ludicrously employed by Newcastle on the player recruitment front before resigning to move to Charlton with Hashimi.
- The happy couple: Jimenez (second left) and Wise (second right)
But a proposed £50m takeover offer disappeared under pressure from the ruling family of Dubai when the global economic crisis was at its height.
- It’s understood Hashimi was also behind a recent attempt to buy Charlton, especially when it emerged that a mystery Middle Eastern businessman’s takeover terms included the employment of Wise and Jiminez.
- This latest Hashimi bid hit the buffers because proof of funds never materialised and the backlash from fans over the potential arrival at the Valley of the terrible two.
- Both will have a difficult job restoring their football credibility after the hapless Newcastle operation was laid bare by the d***ing tribunal report of former manager Kevin Keegan’s successful claim against the club.
- Hashimi, who ironically considered buying Newcastle before turning to Charlton, is understood to be looking now at QPR and West Ham. And the one certainty is that Wise and Jiminez will be part of the package. Mail

QPR Official Site - Rowland Rubbishes Retirement Reports
- QPR Captain Martin Rowlands has been quick to quash reports today which suggest he is on the verge of retirement as a result of the knee injury he sustained while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
- The R's midfielder was ruled out for the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in his country's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro earlier this month.
- A newspaper report today indicated the 30-year-old was contemplating hanging up his boots, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
- "That's absolute rubbish," he told www.qpr.co.uk. "Obviously it was a massive blow to pick up the injury but to suggest I am thinking about packing it in is ridiculous.
- "I am more determined than ever to come back from this. The team are really starting to come together now and, having been with the Club through thick and thin, I want to make sure I am part of the next chapter.
- "Anyone who knows me will know how focused I am on getting back and playing for this Club."
- Jim Magilton was quick to back his captain. The QPR Manager said: "Martin will be back, we've got no doubts about that. These reports are completely false."
- Head Physio Paul Hunter added: "The surgeon is completely happy with Martin's progress. He is precisely where we expect him to be at this stage of his rehabilitation." QPR

The Times/Jon West - Leicester claim new heights as Matty Fryatt seizes on Radek Cerny’s mistake
- A moment to forget from Radek Cerny, the QPR goalkeeper, allowed Leicester City to come from behind and claim second place in the Coca-Cola Championship table.
- Cerny will not want to view the television replays that will show him striking a goalkick into the path of Matty Fryatt, the Leicester striker, who strode forward to finish convincingly for his second goal of the night. Fryatt had claimed the Leicester equaliser in the first half after Adel Taarabt had opened the scoring for the London club with a low finish.
- The three points will have softened the blow of Leicester’s failure to sign Edgar Davids, the former Holland midfield player, after personal terms could not be agreed for the 36-year-old player, who is a free agent.
- In the stands last night Fabio Capello, the England manager, took his seat alongside his fellow Italian, Flavio Briatore. Briatore, the QPR co-owner and former Renault motor racing team managing director, continues to fulfil the Football League’s “fit and proper persons” criteria with an appeal pending against his life ban from motor sport after ordering a driver to deliberately crash his car.
- Briatore may have been expecting another goal feast from his team, who had scored four times in each of their three previous league matches, which had all yielded victories.
- It had seemed like business as usual when Taarabt opened the scoring after 33 minutes, but QPR were to hold the lead for just four minutes when a ball from Dany N’Guessan went in off the head of Fryatt.
- After Cerny’s aberration for QPR, Leicester needed a brave display from their own goalkeeper, with Chris Weale requiring a bandage for a cut to the head suffered while saving from Wayne Routledge as QPR pressed for an equaliser. The Times

SPORTING LIFE - FOXES ON THE UP - By Andy Sims, Press Association Sport
- Leicester boss Nigel Pearson saluted his side after they moved up to second - level on points with leaders Newcastle - in the Coca-Cola Championship, with a 2-1 win at in-form QPR on Friday night.
- Matty Fryatt was the Foxes hero with a goal in each half to end his six-game drought.
"You get spells like that. But other people have chipped in, and we have been getting results," said Pearson.
"I'm sure Matty will be delighted to get two goals, but the bigger picture is about results. I thought it was a thoroughly professional performance.
"We are where we are on merit - although we won't be by Saturday evening. We can be satisfied with how the season has gone so far - and we are only a third of the way through.
- "I can see how Rangers have put together a run of good results, so it's a good win for us."
Fryatt was beaming after his two-goal display, and said: "You get those runs, but to come here and get three points is a great performance from the team. Maybe my goals were overdue."
Adel Taarabt had fired Rangers ahead just after the half-hour.
But for once, the free-scoring hosts could not add to their tally - and Fryatt's two goals, the winner courtesy of a howler from home goalkeeper Radek Cerny, secured City's third straight win.
Rangers had put four past Preston, Reading and Derby in each of their last four matches but failed to fire in attack - while watching England boss Fabio Capello would have winced at some at the defending.
"Leicester didn't have to work hard for both goals, although the lad took them very well," said boss Jim Magilton.
"We were second-best all over the field and got our just rewards."
Fryatt's first goal came when he nipped in behind static Rangers central-defensive duo Kaspars Gorkss and Damion Stewart.
But worse was to follow in the second half when Cerny attempted a short clearance but sliced the ball straight at Fryatt, who charged forward and swept it back past the Czech.
Magilton was quick to back his goalkeeper, though, and said: "He's been great for us, and we are not going to hang him out to dry for that. He's a top-class player."
Rangers almost snatched a point at the death, but Chris Weale bravely saved at the feet of Wayne Routledge - and Akos Buzsaky blasted over.
Magilton added: "As much as we didn't get carried away by our recent fine form, I'm not going to go over the top about one loss." Sporting Life

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