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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

QPR Report Football Snippets Wednesday...Next: Leicester...Army Welcomed at Loftus Road...Kick Out Racism

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- Brown May be Out at Hull

- Stabbed Callum Davenport Charged With Assault

- Next: Leicester City at Loftus Road

- Portsmouth Hit With Transfer Ban

- Parliamentary Praise for Sheffield Wednesday for donating Shirt Sponsorship to local childrens' hospital

- QPR: Kick Out Racism - Mikele Legitwood (From couple of weeks ago - Before the QPR "Surge!")

- BBC Gossip/The Star Snippet: QPR Interested in Gillingham's Simeon Jackson?

- Peter Hucker Turns Fifty

- Briatore Supposedly Taking Month Vacation

- QPR Coaches Golfing

- Year Flashback: The QPR Managerial Merry-Go-Around

- David Conn on the White Middle Aged Men Dominating the FA Board

- Piece in WSC re Managers' Post-Match Comments

- Hull City's Financial Problems

- Ex-QPR Commercial Manager, Gary Hooper Appointed Brentford's Head of Commercial

- Liam Brady's Brother Dies

- Notts County New Manager: Hans Backe

- The R's Championship fixture against Coventry City next month promises to be an extra special occasion for the troops of the 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, based at Hounslow Barracks.
- The Club have agreed to offer 500 FREE tickets to the service men and women who have served our country so well in Afghanistan in recent months.
- Their family and friends will also be invited to the match, as we all unite to show our gratitude and appreciation to the troops from our local Barracks.
Deputy MD, Ali Russell, told www.qpr.co.uk: "This is something we have been thinking about for some time and we're delighted we've been able to pencil in the Coventry City match for the entire QPR fan-base to show their appreciation and gratitude to these incredible human beings.
- "It puts football into perspective when you consider what these people have been through, but we will be giving them a day to remember at Loftus Road - and what better motivation to win than in front of a group of troops who have given blood, sweat and tears for their country in recent months."
- The Football League recently selected Help for Heroes as their Official Charity Partner for the 2009/10 season and Russell added: "We will be working very closely with Help for Heroes on several initiatives throughout the season, but we're delighted that we've managed to get the wheels in motion with our local Barracks and hopefully it's the start of a really positive relationship."
- As well as watching all the action unveil from Ellerslie Road, the troops - who will be granted the Freedom of the Borough by the Council on Thursday 26th November - will provide a guard of honour prior to kick-off and also take part in a lap of honour.
- Captain Jay Shaw added: "It is great to see the support and appreciation shown to our regiment by the British public and especially on this occasion Queens Park Rangers Football Club." QPR

- To Win The Championship .... To Win Promotion... To Win the FA Cup!

Comparing the Current QPR and the Old QPR
Square Football - A Team In The QPR Tradition Posted by Hugh Larkin
- Watching Queens Park Rangers dismantle Derby County with style on national television brought back the best of memories for supporters of a certain age. Inevitably it brought to mind QPR sides of the past.
- To anyone under 30 it might come as a shock to find that Rangers finished second in the top flight in 1976. That team-with England's Gerry Francis driving them on- played with tremendous style and verve. An accomplished Liverpool only pipped them by a single point in May- and bizarrely were allowed to play their final game after Rangers had completed their programme.
- Dave Thomas was a vibrant force on the wing and Phil Parkes an ultra-solid keeper who England would love to have now.At the back the grizzled ex-Chelsea veteran David Webb provided the steel and Don Givens was a clever forward who later played with big success on the Continent.
- In the middle of it all was Stan Bowles, one of those maverick talents who flourished in the 70s but failed to impress several England managers. His sublime ball skills and vision lit up the team.
- Rangers were the acceptable face of London football to many provincial fans- a smaller club than Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea, with an air of adventure, a stadium near the BBC and White City, plus a killer strip.
- In the Premiership era Rangers had another terrific side, finishing fifth in the first year of the new competition. This one was based on the all-action striking skills of Les Ferdinand and the subtle promptings of Ray Wilkins late in his career. Andy Sinton's wing play brought him England caps.
- Now QPR have another side- albeit in the Championship- who are fizzing the ball about with style and accuracy. Jim Magilton's team plays with ambition and Wayne Routledge and Adel Taraabt, two Spurs refugees, are full of tricks. It doesn't always come off but it's good to watch.
- QPR have moved to sixth in the table after the win at Pride Park.They are playing the sort of football that could grace the Premiership and pleases Loftus Road fans, but it remains to be seen if they can stick with this fluid style through the winter months. - Also Interesting comments/reactions to article

Bloomberg/Alex Duff - Ecclestone Says He Plans to Retain QPR Stake If Briatore Ousted
- Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One billionaire, said he has no plans to quit Queens Park Rangers soccer team if co-owner Flavio Briatore is ordered to relinquish his stake.
- Briatore faces a ban from the English second-tier club after the former Renault team manager was expelled from Formula One last month in a race-fixing scandal. Briatore is appealing the ruling in a French court. Football League rules say team owners or directors should be barred if they’re subject to a ban from a sports governing body.
- “I don’t have a problem being with the football club” if Briatore leaves, Ecclestone said in a phone interview. “I hope that doesn’t happen.”
- Ecclestone and Briatore bought the west London team for 14 million pounds ($22.9 million) in 2007 and steel billionaire Lakshmi Mittal took a 20 percent stake four months later. Ecclestone said he had “no idea” what would happen to Briatore’s stake if he is required to give it up.
- QPR is seventh in the Championship after 13 of 46 matches this season, having scored 12 goals in winning its last three games.
- The top two teams at the end of the campaign win automatic promotion to the Premier League and a third is determined via playoffs. QPR was demoted from the top division in 1996. Bloomberg

- Flashback: Thirty years ago yesterday: QPR Crush Burnley 7-0 (Video of Goals)

- Still Unclear: Who Are QPR's New Partner "Toyo"

- QPR Disciplinary Record: Season-by-Season (for last six seasons)

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