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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ecclestone on Buying QPR - And Persuading Briatore to Join Him! ...Swansea-QPR Match Report Compilation...Flashbacks

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- Ex-QPR Center Half, Terry Mancini (Turning Sixty-Seven)
- Forty Years ago, today: Another Center Half, Vic Mobley Made his QPR Debut)
- Flashbacks: Pressure to Play Parejo... Harford's First Game...Hill and Dunbar Join QPR
- The "Mascots Grand National" being run today!
- Championship Manager of The Month: Newcastle's Chris Hughton
- Past Managers of The Month
- Ex-QPR Loanee Wins Championship Player of The Month Award
- Mark Hateley Profiled/Interviewed
- Kevin Keegan, Dennis Wise, Football Agents and YouTube Scouting

- Sousa's QPR Record

- Swansea 2 QPR 0: Earlier Compilation of Swansea QPR Match Reports and Sousa/Magilton Comments

- Swansea QPR 2 0 PAULO SOUSA gained sweet revenge over his old employers as nine-man QPR crashed - much to the anger of Jim Magilton.
- Sousa, who was axed as Rangers gaffer last season, had the last laugh here thanks to late goals from Mark Gower and Lee Trundle.
- But the high-flying Hoops only had themselves to blame as Martin Rowlands and Ben Watson pressed the selfdestruct button.
- Qpr boss Magilton said: "We had chance after chance, their keeper makes two miraculous saves and then we lose a man.
- "In the course of 10 seconds the game completely changes. Rowlands was a little rash and it was uphill task from there.
- "I'm not going to single out players who have given me everything. But I think our recent results may have gone to their heads a little."
- Swansea were indebted to Dorus de Vries as both Jay Simpson - who had missed two first-half chances - and Wayne Routledge were somehow denied by the Swans keeper.
- But Rowlands immediately walked for a second yellow card after a rash lunge on Nathan Dyer.
- Gower rubbed salt into the wounds when he volleyed home Angel Rangel's cross for his first Swansea goal with 76 minutes on the clock.
- And after Watson received a second yellow card for a deliberate handball, substitute Trundle met Dyer's cross in the 85th minute to clinch victory.
- Sousa said: "It is good to get a win - whoever we play. With the international break coming up this was important and it shows we can win against quality. I'm proud of my team." SWANSEA: *DE VRIES 9 - Rangel 8, Monk 7, Williams 7, Tate 6 - Dyer 7, Britton 6, Pratley 7 (Lopez, 87mins), Gower 6, Butler 6 (Trundle, 61mins, 6) - Dobbie 5 (Beattie, 72mins).
- Qpr: Cerny 6 - Leigertwood 6, Stewart 6, Gorkss 7, Borrowdale 7 - *ROUTLEDGE 8, Watson 6, Rowlands 5, Buzsaky 7 (Taarabt, 76mins) - Vine 6 (Faurlin, 61mins, 6), Simpson 6 (Pellicori, 76mins). REFEREE: K Hill 7. Sunday People

NEWS OF THE WORLD - SWANSEA 2, QPR 0 It's payback time for Swans chief Paulo Sousa
- SWANS boss Paulo Sousa enjoyed sweet revenge against his old club as nine-man Rangers crashed to their first defeat in six games.
- Mark Gower smashed home his first Swansea goal after 74 minutes before substitute Lee Trundle sealed the victory five minutes from time.
- Rangers had Martin Rowlands sent off in the 53rd minute after two bookable offences.
- And Ben Watson joined him in the 77th minute after picking up a second yellow card in six minutes.
- Sousa said: "I'm very proud of my players. They did a great job today. The red cards helped us but we were playing well anyway.
- "We beat a team that's going for promotion and that's very pleasing."
- Gower sweetly volleyed Angel Rangel's cross past Radek Cerny to make it 1-0 before Trundle tapped home Nathan Dyer's centre.
- The visitors had been on top at the start of the second half before skipper Rowlands was sent off.
- And Swans keeper Dorus de Vries had to make two wonder saves to keep Jay Simpson and Wayne Routledge at bay.
- Rangers chief Jim Magilton said: "We started the second half really well and their keeper made two miracle saves. But Martin's red card changed the game.
- "The tackle which led to his second booking was harsh. He is the captain and has to show more responsibility." News of The World

- Paulo Sousa gained revenge on his old side as Swansea pulled off a shock win over nine-man QPR.
- Mark Gower and Lee Trundle struck late on as high-flying Rangers’ six-game unbeaten run was ended.
- But Rangers were architects of their own downfall after dominating much of the game before paying the price for losing Martin Rowlands and Ben Watson.
- Both players were dismissed for collecting two bookings. Express

MAIL - Swansea 2 QPR 0: Magilton rues his luck as Rangers are sunk by Swans
- Jim Magilton was left scratching his head as his nine-man QPR side crashed to defeat at Swansea.
Opposite number Paulo Sousa, who was sacked as Rangers boss last season, saw his side steal the points through late strikes from Mark Gower and substitute Lee Trundle.
And QPR boss Magilton said: 'We had chance after chance, their goalkeeper makes two miraculous saves and then we lose Martin Rowlands to a reckless challenge.
"In the course of 10 seconds the game completely changes.
'I'm not going to single out players for ridicule who have given me everything. But I think our recent results may have gone to their heads a little.'
After Dorus de Vries had twice denied the visitors, Gower made the most of Martin Rowlands' dismissal by breaking the deadlock in the 76th minute. Mail

[Assuming all of these comments were made in a recent interview, many of these comments are restatements of things he's previously said]
- Gulf News - By Ted Macauley - October 03, 2009: Bernie Ecclestone Interviewed
- " Formula One powerbroker Bernie Ecclestone sits in his luxurious office in London, isolated by his power and privilege, the unchallenged kingpin of a Formula One empire that has fallen into disarray.
- It has been a fraught few months, what with his costly divorce from his wife Slavica, the machinations of mighty Ferrari looking to defy the proposed budget-cap and any rule change, McLaren's illegal holding of Ferrari secrets, and now, worst of all, the shame of his friend and business partner Flavio Briatore who has been banned for life for his leading role in the Renault "Crashgate" scandal...."
- "What has happened with Flavio and Renault is awful and very wrong and he deserves to be punished - maybe not as severely as he has been - but we shall overcome the setbacks and get on with the job of putting on a good show for the fans worldwide..."

- "...His late-in-life interest has been football, which was first nurtured through Chelsea and his big friend Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who bought the club, and then Queens Park Rangers, the London outfit he part owns at the moment with Briatore.
- He reveals:" I persuaded Flavio to join me and put some money into buying QPR. It's an old established football team, but they had fallen on hard times.
- "I did think about buying Chelsea, but it was too complicated a situation to sort out the books, and I didn't have the time to spare. Anyway, I'm so mean and tight-fisted I'd never have laid out the same amount of money on players that Abramovich has - so they got off lightly>
- "Liverpool and Manchester United were up for sale and were considerations for investment but in the end I reasoned I lived too far away from both of them - more than 200 miles north. - to buy into teams so distant from my home in London. I didn't fancy the idea of traipsing up and down the country on top of all the travelling I do on F1 business.
- "When I talked to Flavio with the proposal about buying QPR he thought I was talking about a restaurant. No joking! But he was just as excited as me when I told him it was a football team."Abramovich, who took up where I left off and bought Chelsea, has become a strong friend, and I often share his box at Stamford Bridge, or fly off in my own plane to watch them when they are playing in Europe.
- "I never would have believed it, but I am real big football fan now. I used to say that if the two greatest teams in the world were playing in my back garden I wouldn't be bothered to watch them. Not now. I'm hooked on the game.
"Soccer is a sport about mega stars - just like Formula One....
"..."And while I'm talking about superstars and unique crowd-pullers what about David Beckham? Maybe I should try and buy him for QPR or, better yet, get one of the Formula One teams to give him a run-out. ...."[/b]
-The author is a motorsport expert based in England. Gulf News

- Chris Charles Review of The Week, including of course, re QPR at Newcastle

- "Boys Called Up After QPR Trial Day"

- Steve Wicks Turns 53

- Watford Fan Gets Suspended Sentence for Attack on QPR Fan

- The Kevin Keegan/Newcastle/Dennis Wise/Youtube "Scouting" and Agents' Role - Conclusions

- Already!: A Championship Club Offering 2010/11 Season Ticket Info

- U-20 World Cup: England Draw and Get Knocked Out

- Sousa's Views About QPR

From a year ago: Great oped re being a football fan. Probably applicable to all clubs. "....You may not own it, but your club belongs to you"
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- From Earlier this Week: By the same Mirror writer: Nice story re QPR- Ian Winwood/Daily Mirror - How Queens Park Rangers and the Tiger Cubs restored my faith in football

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