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Monday, January 18, 2010

QPR Report Monday: Briatore Speaks...Briatore Sues...Nominate QPR Goal of The Year

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- The Briatore Interview re QPR
"...Nobody wants to sell the club," Briatore said. "Everybody wants to keep going and we are looking for the play-offs. We need enthusiasm, we need to believe it and I believe we have the players to do it. I am 100% committed to the club for the long term.
"Don't forget, QPR now have the kind of players they couldn't have dreamed of having before.
"Don't forget, too, that without us, QPR would have gone bankrupt. We have improved the stadium and we are doing the best for the club.
"We have to take it step by step. I believe we have the talent and the players to get into the play-offs. Mick will stay in charge until the end of the season.
"People forget very quickly what I did for this club. Some fans, because they pay £20, they want to criticise.
"It's very easy for me to walk away. I don't have any problem with that. We want to keep the club but somebody needs to remember QPR three years ago and look at it now. Some people are jealous. There's a lot of jealousy."

" .... People say I have not had a great run with managers but it's not true," he said. "I have only sacked one of them."
- Gregory? Inherited him from a previous regime, Briatore said. Can't say he was fired.
- De Canio? Left at the end of the 2007-08 season because his pregnant girlfriend wanted to go back to Italy. Can't say he was fired.
- Dowie? "We had a...we didn't feel that...well, we sacked him," Briatore said.
- Ainsworth? Only a caretaker. Can't say he was fired, Briatore said.
- Paulo Sousa? He disclosed confidential information to the press about Dexter Blackstock being loaned out to Nottingham Forest and contract was terminated for breach of confidentiality. Can't say he was fired, Briatore said. It was Sousa's own fault.
- Magilton? He left by mutual consent after a dressing room fracas with midfielder Akos Buzsaky. "I feel very sorry about what happened," Briatore said. "I had a fantastic relationship with him. I tried everything to keep him but it was difficult because everybody else was against him. I didn't feel good about what happened. We decided together to release the contract. He was a very good guy and he did a good job for us."
- Gallen and Bircham? They were caretakers, too, and they're still at the club, Briatore pointed out. So they hardly counted as victims.
- And finally, Hart, who, to general amazement, walked out last week. He wasn't fired, Briatore said. He quit.
"We had a meeting on the day before he resigned here at the office and it was a normal discussion," Briatore said. "There was no suggestion then that he was going to resign. Absolutely not. Not for me. I feel sorry because he is a good man."

[- See Also November 2008: Mirror Journalist, Oliver Holt "Why I trust Flavio Briatore will get QPR promoted to the Premier League - December 2007 "Ecclestone and Briatore Exclusive" Also January 2008 "Bernie's in a Hurry"]

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Daily Mail/Charles Sale
- The QPR majority, who are desperate for the highly-disliked Flavio Briatore to sell his ownership stake, believe it is no coincidence that the team’s only successful run of games this season occurred last September when the Italian was too busy defending himself in Formula One’s Crashgate affair to interfere with the football team, as he has done before and since. Mail

- This from the Scunthorpe Official Site. Presumably a similarly-worded piece will be on the QPR Site soon
Posted on: Mon 18 Jan 2010
- The Football League have launched the search to find the Mitre Goal of the Year 2009 and we are asking for your help in deciding which Iron goal from the last 12 months should be put forward as our nomination
We can nominate one goal from any Football League competition in the 2009 calendar year, to include goals scored in the Carling Cup, the Coca-Cola Football League and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
- We want fans to help us decide our club nomination by emailing your vote to ironworld@scunthorpe-united.co.uk. Whichever goal receives the most votes will be put forward to the Football League. Email us before Wednesday, January 20.
- Our nominated goal will then be entered in the Mitre Goal of the Year category at the 2010 Football League Awards, incorporating FourFourTwo's Top 50 Football League Players.
- In conjunction with viewers and presenters of Soccer AM, the entries will be shortlisted from the 72 club nominations to five goals overall.Watch Soccer AM from early February to take part in the vote.
- The winner will be decided at the Awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane on Sunday, March 14.
- Past winners of the Mitre Goal of the Year have been Sylvain-Ebanks Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2009), Jermaine Beckford (Scunthorpe United - 2008), Joe Ledley (Cardiff City - 2007) and Stefan Oakes (Notts County - 2006).
- To find out more about The Football League Awards or to book a table to attend the event itself please visit www.footballleagueawards.com. Scunthorpe

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