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Sunday, February 21, 2010

If Not Dowie: Warnock for QPR!...Furlong Eye Injury...Forty Years Ago Today: QPR vs Chelsea FA Cup Quarter Final Game

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PEOPLE/Dave Kidd - 21 February 2010 WARNOCK CAN TIE UP HOOPS JOB
- Neil Warnock is set to hold talks with QPR after Crystal Palace's FA Cup replay at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
- And former Palace defender Gareth Southgate is in the frame to replace Warnock as manager at Selhurst Park.
- Despite Warnock's relative success this season, Palace administrator Brendan Guilfoyle is keen to get the manager off the club's wage bill, believing his £750,000 salary is at least three times the market rate for a Championship boss.
- Rangers owner Lakshmi Mittal is determined to appoint a long-term manager after the chaos of the Flavio Briatore regime - which saw Rangers go through 11 bosses in three years.
- People Sport exclusively revealed last week that Warnock was ready to quit Palace for QPR.
- And talks have only been delayed because the manager wants to take charge for the Villa clash after the Eagles went close to a famous victory over the Premier League club in the original tie last Sunday, which finished 2-2. Former Palace owner Ron Noades is one of at least three parties who have been involved in talks with Guilfoyle this week.
- Noades is still some way from putting together a consortium capable of taking over at crisis-hit Selhurst Park. But he is keen on a return for legendary former manager Steve Coppell or ex-Middlesbrough chief Southgate.
- Coppell is believed to be less likely than Southgate to accept the relatively low pay terms likely to be on offer.
- Warnock refused to comment on the matter after Palace's 1-0 home defeat by Coventry yesterday People

- Warnock Silent on QPR

Meanwhile for whatever reason (they haven't promoted previous former QPR Players): on the Official Site: "QPR Official SIte - Ainsworth on Air - On Monday night, R's former midfielder Gareth Ainsworth will be on www.jnetradio.com from 9pm through to midnight, reflecting on his memorable time at Loftus Road. Who not call in, and have a chat with the Wild Thing? Contact the studio on 020 8906 7777. QPR

Flashback Forty Years: February 21, 1970: QPR v Chelsea in the FA Cup Quarter Final at Loftus Road

-One of those truly exciting pre-games for QPR....as QPR had just beaten Dave Mackay/Brian Clough/Derby County previous game: VIDEO SNIPPET

- Chelsea managed by future QPR manager, Dave Sexton; and with future QPR players David Webb and John Hollins (and might-have been, QPR, Alan Hudson) ended up winning 4-2; Peter Osgood got a hatrick. Web got the other. Venables and Bridges scored for QPR. And Ron ("Chopper") Harris kept Rodney Marsh - who was aiming to into the England squad - totally quiet..
Chelsea went on to win the FA Cup!

QPR's team:
Kelly - Clement Mobley Hazell Gillard - Ferguson Venables Watson Marsh Bridges Leach

Chelsea's probable team (might be one or two differences)
GK 1 Peter Bonetti
RB 2 David Webb
LB 3 Eddie McCreadie
CM 4 John Hollins
CB 5 John Dempsey
CB 6 Ron Harris (c)
RM 7 Alan Hudson
CM 8 Peter Houseman
CF 9 Peter Osgood
CF 10 Ian Hutchinson
LM 11 Charlie Cooke

QPR 2 Chelsea 4 - From Chelsea Official Site- "..Several cup ties stand out too. Before the sixth round tie at Loftus Road in late February 1970, Chelsea had injury worries - a friendly against Borough Road Teacher Training College, of all teams, was arranged the Wednesday before and John Dempsey, Harris and Charlie Cooke came through.
Terry Venables had augmented the old boy contingent in Shepherd's Bush and Rangers were ascendant again, but the 'remorseless locomotion' of the visitors and a hat-trick from Peter Osgood brought a 4-2 win to keep things all quiet on the western front.
- Inside ten minutes Dave Webb had created and scored the opener, followed by Ossie's first, to ensure fans of Second Division Rangers had a very long afternoon to endure with their stars failing to shine. Rodney Marsh was so deep in Chopper's pocket it was still a surprise to see him turn up on TV's 'I'm A Celebrity' 37 years on." Chelsea Official Site via QPR Report

Vital Football QPR on the QPR v Chelsea Game-"...In 1970, Chelsea and QPR were drawn to face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Chelsea's Alan Hudson described it as a 'fantastic draw', due to the rivalry between the two clubs. To add further spice, QPR were fielding two former Chelsea players, Terry Venables and Barry Bridges, as well as their star striker, Rodney Marsh.
- In an entertaining match, despite the poor pitch, Chelsea were 2-0 up within eight minutes thanks to Peter Osgood and David Webb, with a twice-taken Venables penalty putting Rangers back in contention. As Rangers threatened to equalise, Osgood scored twice more to complete his hat-trick and put the result beyond doubt, before Bridges grabbed a late consolation for his side. Chelsea would ultimately go on to win the cup that season."

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