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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

QPR Report Wednesday: Mackie Reportedly Cost Around £500,000...QPR Victory Parade: Six Year Flashback


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- Vital Football Plymouth Assessment of Jamie Mackie

- QPR and Plymouth Official Statements re Mackie Signing

Plymouth Herald - STRIKER Jamie Mackie has left Plymouth Argyle and joined Queens Park Rangers for a fee believed to be in the region of £500,000.
- The 24-year-old will team up with former Pilgrims' manager Neil Warnock at Loftus Road.
- He becomes Warnock's first signing as Rangers boss.
- Mackie, leading scorer for Argyle last season with eight goals, has agreed a four-year deal with the ambitious west London club.
- His departure yesterday ends a two-and-a-half year stint at Home Park.
- But Mackie's move was hardly unexpected.
- The former Exeter City player had made it clear towards the end of Argyle's disastrous 2009/10 Championship season that he wanted to move on this summer.
- And now Mackie, who had one year left on his contract with the relegated Pilgrims, has got his wish, much to his delight.
- Mackie, told QPR's official website: "I'm really excited to be here.
- "I'm excited to be working for a top manager, who knows all about the Championship."
- Mackie, who was also linked with Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Derby County, will join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in July.
- Warnock had made no secret of his admiration of Mackie's qualities and so was more than satisfied with his first signing for the R's.
- "I'm really pleased to get him in," said Warnock.
- "Obviously, with my connections down there he is a player, I've seen and heard a lot about.
- "He was a stand-out striker for them this season.
- "He's full of enthusiasm and when I first met him there was nothing else on his mind other than playing for QPR."
- Argyle head coach Paul Mariner was always resigned to losing his star striker and crowd favourite.
- Mariner said: "Jamie had expressed a strong desire to leave Argyle.
- "With his contract due to expire at the end of next season, we felt it was in the best interests of ourselves and Jamie to allow him to move now.
- "There were a number of clubs interested in acquiring his services and we are very happy with the deal that we have struck with Queens Park Rangers.
- "We thank Jamie for the commitment he has given the club during his stay at Home Park and wish him well for the future.
- "Agreeing this transfer so early in the summer gives us ample time to plan for next season without him."
- Argyle, though, will have to give Exeter one-fifth of the transfer fee, the precise amount being undisclosed at the present.
- Mackie switched to Argyle from Exeter, then a non-league side, in January 2008, for £145,000 having begun his career with Wimbledon, who later became MK Dons.
- He made his Pilgrims' debut the following month, coming on as a substitute against Barnsley and scoring twice — two of 16 career goals while at Home Park.
- In total Mackie made 102 league and cup appearances for the Greens in two-and-half seasons — his last was against Newcastle United at Home Park last month.
- The 2-0 defeat to the Magpies consigned Argyle to relegation and League One after six years in English football's second-tier.
- Mackie was a virtual ever-present in his two full seasons at Home Park and, at the end of each, was runner-up in the fans' vote for Argyle Player of the Season, to Romain Larrieu and Carl Fletcher.
- Meanwhile, Mackie's close friend Gary Sawyer has been told he will have to wait until new boss Steve Coppell has given him the once-over before he lands himself a deal with Bristol City..." Plymouth Herald

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