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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Posted on: Tue 27 Jul 2010
QPR v Plymouth Argyle - Friday 30th July 2010 - 7.30pm kick-off - Pre Season Friendly
Tickets are now on general sale. Prices are: Adults: £5, Under-16's: £2, Under-8's: FREE.
10 Loyalty points will be awarded for tickets purchased before 5.00pm on the date of the fixture.
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*Call 08444 777 007
*Visit the QPR Box Office - QPR FC, Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London, W12 7PJ. QPR Official Site

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QPR Official Site - FAMILY FUN DAY IN W12!
- The Club is pleased to confirm details of our latest Family Fun Day at Loftus Road, as the countdown to the new campaign continues in W12.
- We will be holding our summer spectacular this Sunday at Loftus Road - and we want you to be part of it!
- This is the perfect opportunity for you to get closer to the action, as Neil Warnock puts the R's First Team squad through their paces ahead of the 2010/11 npower Championship season opener against Barnsley six days later.
- Both players and staff will be on hand throughout the day to sign autographs and pose for photos, whilst the appearance of our Club mascot, Spark, is sure to whet the appetite of the Junior Hoops in attendance.
- There'll be all the usual fun and games, including facepainters, Wii Pods, caricaturists, balloon artists, player meet-and-greets and much, much more!
- Entrance for the event is free for all Season Ticket holders and Members.
- Doors will open at approximately 10.45am.
- Thanks for your continued support - and come on you R's! QPR

Gareth Ainsworth Raves About Sousa
Leicester Mercury - Leicester City boss Paulo Sousa can 'change the face of football'
- One of Paulo Sousa's backroom team at QPR believes Leicester City can be at the forefront of a sea-change in playing styles in the English leagues.

Gareth Ainsworth says England's poor performance in the World Cup highlighted technical deficiencies which Sousa will try to address at the Walkers Stadium.

Former QPR player-coach Ainsworth worked closely with Sousa when the Portuguese international arrived at Loftus Road in October 2008.

Sousa lasted barely six months, but Ainsworth believes City have made a winning appointment in the man who last season guided Swansea to within a point of the play-offs.

"He is an advocate of football and, although he is Portuguese, in a way he will be pleased that Spain won the World Cup because it was a victory for football," said Ainsworth.

"And this is where things have to change with the English game. Being fit and strong in the Championship is now a given, but players need more.

"They need to retain the ball and be comfortable on it and I'm sure the Leicester lads will be happy that they are not constantly doing laps of the pitch.

"This is what Paulo will be instilling in them, but it will take time. It is also the way forward for the country."

Ainsworth, a vastly experienced player who also had spells with Wimbledon and Preston, believes that Sousa, who twice won the Champions League as a player, would have had an impact at the Belvoir Drive training ground from day one.

"Paulo is not what they would have been used to, this guy oozes charisma," said Ainsworth.

"He is intelligent and will have a lot of respect from the players who looked at his CV, but he would also be the first to say this is not what will make him a good manager.

"With respect to Swansea, Leicester are a bigger club and he has a chairman who wants to be successful.

"The players will learn so much from him as he is different from the majority of managers. He is so tactically aware."

But Ainsworth said it would be wrong of him to give too great an insight into Sousa's coaching methods.

Ainsworth, who at 38 is still playing with Wycombe in League Two, said: "I can't tell you too much about his style because Paulo always likes to keep things close to his chest.

"It would be unfair of me to reveal his secrets, but what I can say is that his techniques added to people's games.

"When you work with a legend like that, you can't help but be inspired.

"He has got great contacts around the world but there's no point bringing in foreign talents if you can't communicate with them. I've seen it before and it's a big problem.

"Paulo will go around and happily speak in Spanish one minute, English the next and then French.

"It means he can get across exactly what he wants to say and everyone benefits from it." Leicester Mercury

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