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Thursday, August 19, 2010

QPR Report Thursday Snippets: Chairman Paladini Perspective..."On This Day" - Some Significant QPR Games


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- Jay Simpson Set for Hull

- Supposed QPR Target, Brett Pitman Set for Blackpool

- Cardiff's Bellamy Deal: Football League and other "Queries" - Also: An Analysis of how Cardiff Deal Pays for Itself

- Ex-QPR Danny Maguire Offered Chance with Glenn Hoddle's Academy

- Arsenal's New "Fanshare" Ownership Scheme

- Flashback Eight Years: Winton/Fitzgerald's "We Are QPR" Concept

- Blackpool Chairman Ken Oyston Resigns

- QPR Season Ticket Sales Now Up to 6,941

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SPENDING ON FOOTBALL AGENTS - See: Complete Football League Agents Report
- From June 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, QPR Spent 465,240 pounds on Agents (considerably less than several other clubs in the Championship).
- QPR Agents Fee Flashback: - August 20, 2009: "QPR Spending on Agents Highest in Football League - Latest Agents Fees Report"
- QPR Agents Fees "Rebuary 2009: Latest Football League Agents Report - QPR Spending Relatively Little on Agents"

QPR FC Chairman Gianni Paladini Perspective

Mirror/John Cross - Clubs line up to blast Bellamy move

- Craig Bellamy's shock move to Cardiff is just the first of many "crazy, mad" transfer deals according to Queens Park Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini.

- Bellamy shocked the whole of football by signing for his home-town club and has in the process annoyed clubs in the Championship because mega-rich Manchester City are bankrolling his move.
- Wales international Bellamy is on a staggering £85,000-a-week and City are paying £65,000-a-week during the striker's loan move to Cardiff.
- That has helped Cardiff sign a top class Premier League striker even though the Championship side have had to fend off four winding-up orders and been under a transfer embargo because of their debts.
- But it has still not stopped Cardiff from pulling off an amazing transfer coup and, despite talk of the League now not being a level playing field, QPR chief Paladini believes there will be many more deals like Bellamy before the window shuts.
- City are also trying to off-load strikers Roque Santa Cruz and Jo who could end up in the Championship, while a number of other Premier League players are expected to be off-loaded for the season as the transfer deadline approaches.
- Paladini said: "It is crazy, it is madness but with the new rules and limits of 25 players in a Premier League squad you will see more and more players coming to the Championship.
- "I agree it's a bit funny but it's not for me to judge Cardiff. It's a great opportunity for a club like Cardiff even if what's happened with Bellamy has taken things to a whole new level.
- "We have signed players who are on £20,000-a-week and only paid £6,000-a-week. But Bellamy is a big, big player and you can see that from the number of big clubs he's played for.
- "But for us, it's all about having the best manager in the league and we have that in Neil Warnock."

- Watford chairman Graham Taylor, who helped the club stave off administration last Christmas, said: "Manchester City can afford to do what they want, and that includes refusing to let a very good player join another Premier League club who could threaten their challenge for a Champions League place.
- "But what they have done is to let one of the best players in the Premier League last season drop into the Championship to join a club who have survived four winding-up orders.
- "I am not privy to all the facts in the case of Craig Bellamy joining Cardiff, but something is not right. Realistically, how many Championship clubs can afford to loan a player of his quality and on his wages? Under normal circumstances, I would suggest the answer is none.
- "This shows there are still things happening in football, including the loan system, where the rules and regulations need tightening up. Many fans do not know, for instance, that a lot of loan deals these days come with a fee attached.
- "But in a competitive division like the Championship, loans like this could unbalance everything."
- Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn also claimed it was unfair on other clubs, claiming those who ran their teams within budget would now struggle to compete with Cardiff.
- Hearn was also damning of the Football League's latest figures on agent fees as it emerged clubs increased their payments to agents by £3.9m in the past year to a total of more than £12.7m.
- Middlesbrough paid the most with £1,464,200 being paid out as a result of 29 transactions while one agent was paid a staggering 396 times between July 1 2009 and June 30 2010.
- Hearn said: "It is very surprising. I don't understand why so many players and deals still involve so many agents. It's money going out of the game."
- The Football League will not intervene in the Bellamy deal as they regard it as a one-off transfer and would only begin to be concerned if a club loaned several players to another club and made them like a feeder team.
- Cardiff also had their transfer embargo lifted after paying off their debts. The money owed to Motherwell is not regarded as a domestic debt by the Football League and it would be the same in reverse for the Scottish League. Mirror

A number of "On This Day" Games- on August 19,....

August 19, 1967 - Newly-promoted QPR kicked off their first season back in Division II with a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth. Roger Morgan scored QPR's goal. Ron Springett made his return debut for QPR. Rodney Marsh was out with a broken foot. (QPR's team: Springett. Clement Keetch, Hazell, Harris, Lazarus, Keen, I. Morgan, R. Morgan, Allen, Leach.

August 19, 1972, Gordon Jago's version of "Total Football": QPR made their home debut (having drawn their opening game 2-2 at Swindon) winning 4-2 against Sheffield Wednesday with Don Givens making his home debut (Bowles and Thomas had yet to join!) (Goals from Francis, O'Rourke, Givens, Leach). Parkes, Clement, Mancinin Hazell, Watson, VEnables, Francis Busby, Leach O'Rouke, Givens.

August 19, 1975: Having defeated Liverpool on opening day, QPR had another home game, which unfortunately they drew 1-1 versus Aston Villa. Gerry Francis scoring again: Parkes, Clement McLintock, Abbot, Gillard, Francis, Masson, Leach, Bowles, Thomas, Givens.

August 19, 1978 (in what turned out to be QPR's relegation season. Steve Burtenshaw made his debut as QPR manager. QPR lost 1-2 at Liverpool. Paul McGee scoring. Team: Parkes, Clement Howe, Shanks Gillard, Hollins, Francis, Busby, Bowles, Eastoe, Mcgeee

August 19, 1980 - QPR's first home game: Bristol Rovers. (after losing the openier at Oldham), Wayne Fereday made his QPR debut with 2 goals as QPR won 4-0 against Bristol Rovers. Team: Woods, Mcreery, Gillard, Wicks, Roeder Currie, Waddock Shanks, Burke, Hill, Fereday, Hazell!

August 19, 1987 QPR 1 Derby 1. Having won opener at West Ham 3-0, QPR drew 1-1 Bannister with Paul Parker making his home debut.
Seaman, Dawes, MCdonald, Parker, Dennis< fenwick Coney Allen Brock Byrne Bannister

August 19,1989 - QPR 2 Crystal Palace 0 - Mark Wright on his debut scored twice. 2. Martin Allen's last game as he left Trevor Francis's QPR. Team: Seaman, CHanning McDonald, Parker, Sansom, Spackman REid, Wright Clarke Sinton
Allen - Falco and maddix subs.

August 19, 1992 - First home game QPR 3 Southampton 1 (Ferdinand 2 and Bardsley). Team: Roberts Bardsley, MCdonald, Peaco**, Wilson Sinton Holloway, Wilkins, Impey, Bailey Ferdinand

August 19, 1995 -In what turned out to be QPR's final season in the Premiership, Ray Wilkins's Les Ferdinand departed QPR started with a narrow away loss at Blackburn 1-0. Team: Roberts, Bardsley, Brevett, Holloway, Impey, Maddix Maconald Wilkins, Sinclair Barker, Dichio Gallen - Osborn Sub.

August 19, 2006 - Preston 1 QPR 1 - QPR: P Jones, Milanese, Stewart, Rehman, Rose, Ainsworth (Baidoo 90), Ward, Rowlands (Lomas 10), Cook, R Jones (Gallen 86), Blackstock Subs: Cole, Kanyuka, Baidoo Scorers: Ainsworth 4,

And not a game but August 19, 2008 - No QPR-Genoa Friendly
- QPR Official Site - GENOA FRIENDLY OFFDespite reports to the contrary, QPR will not be playing Genoa in a friendly later this month. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. QPR

August 19, 2008 closed-door friendly vs West Ham (2-2 QPR Squad: Crowther, Oastler, Stewart, Harris, Femy, Alberti, Rowlands, Bolder, Di Carmine, Ephraim, Rose, Bulmer, Flood, Arthur, Maguire, Nanetti, Ford. QPR

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