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Friday, November 26, 2010

QPR Report Friday: QPR Co-Owner Bernie Ecclestone Mugged and Robbed...Cardiff Previews Including Richard Langey's Perspective

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- First came the reports of an attacks on QPR FC Chairman, Mrs Paladini...Now this: QPR co-owner, Bernie Ecclestone mugged and robbed: Very Best Wishes To Mr. Ecclestone

- Next: Cardiff - Previews, Stats, Flashbacks

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- Old Football Grounds

INDPENDENT/Joe Sinclair, PA - London muggers attack F1 boss Ecclestone Friday, 26 November 2010
- Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone suffered a head injury when muggers attacked him and escaped with jewellery worth £200,000.
- The 80-year-old F1 supremo was robbed outside the headquarters of his business empire Formula One Holdings, in Knightsbridge, central London, Scotland Yard said.
- Billionaire Mr Ecclestone was reportedly punched and kicked by four men who were lying in wait as he arrived at the HQ with his Brazilian girlfriend Fabiana Flosi.
- A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at about 10.30pm on Wednesday November 24 to reports of a man and a woman robbed on Princes Gate.
- "The man was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury and was subsequently discharged. There were no reports of any other injuries.
- "Officers from Westminster robbery squad are investigating. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.
- "The items stolen are believed to be a quantity of jewellery." Independent

MAIL - Racing boss Bernie Ecclestone 'mugged for £200,000 of jewellery' on his doorstepBy Katherine Faulkner
- Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was punched and kicked to the ground by robbers as they stole jewellery from him and his girlfriend.
- The 80-year-old billionaire was attacked on his doorstep on Wednesday night as Fabiana Flosi looked on in horror.
- He had to be taken to hospital with a head injury after the ambush, during which £200,000 worth of jewellery is believed to have been stolen.
- Four robbers had been lying in wait as Ecclestone and his 31-year-old Brazilian girlfriend arrived at the central London building where he has a eighth-floor penthouse overlooking Hyde Park.
Miss Flosi, a lawyer, sports marketing agent and model, could only look on in terror as her elderly boyfriend was beaten by the thieves.
- She and Ecclestone were both ordered to remove jewellery, including a watch and diamond rings.
- The gang managed to flee before police arrived.
- Mr Ecclestone was taken to hospital where he was treated for a minor injury to the head. In a mark of defiance the tycoon was back at work just hours after the incident.
- His girlfriend, who is 49 years his junior, was said to have been left ‘shaken’ by the attack.
- Last night the Scotland Yard robbery squad were hunting the attackers but none of the haul has yet been recovered and no arrests have been made.
- It is thought the gang may have been behind a string of targeted attacks on the rich and famous.
- A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘We were called to reports of a man and woman who had been robbed in south west London at approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday night.
'The man, aged 80 years old, was taken to a west London hospital for treatment to a minor head injury. The woman was not injured.
- ‘At this early stage it is believed a quantity of jewellery was stolen but we cannot disclose details of what was stolen as yet.
- ‘No arrests have been made at this time and inquiries are continuing.’
- It is not the first time that Mr Ecclestone has been a target for thieves.
- Four years ago he was mugged as he parked his brand new Mercedes Benz CLS55 AMG outside his £10million mansion in Chelsea Square.
The car, said to be the first in Britain, had two of its wheels stolen in the robbery...

- And Ecclestone goes back to work and other Reactions - UPDATED DURING THE DAY

No Further Updates re The Reported Attack on Mrs Paladini
- The reports first appeared last weekend on the We Are The Rangers Boys Fan Site from several QPR fans close to QPR FC Chairman Paladini. The reports which recounted that the Chairman's wife was attacked in her home on Friday, have elicited universal condemnation from all QPR Fans who have posted in response. From the Chairman's strongest defenders to the Chairman's strong critics: All have responded to the reports with universal and unequivocal condemnation; and send all best wishes to Mrs and Mr. Paladini.
- Original Thread: A couple of Posters recount reports of an Attack on Chairman's Paladini's Wife......Update: And a reported Message from Chairman Paladini

- Kilburn Times - Clash of styles will suit Cardiff, says ex-QPR star
Richard Langley
Friday, 26 November, 2010
- ALTHOUGH QPR and Cardiff City are separated by 150 miles of M4 motorway, there is no love lost 
between the clubs.
- A lot of this rivalry started back in 2003 when Rangers lost to Cardiff in the Division Two play-off final. This result was magnified by my surprise switch to South Wales shortly after defeat at the Millennium Stadium.

Understandably the timing of the move wasn’t taken so well by many of the Rangers faithful. For those that blamed me, I have to say that the move was out of my hands.

Now, seven years after QPR made it back to the Championship as relative minnows, they have become, along with Cardiff, the league’s top payers and, at the moment, favourites to go up.

Currently QPR are sitting top of the Championship with Cardiff right on their tails. The upcoming fixture will not by any means determine the winners of the league, but it will definitely help with momentum leading into a busy December schedule.

Looking at the two teams, I would personally have to say that the more talented side, man for man, are Cardiff. There really could not be more of a contrast in their styles of play.

QPR play very direct football, synonymous with a Neil Warnock team. They look defensively sound, especially at home and have arguably the most skilful player outside the Premier League in Adel Taraabt who, on his day, is capable of winning any game. However, QPR’s style of play prevents the playmaker getting on the ball as much as he would like.

Cardiff, on the other hand, will get the ball down, make the pitch big and get their three match-winners in Craig Bellamy, Jay Bothroyd and Michael Chopra on the ball in the danger zones.

And I think that Cardiff’s technical superiority will enable them to take all three points back home with them.

Most teams have been coming to Loftus Road this year and quite simply tried to contain and absorb the pressure of the Rs. What I believe they will face this weekend is a team who will be going all out for the win.

It will be an open game and I can’t see either team sitting back. The question is whose tactics will prevail on the day.

If Cardiff take a negative approach and do not enforce their game on Rangers, it will allow the long ball to cause a serious threat to the Bluebirds’ defence.

Having said all of this, QPR have had an amazing start to the campaign. I sincerely hope they can continue to pick up points for the remainder of the season and bring Premier League football back to the Loft after a long 15 years’ absence.

YOU can follow Richard Langley on twitter at langers1979 Kilburn Times

METRO - Kevin Phillips 'to spark bidding war between QPR and Swansea'
- Birmingham striker Kevin Phillips, who scored a hat-trick in the reserves this week, could be about to start a bidding war between Championship promotion chasers QPR and Swansea.
- Birmingham's Kevin Phillips could be playing in the Championship in the new year .
The 37-year-old has played 20 times for Birmingham this season, scoring four times.
- However, the veteran striker could be on his way out of St Andrews in January as both QPR and Swansea attempt to bolster their squad for the second half of the season.
- The Swans are also said to be looking at taking promising young Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on loan in the new year but face competition from Sheffield United and Portsmouth..."

QPR The Boutique Club
From The Guardian - Guardian Blog/John Ashdown "The Football League blog Christmas gift guide"
- "...If you're feeling flush 'boutique club' QPR have the gifts for you, though they've gone a bit Del Boy in order to get rid of some of their teensy-weensy bit over-priced gear. A £275 jumper? Yours for just £51.99. A £120 pair of trainers. Just for you, £39.99, can't say fairer than that. And have you ever wanted to smell like QPR? Well, now you can! http://shop5.mailordercentral.com/qpr/prodinfo.asp?number=105254 " Guardian

- The Club is delighted to announce details of this year's Christmas Open Day at Loftus Road.
- Taking place on Tuesday 21st December 2010 - with the gates opening at 10.00am - the day will commence with a behind-closed-doors First Team training session.
- Gaffer Neil Warnock will take charge of the hour long session commencing at 10.30am, before all the squad will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos!
- Thereafter, some lucky children will be selected to take part in some on pitch activity with the players at the end of the session. Further information will be revealed on the day itself so make sure you are in attendance to avoid missing out.
- As well all this, we've got the popular Santa's Grotto in the QPR Superstore, as well as Nintendo Wii pods, face-painters, a snow machine and much more!
- This is your chance to get closer to the action, as the Club opens its doors to its Season Ticket holders, Members and their guests for one day only - for absolutely FREE!
- It really is all about you - the fans; as we aim to give something back to our supporters for all the wonderful support you have shown to the Club so far this season.
- We are really hoping that this Open Day will be the most fun, action packed and unforgettable yet so please make sure that you do not miss out. QPR

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Npower and the Football League Promotional- There are the Three QPR options to choose between:
RESPECT: Queens Park Rangers striker Heidar Helguson thinks we should put 1,200 young people through a Respect training workshop. PLAYGROUND: Queens Park Rangers wide midfielder Hogan Ephraim wants us to transform a local park or playground into a sport training zone. COACHING:Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie would rather we run a new skills coaching session for 4–6 year olds - VOTE HERE

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