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Thursday, November 04, 2010

QPR Report Thursday Snippets...QPR's Lakshmi Mittal Ranked #44 in "World' Most Powerful People" List


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- Bristol City Announce Almost 12 Million Pound Loss for year up to May 2010. And they post their accounts on a real-time basis, on their official site!
- Watford Latest Accounts: Four Million Pound Loss - Despite Slashing Four Million Pounds in wages.

- Forbes "World's Most Powerful People" Listing. Ranked at #44: Lakshmi Mittal

- Profile re Vijay Mallya Involvement in cricket and Racing says (presumably incorrectly) that he has share in QPR
- QPR Report: QPR Finances, QPR Ownership, QPR Fan Involvement

- VIDEO: 1970 QPR at Blackpool (Marsh, Bridges, Venables et al

- Saturday: Reading: Stats/Previews

- APPROACHING 1,300 DAYS SINCE QPR's LAST FAN FORUM: April 27, 2007......More Than Six Months Since the Last Club/Fan Meeting

QPR Interest in Port Vale Goalie? (Played vs QPR earlier this season)
- BBC Gossip/ Daily Star "QPR and Sheffield United are leading the chase to sign £250,000 Port Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, who is 25. BBC Gossip

- Sixteen year-old R's keeper Gareth Deane has been placed on standby for the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad.
- The teenage stopper - who has impressed for our Under-18's this season - is waiting in the wings for the international against Scotland at Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium on November 17th. QPR

re Rowan Vine's Return - Benefitting Jay Simpson
Hull Daily Mail -- HULL CITY: No new faces, so Simpson is set to return against Scunny
- Jay Simpson is set to start in the Humber derby.
HULL City are unlikely to add to their strike force ahead of Saturday's derby clash with Scunthorpe.And that means Jay Simpson is in line for a recall for the Humber derby.
- With Rowan Vine returning to QPR following an unsuccessful spell at the KC, many had expected City to dip back into the loan market.However, Tigers' boss Nigel Pearson looks set to show faith in Simpson once again, rather than rushing into a new addition.
- The Mail understands City were disappointed with both Vine's form on the field, and dedication to the cause off it, during his short stay.It has made them reluctant to dive straight back into the loan market, even though Caleb Folan could face another spell on the sidelines with a leg injury suffered at Barnsley...." Hull

- Birthday for Simon Barker

- Leon Clarke Flashback

- Twelve Year Flashback: Richard Langley Makes His QPR Debut

- Liverpool Appoint Director of Football Strategy!

- Government re Leveraged Buyouts of Football Clubs

Yann Tear/Ealing Gazette - Clint Hill makes QPR admission
QPR were guilty of playing too much long-ball football in their desperation to end their run of home draws last week, defender Clint Hill has admitted.

Rangers were held 1-1 by Burnley at Loftus Road on Saturday and the more composed build-ups of a few weeks ago often gave way to longer balls launched into the danger area.

Hill denies anxiety has crept into the side's play but concedes the Hoops need to rediscover the composed short passing game which unlocked teams earlier in the campaign.

"I don't think there's been any anxiety, but we definitely played longer ball than we have been doing, and probably did it too much," Hill said.

"I think credit's got to go to Burnley for that, though. I think they kind of swamped us in midfield and we couldn't play through them as we like to. They stopped us getting Adel [Taarabt] into the game as much as we wanted and it was frustrating.

"I think we do try to mix it up, playing long ball when it's needed, but I can't see us doing it as much in the rest of the season."

Hill continued: "We shouldn't be worried about these draws. I just think we've been playing some good teams, or teams that have just come in to a bit of form or are struggling and need to get a result.

"We are still creating chances, but are probably not quite as ruthless as we were six or seven games ago. We know we need to be more clinical.

"We know the wins will come again and if this is the so-called blip, at least we're not losing games. I can understand the other side, where we would be better off if we were to forego the unbeaten run, lose a few games and win the rest."

Hill echoed his manager's belief that the way to get back on the goal standard is for the whole team to chip in.

"I think it's definitely a case of us spreading the goals around more," he said. "We've all had chances. I've had a couple where I should have done better and Gorkssy [Kaspars Gorkss] has scored a couple.

"We all need to chip in and maybe we need to react quicker at set pieces. It's something we need to work on." http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/sport/football-ealing/2010/11/04/clint-hill-makes-qpr-admission-64767-27597474/

Yann Tear/Ealing Gazette - QPR defender Clint Hill happy to be chasing Cardiff City CLINT HILL believes being knocked off top spot could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Rangers.

The 1-1 draw with Burnley at Loftus Road on Saturday allowed Cardiff City to overtake the Hoops, even if the Rs extended their unbeaten start to 14 games.

“I think we've got to use it as a positive really,” the defender said.

“We've got to look at it now that we are the ones chasing and have to go out and play well to keep up with the leaders, and I think we will.

“Hopefully now we've got something to chase, we'll kick on and start getting wins rather than draws.

“The other thing is that as nice as it is when you're top, a lot of teams raise their game and make it harder for you. Teams have been sitting back a little bit when they come to Loftus Road.”

Hill added: “Let's not forget that it's the top two who go up and that's where we'd like to be by the end of the season. Being top would be an absolute bonus, but there's a big reward for second place.” Ealing Gazette

QPR Official Site - DERRY: 'LET'S ENJOY THE CHASE!' Posted on: Thu 04 Nov 2010
Shaun Derry is relishing the prospect of chasing down table-toppers Cardiff City and insists the R's need to take stock of what he describes as a 'great' start to the campaign.

Despite going 14 games unbeaten since the start of the season, the Hoops have drawn their last four in the npower Championship.

However, Derry - who has been in outstanding form in the R's midfield engine room - is enjoying every minute.

"We've just got to take the rough with the smooth - that's the nature of football," he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"It's such a long season and nothing is won or lost in November or December. It only really starts to take shape in the New Year.

"We've just got to calm down and take stock of the situation.

"We're second in the table and unbeaten since the start of the season.

"Even when we were six or seven points clear, we were under no illusions that the hard work was still very much ahead of us and nothing has changed in that respect.

"We've set a precedent here so far this season.

"We had meetings in pre-season discussing what we wanted to achieve and one thing we were insistent upon was being a very strong and consistent side.

"We've shown that side to our game by going on a 14 match run and long may it continue."

Cardiff's 3-2 win against Norwich City last weekend saw them replace Rangers at the summit of the table for the first time this season, but Derry isn't about to press the panic button.

"It's easier when you're chasing," he said.

"I've been in sides when we've been struggling and we've gone to top teams and raised our game by another 10-15 per-cent. That's what teams have been doing when they've been coming to Loftus Road recently and now Cardiff will have a similar thing when sides go to their place.

"It's a natural pressure when you're at the top of the league." QPR


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