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Saturday, December 25, 2010

QPR Christmas Greetings Current and Past...Warnock's First QPR Christmas...Swansea Self-Assessments...Gareth Ainsworth Profile


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Two Swansea Assessments of Swansea

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- A Swansea Fan's Perspective of Swansea and QPR

- Micky Adams Set for Sheffield United

-Football League: Process for Weather Cancellation of Games

- Christmas Eve Birthdays for Two QPR Greats: Stan Bowles and Brian Bedford (Profiles)

- Video: Barry Bridges Playing for Chelsea and Brighton

- Five Strikers to Help QPR Seal Promotion

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- Neil Warnock's Weekly Column/The Indpendent


The Board, coaching staff, players and everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football Club wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, with many thanks for your continued and outstanding support.
Come on you R's!

QPR Official Site - December 2009

The Board, coaching staff, players and everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football Club wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, with many thanks for your continued and outstanding support.
Come on you R's!

QPR Official Site - December 25, 2008 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Dear Supporter,
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a fun-filled New Year.
Your support over the last 12 months has been incredible and we - the Board, management staff and players alike - are all eternally grateful.
2009 has the potential to be a very special year for the Club and with your on-going support, we can achieve our goals and objectives.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
QPR Board of Directors

December 25, 2007 - QPR Official Site
- HAPPY CHRISTMAS!-Dear Supporter,
- We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a fun-filled New Year.
- Your support over the last 12 months has been exceptional and each and every one of you has played a part in both the 2006/07 and 2007/08 Coca Cola Championship campaigns.
- Your fanatical support in these difficult times is much appreciated, and rest assured, we will be doing everything within our powers to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, as we attempt to pull ourselves clear of the relegation zone in the Championship.
- The new investors are determined to bring the glory days back to W12 and with your continued support; we firmly believe we can achieve our goals.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
QPR Board of Directors

Christmas Greetings 2006 - QPR Official Site - December 25, 2006 - QPR RESPONSE TO DAILY EXPRESS
- QPR Official Site: Official Club statement by Antonio Caliendo and Gianni Paladini.
- We owe it to QPR fans to respond to the allegations made in the Daily Express on Saturday in an article entitled "Are Rangers Going bust?"
- The article was misleading in many respects and we can assure our many supporters that there is no possibility of QPR going bust whilst we remain on board.
- We have seen too many attacks on QPR in the press that simply don't reflect the reality of today's situation. It seems there is always someone who wants to discredit our club.
- Our goal remains the same as always: to take QPR to the highest position in English football. Despite injuries and recent results, we believe John Gregory will be able to take QPR back to the position it was in when he played for the Club.
We accept that talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. We will only ever prove our critics wrong by taking the Club forward, and we are 100 per-cent committed to continuing with that.
- Finally, we would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of the staff and fans of QPR a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Antonio Caliendo - Chairman of QPR Holdings
Gianni Paladini - Chairman of QPR FC QPR Official Site QPR

QPR Official Site - Christmas 2005 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS
- Everyone at QPR would like to wish our fans a very happy Christmas and we would like to thank you for your support in 2005. QPR

QPR Official Site - Christmas 2004 - MERRY CHRISTMAS
From Bill Power- On behalf of everybody at the club I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the finest fans in the land, for your amazing continued support.
- We are only half way through the season so we still have a long way to go but with you all there alongside Ollie and the team, I am certain the best of this season is yet to come.
- There is no need to ask what you all want for Christmas and hope for in the new year and I am just as sure that Ollie and the lads will do their best to give you all what you wish for.
- Thank you again and Merry Christmas from Kevin, Antonio, Carlos and Gianni.
And my very best wishes to you all. Bill

QPR Official Site - 2004 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Rangers manager Ian Holloway offers his own very special Christmas message to all QPR fans.
It's been quite a year for the club and at this time of reflection, Ollie speaks to Rangers fans everywhere.
To listen to or watch Ollie's message, simply click on one of the icons below.
In the meantime though, and on behalf of everyone at Loftus Road, qpr.co.uk would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at QPR! We hope you have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you at Loftus Road tomorrow for the Boxing Day clash with Wycombe. Kick off is at Midday.
In the meantime, you can download a QPR Christmas greeting by right-clicking on the icon below and then 'save target as'.

WITH the Rangers team training over the Christmas period, Gerry Francis has a special seasonal greeting for all our supporters.
- Gerry says:" The team have worked very, very hard this year. There's been a great improvement and we are in a reasonable position in the league.
"I hope the fans have a tremendous Christmas because they deserve it for the support they've given me. Also I hope we get a bit of luck in there with all these injury problems that we're having. It's been a bit frustrating, having started the season so well and now knowing that I've got some very good players that are not available for selection.
- "So well done the supporters, well done the players. Hopefully we can have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year."
- Team news for Sunday - Steiner(groin) and Baraclough(virus) will hope to shake off the problems that kept them out of the win at Torquay. Loan signing Darran Ward comes back into contention after being ineligible for the FA Cup. Rangers still have nine first team players out injured.

Christmas 1998 QPR Official Site - CHRIS' CHRISTMAS CHEER
RANGERS chairman Chris Wright has a special seasonal message to the supporters.
He says: "I would like to wish all of our wonderful fans a great Christmas. Enjoy your Christmas Day and get to the ground early on Boxing Day - it’s a 12 noon kick-off as everyone knows. So let’s get some atmosphere going for the Norwich game."
"I’m sure we’ll get a bumper crowd. And the best Christmas present will hopefully be three points on Boxing Day. That’s certainly the Christmas present that I want most! Hopefully the lads on the pitch will be able to deliver it for me."

RANGERS boss Gerry Francis extends Christmas greetings via the internet to supporters around the globe.
Gerry says: "I’d like to wish Rangers fans all over the world a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
"I thank you for your great support, especially since I’ve been back. You’ve got behind the team and the players have responded."
"We need to keep that going and certainly it’s going to be very important that we get as many points as we can over the Christmas period. With the crowd behind us, it helps the players and it helps me."
"So, have a lovely Christmas, we’ll see you all the Norwich game on Boxing Day and let’s hope we get the three points."
Team news for Rangers' clash with Norwich at Loftus Road on Boxing Day:
Lee Harper is ruled out with flu, but overall Rangers expect to be unchanged.

-R's gaffer Neil Warnock will be in celebratory mood this Christmas Day, with everything rosy in the QPR camp as another New Year approaches.
- Speaking in his exclusive matchday programme column against Swansea City on Boxing Day, Warnock reveals how happy he is in W12, commenting: "This is my first Christmas at Loftus Road and since I've been here everyone has been fantastic. I've been made to feel really welcome.
- "I know the Club has had mixed publicity in the past, but I can guarantee you we're all singing from the same hymn sheet now.
- "The support I've received has been marvellous and it's up to me and my players, with the help of the Directors, to keep pushing on in the second half of the season.
- "Christmas is always a difficult time for the players, with the many temptations that are thrown in front of them. When you've got all your family and friends around you indulging in all the festive treats, it can be difficult, but they've got to say no. They'll have plenty of time in later life to enjoy that side of Christmas."
- *You can read more of Warnock's exclusive Christmas column in your award-winning Hoops programme on Boxing Day. Available in and around the ground for just £3, 'Hoops' really is a must-read on matchdays! http://www.qpr.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10373~2251221,00.html

- Matt Connolly takes centre stage in your award-winning matchday programme against Swansea City on Boxing Day.
The former Arsenal ace discusses life under Neil Warnock, as well as his thoughts on the festive period.
Elsewhere, R's striker Rob Hulse plays the student in our all-new 'Class of 2010/11' feature, whilst Les Allen comes under the spotlight in our 'All R Yesterdays' column.
Our visitors section runs six-pages long and includes all the stats and facts about the Swans, and ex-QPR front-man and BBC London pundit Bradley Allen gives us his views in our new-look 'Scouting Report' - bringing you the low-down on the opposition.
What's more, Clint Hill and Kaspars Gorkss go head-to-head in our 'Braingers' quiz competition, whilst Rodney Marsh is our past player in the spotlight.
Finally, Neil Warnock looks back on the week just gone in his exclusive column, 'The Gaffer.'
Available in and around the ground for just £3.00, your new-look 'Hoops' really is a must-read on matchdays - so don't miss out! QPR

Football League: Gareth Ainsworth CARRY ON WINGING

At 37 he's reached the veteran stage of his playing career, but Wycombe Wanderers winger Gareth Ainsworth has no intention of hanging his boots up just yet despite having coaching credentials, management experience and, crucially perhaps, only six months left on his contract with the npower League 2 club.

Now at the ninth club of a career that has spanned two decades, Ainsworth's seven years at Queens Park Rangers saw him act as Player-Coach for a spell and he also had two stints as Caretaker Manager before leaving Loftus Road to join the Chairboys during last January's transfer window.

With a Uefa 'B' coaching licence to his name and ambitions to eventually work up to the Pro licence, he would be well qualified to move on to the management side of the game sooner rather than later. But as he told football-league.co.uk, those aspirations have been put on hold.

"You don't get three or four year contracts at my age," he noted, "but hopefully I'll get another deal when my current one expires and I definitely intend to go on playing. When I was caretaker at QPR I had lots of Managers - including Sir Alex Ferguson - tell me to play as long as I possibly could and I'm taking their advice.

"Management is hard, especially when you're also playing as I found out. I've got all the respect in the world for Player-Managers because they've got a really tough job. I'll think about management in the long term, but for now I'm happy at Wycombe just playing and helping the younger lads with advice but not having the responsibility of running coaching sessions or picking the team."

Ainsworth's Manager at Wycombe, Gary Waddock, is well known to the winger having been his boss at QPR during the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons. And Waddock was the biggest reason for Ainsworth's decision to move to Adams Park, where he is now club captain as he looks to help the Chairboys climb back up to League 1.

"Gary is a friend as well as my Manager," said Ainsworth, "and I love playing for him because he likes to play entertaining, attacking football and that's what my game's all about. He did a great job at Aldershot before he came to Wycombe and I think he's got the potential to manage at a much higher level.
"Hopefully he'll be managing Wycombe at one level higher next season, and after the disappointment of last season's relegation I think we've got a right good chance of bouncing straight back. We're in the Play-Off places but still under the radar, and at this stage of the season that's a good place to be.

"We had eight or nine new players come to the club in the close season and it took us a while to gel as a team, but that's happened now and we're playing some good attacking football. I'll see it as a failure if we're not in the top seven come the end of the season, and we'll be pushing to finish as high as we possibly can." Football League

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