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Sunday, February 13, 2011

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-Tommy Docherty's one win in charge at QPR
- Reminder: QPR vs Nottingham Forest kicks off at 1:15Pm GMT Today. Follow and talk on QPR Report Live Chat

-Throughout the day, updates, comments and perspectives re QPR and football in general are posted and discussed on the QPR Report Messageboard...Also Follow: QPR REPORT ON TWITTER

- On This Day, Five Years Ago: QPR Deny Managerial Interest in John Gregory while Steve Perryman Expresses an Interest...Fours Years Ago: Assistant Manager, Richard Hill Arrested per "China Brawl"

- Two Years Ago, QPR Youth Team Loses in Italian Tournament marking the end of QPR Youth Coach, Steve Brown

- A second book about Bernie Ecclestone

- QPR's Season-by-Season Championship Points Total Since Premiership Relegation

- 2013 FA Cup Final To Kick off at 5:30 PM

- The Logos/Crests of Other League and Premiership Clubs

- Gary Borrowdale Sent off playing for Carlisle...(Rowan Vine whose MK Don Loan Ends on Feb 15 unless extended) played 68 minutes for MK Dons)

- Old Videos

PEOPLE/Wally Downes -QPR boss Neil Warnock keeps on enjoying his Taa-lent show in the Championship

ADEL TAARABT’S stunning form could take QPR into the Premier League – but five years ago the maverick attacking midfielder would not have been given the chance.

The Moroccan shies away from defensive duties, with the 21-year-old’s attacking talent attracting all the plaudits instead.

But Hoops manager Neil Warnock knows he might not be able to afford the luxury of such an attacking player if his side reach the Premier League.

He said: “Five years ago I wouldn’t have had a Taarabt in my team because of formations and being solid.

“He’d be gone by now. I don’t think I could tolerate him if we were in the bottom half.

“I don’t think I’d have the patience and I’d have been wrong. He has proved that he can contribute to the team, whereas when I first came here I thought he was an out-and-out individual.”

If QPR beat second-place Nottingham Forest this afternoon it will put them 10 points clear of Billy Davies’ side – and a step closer to top-flight football.

But former Notts County boss Warnock fears his talisman could get lost in the punishing world of the Premier League. He is also unsure whether Taarabt’s carefree style would suit any battle for survival, should QPR get to the Premier League.

The Loftus Road touchline will be a volatile place today but Warnock believes he and his Forest counterpart have a lot in common.

He said: “Billy Davies is like me. He is passionate and he will have his critics, and I imagine as many people dislike him as they dislike me, but it’s part of the job.”

Rangers will be without the suspended Hogan Ephraim today, while Tommy Smith (hamstring) and Heidar Helguson (groin) are unlikely to feature.

Meanwhile, Marcus Tudgay has warned Warnock that his Forest side are on a mission to nick the top spot.

The striker cranked up the stakes by insisting his side are determined to get promoted to the top flight as champions.

Forest have two games in hand over QPR and are unbeaten in nine league matches, and Tudgay said: “We have had a taste of second place. Now, why not go for first?

“We’re on a high now but it might be a low next week if we allow ourselves to get carried away.

“I want to be in the Premier League and I believe we can do it. These are a great bunch of lads who are very hard working.

“It’s not pressure, not at all. We have to enjoy it while we can. You have to enjoy your successes – and beating Rangers would be a massive thing for us.” PEOPLE

NEWS OF THE WORLD/Greg Gobere - Loan Ranger Routledge still hopes for Toon return (subscription) -
"NEWCASTLE winger Wayne Routledge believes he is playing at QPR again only because he was forced out of his parent club. ..." News Of The World

- Shaun Derry has called on his fellow R's team-mates to 'keep their good home record going' ahead of Sunday's top-of-the-table showdown with Nottingham Forest.
- In what is arguably the pick of the weekend's npower Championship fixtures, second-placed Forest travel to Loftus Road seven points behind leaders QPR - albeit with two games in hand.
- But Derry told www.qpr.co.uk: "I don't think that Sunday is crucial, not by any stretch of the imagination.
- "But it's a big game. A lot of eyes will be on us, like when we played Cardiff a few months ago.
- "We don't think it's going to be a deciding factor on what happens for the end of the season, but it's a big game."
- Sunday's live Sky Sports TV clash with the Reds will contain added spice for Derry, who was born in Nottingham and also had an eight-game loan spell at the City Ground back in the 2004/05 campaign.
- And the R's midfield man said: "I supported Notts County - across the river - as a boy, but I was still proud and privileged to pull on the Red shirt.
- "Everybody in Nottingham realises just what a history Forest have got.
- "I played eight games there and loved every minute of it."
- Derry added: "Forest have got a fantastic home record too and they've dropped the majority of their points away from home.
- "But I don't think that tells the story for what's going to happen on Sunday.
- "There will be two very confident sides going into the game.
- "We want to keep our good home record going." QPR

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- What An Agent Does: A Player's Perspective of His Worth to a Player

- Humour Promotional: Martin Allen Video

- ""Italian Amateur Force-Feeds Referee His Own Whistle, Banned For 20 Months"

Year Ago: QPR Headed for Relegation
-The QPR Run: Last 17 - LDWLD - LLDDW - LDLLL - LL

The Championhip Table from Year AgoDerby 30 36
QPR 30 34
Sheff Wed 30 34
Crystal Palace 29 33*
Ipswich 29 33
Sc*n*horpe 30 33
Reading 14 32
Plymouth 29 27
Peterborough 31 21
[*Palace Deducted 10 points]

- Year Ago: Warnock to QPR Media and Messageboard Rumours

- ANOTHER QPR Game on TV: QPR vs Derby County (List of QPR/TV Games)
- Rowan Vine (Loan till Feb 15) on His Brentford Time
- Dennis Signy Out of the Hospital
- Year Flashback: Rumours that Sporting Director Gianni Paladini Was Departing QPR
- World's Richest Clubs List
- Two Years of QPR Trust Success

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