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Monday, June 27, 2011

QPR Report Monday Update and Flashbacks...Player Reportedly Rejects QPR


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- Football League Players report back for training this week. QPR players (whoever they are!) report back next week! And waiting to see if QPR really Sign Bullard, Hargreaves or 37-year old Fabio Cannavaro (His Current Club Deny he's leaving)

- Update re The QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC): The Committee Membership...Club/OSC Meeting Minutes Supposedly Released Today (Monday)...The OSC Constitution
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- QPR Fan Groups Speaking Out in Protest

- Swansea Faced and Now Seem Set to Escape Transfer Ban

- Five Year Flashback: QPR Manager Gary Waddock Optimistic...>Four Years ago Coaches Neil and Skinner join John Gregory at QPR

- Four Year Flashback: Danny Nardiello Joins QPR on a Free

- Dave Clement's Son Axed by Chelsea

- "Who Knew?!" - Jamie Mackie Played in Wimbledon's Last League Game before became MK Dons

- Two-Year old Article: Which Clubs do Fans of Premiership Clubs Most Hate

- Tavistock AFC vs QPR, July 18...A Tavistock Invite/Appeal...Order Tickets

- Article re Transfer Gossip/Rumours on Social Media

- Article: The Power of Football Agents

- Strange Comments from Hearts

Leicester Mercury - Leicester City's bid for Craig Mackail-Smith accepted by Peterborough
Monday, June 27, 2011

Leicester City have had a bid accepted for Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith.

City have emerged as the front-runners to land the 27-year-old after he turned down moves to Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City.

West Ham are also in negotiations for the prolific forward but Posh have yet to accept an offer from the Hammers for him.

Posh director of football Barry Fry confirmed Mackail-Smith was now in talks with City.

"We have accepted a bid from Leicester," said Fry.
"Their manager Sven-Goran-Eriksson is out of the country at the moment, but was due to speak to Craig over the weekend.
- "I have had several conversations with West Ham, but we have turned down their bid. I am certain they will be back.
- "Craig is facing a tough decision. He turned down Norwich and he has now turned down QPR."
Leicester Mercury

Assessment of QPR's Bid for Danny Graham

From the great Watford Fan Blog BHaPPy / from last month

End of Term Report Part 3 22/05/2011 Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.

The hardest episode to write so far, simply because the status of the first two subjects is a little up in the air…
10 – Danny Graham

There’s not a lot to say here, really. Twenty-seven goals speaks for itself, although perhaps less so Graham’s herculean contribution to our season in terms of tieing together our attacking play. Danny’s first season with Watford featured barren spells without goals, but he was well worth his place during those spells for his industry, his link-up play, and his intelligence… Tom Cleverley and Henri Lansbury both benefitted from the space he created. This year his role as the fulcrum of the attacking play was undiminished… but the barren spells didn’t come except, arguably, harshly, at the very end of the season. Having a quick sidekick in Marvin Sordell didn’t hurt Graham at all, but in any event Graham has developed into the perfect second tier striker; a bit of everything, and humility as well. You wouldn’t swap him for any other striker in the division, bar none.

Next Season: Whether the perfect second tier striker is up to being a Premier League striker is something we’re likely to find out. Graham’s public eagerness to test himself at the highest level is one pointer, another our very noisy rejection of QPR’s baffling opening bid for Graham. Baffling – and I’m digressing a little – because it’s not quite clear what they hoped to achieve by it.

An early bid to get in ahead of any rivals still focused on the Premiership relegation bunfight would make sense, but not at that price. £4m, and the time to remodel, perhaps we’d have been tempted. So this bid achieves precisely nothing for QPR, but gives us the opportunity to shout from the rooftops in case anyone wasn’t paying attention already. “Look, that’s NO to £2.5m. Who’s next? Don’t be shy…”.

Was Warnock doing Malky a favour? Or was he drawing someone else’s fire, someone also eyeing his real target? Or is he just an idiot? Anyway… is Danny equipped for the top flight? Difficult. My reservation would be that he’s good at everything, but not brilliant at anything. So… he’s quick, but not like Theo Walcott. He’s strong, but he’s no Alan Shearer. He’s clever, but he’s no Sheringham. He’s a good finisher, but not spectacular like an Henry or a Rooney. He’s guaranteed to work his socks off, of course. But then so would I, probably. Hertfordshire will still be rooting for him, at any rate. Even if he joins our alumni at Loftus Road. Bhappy

- BhAPPy reader comments re this article

- See also on BHappy a Watford Fan Perspective re "Golden Graham 08/06/2011 Posted by Ian Grant in Thoughts about things.

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