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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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- Bushman's 1979/1980 Season

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- *****QPR FANS SPEAKING OUT IN PROTEST: QPR 1st & LSA Statements re QPR, Tickets, Actions...Still Waiting for Answers from the Official Supporters Club (OSC)

- An Assessment of Joe Cole

- Year Flashback; Four QPR Signings Now Completed as Warnock Speaks about Signing Hopes

- Wolves Sign Spurs' Jamie O'Hara for Five Million Pounds

- Recalling QPR's 1968-1969 Season

- Ex-QPR Jamie Cureton May be Returning to Bristol Rovers

- Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: "The Hand Of God" and QPR's Terry Fenwick's "Role" in Maradonna's Second Goal!

- Crucial Week for Spurs and Orient Opposing West Ham Stadium Move

Martin Samuel/Daily Mail - Adel-ightful partnership
- Adel Taarabt wants away from Queens Park Rangers and claims that Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested. Leaving would be a mistake, though.
- Taarabt is an idiosyncratic talent and has been indulged by an idiosyncratic manager, Neil Warnock, because at Rangers he makes the difference. Warnock has handled him superbly, when few rivals would have been as patient.
- At a bigger club, Taarabt would just become a number and have to conform to team disciplines. This is what happened at Tottenham Hotspur, where Harry Redknapp finally tired of his individualism.
- It is the reason Southampton was the right club for Matt Le Tissier, another unique talent, because the team was then built around his ability. Le Tissier would not have got that freedom anywhere else, and the same applies to Taarabt at Loftus Road. Mail

Metro - A QPR FAN'S VIEW [By "QPR Report"]

Championship winners Queens Park Rangers are where they feel they belong but can they stay up?
- ..They've been in exile for 15 long years, but finally Queens Park Rangers are back in the Premier League.
- The R's have earned their spot after a commanding season in the Championship and with ownership that reads like a 'rich list who's who' it is only natural that plenty of names have been linked to the Loftus Road newboys.
- Veteran gaffer Neil Warnock reiterated that a big spend isn't the answer to staying up. However, Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal might see things differently as they prepare to rub shoulders with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

A FAN'S VIEW (from QPR blog QPR Report)

What positions do your club need to strengthen?

The defence and, even more so, the attack! The attack was weak in the Championship and it will be even weaker in the Premier League.

Who would you like to buy?

The kind of players, we'd like will be going to Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, and Arsenal (and apparently Swansea, Norwich and West Ham)! The problem is that QPR, although labeled by the tabloids as 'moneybags', are in fact far removed from that.

We are a small club with a small ground, owned by extremely wealthy men. But that wealth doesn't trickle down to the club. And the club has been losing up to £20million a year.

If the reports are true, Neil Warnock has only been given £10m to spend this summer, which in Premier League parlance is a pittance. That's before one starts factoring in wages and bonuses. Strangely, players seem unprepared to accept that the true reward is having an opportunity to play for QPR...

We've already missed out on Watford striker Danny Graham. Kyle Walker on loan from Spurs has been touted, but ideally Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea on a season-long loan would be great. Either way, if Warnock is selecting players we have complete faith they'll do the job.

Who do you think you'll buy?

There are two kinds of players QPR have been linked to - the type of players Neil Warnock would go for and the type de facto chairman Flavio Briatore and his appointee Gianni Paladini would go for. When we see who we end up buying, then we'll truly know who is really in charge of the team at Loftus Road (not to mention whether Neil Warnock will remain as manager).

Who do you think will leave and who do you want to leave?

In truth we don't have very many players who are worth much: Adel Taarabt, Alejandro Faurlin, and maybe Akos Buzxsaky. Taarabt seems eager to get out of town (or at least to the other part of town!) and Faurlin has been linked to a big-time move to Spain.

Players most QPR fans want to leave are the likes of Rowan Vine and Gary Borrowdale. The difficulty is that while they may not play much (at all) for QPR, they have contracts which make them fairly well paid.

Having said that, the people we REALLY want to see leave are two of the co-owners - Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone - and chairman Gianni Paladini. If the club is to prosper, we need to see the back of them. Metro

- Five Year Flashback: "The Trial" Verdicts

- Great, Lengthy Audio of Interview with Frank McLintock

- Ex-QPR Assistant Managing Director, Ali Russell is back in Football - at Glasgow Rangers where he is Director of Operations and Commercial Activity.

- The QPR-Parma Non-Game at Loftus Road

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