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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

QPR Update: Derry Hopeful...Kerry Hopeful...Warnock Happy...One of QPR's Italian Hosts in Possible Trouble

- Photos from First Day of Italy Training
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- Premiership Relegation Odds

- One of QPR's Italian Hosts in Possible Trouble...(As is another Italian Club, QPR Fans are familiar with)

- Two Cartoon Videos of QPR's "Behind the Scenes"

- Batista Out as Argentina Coach

+ David McIntyre Tweet - "davidmcintyre76 "wouldn't be surprised if Gorkss or Hall are on their way soon. Rangers open to offers."

Dave McIntyre/West London Sport - Derry: I’ll prove doubters wrong again

26 July, 2011

Shaun Derry insists he can prove himself in the Premier League – and prove his doubters wrong once again.

Those doubters have included boss Neil Warnock, who believed the 33-year-old midfielder was past his best and would be a squad player when he was signed a year ago.

Derry turned out to be a key man in Rangers’ promotion campaign, and now wants to go one better and be a regular starter in the top flight.

“I always like proving people wrong and I take encouragement from the manager’s words,” Derry told West London Sport.

“When he said last year that I was going to be a squad player, I wanted to prove him wrong and this year I don’t want to be a squad player in the Premier League – I want one of those starting places and I want to keep it.

“I’m hoping the midfield role I play in will be even more relevant this season. Last season it enabled the more attacking and creative players to shine, and I’m hoping to do a similar job this year.

“Time will tell. Obviously the class of opposition is going to be better, but we’ve all got something to prove and I certainly feel like I have. I want to prove people wrong again and show that I can play at that level.”

Derry has been linked with Millwall and a return to his former club Crystal Palace, but says he has no intention of passing up the chance to play in the top division.

“It’s a stage that every player wants to play on and I’m no different,” he declared.

“I can’t wait for the season. I’ve been excited since we lifted that trophy in May.”

QPR Official Site - Warnock on Taarabt

R's gaffer Neil Warnock has spoken of his delight at the Club's decision not to sell Adel Taarabt this summer.

The Rangers skipper had been the subject of constant transfer speculation since the end of last season, but with the QPR Board of Directors revealing on Saturday that the Moroccan would be staying put in W12, Warnock was all smiles when welcoming last season's Football League Player of the Year to the R's training camp in Italy this week.

In an exclusive interview to be screened on QPR Player later today, Warnock - speaking from the R's pre-season training camp in Italy - said: "We're all delighted that he's staying.

"You've got to have matchwinners in the Premier League and he's just that.

"It's a fantastic achievement by the Club to keep him on board.

"It gives everybody a big lift, because he's got such a lot to offer us next season."


Posted on: Tue 26 Jul 2011

Paddy Kenny believes the Italian sunshine will bring the best out of Neil Warnock's squad this week.

After a week-long stay in wet and windy Cornwall last week, the Rangers players were met by far sunnier climes in Milano Marittima on their first full day on tour.

Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk after today's inaugural training session of the tour, Kenny said: "After last week, when it was rainy and cold and very tough, this is a welcome change.

"The weather is great; the facilities are excellent; and the first training session was played at a decent tempo.

"It's a pleasure to come out here and work hard."

The R's three summer signings to date - Jay Bothroyd, Kieron Dyer and Danny Gabbidon - are all present in Italy and Kenny believes an overseas trip goes some way to bedding the new players into the squad.

"There are a few new players in the squad and this is the ideal environment to bed them in," he said.

"I was in their shoes last season and it was a great opportunity to get to know the lads.

"There has always been a good team spirit since I've been here and the new lads have gelled with the rest of us."

Kenny has also been impressed with the extra quality the new trio have brought to the Club, adding: "The gaffer has brought in some fine players.

"They're good quality signings and they've got decent experience, so it should stand us in good stead.

"Hopefully they'll add a bit more quality to the squad and if the gaffer can bring in one or two more, we'll be in great shape."

With just over two weeks to go until the R's play host to Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the Premier League season, Kenny is champing at the bit to pull on the goalkeeper's jersey when the Trotters come to town.

"I'm just really excited now," he said.

"I'm probably a little bit short in terms of my match sharpness, but that will come this week and I'll be prepared for Bolton."

He concluded: "Obviously it's a massive season for the Club.

"This is the league everyone wants to play in and like everybody else, I'm just looking forward to the season starting." QPR

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- Cesena vs QPR Broadcast Live on Italian Satellite TV

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- A Statistical Guide to Points Needed to Stay Up

- Play "Spot The Ball"

- A Look Back at "The QPR Class of 2006" (On and Off The Field)

- Twelve Year Flashback: Robbie Steiner Joins QPR

- Championship Club, West Ham reportedly Bid EIGHT MILLION Pounds For Player

- Birmingham's Fresh Approach to Shirt Sponsorship

- Wolves Warn Players (with Lawyer) re Tweeting....FA to License Clubs?...Cambridge Cancel Signing after Five Weeks Because of Medical

- An Early Preview of QPR vs Bolton

- Premiership Rules re Kits

- VANISHED WITHOUT NOTICE! The Club's Official Messageboard

- Job Opening: QPR in The Community Trust

- For Sale: QPR Championship Medal (Proceeds to QPR in the Community Trust)

- Still No QPR Offical Site Update re the Status of the Official Supporters Club (OSC). Despite Committee Resignations.

- QPR Reserves Beat Truro City

- QPR Youth Exit in Irish Tournament

- UEFA U-19 Championships Currently Under Way

- Home Ticket Price Information

- Something to Look Forward to: Flashback from June Official Site: "Plans are already afoot for a pre-season celebration, once the players return to training in July" - QPR

- Year Flashback "When Saturday Comes (WSC)/Matthew Rudd - The problem with Jimmy Bullard

QPR Pre-Season Fixtures 2011/12

Wednesday 27th July - Cesena (a) 8.30pm
Saturday 30th July - Trofeo Bortolotti Tournament (a) 8.00pm onwards
Tuesday 2nd August - Crawley Town (a) 7.45pm
Friday August 5 - Vs Luton (A)

- - Bid on a QPR Championship Winners Medal (Proceeds to QPR Community Trust.)

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