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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

QPR Report Tuesday: Squad Numbers...Campbell Joining QPR...Mittal Leaving?...Club-by-Club: Cost of Football...Crawley...Youth Team to Belgium

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QPR Squad Numbers Announced
- The squad numbers were released today: No numbers for Cook or Rowlands (or Borrowdale or Vine; Alberti or Pellicori: A few shirts left open - including #9, 15, 17, 18)- Complete QPR Squad

Dave McIntyre/West London Sport - QPR agree terms with Campbell
- QPR have agreed personal terms with Blackpool striker DJ Campbell.
- Campbell, who is now set to undergo a medical, has a clause in his Blackpool contract allowing him to leave the relegated club for £1.25m.
- Born in Hammersmith, Campbell was on the books at QPR and Aston Villa as a youngster but failed to make the grade.
- He drifted down to non-League level but, in 2005, came to prominence while playing for a Yeading side that took on Newcastle at Loftus Road in an FA Cup tie.
- Later that year he joined Brentford, where his performances earned him a move to the Premiership with Birmingham.
- He struggled to establish himself at St Andrews, and also endured an unhappy spell at Leicester.
- But after helping Blackpool win a shock promotion while on loan with the Tangerines, he signed for them for £1.25m in August 2010 and seized his second chance in the top flight, scoring 13 goals last season." West London Sport

Jacob Murtagh/Fulham Chronicle- QPR beat Aston Villa to land Blackpool striker
- QPR have wrapped up the signing of Blackpool striker DJ Campbell.
- The former Brentford and Birmingham frontman held talks with boss Neil Warnock last night, who convinced him his future lies in west London, despite late interest from Aston Villa.
- Campbell has agreed a three-year deal at Loftus Road after the Seasiders accepted a bid of £1.25million last week. Fulham Chronicle

- Tonight: Crawley Town vs QPR - Ticket Information

- No German Investigation into Flavio Briatore

- 2010/11- Championship Attendance Stats (Including Club-by-Club Stats re Travelling Fans)

- Birthdays for Ex-QPR's Ron Abbott and Peter Eastoe

- Ex-QPR Danny Fitzsimons Joins Histon

- "Bump" - "New Rules for Premiership Owners"

- Comprehensive Preview of Championship, League One and League Two

- Another Managerial Axing at Hearts


- The Latest "Football Rich List" (QPR no longer #1)

Financial Times - QPR quest ends

Lakshmi Mittal, the steel magnate, is ready to walk away from Queens Park Rangers weeks before it makes a triumphant return to the Premier League. The Indian billionaire is open to selling his 33 per cent stake in the club after a bust-up with Formula 1’s Bernie Ecclestone, who has a 62 per cent share.
- This spring, Mr Mittal was looking into increasing his stake to become the majority shareholder but had no joy; Mr Ecclestone said at the time: “Lots of people say they are going to buy things until they eventually find these things are not for sale.” Mr Mittal’s son-in-law, Amit Bhatia, stepped down as vice-chairman of the club as a result. Mr Mittal now says he is “ready to divest [his] stake” and is “no longer looking” at taking control. Meanwhile, the club said on Thursday it was in talks with a potential suitor.
Mr Ecclestone might wish to clear up questions over QPR ownership, if only to allow him time to focus on an investigation by German prosecutors into payments he allegedly made to a banker in conjunction with the 2005 sale of shares in F1 to buy-out group CVC Capital Partners. Financial Times

Daily Echo/Adam Leitch - Saints hope defender [Gorkss/} will sign before big kick-off
Tuesday 2nd August 2011
- Saints hope to have completed the signing of a new centre half in time for Saturday’s season opener with Leeds.
- The club have been in discussions over the potential signing of Tunisian defender Ammar Jemal but the deal is still being held up over a work permit.
- Saints are also in advanced talks with QPR over the possible swap deal that could see Jason Puncheon move to Loftus Road and Latvian centre half Kaspars Gorkss, plus cash, come to St Mary’s.
Full story in today's Daily Echo - Daily Echo

- Queens Park Rangers are our final opponents of what has been an excellent pre-season programme when Neil Warnock brings his Premier League stars to the Broadfield Stadium on Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm.
- Rangers arrive here fresh from a successful pre-season trip to Italy where they won a prestigious three-team tournament also involving Italian giants Atlanta and SC Braga of Portugal on Saturday so they will come to the Broadfield full of confidence.
- Reds’ Gaffer Steve Evans is looking forward to the game and to catching up with opposite number Neil Warnock, pictured.
- Steve said: “I regard Neil as one of my best friends in football and he is definitely a manager who deserves to be plying his trade at the highest level of English football. No manager in the country works harder and the success he has enjoyed during his long career is testament to his abilities.
- "QPR, like ourselves, play football the right way and it should be a very entertaining 90 minutes.
- "I plan to play my full first-team and Neil has already pledged that he will be playing a very strong side packed full of Premier League and international quality players. It should be a great way to round off our pre-season preparations, after which we will turn our focus on Saturday’s League 2 game at Port Vale.”
- Only Jamie Day and Pablo Mills are missing from the squad for Tuesday night’s action and tickets will be on sale until the 7.45pm kick off time at the Broadfield Stadium.
- Come on you Reds! Crawley Town



- QPR have now completely withdrawn from next weeks game. We are very grateful to Ryman South contenders Whitehawk, who have stepped in as replacements. Tooting

Streatham Guardian
"...Tooting were originally expected to play a Queens Park Rangers youth team on Thursday night but the Hoops moved the game to Tuesday and then cancelled it altogether because of a tour to Belgium.
Tooting instead hastily arranged a game against Ryman Division One South side Whitehawk for tomorrow.
“QPR might have attracted a bit more of a crowd but it would only have been a youth side we were playing against,” said Beard.
"Whitehawk will be a much more competitive game...." Streatham Guardian

- BBC/Stuart Rowson: Clubs reveal all in BBC Sport Price of Football survey

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Milton Keynes Dons are delighted to announce the five-month loan signing of Queen Park Rangers' Angelo Balanta.

The 21-year-old winger spent last year on loan with the Dons and proved to be one of the brightest stars in Karl Robinson's team which persuaded the Dons boss to make Angelo's return to stadiummk one of his key ambitions during the summer.

Angelo's influence on the side last season was paramount to the Dons reaching the League 1 play-offs. His fast feet and trickery down the wing allowed Robinson's men to play their quick, expansive style of football which earned praise from managers, fans and pundits alike.

The Columbian-born fans' favourite, who offers an attacking threat from the left flank or in a more central role, racked up 25 appearances for the men from MK in 2010/11 despite missing four months of the season with a broken ankle.

Angelo suffered the injury against Brentford in November and instead of returning to Loftus Road for treatment he opted to stay with the medical team at stadiummk. His comeback added extra strength to the men from MK's play-off quest and Robinson hopes the Premier League youngster will have the same impact this season.

Robinson told mkdons.com: "I have said all summer I wanted a player to come in who would excite the fans, play our style of football and add something special to the team and in Angelo I know we have that.

"Last year Angelo showed he is an incredibly talented footballer and to have him back is fantastic news for the Football Club, but he knows he has to deliver week in, week out and continue to develop his own game."

Angelo will be available for the League 1 opener against Hartlepool United on Saturday at stadiummk and the deal will run up to and including the away trip to Brentford on December 31.
MK Dons

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

- Previews/Predictions for 2011/12 CHAMPIONSHIP!

- April Flashback: Routledge to QPR on a Free!

- Italy Match Fixing Claims from Atalanta

- QPR only one of three or four Premiership clubs NOT playing in the Premiership League. (Norwich, Swansea, Wigan. Wolves. WBA. Bolton. Blackburn. Aston VIlla. Sunderland. Liverpool. Everton. Chelsea. Fulham. Arsenal. Man Ut. Newcastle all are.
(Spurs, Manchester City, QPR are not) - League

- Five Year Flashback: Chairman Paladini Denies and Denounces - QPR Statement

- Three Year Flashback: Parejo and Gorkss Join QPR


- VIDEO re "Inside QPR" - Looks to be a Truly Riveting Video 'Four Year Plan'

- Parliamentary Committee Issues Report Calling for stronger FA, Control over Club Ownership and stronger, implemented "Fit and Proper" Rule, and So Forth

- Year Flashback: Nobody Else Wants Him so Taarabt Open to QPR

- Two Year Flashback: Alessandro Pellicori Joins Queen's Park Rangers

SQUAD NUMBERS FORTHCOMING QPR's Ian Taylor: "For all those asking ... We're expecting to announce the #QPR squad numbers early next week" http://twitter.com/IJTaylor81

- Guide to Football Grounds... Guide to Loftus Road

- Four Year Flashback: "QPR Chief Paladini to Sell Up"

- UDPATED: Europe's Top Clubs Threaten Revolt. Fan Reaction

- FA Reportedly Given Year to Reform or Else Legislation

- Flashback: The 1959/1960 Season

- A Statistical Guide to Points Needed to Stay Up

- Premiership Relegation Odds

- An Early Preview of QPR vs Bolton

- Premiership Rules re Kits

- VANISHED WITHOUT NOTICE! The Club's Official Messageboard

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

- Home Ticket Price Information

QPR's Remaining Pre-season Games
- Tuesday 2nd August - Crawley Town (a) 7.45pm
- Friday August 5 - Luton (A)

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