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Saturday, September 03, 2011

QPR Report Saturday: The QPR 25 Man Squad...QPR Youth Academy...OSC Update?...Beckham for QPR?

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- Today is NON LEAGUE DAY - Reminder: September 3rd is "Non-League Day" (an idea originated by a QPR Fan)

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- Ex-QPR John Curtis Birthday & His Time at QPR

- QPR "On This Day" Games

- Malaysia: The Making of a Sports Industry

- QPR Season-by-Season Average Attendances Over Past Few Years

- Next at QPR: Newcastle

- The Joe Fagan Diaries...Southampton Player Attacked

- The Premiership Club-by-Club 25 Person Squads

Queens Park Rangers - 25 squad playersPlayer Home Grown

1 Kenny, Patrick No
2 Orr, Bradley James Yes
3 Hill, Clinton Scott Yes
4 Derry, Shaun Peter Yes
5 Hall, Fitz Yes
6 Gabbidon, Daniel Leon Yes
7 Taarabt, Adel Yes
8 Dyer, Kieron Courtney Yes
9 Campbell, Dudley Junior Yes
10 Bothroyd, Jay Yes
11 Faurlin, Alejandro Damian No
12 Mackie, James Charles Yes
13 Traore, Armand Yes
14 Buzsaky, Akos No
15 Caldini Perone, Bruno No
16 Connolly, Matthew Thomas Martin Yes
17 Barton, Joseph Yes
18 Young, Luke Paul Yes
19 Smith, Thomas William Yes
20 Helguson, Heidar No
21 Cerny, Radek No
22 Murphy, Brian No
23 Wright-Phillips, Shaun Cameron Yes
24 Ferdinand, Anton Julian Yes
25 Puncheon, Jason David Ian Yes

Queens Park Rangers - Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)
Adekunle, Oluwatobi Aliu
Andrade, Bruno Miguel Carvalho
Balanta, Angelo Jasiel
Brown, Ben
Buck, Jordan Winston Bryan
Daly, James Christopher
Deane, Gareth Ivan
Doughty, Michael Edward
Downs, Jake Louis
Ehmer, Maximilian Andreas
Fitzpatrick, David Hugh Aborlo
Francis, Adam Royston Lawrence
Gibbons, Jordan Leon Chidubem
Harriman, Michael Grant
Henry-Francis, Marcel Laurel
Hewitt, Troy Roger
Hubble, Conor Stephen James
Koeris, Justin Vernon
Lennox, Aaron Keith
Lumley, Joseph Patrick
McDonnell, Daniel Michael
Nguemkam Monthe, Emmanuel Gaetan
Olley, Luke Stephen
Parmenter, Taylor Louis
Putnins, Elvijs
Sendles-White, Jamie Alexander
Shariff, Abdalla Mohamed
Simmonds, Bradley Michael
Sutherland, Frankie Jay
Trani, Tommaso
Walker, Jordan - Premiership


The 25-man squads must be submitted to the Premier League by 5pm on the day following the close of each transfer window. For the 2010/11 season the first window will close at 6pm on 31st August and final squads must be registered by 5pm on 1st September. Before then Clubs will not be required to name their squads and may select their teams from any registered players.

While the transfer windows are open, clubs may change their squads as many times as they want. However they will only be able to make alterations outside the windows if there are exceptional circumstances and the changes are approved by the Premier League board.

For example, if a club has two out of three goalkeepers injured they may be permitted to bring in a replacement under the guidelines drawn up by a specially formed working party.

Players in the 25-man squads who go out on loan to Football League clubs may not be replaced. However they may reclaim their place on their return.

Clubs do not have to name a full squad of 25 if they do not have that many contracted players and in this instance they may add free agents outside the transfer window. However if they have 25 eligible contracted players, they must be named.

Similarly, clubs do not have to name eight home grown players if they do not have that many but that would mean operating with a reduced squad.

The system will be simple enough to administer. Clubs will register their players via an online form which automatically flags up if they have named too many players who do not qualify as Home-Grown." Premier League

THE SUN -QPR want to sign David Beckham - By ROB BEASLEY

QPR's new owner Tony Fernandes is planning a swoop for David Beckham.
The Malaysian tycoon reckons it will help Becks' Olympic dream and wants him at Loftus Road as soon as his MLS season ends with LA Galaxy.

He believes the ex-England captain will be tempted by the promise of regular first-team football in the run-up to the London extravaganza.

Beckham, now 36, has made no secret of the fact he wants to play in the 2012 Games.

Fernandes knows Becks will not come cheap but believes shirt sales and other merchandising will more than cover the cost of bringing him to West London.

The player's Galaxy deal expires at the end of the season.

He has been offered a new one but, so far, has not committed himself.

A Rangers insider said: "Tony promised Neil Warnock plenty of support in the transfer market and proved that in the recent window.

"But bringing Beckham back to England next month would top the lot — and it's not a pipe-dream."

Imagine how much that could boost our image!!! Also not impossible. I remember Donovan playing for Everton a few seasons ago after the MLS season ended. The Sun

London 24/Ian Cooper QPR youth boss confident club will regain Academy status next season

But Steve Gallen says Tony Fernandes must invest in youth

QPR Youth Development Manager Steve Gallen is confident that the club will regain their Academy status next season despite seeing their application this summer rejected by the Premier League.

Gallen, who has overseen QPR’s youth development alongside his assistant Marc Bircham since August 2009, revealed to the Times that he and his staff spent the last few months upgrading facilities, recruiting three new full-time staff members and acquiring three new training pitches.

But the club’s bid to upgrade their Harlington-based Centre of Excellence was turned down because they still do not have the required indoor training facility. Gallen is now confident of rectifying that in time for next season by securing such premises, potentially on the grounds of either Brunel or Uxbridge University.

He also believes that an imminent restructuring of the Academy categorisation requirements should see Rangers make the grade next summer, but estimates an Academy would cost between £750,000 and £1million to run – and he is urging new owner Tony Fernandes to invest at once in the club’s youngsters.

“I put my heart and soul into trying to make sure we were ready this year,” said Gallen, whose side currently play in the Youth Alliance League.

“I want the fans to know how hard we worked to get it. But I’m almost certain that when we re-apply next season, we’ll be successful.

“The criteria for the re-categorisation aren’t out yet, but we know that not having an indoor facility won’t be as significant as it was this year.

“Above all though, we need to show that there’s more input from the board, and that we are progressing with our young players.

“The chairman won’t just come in and build new youth facilities, he’ll want to know what he’s working with, but at least it gives us the chance to build the club from the foundations.

“It’s all been so top heavy up to this point, now we can start working on the middle and the bottom of the club. The group of players I have at the moment is as good as any we’ve had in the last 10 years, but the gap between the youth team and the first team is massive.”

QPR surrendered Academy status when they went into administration in 2001, and since then Gallen has seen several talented youngsters depart Loftus Road in search of better opportunities, including Neasden teenager Raheem Sterling, who moved to Liverpool in 2010.

With even Championship outfits Watford and Crystal Palace having superior youth set-ups to the Rs, Gallen believes the Hoops can only lose their tag as a ‘feeder club’, and fire up a youth system which once produced the likes of Danny Dichio and Nigel Quashie, as well as Steve’s own brother Kevin, and before them Gerry Francis and Clive Allen, by upgrading to an Academy.

“If you look at Tottenham, for example, the gap between the first team and youth team is just as wide, but the difference is that as an Academy, Tottenham are playing the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea week in, week out, and we need games like that every week as well,” added Gallen.

“Some teams we play just come and park the bus to try and stop us playing. One schoolboy game we played last season finished 16-2, what good does that do you? It gives you a false sense of security.

“At the moment we have lads making one or two appearances, like against Rochdale in the Carling Cup the other night – then they’re gone. We need someone to come in and stay in.

“With no disrespect to any of the sides we’ve played, my boys need to be playing the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, we need to work out where we are.”
London 24

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