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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

QPR Report Wednesday Snippets: Beckham?

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Forty Years Ago Today: Trevor Francis vs Gerry Francis (Gerry and QPR won!)
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- Flashback: Neil Warnock's role in trying to Bring Blackwell to QPR as Manager

- QPR "On This Day" Games

- National Football Museum Invite

- David Conn/The Guardian on West Ham Stadium & Olympics "Legacy" - Why's Any Club Getting Free Stadium?

- Comparison of Manchester United vs Liverpool Wage Bills over past Decade

- "Controversy" at Manchester City

- Updated: QPR Player List (A number of players no longer listed)

- Flashback: Trevor Francis' hatrick for QPR (shortly before he was axed)

- Next at QPR: Newcastle

- QPR Ladies Lose: Couple of Match Reports

Paul Warburton/Fulham Chronicle - Paladini sent on QPR mission

QPR chairman Gianni Paladini has been sent on a mission to his native Italy – find permanent clubs for Matteo Alberti and Alessandro Pellicori.

The pair are out of favour with Rangers, and former agent Paladini has been dispatched to do what he can for his countrymen, while at the same time saving Rangers money on contracts that don’t run out until summer 2012.

Winger Alberti signed a four-year deal when he joined Hoops from Chievo in 2008, but has started just six league games. Last season he was loaned out to AC Lumezzane in the third tier of Italian football.

Striker Pellicori scored just once in 10 games, although he got a three-year contract from Avellino in 2009, and was on loan at Torino in the last campaign. Fulham Chronicle

- Posted Tuesday: "Pellicori Apparently Trialing/Training in Italy

- Alberti Joining QPR Flashback...and Video of QPR vs Chievo Verona

DAILY MAIL/Sami Mokbel

QPR make move for Beckham as new owner Fernandes ups the ante on Twitter

QPR are ready to open talks with Beckham
Queens Park Rangers have opened discussions over a sensational swoop for David Beckham.

New owner Tony Fernandes revealed his interest in the LA Galaxy midfielder on Twitter, posting: 'I think having someone like David [Beckham] in the club would be great. Was always in my thoughts. Let's see.'

And it seems Fernandes's vision of seeing Beckham in a Rangers shirt is more than just a pipe dream.

Loftus Road sources informed Sportsmail that there has already been initial contact between Rangers and Beckham's representatives over a potential move to west London.

The former Manchester United midfielder's current MLS contract expires in November, from which time he will be able to join another club on a free transfer.

American dream: Beckham's contract is up at the end of the MLS season
Manager Neil Warnock has wasted no time in spending Fernandes and vice-chairman Amit Bhatia's millions since the pair replaced Bernie Ecclestone and his business adviser Flavio Briatore at the helm.

But while the arrivals of Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand represent major coups for the newly promoted club - the capture of Beckham would surpass all those.

Fernandes, a world-renowned businessman, is said to have used his links from within global entertainment firm AEG - who own LA Galaxy - as one of his first points of contact when registering his interest in Beckham.

Splashing the cash: Warnock has has wasted no time spending Fernandes's money
Warnock has given the thumbs up to the deal, with the QPR boss feeling Beckham still has plenty to offer on and off the pitch.

Fernandes is particularly keen to use Beckham in his effort to establish the QPR brand in Asia - a continent where the midfielder has legions of fans and where Fernandes has numerous business interests.

Sources close to Beckham last night claimed the former England captain would not be thinking about his future until his LA Galaxy contract expires.

But the 36-year-old will keep an open mind when considering his next move, while a return to his native London might suit Beckham and his family" MAIL

- Ten Year Flashback: The Brian Melzac Takeover of QPR Effort

- Audio: QPR Report Perspective re Transfers (16 minutes into the progamme)

- Eleven Years Ago: First QPR Supporters Club Meeting


- Video Flashback/Players from 1975-76 Season

- The Old QPR Accounts: From the Blackburn-Davies-Jones 2003 "Era"

- The Premiership Club-by-Club 25 Person Squads, including QPR


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