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Adel Taarabt can destroy defences

Saturday October 1,2011
HE wanted him as a team-mate at Fulham, but instead Danny Murphy will have to stop Adel Taarabt from punching holes in their defence tomorrow.

Fulham captain Murphy trained with Taarabt when the pair were at Tottenham and liked what he saw.

Taarabt has yet to score this season and rediscover the explosive form of last season that brought him 19 goals and carried Queens Park Rangers to the Premier League, but Murphy knows he remains a class act.

“I knew him at Tottenham where he had a superb temperament,” said Murphy.

“If he got kicked, he never moaned. He had a strong mentality and he’s reaping his rewards now, so he’s probably destined for bigger and better things.

“A couple of years ago I actually said to our gaffer then, Roy Hodgson, to get him, even if it was on loan, because I thought he was an unbelievable talent when he was at Spurs.

“We’ve got to deal with him on Sunday, so we’ll have to be careful.”

I thought he was an unbelievable talent when he was at Spurs.
Danny Murphy

Taarabt, 22, has lost the QPR captaincy to Joey Barton and, given his supposedly volatile nature, many expected the Moroccan to react badly to Neil Warnock’s decision.

So far, no fireworks and Murphy thinks the decision may be a blessing.

“Adel is one of these guys who just loves playing,” he said. “Giving him the captaincy was maybe something to keep him at QPR last year when everybody wanted him.

“It might go the other way and free him up a little as he won’t have as much responsibility. I know Joey and he’s actually all right. He’s a leader who gets people going and it’s going well for him and the team so far.

“He plays with passion and sometimes gets a bit carried away, but we’re all guilty of that. I’m looking forward to another tussle with him too.”

Taarabt is one of only four of the Championship-winning side to feature regularly since Tony Fernandes’s takeover of the club and the raft of new signings that followed.

Murphy has sympathy for those missing out.

“I feel a little bit for the lads who got them up because I don’t think many of them are in the team,” he said.

“I think Neil Warnock had to do it because, on the opening day, they were beaten 4-0 at home by Bolton.

“But they’ve made some astute signings, including Barton and Luke Young, but Shaun Wright-Phillips maybe being the most important because he can switch defence into attack so quickly. He’s a massive danger.”

Fulham go into the match as the only Premier League club without a victory and possibly without their Europa League hero Andy Johnson.

But striker Bobby Zamora is set to return following a virus.

Johnson, 30, scored both goals in the 2-0 victory in Odense on Thursday and is in negotiations with the club over a new contract. Murphy thinks the goals and his general attitude can only help his case in those talks.

“I’m pleased for AJ because he hasn’t played too much recently. And to score two goals will do him the world of good and give him confidence going into the next few weeks,” he said." Express


QPR boss Neil Warnock has weighed into the Carlos Tevez debate by declaring: "The sooner he leaves the country, the better."

Warnock also called for FIFA to allow clubs to slap long bans on players who show the kind of disobedience towards their managers Tevez is alleged to have displayed this week.

Manchester City striker Tevez has been suspended for a fortnight after, according to Roberto Mancini, he refused to come of the bench in his club's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

Warnock has no love for Tevez, who was at the centre of the third-party ownership saga four years ago that saw West Ham keep their Barclays Premier League status at the expense of his own Sheffield United.

Warnock said: "The sooner he leaves the country, the better.

"I can't see it being sorted by him staying.

"Within a few months, he'll be kissing another badge."

Warnock unsurprisingly scoffed when asked if he would be interested in taking Tevez on loan.

Revealing he had encountered a similar instance of disobedience at one of his former clubs, he added: "The top authorities like FIFA have got to come up with something.

"Because, quite honestly, two weeks' ban is a disgrace for an offence like that.

"You should be banned until January because a manager has no option but to say that you won't play for the club again.

"You can't do that because the PFA would cry foul on that and get all the solicitors involved.

"So FIFA have to come up with an answer."

Warnock feared Tevez would ultimately escape serious punishment, saying: "When somebody's paid such a large amount, to even think about what he did, it's so disrespectful, irrespective of the problems you have with managers.

"Because every manager has problems with players. It's like having 35 kids to look after and have a party outside. You're going to have problems.

"But some players think that they're the bees knees and everything should develop around them.

"Unfortunately, I think players hold all the aces.

"When you're paying a player up to a quarter of a million pounds per week, it's difficult to say, 'We'll pay him for a couple of years and make him stew in the reserves'.

"It sounds good for the press.

"But, in reality, you're not going to chuck all those millions of pounds away when you're running a business.

"He'll come out with a two-week fine, two-week ban, and that's all, irrespective of the campaign to do this, to do that." SPORTING LIFE

QPR Official Site - Alberti Departs
- Italian midfielder Matteo Alberti has left the Club by mutual consent with immediate effect.
- The 23 year-old, who joined the R's from Chievo in 2008, has had his contract terminated.
- The Club would like to wish Matteo all the best for the future." QPR

QPR Official Site - May 15, 2008

Queens Park Rangers Football Club have reached agreement with A.C Chievo Verona for the transfer of Matteo Alberti.

The 19 year-old will officially put pen to paper on a four-year contract on Tuesday 1st July, after the two Clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for his services.

Alberti is yet to make his full league debut for the Serie B side, but the Brescia-born midfielder is extremely highly-rated in Italy, and the R's have beaten off stiff competition from a number of top Serie A Clubs for his signature.

As part of the agreement, Alberti's former Club will travel to Loftus Road for a prestigious pre-season friendly on Saturday 2nd August 2008 - kick-off 3.00pm.

QPR Official Site - May 15, 2008 ITALIANS COMING TO W12

QPR will play runaway Serie B leaders A.C Chievo Verona in August, as part of their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2008/09 Championship campaign.

The 'Mussi Volanti', or 'flying donkeys' as it translates, will travel to Loftus Road on Saturday 2nd August 2008 - kick-off 3.00pm.

The Verona-based outfit currently top Serie B with 80 points from their 39 matches played and look sure-fire certainties to secure the title and return to the top tier of Italian football.

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