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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

QPR Report Wednesday Updates and Flashbacks...Official Supporters Club (OSC) Meeting Tonight...Chelsea-QPR "Union" Flashback

--- Five Year Flashback: QPR Manager, John Gregory Praising Chelsea Union!... ("Photo" by haqpr1963)
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- REMINDER: QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC) AGM & EGM TONIGHT, January 4, at Loftus Road

- QPR Report (Brief) Mid-Season Assessment of QPR "QPR blogger Mike from QPR report gives Metro Sport his view on the season so far and discusses his hopes for the January transfer window"

- MK Dons Preview: MK Dons and Ex-QPR Coach, John Gorman Looks forward and Looks Back

- Bushman Photos & Various Programme Notes from QPR's 1960-1961 Season!

- Four Year Flashback: Fitz Hall Joins QPR

-THREE Years Ago: Routledge, Borrowdale & Helguson Join QPR.... FOUR Years ago: Buzsaky, Connolly & Ephraim Join QPR (A Day later, Agyemang joined)

- Forty-Three Years Ago, Today: First Division QPR "Shock FA Cup Third Round Exit" - VIDEO

- QPR's Horrendous FA Cup Run: 11 Years and 12 Managers since QPR Won in the FA Cup!

- 41 Years ago: QPR Won an FA Cup Game/Started on an FA Cup run (Till Chelsea ruined it!)

- Five+ Year Flashback: QPR Schedule & Then Cancel Friendly vs MK Dons

- What the Premiership Table Looked like a Year Ago: Blackpool 8th with 25 points

- Latest Managerial Axe: Bristol Rovers' Paul Buckle (making some 20 managers in 20 years since Gerry Francis left for QPR)

Talksport - Exclusive – Brevett: QPR must sign four players or face relegation

Former Queens Park Rangers defender Rufus Brevett has warned the club they must strengthen significantly in the January transfer window or face relegation from the Premier League.

Neil Warnock’s side have slipped to just one place above the bottom three following an eight game winless run in the league.

And Brevett has told talkSPORT the club must readjust their transfer targets and bring in players capable of fighting the drop.
“At this level you need that little bit of quality and Queens Park Rangers haven’t got the quality at the minute.”Rufus Brevett

When asked if chairman Tony Fernandes would back Warnock in the transfer market, Brevett said: “I think he’s got to, if they don’t they’ll be looking at the exit door. I’d say they need at least four players in that team and quality players as well.

“The thing is now it is a relegation fight they are in so they will be looking at a different type of players that will pull their sleeves up
and dig in, and get them out of the situation they are in.

“At this level you need that little bit of quality and Queens Park Rangers haven’t got the quality at the minute. Talksport

Mirror/John Cross -Warnock asks QPR: Let me spend my way out of schtuck

Neil Warnock is back under pressure at QPR - but wants the chance to spend his way out of danger.

Darren Bent tops the west London side's hit-list for January and owner Tony Fernandes is being kept informed about developments to see whether they can lure the England striker away from Aston Villa.

But Hoops boss Warnock is also battling to keep his job after a recent slump saw the Premier League new boys slide down the table and into serious danger of an instant return to the Championship.

Warnock is still confident of turning things around at Loftus Road and is hopeful airline tycoon Fernandes will give him the chance to get it right, having led them to promotion last season.

QPR's bad Christmas and New Year has left them facing a battle for survival and Warnock needs to turn things round.

The first priority is a striker, and Bent appeals because he saved Villa last season after a £24m switch from Sunderland in January.

Bent and Villa boss Alex McLeish have denied a fall-out, but QPR are ready to move if they are given any encouragement, even though Villa will not want to sell at a loss.

Liverpool have also been linked with Bent, whose recent spell out of the team at Villa has alerted clubs to his potential availability.

Fernandes has promised cash for January signings at QPR, who want a centre-half - Tottenham's Sebastien Bassong is on their hit-list - a midfielder and a proven striker.

Warnock knows the club are desperate to avoid the drop after only one season back in the top flight and will be hoping he is afforded the time and backing to steer them away from danger.

QPR have already landed Manchester United youngster Frederico Macheda on loan until the end of the season.

SKY/Patrick Haond - Chimbonda relives QPR hell
Defender enjoying his football again after Loftus Road nightmare

Pascal Chimbonda has branded his six-month stint at QPR as 'the worst of my whole career', but says he is feeling content at Doncaster.

The French full-back completed a move to Loftus Road in January 2011 after being released by Blackburn Rovers.
Neil Warnock drafted him in to help aid QPR's promotion push, but Chimbonda was offered limited opportunities to impress.

It was confirmed that he would be leaving the club in April, with an unhappy three months proving to the 32-year-old that he would be better served looking elsewhere.

"Last season at QPR? It was the worst of my whole career," Chimbonda told France Football.


"I didn't have a good relationship with the coach.

"If the coach doesn't like you even if you are doing well, there is nothing you can do. In the end, he (Warnock) couldn't even look me in the eye."

Chimbonda dropped into the free agent pool over the summer and admits he was targeted by a number of clubs, but found himself short on contract offers.

"In the summer there were a lot of contacts but nothing concrete," he said.

"I could write a book about everything that was proposed to me over the summer. I became fed up.

"I went on trial at Panathinaikos as a left-back. I am not at ease in that position. I can deputise there, but not for a whole season. They made me an offer, but I refused.

"I met the coach of Montreal. He even came to England to see me. But you would rather go to the MLS at the end of your career. I still have a lot of football left in my legs."


Eventually, Chimbonda ended up at Doncaster, with the Championship outfit snapping him up on a short-term deal in September.

That agreement has been extended until the end of the season and Chimbonda claims he is enjoying his football again.

The former Wigan and Tottenham defender said: "I knew a little bit about Doncaster when I came. I knew they liked to play football and that they have a new stadium. That's about it.

"The club have given me an opportunity to do my job again and I want to pay them back. I am happy here." Sky

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