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Monday, February 13, 2012

QPR Report Monday Update: Off to Portugal

Flashback! QPR in Portugal
- QPR REPORT MESSAGEBOARD - Visit the cutting-edge, football-only, QPR Report messageboard

- Visit the truly-fascinating Bushman QPR Photo Archives - QPR's 1971-1972 Season in Photos

- Compilation of Blackburn-QPR Match Reports, Manager and Chairman Comments

- VIDEO Flashbacks including Extensive video of QPR's 1975-76 Finale vs Leeds United (Goal appropriately from Dave Thomas and Stan Bowles!). Also Andy McCulloch's Debut Goal for QPR

- Flashbacks: QPR Off to Portugal....QPR Assistant Manager Arrested....QPR Deny John Gregory to be New Manager..QPR Youth Team lose in Palermo Tournament. QPR Youth Coach Axed..."We Are QPR"

Daily Mail/Chris Wheeler - Sun, sea and serious hard work for QPR flops after Hughes reads riot act

QPR leave for a four-day break in Portugal on Tuesday but it will be no holiday after Mark Hughes administered the first dressing-down of his reign at Loftus Road.
-Hughes admitted he was ‘astounded’ by his team’s first-half performance at Blackburn as they went three goals behind. Although Rangers recovered with two late strikes from substitute Jamie Mackie, it was not enough to save Hughes from a third defeat in five Premier League games in charge.
- Mackie’s second goal kept QPR above Blackburn and out of the bottom three on goal difference, and they now have a two-week break before facing their manager’s old club Fulham at home a week on Saturday.

Hughes will use it to give the Loftus Road pitch a rest and his players a change of scenery that he hopes will lead to a change of fortunes after making his feelings clear to them at Ewood Park on Saturday.
‘I’m still astounded by the first half, to be honest,’ he said. ‘We won’t labour the point because they were told in no uncertain terms about that.
‘It’s probably the first time they’ve seen that side of me but they’ll see it again if we have the same problem. We understood straightaway that that wasn’t acceptable and I don’t anticipate that we’ll see that level of performance again.
‘We’re going to Portugal to get some work done because we’re struggling at our training ground at the moment. It’s frozen so we’ve been training at the stadium and we need to give that a break.’

However, Hughes admits the trip will also give him a chance to assess the mentality of his new charges and rebuild their fragile confidence after their first-half performance at Blackburn.
He added: ‘It will give us the opportunity to have a couple of sessions a day and have a real understanding of what type of personalities they are and how they react to certain situations.
‘I’ve learned a lot about the group, both in the performance in the first half and in the second half as well. We conceded two goals from two shots and they were really poor from our point of view.
‘Given the circumstances we’re in, the confidence ebbed away somewhat and we can’t afford to have that. We’re in a position where, even if things go against us, we’ve still got to dig in and do the right things. In the first half we felt too sorry for ourselves.’ Daily Mail

- Forty Years Ago yesterday: Rodney Marsh's Final Game for QPR at Loftus Road (Played another couple away, before his sale)

- Change at QPR Holdings...New Name Associated with the Mittals, Sudhir Maheshwari appointed

- "Must Watch" VIDEO! Highlights of London Football 1968-1989, including of course some QPR moments. NOT previously available on Video: One of the famed QPR Terry Venables/Gerry Francis Free Kicks of the early 1970s (15 minutes into video].......Part II of the Video: London Football 1968-1989

- Remaining Fixtures: Bottom Six Clubs

- Armel Tchakounte Update

- Football Aid 2012 – Play at Loftus Road. And Help Charity!

- QPR and the Other 19 Premiership Clubs Sign Sports Charter Against Homophobia (Don't think been a separate QPR Announcement re this)

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