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Friday, April 06, 2012

QPR Report Friday: The Great Gordon Jago Still Going Strong: Q&A...3 Year Flashback: Sousa's Assistant Axed...Next: Man U...Award for Fernandes



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- Q&A (Part 1 of 2): Exec. director Gordon Jago talks past, present, future of Dallas Cup

- Gordon Jago Q&A (Part 2 of 2)

- Three Year Flashback: QPR Axe Paulo Sousa's Assistant Manager and Fans and others were trying to "Interpret" the Axing. (The Anti-Sousa Campaign Continued)

- Three Year Flashback: Sousa Spoke Out about Blackstock Loan....Five Years Ago, QPR Manager John Gregory was Speaking about QPR...

- Three Years Ago: Paulo Sousa - Tick Tock Tick Tock..."

- Tony Fernandes Named Malaysia's Best CEO

- Next: Manchester United - Shared Players/Past Results

- The Beautiful History...QPR

Arsenal Official Site/Rob Kelly - Wenger - QPR defeat was an accident
- Boss previews Sunday's visit of Roberto Mancini's sid[/b]e

Arsene Wenger says his side's defeat at QPR last weekend was "an accident" - and insists they will bounce back against Manchester City.

The 2-1 reverse at Loftus Road ended Arsenal's seven-game winning streak and left the manager bitterly disappointed by the result.

But Wenger is sure it was just a blip and believes his side will rediscover their best form at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

"We are very confident that this [result] was just an accident," he told Arsenal Player. "Overall the performances we have had recently and the spirit we have shown will allow us to restart in a very positive way to win our next game.

"We wanted to win the QPR game so much and sometimes when you cannot, you at least don't lose it.

"That is where we were a bit guilty of nervousness, especially defensively, and we forgot our priorities. They were to defend well, attack well and we wanted to attack so much that we forgot to defend well." Arsenal

The Independent - Dennis Bailey Remembers

The clash between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers on Easter Sunday will bring back many happy memories for one ex player, the former QPR striker Dennis Bailey.

Just over 20 years ago on 1 January 1992 Bailey scored a hat trick against United at Old Trafford in a thrilling match which QPR memorably won 4-1. He remains the only player in the league to have scored a hat trick against United at home.

“QPR are a rejuvenated side and after their recent wins against Liverpool and Arsenal anything is possible” insists Bailey. “The desire to escape relegation will mean they will be taking the game to United. The defence have been shored up and are much tighter under Mark Hughes. QPR will be more confident following their recent successes and there will be a greater belief they can get a positive result from this game. However, given United’s form and the importance of the game to the championship a point would be a good result.”

United won 2-0 when the two teams met in December but QPR's 2-1 win against Arsenal last Sunday has given them renewed hope that this time the result could be different. That game also ended a long goal drought for the Moroccan striker Adel Taarabt, who was voted the Football League’s best player last season, bringing to an end 21 successive games without finding the back of the net. “There is no doubt that Taarabt will be key” states Bailey “because he is QPR's most creative player and he is capable of the unexpected. He reminds me a lot of Roy Wegerle because he can produce that bit of magic”.

Bailey, a born again Christian, retired in 2006 and now coaches young people but continues to play for his local church, Renewal, based in Solihull. He is good friends with the ex Barnsley and Burton Albion player Darren Moore who also attends and runs a charity called Faith and Football.

“It’s significant that they are playing on Easter Sunday. I would have loved to have been at the game but unfortunately it was switched from Saturday. So instead I will be spending the time with my family and going to church although I will of course keep an eye on the result. I’m not against teams playing on a Sunday but I think the Premier League should respect Easter because it’s the time that Jesus died and rose again for us. When you look at what has happened recently to Fabrice Muamba and Stiliyan Petrov it has brought the football world together. During this time our prayers and thoughts need to be with them and their families. That’s what Easter is all about”.

Bailey’s feat of scoring a hat trick against United remains unequalled apart from Ronaldo, the famous Brazilian striker, who scored three for Real Madrid in a Champions League match at Old Trafford in 2003 but ended up on the losing side. His three goals, faith and enthusiasm for the game resulted in a glowing testimonial in Alex Ferguson's autobiography ‘Managing my life' published in 1999. “Their centre-forward, Dennis Bailey, thanked God after the good fortune of his hat-trick. I don’t blame him. Hat-tricks by opposing players are rare enough at Old Trafford to invite suspicion of the supernatural. Bailey did push his luck a little when he bounced into our dressing room, full of the joys, wanting our players to sign the match ball”.

Supernatural intervention or not, Ferguson will be quietly praying that 20 years on fate doesn’t repeat itself this Easter Sunday. Independent

- QPR Ladies Lost 2-1 last night to Barnet Ladies in the Middlesex Final

- Ex-QPR John Byrne: Where he is Now

- Extensive VIDEO of 1971: QPR vs Millwall (with Barry Bridges)

- Very Interesting: The "Myth" of the "Dangerous" 2-0 Lead

- Matt Connolly Injury

- Excellent News re BBC Old Footage "Football League -The Football League and BBC Sport agreed historic archive deal"

-30 Seconds of 1970s The Sweeney at Loftus Road

- Thirty Years Ago Today: QPR Reach Wembley!

- On This Day: Four Years Ago - QPR Hire PR Firm to "Glamorize" the club...Rowan Vine Breaks Leg in Training Ground "Accident" (Matt Pickens!)...Five Years Ago: Waddock or Gregory for QPR Manager?

- Flashback: 11 Years Ago (+a few days) - QPR Enter Administration

- Set of QPR Smileys/Emoticons

- Partial QPR Owner Lakshmi Mittal heads the "Asian Rich List 2012"

- Four Year Flashback: Amit Bhatia Talking about Plans for QPR

- Very Strange Accusations coming out of Preston from (Former-QPR Youth Player!) Graham Westley

- The Answer to the Question: Will There be a QPR Player of the Year Dinner?

- QPR Videos from 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s AND the Last Minute FA Cup Tie Winning Stan Bowles Free Kick from 1973/74

- National Football Museum Opens in Manchester in Less than 100 Days

- Telegraph - Queens Park Rangers count £56 million cost of joining the Premier League elite - The extraordinary cost of Queens Park Rangers’ rise to the Premier League can be revealed today, with the club having run up debts of £56.1 million and average losses of almost £500,000-a-week before Tony Fernandes’s takeover last summer.

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