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Friday, May 25, 2012

QPR Report Friday: Diakite Snag?...Year Flashback: Bhatia and Saksena Out at QPR...Nine Years Ago: Millenium Playoff Final

- One Year Ago: Amit Bhatia and Ishan Saksena Out at QPR as Season Ticket Price Announcement Made

QPR Official Site - May 25, 2011 - Club Statement - Board Update

   -Queens Park Rangers Football Club can confirm Vice Chairman, Amit Bhatia, has tendered his resignation.
- Bhatia represents the Mittal Family, who hold a minority shareholding in the Club.

Bhatia has stated his disagreement with some of the decisions taken by the Board majority, namely Season Ticket prices and changes in the Club management following the handling of the FA inquiry.

The Board are keen to stress that the prices are in line with other London-based Premier League Clubs, and are encouraged by early sales figures following the release of Season Tickets earlier today. The Club can also confirm QPR Holdings Ltd Chairman, Ishan Saksena, has parted company with the Club.
The Club will be making no further comment at this time." QPR Fan Reactions

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- On This Day in 1967: Celtic Become the First British Team to Win the European Cup. (Manchester United then followed a year later)

 - 11 Year Flashback: Relegated-and-in-Administration QPR Release 16 Players...Selll off the WASPS and Training Ground....Sign Leroy Griffiths....Set Season Ticket Prices for 2001-02

 Paul Warburton/Fulham Chronicle re Diakite

QPR close in on midfielder swoop

QPR are set to rush through the permanent £3.2m signing of Samba Diakité after clubs were alerted last night to a possible loophole in his loan deal with Hoops.

The defensive midfielder was signed in January from AS Nancy on a six-month loan that expires June 30.

Back in France it is understood one of the clauses that triggered an automatic €4million (£3.2m) transfer was a minimum number of games for Rs believed to be 10.

The man who plays internationally for Mali made only nine appearances in a Rangers shirt after a virus cut short his season.

Diakité has made plain his desire to join QPR rather than a switch to Marseille or Lyon when he was made available by Nancy.

But those working on his behalf are set to test the water with other Premier League clubs following the player’s impressive start in west London.

A source close to Nancy said: “The club are happy to sell Diakité to QPR for the agreed amount. Nancy is not a club who can afford to turn down a big money offer. But of course he may be desirable to other clubs as well, and the deal has yet to be ratified.” Fulham Chronicle

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- Impressive Peterborough Statement on their New Kit
".....[W]e also recognise the current difficult financial climate.... we are hoping you, our supporters will agree, and whilst we would encourage as many of you as possible to buy the new home shirt, it is of course down to choice. .."

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