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Friday, June 08, 2012

QPR Report Friday: QPR CEO on QPR Transfers...Flashback: Michael Wale Profiles Rodney Marsh...Chairman Paladini on QPR...Golden Gloves Award for Ex-QPR Goalie


- From the Bushman Photo Archives. See Additional Michael Wale Reports/Profiles


"...[W]e need to provide the club with financial stability and to improve the quality of playing squad and coaching staff.  As stated previously, the aim of the current Board is for the underlying business of the club to break-even. Next season will see further improvements and we expect the losses fall to below 1m - a significant improvement on the years before I became involved with the club..... As I still get asked about the ABC loan.....Our new signings include Damion Stewart, who had a good game for Jamaica against England and Armel Tchakounte...We have put our finances in order, our losses will continue to fall towards a break even situation..."

TALKSPORT - Beard says QPR won't make same mistakes in the transfer market

QPR chief executive Phil Beard has told fans to expect a new breed of signing at Loftus Road.

Rangers made a number of last-ditch signings when Tony Fernandes bought into the club last season and not all of them have proved successful.

But Neil Warnock has since been replaced as manager by Mark Hughes and, with the new-look Rangers board fully acclimatised, Beard says the club will be more methodical in the transfer market.

"I joined the club as part of the takeover and we had 10 days left of the transfer window," Beard said. "We worked very quickly and very hard, but if we had slightly more time to plan and prepare we might have approached that differently.

"This season we are under no illusions - we have the time we didn't have last year.

"We need to make sure over the next six to eight weeks we work really hard with Mark and his team, and make sure any changes are really thought through and strengthen the squad in the way we need to so we can kick on and hopefully not be in the same position as last year."  Talksport

Paul Warburton re DJ Campbell

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Striker set for showdown talks over QPR future

DJ CAMPBELL is set for showdown talks at QPR to find out whether he has a future with the club.
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The striker suffered a series of injuries during the last campaign that relegated him to a mere two starts and nine sub appearances since joining in summer 2011.

More worryingly, the Hammersmith-born player, a Rangers fan all his life, knows he is down the pecking order behind Djibril Cissé and Bobby Zamora.

Early indications are boss Mark Hughes would like to keep Campbell as back-up, but the 30-year-old is only too aware time is running out to make a bigger impact in the top flight.

A source close to Campbell said: “In an ideal world, DJ would get a lot more chances next season with his injuries now behind him.

“But in football’s world that’s not how it works. No-one in his position wants to hang around a bench playing a bit part.”

Ironically, Campbell was the only player previous chairman Flavio Briatore was willing to buy after QPR returned to the Premier League.

Although Jay Bothroyd also joined Rs under Neil Warnock – the former Cardiff City striker was a free transfer unlike the £1.2million Briatore had to pay Blackpool for Campbell.

The source added: “If it’s not to be QPR – there are a few clubs out there who would jump at the chance of signing a striker who scored 13 Premier League goals in the previous season with Blackpool.”  Fulham Chronicle

Congratulations to Chris Day!


The inaugural annual winners of The Football League Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove Awards have been announced today.

Reading's Adam Federici, Stevenage's Chris Day and Swindon Town's Wes Foderingham are the respective winners from the Championship, League 1 and League 2.

The annual Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award is presented to the goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in their division throughout the season in all competitions.

Federici's 20 clean sheets from 47 games helped Reading to the Championship title and a return to the Premier League, whilst in League 1Chris Day managed 18 from his 49 appearances to earn Stevenage a play-off place.

Foderingham, who won the monthly Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove in April, kept the most clean sheets out of any keeper in The Football League with 23 from 40 appearances in a championship winning Swindon Town side.

Football League goalkeepers kept a total of 983 clean sheets throughout the season with Championship keepers coming out on top with 336, compared with 321 in League 1 and 326 in League 2.

David Sanderson, Brands and Marketing Director for Precision Goalkeeping, said; "Both in Championship and League 2 the keeper with the most clean sheets has helped his club win the title.

"This just goes to show the importance of a good defensive unit and a goalkeeper that can keep the ball out of the back of the net.

"This is the first year of the Football League Precision Goalkeeping Glove Awards and we have been delighted with the response from the goalkeepers across the country.

"It isn't often that goalkeepers get the recognition that they deserve but hopefully with these awards we are able to highlight the important job they do for their team."

The Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award is also presented each month to the Football League goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in all competitions from data supplied by the Press Association.

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