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Thursday, June 21, 2012

QPR Report Thursday: Glyn Hodges to Head Youth Development.....Lennox Call Up...OTD Flashbacks: Mick Harford Joins QPR as 1st Team Coach...NOT GUILTY Verdicts in "Guns-in-the-Boardroom" Trial


Queen's Park Rangers F.C. 1948-9 - Standing, left to right: J. Eggleton (trainer), L. Powell, G. Powell, R. Allen, A. Smith, A. Addinall, A. Jefferson, Dave Mangnall (manager) Seated, left to right: W. McEwan, C. Hatton, G. Smith (captain), D. Mills, J. Hartburn


 Mirror - Desperate for Danny: Hughes lines up old pal Murphy for QPR

Midfielder's vast experience could be invaluable for Rangers at the start of next season as Joey Barton serves his 12-match suspension

Rangers or Rovers?: Murphy has a choice between QPR and Blackburn
QPR are in talks with Fulham midfield veteran Danny Murphy - but face a fight with Blackburn for his signature.

Former Craven Cottage Mark Hughes wants to bring his old skipper to Rangers from their west London neighbours.

The QPR chief has already landed old boys Andy Johnson from Fulham and Ryan Nelsen, who played for him at Blackburn, and now wants Murphy’s expertise and leadership - suspended Joey Barton will be absent for the first 12 games.

Murphy has also spoken to relegated Rovers about joining them on a two-year deal.

However, Rangers will get their man if they match the Championship side's terms as he will be able to stay in the London. MIRROR

Dave McIntyre/West London Sport - Hughes adds Hodges to QPR coaching team

QPR have appointed Glyn Hodges as the head of a revamped youth and development structure at Loftus Road.

Hodges was a Wales team-mate of Mark Hughes and part of the Rangers manager’s coaching staff at Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham.

The 49-year-old, whose playing career included spells with Wimbledon and Sheffield United, will work alongside Steve Gallen and Marc Bircham.

Youth development manager Gallen has played an increasingly pitoval role at the club in recent years, while former R’s midfielder Bircham is likely to be involved with the reserves as well as a planned Under-21 team for next season.

Hodges had two spells as caretaker manager of Barnsley and has also coached at Leeds.

His arrival is part of a series of changes to QPR’s youth system, which is expected to be given category-two status for the coming season, when all clubs will have academies graded from one to four.

Rangers’ current Centre of Excellence is the equivalent of a category three set-up.  West London Sport

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Posted on: Wed 20 Jun 2012

Young R's goalkeeper Aaron Lennox has been selected in the Australian Under-20 squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-22 qualifying tournament.

This is the qualifying tournament for the AFC Under-22 Asian Cup in 2013.

The tournament is in Pekanbaru, Indonesia from July 2nd to July 15th.

Australia have have five matches in the tournament, which are as follows:

July 5th: v Indonesia
July 7th: v Macau
July 10th: v Singapore
July 12th: v Timor-Leste
July 15th: v Japan  QPR

SKY - Cook eyes Championship move
Winger looking forward to next season

By Chris Galea.

Former QPR winger Lee Cook is looking forward to pitting his wits in the Championship again after a frustrating spell at Loftus Road.

The 29-year-old's second spell at the club he supported since childhood was marred by injury, but the tricky playmaker proved both his fitness and quality during loan spells at Leyton Orient and Charlton.

Cook is currently searching for a new club after being released by the Premier League outfit at the end of the season and having helped the Addicks secure promotion the League One title he told Sky Sports that he is hungry to play in the second-tier this season.

"I just can't wait for pre-season to come round because I am raring to go already having proved my fitness during the two loan spells," he told Sky Sports.

"I didn't really want the season to end when it did, especially at Charlton where everyone was buzzing following the promotion.

"This summer will be a bit weird because for the first time as a player I really want it to fly by whereas most players will probably be enjoying the time off.

"I'm not sure where it is going to be yet, but I'm really looking forward to July 1st and getting going again.

"It will be another tough year in the Championship, but it is like that every year because there are so many big clubs either coming down or going up into it.

"The year before we went up, at QPR, was probably the toughest, with Newcastle and West Brom going up automatically.

"Next year will probably be even tougher with the teams that have come down and also the likes of Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday coming up.

"Charlton have got a big squad and are a good club with a bit of money behind them and a good fanbase too and Sheffield Wednesday are similar in that sense.

"You could probably pick one from 14 or 15 clubs that are capable of finishing inside the top six and I'm hoping to be a part of that."  SKY

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Posted on: Wed 20 Jun 2012

QPR's official phone-in show - 'London Call-In' - is back tomorrow (Thursday) night between 7-8pm ... and we will be joined by Jamie Mackie, Clint Hill and new signing Andrew Johnson!

The trio will join us live on air to reflect on the announcement of next season's Barclays Premier League fixtures, as well as the campaign that lies ahead. Johnson will also tell us just why he chose W12 as his preferred destination, after leaving neighbours Fulham.

Last season saw the now-popular broadcast go from strength to strength, with the biggest names from Loftus Road - both past and present - often joining QPR's in-house media team live on air.

This week, we will also be looking at the recent arrival of another new recruit, Ryan Nelsen, discussing the 2012/13 Premier League season and bringing you all the latest, breaking news from Loftus Road.

Remember, it's YOUR views we want, so make sure you ring up and have YOUR say live on air … 07557 435 710 is the number to call between 7-8pm tomorrow night.

You can also e-mail londoncallin@qpr.co.uk, or tweet using #londoncallin.

Don't forget, the show is FREE and available on a whole host of devices, including personal computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads and Blackberrys.

To listen to the show live this Thursday between 7-8pm, all you'll need to do is click HERE.

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- Other Premiership Clubs' Opening Fixtures

- "Our QPR" - Flashback to the QPR Fan Fundraising Scheme to Buy Players

- Five Year Flashback: QPR's Commercial and Communications Director Paul Parker Speaking re His Departure and His Return

- Chelsea Staffers Damage The Champions League Trophy!

- Seeming Italian takeover at Watford

 -  WBA vs QPR Fan Violence - Various People Charge

- Eight Year Flashback: Davies and Blackburn out at QPR: In Come Bill Power (BP) and Gianni Paladini!

- LSA Meetings and Statements from a Decade ago

- Year Flashback: QPR "An Embarrassment of Riches"

- Video: Stan Bowles Golden Goals from 1973 and 1974

 - Year Ago: QPR NOT Playing Parma
     Guardian - Liverpool owner John W Henry questions wisdom of new stadium • Owner believes a new stadium will increase ticket prices • Henry: it is 'a myth' that a new stadium will transform finances  Guardian

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