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Saturday, July 07, 2012

QPR Report: New 35,000 Seater Stadium With Retractable Roof in White City?...Man Ut's Park to QPR.....Decade Since Bircham Joined...Barton's Last Chance?

Flashback to November 1982!


    QPR on Monday are announcing their new Stadium Plans somewhere in West London. The Times (Subscription only) headlines "
QPR planning to ‘go global’ with roof on new stadium"
claims it will be a 35,000 Seater Stadium in the White City with a retractable Roof.


West London Sport/Dave McIntyre - Rangers to make announcement on new stadium within weeks
QPR are expected to reveal plans for a new stadium in the coming weeks.
The club have been looking at a number of possible sites to move to and believe they are close to a breakthrough.
An announcement could be made before the start of the new season, confirming that Rangers are to leave Loftus Road, which has been their home for the best part of 95 years.
Relocation is key to the ambitious long-term plans of the Tony Fernandes-led regime – as is the imminent signing of Korean star Park Ji-sung from Manchester United.
Rangers have scheduled a press conference for Monday to unveil Park and not, as has been widely suggested, to discuss their stadium plans.
West London Sport\

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach UPDATE re Monday/Stadium Rumours
- Day off? Pah. Update on #QPR's stadium hunt coming up shortly.
- #QPR‬'s major announcement on Monday will be the unveiling of ‪#MUFC‬'s Park Ji-sung & not about a new stadium. That will come after Asian tour
- QPR will reveal plans for a new 35,000-seater stadium within weeks, I can reveal. Drawings are at an advanced stage & progressing

Press Association - Park heading to QPR
QPR are set to complete the marquee signing of Manchester United's Park Ji-sung, Press Association Sport understands.
The South Korea international will move to Loftus Road for a fee of 2million once the relevant paperwork has been completed.
Park, who won four Premier League titles and a Champions League during his time at United, is understood to have been swayed to join QPR by their ambitious plans.
The 31-year-old became one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most reliable players after joining the club in the summer of 2005.

Park began his professional career with Japanese side Kyoto Purple Sanga aged 18 and impressed during Guus Hiddink-led Korea's successful run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2002.
Such performances saw him follow the Dutchman to PSV Eindhoven, where he played for three years before joining United for 4million. Press Association

- Ten Years Ago: Marc Bircham Joins Queens Park Rangers

 - Six Year Flashback: Nick Wards Joins Queens Park Rangers

Fernandes: Last Chance for Barton

THE SUN/Paul Jiggins - Exclusive - Last chance Buffoon

QPR chief Tony Fernandes has warned Joey Barton: Don’t blow your last chance with us.

Rangers have told their shamed star he will be sacked if he repeats his mayhem at Manchester City on the final day last season.

Club owner and chairman Fernandes said: “Joey’s realised his mistakes. and hopefully we can put this behind us. I am someone who believes everybody deserves a chance — as long as that someone shows they want the chance.

“For me, it’s now down to Joey. I can say whatever I want, but it’s all up to Joey.”

The FA banned Barton for TWELVE matches and fined him £75,000 for getting sent off at City for elbowing Carlos Tevez — and then lashing out at Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany as he left the field.

Rangers then threw the book at Barton after holding their own probe into the incidents.

They fined him SIX WEEKS wages — £420,000 — stripped him of the captaincy and axed him from their pre-season tour.

They also had a new clause written into his contract that states he faces the sack if he misbehaves like that again.

Fernandes added: “I applaud everyone in this process. Commonsense prevailed.

“Joey’s put a lot at risk by saying I’m going to prove that I want to remain a member of QPR, and credit to him.

“We have been hard and rightly so — but everyone has come out of this a winner and we’ve done it with style.

“We weren’t pushed to rush into any decision. We haven’t overreacted. We took our time, evaluated the situation and came up with a solution.”

QPR survived relegation despite suffering a 3-2 defeat to City, who scored twice in stoppage time to be crowned Premier League champions. Air Asia tycoon Fernandes, who bought QPR last August, said: “The title was decided with seconds left and we ended up surviving. The emotions I went through were like nothing I had experienced in my life.

“After half-time I didn’t want to go back out. Bolton were winning, we were losing and I just wanted to put my head in a hole and die.

“Then after we came back in the second half I had a grin from here to Kuala Lumpur.

“Each of my businesses have given me such tremendous enjoyment but nothing was as hard as last season with QPR.

“We lost games we shouldn’t have, we had red cards that didn’t make sense, goals were disallowed when they were clearly goals, players getting struck down with viruses — you name it, we had it.

“To end up the way we did gave us a chance to build.

“Mark Hughes said after the game, ‘Let’s go for a drink’.

“I’m usually always someone with gallons of energy. But on this occasion I had to decline because I was so drained I just wanted to go to sleep. It was such an emotional rollercoaster. It was phenomenal.”

Fernandes has been busy this summer with his Caterham Formula One team — but that does not mean he has put QPR on the back-burner.

The Malaysian multi-millionaire has already provided the funds to bring in Rob Green, Samba Diakite, Ryan Nelsen, Andy Johnson and Fabio on loan from Manchester United.

He said: “In F1 I know my team has got a long way to go.

“But in football I know with a couple of good signings and a little bit of luck we can maybe move up the table.” The Sun

 -  Michael Wale QPR Player Profiles at the Bushman Archives

JOHN TERRY COURT DATE: Tick Tock. Tick Tock.
...The Guardian/Daniel Taylor  "...Case number 1103985595 is listed for 9 July under the charge, denied by Terry, that he "used threatening or abusive or insulting words within hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, and that the offence was racially aggravated, contrary to section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1988". The trial is expected to last the full week, involving character witnesses, players from both clubs, lip-reading evidence and police officers. Only when it is done can we be sure of Terry's position with the national team and, specifically, whether he can be picked again...." Guardian

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