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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

QPR Report Tuesday: Don Givens Flashback...Joey Barton Fleetwood...Year Ago: QPR Announce Taarabt Stays and Admonish Warnock...Dunga Flashback...RIP Coventry's Ernie Machin



- STILL Waiting for FA to Decide re John Terry!

Joey Barton Trains with Fleetwood

  After story in Blackpool Gazette and Tweets from Barton himself, QPR Statement
Joey7Barton Tweets:
- Training with them will certainly help me with my short term fitness and my plan on being as fit as possible during my 12 game ban.
- Fleetwood are a young club going places. 5 promotions already in the last few years. If I help some of their young players, great
- Still have 3 years left at QPR. Exciting times for the club, which I intended to be a part of. Need to get some fitness in the meantime...
- Looking forward to training with Fleetwood Town for the week. Will get a much needed sweat on.

Posted on: Tue 24 Jul 2012

Queens Park Rangers Football Club can confirm we have given Joey Barton permission to train with Fleetwood Town.

The First Team squad are currently on their way back from a hugely successful tour of Asia and are now looking forward with anticipation to the remainder of pre-season and the start of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League campaign. QPR

A Reminder of how Far QPR Have Come in the Past Year in more ways than one!

Posted on: Sat 23 Jul 2011
Club Statement on behalf of majority shareholders Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore:
'We are pleased to confirm that Adel Taarabt will be staying at QPR this summer.
Despite receiving a substantial bid for our Moroccan international, we rebuffed all approaches and indeed, we are keen to build for the future in the Barclays Premier League, and not sell one of our prized assets.
Should we have decided to sell Taarabt this summer, we made it clear to Neil Warnock that we would reinvest funds into the squad.
Taarabt is fully committed to the Club and is looking forward to proving his undoubted star quality for QPR in the Barclays Premier League.
Our decision not to sell him only serves to reiterate the ambition and commitment we have both shown to QPR since we arrived here.
We saved the Club when it was close to relegation from the Championship and just one week from liquidation.
At this time, Flavio Briatore outlined a four year plan to reach the Premier League, which was achieved.
We have always owned approximately 70 per-cent of the shareholding at the Club and have been the major benefactors since our arrival.
We have backed Neil Warnock in bringing in his two top targets, Jay Bothroyd and Kieron Dyer, and we are working hard to try and pursue a couple of other targets the coach has identified.
Welsh international Danny Gabbidon has impressed the coach whilst on trial and we are aiming to add him, as well as at least one or two other players to our squad in the near future.
Neil Warnock is our coach and we are working closely with him in a professional and confidential manner to try to achieve our aims and objectives.
The coach's job is to coach the squad and identify players he believes will improve the squad. As a Board, we deal with all the negotiations and we have been successful in completing deals for Bothroyd and Dyer so far.
We are aware of some issues that have been raised in the press by the coach, but we have discussed these with him internally and he has agreed to be more reserved in terms of what he discusses in the future.
We are fully committed to strengthening our status as a Premier League Club next season and in due course, build for the future.
Now we are in the Premier League, we intend to stay here. We believe this Club can achieve great things and we are looking forward to the Barclays Premier League season.

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