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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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MAIL/Neil Ashton - Bad boy QPR midfielder Barton cannot go out on loan, insist Football League

Joey Barton remains in limbo after the Football League said they would not register him on loan at another club.

QPR have attempted to get round Barton’s 12-game ban by loaning him to a team outside the Barclays Premier League.

His 12-game ban would then be served quicker because of the volume of matches played by Football League teams.
No loan move: Joey Barton won't be able to go on loan to the Football League

No loan move: Joey Barton won't be able to go on loan to the Football League

But the Football League said a move to a club outside the top flight would not be in the spirit of the game and would bring it into disrepute.

Barton was found guilty by the FA of two counts of violent conduct after being sent off against former club Manchester City for an off-the-ball incident involving Carlos Tevez in the final game of the season. He was then involved in a confrontation with Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany.
Ban: Barton is suspended for the first 12 games of the season

Ban: Barton is suspended for the first 12 games of the season

Barton was training with Fleetwood but that arrangement has come to an end and QPR are looking at alternative solutions.  Mail

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Glyn relishing role at Loftus Road ...

The importance of the under 21 group is massive"
AMIDST all the excitement of seven new signings over the summer, the arrival of Glyn Hodges has gone largely unnoticed.

But don’t under-estimate his importance in the ever-increasing growth and expansion of Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

Hodges, who made more than 500 professional appearances in a playing career that spanned nearly 20 years, has been brought in by Mark Hughes as Head of Coaching and Coach Education.

“I am involved in the development of the youth players,” Hodges explained to www.qpr.co.uk.

“With the new EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) ruling which the Premier League has set in place, my role is to set syllabuses and footballing philosophies.

“This goes from the reserves and under 21s right through to the under 6s, working with the coaches and making sure the coaching programme is up to standard.”

Having been a part of Hughes’s coaching staff with Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham, Hodges knows how the manager works. He believes this is crucial to success.

“It’s hugely beneficial,” he added.

“Underneath Mark (Hughes), Bow (Mark Bowen), Eddie (Niedzwiecki), and Kevin (Hitchcock), I know exactly what the manager wants, what the requirements are, and I understand the animal we are working with.

“It is my job to make sure that message gets across to all the coaches. If we get everything in synch, QPR can go places.”

As for Hodges himself, his arrival at Loftus Road comes 25 years after the club first showed an interest in him!

“It is really exciting to be here,” he said. “I actually spoke to Jim Smith in 1987 about joining as a player from Wimbledon.

“It has always been a good club with a great tradition of playing football. There were some great players here over the years and I actually played with four or five of the ‘dream team’ from the 70s – I am showing my age now!”

The under 21 group, which will compete in the Professional Development League Two (South) this season, will represent a major component of Hodges’ role at the club.

“The importance of the under 21 group is massive,” he added. “You can have all sorts of conundrums which this group looks after.

“You are permitted three over-aged players so you can have senior players who are perhaps not in favour, or ones that are injured and working their way back to fitness; you’ve got young players who are trying to bridge the gap between youth and first team; and you’ve got under 18 players who are looking to push into the group as well.

“So there’s a whole spectrum of players it caters for and, ultimately, it helps to create a path into the first team so it is very important.”  QPR


Watch the squad train at Loftus Road on Monday
EVER WANTED to know what goes on at a QPR training session?

Well, next Monday (August 20th) R’s fans of all ages will get the chance to find out at Loftus Road.

The club is opening its doors to the QPR faithful for a special one-off opening training session, as Mark Hughes put his players through their paces after our annual photo-shoot in W12.

The gates to the Paddocks will be open from 10.00am, allowing Rangers fans to see the official team photo being snapped, before the training session starts shortly after at 11.00am.

Admission is free for all Season Ticket holders, with a £2 charge for non Season Ticket holders with proceeds going to QPR in the Community Trust.

The training session will last for approximately one hour, at which stage fans will depart Loftus Road.

The QPR Superstore will be open throughout the day, so why not come along and see the new-look Rangers train before popping along to the shop to buy something from the new range of products available!

Come on you R's!   QPR 

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