Friday, November 16, 2012

QPR Report Friday: Hughes' Blue and White Christmas?...QPR Fan Behaviour...Tony Fernandes and "The Apprentice Asia"...(The Unanswered) Open Question to The Club...Birmingham's Gianni Saga Continues!

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Paul Warburton/Fulham Chronicle - Hughes Could Get Till Christmas
  - QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.-
Tony Fernandes tapped out a "must win" ultimatum for tomorrow's (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke. -
- But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.
-  The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.
  - It would cost Rangers around 5million to pay-up Hughes's contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.
- The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of 25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.
- An insider said: This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.�

QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas � despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.

Tony Fernandes tapped out a �must win� ultimatum for tomorrow�s (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.

But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.

The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.

It would cost Rangers around �5million to pay-up Hughes�s contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.

The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of �25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.

An insider said: �This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.�

Read more: http://qprreport.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=33935&page=1#298129#ixzz2CNOCTWld

QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas � despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.

Tony Fernandes tapped out a �must win� ultimatum for tomorrow�s (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.

But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.

The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.

It would cost Rangers around �5million to pay-up Hughes�s contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.

The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of �25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.

An insider said: �This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.�

Read more: http://qprreport.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=33935&page=1#298129#ixzz2CNOCTWld

Hughes could be given until Christmas to transform QPR

Mark Hughes Image 4
QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas – despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.
Tony Fernandes tapped out a ‘must win’ ultimatum for tomorrow’s (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.
But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.
The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.
It would cost Rangers around £5million to pay-up Hughes’s contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.
The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of £25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.
An insider said: “This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.”


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Hughes could be given until Christmas to transform QPR

Mark Hughes Image 4
QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas – despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.
Tony Fernandes tapped out a ‘must win’ ultimatum for tomorrow’s (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.
But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.
The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.
It would cost Rangers around £5million to pay-up Hughes’s contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.
The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of £25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.
An insider said: “This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.”


Read More http://www.fulhamchronicle.co.uk/london-qpr/2012/11/16/hughes-could-be-given-until-christmas-to-transform-qpr-82029-32241702/#ixzz2CNNf13ZP

Hughes could be given until Christmas to transform QPR

Mark Hughes Image 4
QPR are set to grant manager Mark Hughes a stay of execution until Christmas – despite a death-or-glory tweet from his chairman made in the heat of the moment last Saturday.
Tony Fernandes tapped out a ‘must win’ ultimatum for tomorrow’s (Saturday) crunch fixture at home to Southampton after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.
But Chronicle sport understands the chairman has softened his stance on the demand, although time is running out for a boss who now presides over Rangers worst start in their 130-year history.
The previous low before they claimed a league victory was 10 games. But Rs will go into match number 12 against the struggling Saints still awaiting three points.
It would cost Rangers around £5million to pay-up Hughes’s contract 11 months and one week after he agreed a deal to 2014 having taken over from Neil Warnock in January.
The new man also brought in 14 players costing in excess of £25 million, and any replacement at the helm would only be allowed to make changes to the squad in January anyway.
An insider said: “This was the chairman tweeting as a fan and reacting like a fan might after a frustrating match at Stoke, and not like a shrewd and successful businessman he really is.”


Read More http://www.fulhamchronicle.co.uk/london-qpr/2012/11/16/hughes-could-be-given-until-christmas-to-transform-qpr-82029-32241702/#ixzz2CNNf13ZP
Fulham Chronicle


QPR FAN BEHAVIOUR - ARRESTS & BANNINGS

    The Home Office has released its annual STATISTICS ON FOOTBALL-RELATED ARRESTS & BANNING ORDERS: SEASON 2011-12

  In comparison to other Premier clubs, the QPR numbers don't seem to be too bad (though even a single one is very unfortunate. There were 22 Banning orders in total imposed on QPR Fans - as compared to 112 on Chelsea Fans and 5 on Fulham Fans.

 In the last year, there have been 5 bans imposed on QPR Fans.

And then the breakdown on Arrests for Fans of Each Club:

For QPR the Offenses break down: 
 - 24 Total Arrests

- 8 Arrests for Home Matches
-16 Arrests at Away Matches

TYPES OF OFFENSE
- 4 for violent disorder
- 8 for public disorder
- 1  Pitch Invasion
-11 Alcohol Offenses

NO Missile Throwing...No Racist Chanting



Press Release

Tony Fernandes set to hire and fire on AXN’s 'The Apprentice Asia' 
November 15, 2012

SINGAPORE – Are you young, bold, with big dreams of working for one of Asia’s billionaires? If so, you might just be the one we are looking for in the brand new Asian adaptation of The Apprentice!

The Apprentice Asia will be the brand new original production on AXN Asia, with Asia’s very own tycoon and Forbes Asia’s 2010 ‘Asia Businessman of the Year’ – Tony Fernandes – most well-known for turning around ailing airline Air Asia and breaking even within a year of taking over. Modelled after the US format, the reality series will be helmed by reality TV guru Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Fremantlemedia Asia, a leading global entertainment company. The winning apprentice will stand to walk away with a dream job under Tony Fernandes.

The call for participation begins November 15. We are looking for aspiring and successful entrepreneurs with big business ideas, from backgrounds in various enterprises from sales and marketing, real estate, accounting to consulting management.

Criteria for auditions

- 21 years and above
- Currently living or working in Asia; with a valid passport of at least six months
- Well-versed in English

If you think you fulfill the above criteria, download the application form right now. Interested applicants will be required to fill up the application form and send in a video of maximum four minutes to introduce themselves.

All entries must reach us by December 16 at midnight Singapore time. Grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the ultimate job interview. You just might be one to outwit and outlast the rest – you’re hired!

Press release GMA News




TALKSPORT - Sinclair: QPR have one month to save their season 



Former Queens Park Rangers star Trevor Sinclair has told talkSPORT that the club’s terrible start to the season has left him distraught.
Mark Hughes’ side have only garnered four points from 11 games this season leaving them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
And the ex-winger believes they only have one month before the damage done to the club becomes irreversible.
He told Kick Off: “I’m absolutely devastated and I know personally, because I’ve still got a lot of friends that are Queens Park Rangers fans, they’re disgusted, gutted, astounded by the situation the club is in at the moment.
“I think the players have got a lot of responsibility to start putting on performances and I don’t mean performances for a performance’s sake. I mean performances to stop them losing.
“I think the manager is under severe pressure now. I like Mark Hughes. I was a massive supporter of his as a player, our careers intertwined, and he was someone I always looked up to as being a fantastic player.
“But as a manager at Queens Park Rangers, I have to say, with the amount of money that he’s had to spend and the amount of time he’s had now, he’s not doing it.
“The QPR fans have seen Tony Fernandes come in, spend all this money in the club to see them bottom of the table with four points after eleven games. It’s definitely not good enough.
“They need a change of fortune and if they don’t get it in the next month and start moving up the table I can’t see any way out for Queens Park Rangers, which is sad to say because I love the club.”
And Sinclair also believes that, in the future, former team-mate Les Ferdinand should be in the running to take up a management role with the club.
He added: “I cannot understand for the life of me why a former player like Les Ferdinand, who was an inspirational player in his day to all his team-mates, and is a fantastic role model in the game, who is looked upon so highly, not considered for a job like Queens Park Rangers when he’s got such a big history there.
“He comes out to Abu Dhabi to work with me every now and again and he’s an inspirational man. He’s got plenty of aura around him. I’d love to see players like this get involved in management and get given an opportunity in the top flight of English football.”

Read more:http://qprreport.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=33930&page=1#298108#ixzz2CNHWZI3N


BBC - QPR: Give Mark Hughes until Christmas - Matt Jansen

By Mandeep Sanghera
BBC Sport

Under-pressure QPR manager Mark Hughes should be given until Christmas to turn the club's fortunes around, according to his former player Matt Jansen.

The Loftus Road club are at the foot of the Premier League and host second-from-bottom Southampton on Saturday.
"A new manager would want the January transfer window to go at," said Jansen, who played with and under Hughes at Blackburn Rovers.
"If they gave him until Christmas that would be fair."

It's a completely new team [at QPR] and that does take time."

Matt Jansen
He added: "They do need to give him time and, hopefully, he will turn it around.
"QPR haven't got that first win yet. I thought the game against Reading a couple of weeks ago was the one that they had to win. Southampton is now the game that they have got to win."

Hughes played for Blackburn between 2000 and 2002, while also managing the Ewood Park club from 2004 to 2008 when he led them to sixth- and seventh-place top-flight finishes during his tenure.
Jansen, who is currently a player-coach at Chorley, was with Rovers from 1999 to 2006 and believes Hughes and his management team will eventually get things right at the Loftus Road club.
"I know they don't give managers time these days but they have given him time so far and they'll continue to do so because I think he has a good team around him with Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki," said Jansen.
"He's done well where he has been before. I think he'll come good."
Jansen believes one of the problems Hughes has had is the massive overhaul of the squad he initiated after QPR narrowly avoided relegation last season.

"In a settled side he has only got to get rid of two or three players and bring in two or three, whereas at QPR he has revamped the squad and they are new to playing with each other," added Jansen.
"He's got rid of a lot of players and maybe still has to move some on which can unsettle teams when there are still players in there who you are looking offload.
"It's a completely new team and that does take time."  BBC



QPR OFFICIAL SITE - Bid now for a QPR Poppy shirt ...

THE POPPY shirts worn by the QPR players in last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Stoke City are being auctioned to help raise further funds for the Royal British Legion's vital work supporting the Armed Forces Family.

If you would like to make a bid for one of the shirts, safe in the knowledge the money will all go towards helping ex-servicemen and women, search on eBay for 'Queens Park Rangers poppy shirt'..

All proceeds from the winning bids will go towards the Poppy Appeal, so get bidding now - and good luck!
http://www.qpr.co.uk/news/article/151112-poppy-shirt-auction-488810.aspx
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