- Other Past Christmas Greetings From Loftus Road
- A somewhat humorous/Somewhat Cutting Newcastle Perspective of QPR
- The 2012 Bernie Ecclestone Christmas Card (and some previous years)
- A Christmas Party Gone Wrong? Everton suspend academy coach over alleged fight with female goalkeeper
- Ex-QPR Josh Parker Joins Oxford United
- Flashback: When QPR Played in White
- Flashback: QPR Goalkeeper, Harry Browne
- Couple of Past Articles: Managerial Changes Rarely Change things
- Past Christmas Greetings From Loftus Road
- Four Years Ago Today: Two Great pieces assessing Status of QPR
- Five Year Flashback: Eight Premiership Clubs reportedly Pursuing QPR Youth Goalkeeper
- The Four Year Plan Online (Pay Per View)
Harry Redknapp says QPR must spend in January even if it means adding to the club’s whopping wage bill.
Rangers are struggling near the bottom of the table despite their huge spending under chairman Tony Fernandes and would like to offload some of their highly-paid under-performers.
But with offers for such players likely to be thin on the ground, there is no prospect of the manager having to sell before he can buy.
Redknapp explained: “The chairman knows we’re going to have to bite the bullet a bit and get on with what we’ve got if we’re going to get a couple in.
“We’ve just got to get them in, otherwise we’ll wait and it might not happen. We’ve got to find one or two who might help us.”
And the R’s boss insists the club must make signings as soon as the transfer window opens as they cannot afford to wait.
“We really need to do our business at the start of January. It’s no good us waiting until the last day,” he said.
“The end of January is too late. We’ve got to do our stuff before then. You can’t wait.” West London Sport
The Sun - Pat Sheehan: Jose Bosingwa fined £100,000 for refusing to be subExclusive
JOSE BOSINGWA has been hit with a £100,000 fine by QPR after he refused to be a sub.
The defender made it clear he was not prepared to sit on the bench against Fulham last week — and stormed out of Loftus Road.
Bosingwa was left out of the R’s squad that travelled to Newcastle yesterday with the club insisting he had damaged his back.
But SunSport can exclusively reveal that manager Harry Redknapp demanded that Rangers crack down hard on the player for questioning his authority.
The Portugal international must cough up the maximum fine of two weeks’ basic wage — which works out at around £100,000.
And it is difficult to see the ex-Chelsea man playing his way back into Redknapp’s immediate plans.
Bosingwa, 30, was among 12 players signed by former Rangers boss Mark Hughes in the summer.
He arrived on a free transfer from Stamford Bridge, where he was regularly criticised for his poor defending.
Relegation-threatened QPR managed only their first Premier League win of the season last weekend with a 2-1 victory over Fulham to get off the foot of the table.
Redknapp is determined to build a winning team spirit after being appointed as Hughes’ successor. And he will not put up with anyone not committed to the survival fight. The Sun
1973-74 was QPR's first season back, having won promotion under Gordon Jago and Bobby Campbell.The earlier 3-2 win at Newcastle was QPR's First-ever away win (outside London) in the Old First Division (Thomas, Francis and Leach scoring for QPR - building up a 3-0 lead...Then 3-1...Then 3-2 and hanging on! The same QPR team as the December victory, with the exception of Hazell playing at #3 instead of Gillard in the September win)
Scorers in the home win: Clement, Givens, Bowles
15,000 (out of possible 33,000!) were there at Loftus Road to see...QPR end a run of five games without a win - with Gillard making only his second appearance of the season. (And going on from there to win U-21 and then England Caps)
Clement Mancini McLintock Gillard
Venables, Francis Leach
Thomas Bowles Givens
(Nine of these players being the central part of the Dave Sexton Champions Team)
(Video from 1973: Sadly just the pre-Kick Off)
TABLE After Last Newcastle-QPR Meeting (QPR 17 Points from 21 Games)
- Bottom Ten
Sunderland 21 24
Aston Villa 21 24
Fulham 21 23
WBA 21 22
Wolves 21 18
Blackburn 21 17
QPR 21 17
Bolton 21 16
Wigan 20 15
Man City 17 36
Chelsea 16 29
Tottenham 17 29
Everton 17 27
West Brom 17 27
Norwich 17 25
Stoke 17 24
Swansea 17 23
West Ham 17 23
Liverpool 17 22
Fulham 17 20
Aston Villa 17 18
Newcastle 17 17
Sunderland 17 16
Southampton 16 15
Wigan 17 15
QPR 17 10
Reading 17 9