Wednesday, December 26, 2012

QPR Report Wednesday (Boxing Day!): No Taarabt for Morocco...WBA...Past QPR Boxing Day Games...Demba Ba?...Premier League Table Year Ago...QPR Christmas 1950 Flashback

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- No Taarabt in the Moroccan Squad for African Nations Cup (CAF)
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Morocco announced squad for African Cup of Nations and Adel Taarabt is NOT included. Via (he just tweeted full squad) "






   Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill, Shaun Derry, Fitz Hall, Adel Taarabt, Alejandro Faurlin, Jamie Mackie, Armond Traore, Joey Barton (capt), Luke Young, Heidar Helguson. - Subs: Radek Cerny, Bradley Orr, Danny Gabbidon, Jay Bothroyd, Matt Connelly, Tommy Smith, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

















MIRROR/Darren Lewis

QPR's £7m Ba tab: Relegation-threatened Rangers willing to spend big for Demba


Hoops are ready to trigger Newcastle striker's release clause, pay him nearly £90k a week and agree to sell for a minimal fee if they go down







Netted? QPR hope their package will help them land Ba

Stu Forster
Harry Redknapp will make the first move to trigger Demba Ba’s £7million escape clause when the transfer window reopens.
Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp is keen to do whatever it takes to convince the Newcastle striker to move to Loftus Road.
Arsenal are also interested in the powerful 27-year-old hitman, who has scored 11 goals this season.
But the Mirror understands that QPR supremo Tony Fernandes is determined to deliver the Senegal marksman for Redknapp.
So keen, in fact, that he is prepared to build another clause into any deal allowing Ba to leave for a minimal fee if he joins QPR and they are subsequently relegated.
Ba, currently on £35,000-a-week plus £25k per appearance, had been seeking close to £90,000-a-week from Newcastle without success.
QPR, however, are ready to meet Ba’s demands as they think his goals will keep them up.
Ba was top scorer for West Ham at the back end of the 2010-11 campaign, and last season he hit 16 goals for Newcastle before he was pushed out onto the wing in the new year.
Newcastle have lined up Marseille and France striker Loic Remy as his replacement.  Mirror
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PREMIER TABLE A YEAR AGO

POSLPCLUBPWDLGFGAGDPTS
1(1)Manchester City18143153153845
2(2)Manchester United19143249173245
3(3)Tottenham Hotspur18123335201539
4(6)Arsenal1911353526936
5(4)Chelsea19104537241334
6(5)Liverpool199732415934
7(7)Newcastle United198652625130
8(8)Stoke City197572030-1026
9(12)Aston Villa195862224-223
10(11)Norwich City195772834-622
11(9)West Bromwich Albion186481926-722
12(10)Everton176381820-221
13(13)Fulham194872025-520
14(14)Swansea City194871823-520
15(15)Sunderland184682222018
16(17)Wolverhampton Wanderers1945102134-1317
17(16)Queens Park Rangers1945101833-1517
18(18)Wigan Athletic1936101737-2015
19(20)Blackburn Rovers1935112841-1314
20(19)Bolton Wanderers1941142342-1913
POSLPCLUBPWDLGFGAGDPTS

CURRENT TABLE

PldPts
Man Utd1843
Man City1839
Chelsea1732
Arsenal1830
Everton1830
Tottenham1830
West Brom1830
Liverpool1825
Stoke1825
Norwich1825
Swansea1824
West Ham1823
Fulham1820
Newcastle1820
Sunderland1819
Aston Villa1818
Southampton1715
Wigan1815
QPR1810
Reading189