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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

QPR Report Wednesday: New Chief Scout...Dyer Gone...Nelsen Going...DJ Campbell? Flashback: The Jago Era Begins...Old QPR Videos...Tommasi Exits


- 42 Years Ago: The Gordon Jago-Dave Sexton "Golden Era" Begin as Caretaker Manager, Gordon Jago takes charge of his first Game

- Four Years Ago Flashback: Tommasi Departs QPR

"QPR January Transfer Window Rumours 2013" - Metro UK Blog/QPR Report

Guardian/Owen Gibson - "FIFA Statistics Show 28% of Transfer Fees Go to Agents and Third Parties"

- Repost: Links to Old QPR Videos from 1920s, 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s

- One Year Ago: QPR Axe Neil Warnock...Mark Hughes the reported/hoped-for Replacement!

- "The Best of Football Writing in 2012"

Updated: QPR's Warren Farm Training Ground Application

- Four Year Flashback: Lee Cook Re-Signs for QPR (Had been on loan at QPR)

- QPR's London Call In on Thursday: Granero a Guest (Previously-announce Kieron "Special K" Dyer having been Released)

- Open ALL R's Podcast


  [At Saturday's post-match press conference at Loftus Road,  a QPR Fa
n, who appears on the QPR Official broadcasts got to ask a question. Clearly QPR Press conferences are not restricted to the Press!]



New Chief Scout joins

THE CLUB is pleased to confirm the appointment of Ian Broomfield as our new Chief Scout.

Broomfield was in charge of Harry Redknapp’s scouting operations at both Portsmouth and Spurs.

His role will include identifying potential transfer targets and working closely with the Academy to nurture future stars at Loftus Road.

A delighted Broomfield told www.qpr.co.uk: “I’ve worked closely with Harry for a number of years now, so it’s great to link up with him again.

“A scouting job is 24/7 and I’ve never really had a break for 25 years, but I left Spurs in September and I’m refreshed and looking forward to working back in football.”

He added: “The opportunity to work with Harry again was ideal.

“When I spoke to the hierarchy at the club about the plans they have to take QPR forward, it sounded like the kind of project I wanted to be part of.”  QPR



Kiwi defender set for MLS managerial role
R'S DEFENDER Ryan Nelsen has agreed a deal to take charge of MLS side FC Toronto.

The New Zealand defender - who joined Rangers on a free transfer in the summer - was approached about pursuing a coaching role with the Canadian club, which he has now accepted.

Nelsen is under contract with QPR until June 30th 2013, however, he has requested to enter dialogue with QPR boss Harry Redknapp to discuss when he will join up with his new club.

In the meantime, Nelsen will be available for the R’s Barclays Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Nelsen, of course, spent four years of his career in the MLS for DC United, between 2001 and 2005.

He was named in the MLS team of the season after captaining the team to their fourth MLS Cup in 2004. He scored seven goals and added five assists in the four years he spent there.  QPR


Kieron leaves Loftus Road
KIERON DYER has left QPR after the club opted to activate a release clause within his contract.

R's boss Harry Redknapp has decided Dyer, who has made just four starts and four substitute appearances in all competitions for the R's since joining the club in July 2011, is surplus to requirements at Loftus Road and the midfielder has left with immediate effect.

Dyer scored his first QPR goal in our 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Redknapp told www.qpr.co.uk: "I'd like to thank Kieron for his services to QPR.

"If he can stay clear of injuries I'm sure there's clubs out there that will offer him the chance to play football.

"He wasn't in my plans and I think he's got something to offer someone, so we wish him all the best."  QPR


QPR striker set for showdown talks

DJ Campbell plans to sit down with QPR boss Harry Redknapp in the next fortnight to thrash out his future.
The former Blackpool forward returned to Rangers this week following a prolific loan spell at Ipswich Town, where he scored 10 goals in 17 games for the Championship outfit.
Campbell made only his fourth start for the club in Saturday's FA Cup draw with West Brom, but his future at Loftus Road remains in the balance.
The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is yet to speak to Redknapp to see whether he figures in his plans.
Ipswich, Crystal Palace and Bolton are among 'seven or eight' Championship sides to have expressed an interest in Campbell.
But the lifelong R's fan will speak to Redknapp before the transfer window closes at the end of the month to see if he has a future in W12.
He told the Chronicle: “The manager pulled me once but we haven't had a conversation about my future. He just told me he's delighted I'm here.
“I need to speak to him in the next week or two and see what he has planned.
“A few Championship clubs have put offers on the table. I am 31 now so I have to think what's best for my family.
“I'm not closing the door on anyone, but I'm giving the gaffer and QPR the chance to keep me here.
“It will be hard to take if I'm not going to be part of his plans, but every manager is different.
“I have been around long enough that people know what I can do. It comes down to whether you suit a manager's ideas or not. I understand that.”
Campbell has scored just once in 13 games since returning to his boyhood club in a £1.25million deal in 2011.
The striker was dogged by injury problems in his first season in W12 before being frozen out by Mark Hughes in the summer.
However, he hopes to erase those bad memories and help QPR avoid the drop.
“There are times when I thought if it was the right decision to come back,” Campbell admitted.
“I've only scored one goal, which is not good enough, and struggled with injuries, so it hasn't been a great homecoming.
But I love this club and hopefully this time I can eradicate the bad memories by scoring the goals that can help us to safety.” Fulham Chronicle


Royals edge out R's in friendly ...

QPR UNDER-21s tasted defeat on Tuesday afternoon as Reading ran out 3-1 winners in a friendly at Harlington.

Two goals in as many minutes from Simon Church either side of the hour mark put the Royals in command before Frankie Sutherland's penalty reduced the defict for the R’s.

Rangers rallied in the closing stages but Lawson D’Ath’s decisive strike with 14 minutes remaining sealed victory for the visitors.

R's boss Marc Bircham named a strong starting XI with Luke Young, Anton Ferdinand, Rob Hulse and Ale Faurlin all featuring.

But it was the Royals who started brightest as former Hoops defender Kaspars Gorkss posed an aerial threat after 13 minutes. Gorkss, who skippered the young Royals, rose highest from Nicky Shorey’s corner but directed his header over the crossbar.

Good work by Shorey down the left two minutes later released Church but a terrific sliding challenge from Sam Magri cleared the danger.

It took Rangers until midway through the first period to trouble the visiting defence. Rob Hulse bore down on goal but could only blaze his effort over after controlling Max Ehmer’s raking crossfield pass.

Michael Doughty took up the mantle on the half hour mark but failed to find the target as his speculative long-range shot flew over Mikkel Andersen’s crossbar in the Reading goal.

At the other end R’s ‘keeper Brian Murphy was called upon to tip round Gozie Ugwu’s driven effort from the edge of the area.

Rangers looked likeliest to net as the half wore on and only the woodwork denied the hosts five minutes before the interval. Faurlin whipped in a dangerous cross towards Hulse, whose downward header rebounded off the woodwork.

Reading made Rangers pay shortly after the re-start as Royals striker Church converted from similar range. D’Ath’s deflected cross from the right found Church unmarked, who powered his header beyond Murphy.

Reading soon doubled the advantage three minutes later with a carbon copy of their first. Another ball from the right, this time from full-back Nick Arnold, allowed Church to head home his second in quick succession, steering the ball into the far corner.

Doughty almost reduced the deficit with 20 minutes remaining but his left-footed free-kick was well held by Andersen.

It was Doughty’s trickery which paved the way for Rangers’ reply, as the R's winger was upended in the area by Reading defender Matt Partridge.

Frankie Sutherland duly converted from the spot, rifling home the penalty into the top left corner. 

Respite was short-lived, however, as Reading restored their two-goal lead two minutes later. Jordan Obita’s cross from the left landed at the feet of D’Ath, who stroked the ball into the far corner.

Rangers rallied in the closing stages but without success as Bircham turns his attentions to the R’s first competitive fixture of 2013 with a trip to Bristol City on Monday.

QPR: Murphy, Young (Sendles-White 55), Trialist, Magri, Ferdinand (Gibbons 55), Ehmer, Doughty, Sutherland, Hulse (Francis 74), Trialist, Faurlin (Simmonds 55)  QPR Official Site

Next Tottenham

QPR Say No To Anti-Semitism

QPR's Israeli International, Tal Ben-Haim was the subject of some anti-Semitic abuse on the QPR Official "Social Media." on Saturday. Those comments were subsequently (and commendably) removed by the club.  (And there were many comments on that same QPR Facebook page, by QPR Fans responding to and denouncing those comments)

   Today, QPR Media Head, Ian Taylor Tweeted:  
 "We are monitoring these on a regular basis and are banning all posters who post anti semitic comments, Mike. Cheers" 

    [QPR Report Comment:  Good to hear from QPR. Would be nice also for the club to also issue an official statement or official tweet saying no place for anti-Semitism at Loftus Road.

Next: Tottenham - Preview and Played for Both Teams/ Nice preview from Tottenham Fan

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