Friday, February 08, 2013

QPR Report Friday: QPR Fan Forum...Harold Winton Remembered...Year Ago: Clint Hill Leaving...Decade Ago: Northampton...New Premier League Financial Rules...Next: Swansea...Birthday for Ex-QPR Martin Rowlands

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QPR FAN FORUM

- After almost six years, QPR Held its long-awaited Fan Forum yesterday. Can watch a Video of the Fan Forum or read an extensive report/summary by Clive Whittingham at LoftforWords


- Flashback: The last QPR Fan Forum






- Three Years Ago: The Death was announced of Harold Winton


- Year Ago: No New Contract for Clint Hill! Will be Leaving in the Summer.


- Ten Years ago Today: QPR were playing at Terry Fenwick's Northampton. Also Today: Birthdays for Martin Rowlands (34) and Tommy Langley (55)

- QPR Team vs Northampton: Culkin, Forbes, Padula, Palmer, Shittu, Thomson, Daly, Bircham, Griffiths, Furlong, Gallen. Subs: Day, Doudou, Plummer, Bean, Angell.










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Newcastle's managing director takes a swipe at QPR's gamble to stay in the Premier League

By Luke Edwards11:25AM GMT 07 Feb 20134

Llambias was privately furious last month when, after lengthy negotiations and a concerted charm offensive, QPR lured their long term transfer target, Loic Remy, to west London on the day he had been due to have his medical on Tyneside.
The Newcastle hierarchy have been told Remy was offered more than double the wages he would have earned at St James’ Park to force a late change of heart and while he praised QPR owner Tony Fernandes’ “passion” and “flair”, he insisted he would not be “irresponsible” in overstretching Newcastle’s budget just to bring players to the north-east.
“We put a lot of work into that deal,” said Llambias. “It is like everything else, we do not really want to break our policies. If you do not want to come here and play, then that is your choice. We put our work in, we lost it and we moved on.”

Llambias was careful not to directly criticise QPR owner Tony Fernandes and praised his “passion” and “flair”, but also made it clear he would not have done the same thing.
Newcastle spent more than £17m last month on five players from France, but Llambias insisted they had not gambled like QPR as their chief scout Graham Carr had been looking at all of them for years.


As well as reportedly paying Remy more than £80,000-a-week, a figure refuted by Fernandes in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Telegraph last weekend, QPR spent £12m on centre-back Chris Samba and will pay him around £100,000-a-week.
With an average attendance of less than 18,000 this season, the club’s board are paying for the signings out of their own pockets and the wage bill will be crippling if they fail to stay in the top flight.
“Tony is a good guy and a good owner and has passion for his club,” added Llambias in an interview with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
“If [owner] Mike Ashley and I were in that position we may sit back and say: ‘Do we need two players to push us away from relegation?’ We might have taken the gamble too, but not irresponsibly
“Tony is not being irresponsible he is giving himself and his club a chance. If he did not do anything then he would be criticised too.”
“I would not criticise what QPR have done. I would say they have good people behind it and they are giving themselves a chance.”
Llambias also argued Aston Villa have made a different sort of gamble by not spending much last month to strengthen the squad.
He explained: “The same thing could be said at Villa, it is different for them, they are taking a gamble on the opposite side. They are saying ‘We have a decent squad, can they keep us up?’ That is a gamble too.”

“Only a week ago, we were three points away from those guys, but we brought a couple of deals forward for Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran that we were going to do at the end of the season.
“Are Mike and I taking a gamble by bringing everything forward? No, it is what we felt we needed to do.”





TABLE A YEAR AGO

POS

LP
CLUB
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
(2)
Manchester United
25
18
4
3
61
25
36
58
2
(1)
Manchester City
24
18
3
3
63
19
44
57
3
(3)
Tottenham Hotspur
25
16
5
4
49
25
24
53
4
(6)
Arsenal
25
13
4
8
48
35
13
43
5
(4)
Chelsea
25
12
7
6
44
31
13
43
6
(5)
Newcastle United
25
12
6
7
36
36
0
42
7
(7)
Liverpool
25
10
9
6
29
23
6
39
8
(9)
Norwich City
25
9
8
8
37
41
-4
35
9
(8)
Sunderland
25
9
6
10
34
26
8
33
10
(11)
Everton
25
9
6
10
26
27
-1
33
11
(10)
Swansea City
25
7
9
9
28
32
-4
30
12
(14)
Fulham
25
7
9
9
31
36
-5
30
13
(12)
Stoke City
25
8
6
11
24
38
-14
30
14
(13)
Aston Villa
24
6
10
8
29
33
-4
28
15
(15)
West Bromwich Albion
24
7
5
12
24
34
-10
26
16
(16)
Queens Park Rangers
25
5
6
14
27
44
-17
21
17
(17)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
24
5
6
13
27
44
-17
21
18
(19)
Blackburn Rovers
25
5
6
14
37
56
-19
21
19
(18)
Bolton Wanderers
25
6
2
17
29
51
-22
20
20
(20)
Wigan Athletic
25
4
7
14
23
50
-27
19


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