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Saturday, February 16, 2013

QPR Report Saturday: QPR Start Korean Tweet...Tony Fernandes Addressing Oxford Union...Flashback: Gerry Francis Resigns...QPR's Jamie Pollock and Leighton James Birthdays!


-  QPR - Relegation: Accepting the Inevitable - While Hoping for a Miracle

- Two QPR Birthdays: Leighton James & Jamie Pollock!

- 12 Year Flashback: Gerry Francis Resigns as QPR Manager (for a second time)

- David Conn/The Guardian - Crock of gold remains a mirage for Leeds United. New owners need further investment but tell disillusioned fans they are in it for the long haul

This coming Tuesday: The Oxford Union Hosts Tony Fernandes
   - Oxford Union:  Event name: Tony Fernandes
    Start date: 19/02/2013 18:00
Oxford Union

BBC - Feb 14, 2013 - Birmingham City: Gianni Paladini 'still interested' in Blues

Prospective Birmingham City owner Gianni Paladini claims he is 'still interested' in the up-for-sale Championship club, despite reports that his Italian consortium have pulled out.

Negotiations between Paladini's consortium and Blues' parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Ltd, were understood to have broken down.

But Paladini told BBC Midlands Today: "I'm still interested.

"I've not spoken to anyone at the club but we're keeping our options open."

Blues have also twice been approached by a sports management company representing another consortium interested in purchasing the club, Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL).

“We are still interested. I've just been trying to stay quiet since the transfer deadline passed at the end of January”

Gianni Paladini

But, although he has had no recent contact with acting Blues chairman Peter Pannu, Paladini insists that he remains an interested party.

"I don't want to get into a slanging match with Peter Pannu," added Solihull-based Paladini. "But we are still interested.

"I've just been trying to stay quiet since the transfer deadline passed at the end of January."

Blues have failed to publish their financial figures for the past two years, while major shareholder Carson Yeung is awaiting trial in Hong Kong having been charged with money laundering.

There have been reports that Blues are close to going into administration, and they revealed last month that they were open to offers for any of their first-team players.

But young England international keeper Jack Butland's £3.5m sale to Stoke City has eased Blues' short-term financial situation.

Former QPR chairman Paladini first revealed his interest in Blues five months ago. And he is understood to have lodged a £30m offer in November...BBC

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@OfficialQPR_KR 출시 / LAUNCHES

07:00 16th February 2013
by @OfficialQPR_KR / @OfficialQPR
한국팬들을 위한 공식 한국어 트위터 페이지 오픈 / New club twitter account launched for Korean supporters...

QPR클럽은 아시아의 팬들은 위한 한국어 공식 트위터 페이지 오픈을 기쁘게 발표합니다.

@OfficialQPR_KR – 새로운 공식 트위터 계정은 한국과 영국 사이에서 한국어로만 운영됩니다.

작년 여름, 아시아에서 펼친 친선경기들과 더불어 작년 이적시장에서 영입한 박지성, 이번 겨울 이적시장에서의 윤석영 영입을 바탕으로 기하급수적으로 증가하는 한국팬들을 볼 수 있었습니다. 

새로운 @OfficialQPR_KR 트위터는 클럽에 관한 빠른 소식과, 정기적인 소식, 클럽안에서 펼쳐지는 사소한 일들을 한국어로 제공함으로써 한국팬들과 좀 더 가깝게 소통하기를 바랍니다.

@OfficialQPR_KR 에서는 한국어로 클럽 소식을 전하는 것만이 아닌, 클럽과 한국어로 직접 소통할 수 있는 기회와 세계 곳곳에 있는 팬들과의 소통을 할 수 있는 기회를 제공합니다.

@OfficialQPR_KR 공식 한국어 트위터 페이지는 클럽이 그동안 디지털을 이용하여 전세계 QPR 팬들에게 좀 더 가깝게 다가가기 위해 만든 ‘The Inside ‘R’’ 메거진 다음으로 만들어진 소통방식입니다.

작년부터 진행해 온 에어아시아 선정 이달의 선수 페이스북앱에 투표해주신 250,000명의 아시아팬분들에게서 엄청난 열정을 충분히 느낄 수 있었습니다. 

이번주 초 @OfficialQPR 공식 트위터는 100,000 명이 팔로우 했으며, 페이스북 페이지는 200,000 라이크 클릭수를 돌파했습니다.

THE CLUB is delighted to officially announce the launch of a Korean-language Twitter account to help connect our supporters in Asia.

@OfficialQPR_KR - the new official Twitter account - is managed between Korea and the UK, and tweets exclusively in Korean.

The arrival of Ji-Sung Park last summer, coupled with the club’s pre-season tour of Asia and the recent addition of Yun Suk-Young in the January window, has seen our fan base amongst Korean-speaking fans increase dramatically over the last year.

The new @OfficialQPR_KR Twitter account will provide breaking news, regular updates and behind-the-scenes footage for fans that count Korean as their native language, helping to bring them closer to the club on a daily basis.

As well as tweeting all the news from the club in Korean, @OfficialQPR_KR will also give our Korean-speaking fans a chance to interact with the club and connect with fellow fans around the world.

The launch of @OfficialQPR_KR is the latest development as part of the club’s concerted drive to connect the global QPR family digitally and follows the recent launch of our innovative online magazine ‘The Inside’R.’

In addition, the club’s AirAsia Player of the Month Facebook app – which launched at the start of the 2012/13 season – had over 250,000 predominantly Asian fans voting in December.

Earlier this week, the club’s official twitter handle @OfficialQPR eclipsed 100,000 followers, whilst our Facebook page is fast approaching 200,000 likes.

QPR Official Site


Redknapp pleased with warm weather training camp ...

R’S GAFFER Harry Redknapp believes the warm weather training camp in Dubai has allowed his January signings to settle into the squad.

Redknapp added six new faces to the R’s ranks last month and he is happy with how they’re bedding in.

Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk prior to the squad returning to England this weekend, he said: “It’s been a good break.

“The lads have trained really hard and we’ve got a lot of good work done on the training pitches.

“The pitches are very good out here and the lads have been very receptive to the sessions we’ve put on so we’re pleased with how it’s gone.”

He added: “The lads have bonded well.

“That was part of the reason I wanted to get out here, so the new lads can get to know their team-mates in a 24/7 environment.

“They’ve been spending a lot of time together in and around the hotel, just relaxing and getting to know each other a bit more.

“It’s been a worthwhile trip.”  QPR

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