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Monday, April 22, 2013

QPR Report Monday: QPR Flashback: The Original Loft Opens...Kevin Gallen, Tony Fernandes, Ex-Chairman Wright & Redknapp Perspectives...Ex-CEO re QPR..."The Decline and Rise of #QPR....QPR Trust in Tanzania...


- QPR History in Photos: From the 1880s to the 21st Century - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives


- QPR apparently returning to South Korea (other countries in Asia?) Pre-Season

An annus horribilis: The decline and rise of QPR - Metro Blog

- Year Flashback: Warnock Saying he wanted Malky Mackay to succeed him at QPR...

Tony Fernandes - @tonyfernandes
  "Dissapointing result fo the Qpr but keep the faith. It's hard but we learn like F1. Caterham on the move upwards. Very successful upgrade.

- Talksport: Kevin Gallen Speaks - Click to Listen

Exclusive - Kevin Gallen: Harry Redknapp will struggle to remove Queens Park Rangers' top earners

Kevin Gallen believes Harry Redknapp faces an uphill struggle to clear his QPR squad of the deadwood during the summer.
The Rs have spent huge transfer fees and agreed large contracts over the last two transfer windows, including £12.5million for defender Christopher Samba.
And, following a 2-0 home defeat to Stoke, the west London side look set to play their football in the Championship next season.
Why would you leave the club if you’re earning £60,000-a-week and you’re only going to get £30,000-a-week elsewhere?— Kevin Gallen
Many believe Rangers’ squad needs a shake-up but Gallen, who played the majority of his career at Loftus Road, claims Harry Redknapp won’t find it easy to offload some of the big earners.
QPR spent far too much on wages,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “Where are they going to go now? Who is going to take them after such a poor season?
“Both Harry Redknapp and Tony Fernandes face a tough job. Why would you leave the club if you’re earning £60,000-a-week and you’re only going to get £30,000-a-week elsewhere?
“The transfer policy, especially at the start of the season, has been poor. I don’t blame Tony Fernandes, he’s new to football, and if someone comes up to him and says you can sign Julio Cesar, of course he’s going to say yes.
"But if you leave Inter Milan and come to QPR what reason are you coming for?”

GUARDIAN/John Ashdown -  Harry Redknapp outlines blueprint for success in the Championship

• QPR manager undaunted by prospects in second tier
• Remains to be seen if the owner gives him the chance
The fat lady will sing if Aston Villa produce something surprising on Monday evening but, regardless of the result at Old Trafford, QPR's return to the Championship can now be regarded as inevitable. For fans the prospect will be perfectly familiar – Rangers after all had 15 years out of the top flight before promotion in 2011 – but for Harry Redknapp the change might be rather more jarring.
He has tasted success in the second tier – with Portsmouth 10 years ago – but since then there have been Champions League trips to San Siro and the Bernabéu and it is not long since he seemed set for the England job. If Redknapp visits his old haunts next season, it will be at Dean Court rather than White Hart Lane. His last managerial spell outside the top flight lasted five months and ended in acrimonious resignation at Southampton in December 2005.
Still Redknapp insists the prospect of the Championship holds no fear. "I started off at Bournemouth for 10 years and loved every minute of it," said Redknapp. "I love football. I loved it [in the Champions League], going to Milan and winning, it was great. But this is where I am now and I'll get on with the job."
His assessment of his own future stopped a long way short of a demand to be given the chance to lead the club back up again – "You never know what happens in football. It's up to the owners, whatever they want to do is good with me," he said on Saturday – but he did outline his blueprint for second-tier success.
"You'd like to freshen it up," he said. "When I went to Portsmouth that first year I was lucky, an awful lot of players were out of contract and I could change things around. And I brought characters into the club – like Arjan de Zeeuw from Wigan, who was an absolute leader of men, a fantastic person. That's what you're looking for, you need people like that to come in.
"I took Paul Merson for five grand a week, Villa were paying him the rest of his wages, and he turned the club around for me with his ability and enthusiasm. That's what you're looking for and they're out there. We've got some. But you'd like to change things around a bit if you can. In the summer I could build my own team if I have the chance but I don't know if I'll be able to."
That was a reference to the amount of expensive dead wood that needs to be shifted out of Loftus Road if Redknapp is to be able to create his own side. With a Premier League win percentage no better than his predecessors at QPR, Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes, both of whom were sacked by the owner, Tony Fernandes, it remains to be seen whether the Rangers hierarchy will give him that chance.
Stoke's victory, sealed by Peter Crouch's first-half tap-in and Jonathan Walters' penalty 13 minutes from time, eased the pressure that had been building on Tony Pulis. But his assistant, Dave Kemp, denied the criticism had affected the Stoke manager.
"It's water off a duck's back," said Kemp. "That's the business we're in. If you stick yourself up as the manager, you might get some plaudits when it's going well but then people are just waiting for you when it's not going so well.
"It's always going to be up and down. You're there to be shot at. That's the nature of the business. It can be quite harsh but, if you want to be popular, don't be a football manager."
Man of the match Peter Crouch (Stoke City) Guardian

Ex-Chairman Chris Wright Tweeting
Chris Wright


But as Tony Fernandez wealth increased by £ 188 million to £ 396 million last year according to the Sunday Times, everything is ok. Phew!

  1. And is he suggesting he will walk away from a £7 and a half million commitment? If he's taken us down, he should stay around to take us up!
  2. Harry situation very strange. Why does he keep referring to US as THEY? He has another 2 and a half year contract! And why blame the pitch?
  3. Twenty chapters done and dusted. Just ten more to go! Then the photos and the title. I should just get there in time for the April 30 date!
  4. It was enjoyable writing the autobiography when I didn't consider that anyone would read it, but as delivery day approaches panic sets in!
  5. Amazed to read Harry's tirade against the QPR players, after the Everton game. He could be right, but there has to be a hidden agenda here!

EX-QPR CEO, David Davies

From a few days ago: Edinburgh's New Head, David Davies brief references to how QPR Player Signing Decision were made when he was there


But, while conscious of national needs, Davies is confident that he will not be pushed down a road he does not believe to be in the best interests of his new club.

He said: “The reality of any decision in any club is that they are almost always consensual ones. There are very few occasions in my experience of half a dozen or so professional clubs where the decisions are one person’s decision.

“If I draw on soccer and QPR, we rarely made a decision on a player where there wasn’t wider discussion. So the process here is no different to anywhere else.

“I had a chairman there very interested and wanting to be involved in it, and board directors equally interested. I understand that, here, some characters wear an SRU hat but the reality is that they are thinking about Edinburgh. We are a separate brand and I’ve seen nothing to date that would indicate that their interests are anything other than Edinburgh interests.

“I may have had differing views with the governing body [RFU] when I was at Wasps, but I worked with them, and I don’t see the relationship here as being fundamentally different. Yes, I might have to deal directly with Mark and Scott, but that’s no different in many respects to dealing with Chris Wright [Wasps owner], Ian McGeechan and Warren Gatland, where there was a consensual approach...." Scotsman


QPR coaches arrive in Dar
By Joseph Mchekadona
22nd April 2013

Two football coaches from English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers are in the country to help the county’s preparations ahead of f 2014 Brazil Street Children World Cup (SCWC).

Host of the coaches, Mutani Yangwe of Tanzania Street Children Academy said the coaching duo Martino Chevannes and Gareth Dixon are accompanied by SCWC official Laura Youngson and will conduct a week-long sports leadership and coaching to young footballers.

Yangwe said the course is under the pilot project of Street Kids has attracted 25 coaches and invitation has also been extended to police, so that the officers can learn how to handle street children.

He said he is thrilled to be participating in what really is a life changing opportunity for the country’s children who were at one time homeless abandoned and without hope.

The Tanzania Street Children Academy official said the course will help participants to understand football coaching and leadership and also prepare well for the next year’s Brazil tournament.

Yangwe said the program is being sponsored by English Premier League and implemented by QPR and this is the first time for SCWS to organise the seminar on coaching and leadership in the African continent.

“The two coaches from QPR are in the country with one official from the SCWC organising committee. ,The seminar starts on today and ends on Friday at the CCM Kirumba Stadium, this is a pilot project and once it proves success, SCWS and the English Premier League (EPL)will sponsor it for a long spells” he said .

The Street Child World Cup is a ten days global movement for street children to receive the protection and opportunities that all children are entitled to.
Ahead of each FIFA World Cup street children from across five continents are united to play football and also they do have a unique international conference.
Organisers of SCWC use football, art and campaigning to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children around the world.


12 Years Ago (Yesterday) QPR Relegated at Huddersfield

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