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QPR Players Report back for training tomorrow....

 Harry Redknapp/The Sun Little ’uns can make it big here

THE future’s bright — the future’s slight.
The transfer window officially opens tomorrow and the big deals may not be restricted to giant-sized players any longer.
Attitudes are changing in the game and if you look at the Spain team which has conquered Europe and the world, it is full of titchy players.
We have our own Iniestas and Xavis in England who can rub shoulders with the big boys in terms of talent and ability — if not in terms of physical stature.
Swansea midfielder Leon Britton is a household name now but there are two players who are not quite as famous who have the potential to go on and become big names in the game if the current change in the tide continues.
Premier League new-boys Crystal Palace are taking a gamble on 22-year-old Dwight Gayle but it’s a risk worth taking.
He’s a young lad, a striker and the deal I’m told could end up rising to around £8.5million.
I watched him play for Peterborough last season — ironically at Palace — and all my scouting reports about him were great.
My chief scout Ian Broomfield’s reports were all glowing. We were looking at him but then, suddenly, the price shot up and QPR got relegated.
But he’s a pint-sized frontman, a great mover and a terrific finisher. He scored 13 goals last season for a team struggling against relegation from the Championship.
Gayle has made his way up through non-league and made his mark at Dagenham and Redbridge, having been taken there by one of the great football finders in John Still, the club’s former boss.
Now Eagles chief Ian Holloway has taken a punt and given him his chance in the top flight for next season, so good for him.
He could fall flat on his face of course but I don’t think that’s going to happen somehow.
Peterborough’s £400,000 investment in the player looks like it will multiply considerably.
....The Sun


Which footballer avoided jail for driving while banned... by blaming his mum?

29 June 2013

Anton Ferdinand has avoided a jail sentence for driving while banned - by blaming his mum!

The Queens Park Rangers defender was arrested by police after his Porsche was caught driving at 43mph in a 30mph zone.
Ferdinand, 28, was already serving a ban for an earlier offence but pleaded ignorance after his mum failed to tell him about his punishment.

Caught: Anton Ferdinand was speeding in his Porsche but was able to avoid a jail sentence

The defender told City of London magistrates: 'If I knew that I was disqualified I would never have driven because I could have got a taxi or got on a train.'

His mum Janice claimed she had not been made aware of her son's previous ban. Ferdinand was fined £4,600 and given a year's road ban.
Magistrate Victoria Fraser said: 'I want to re-iterate how lucky you are in your sentencing



09:00 30th June 2013

Club confirms departure of senior quintet ...

QUINTET Radek Cerny, Tal Ben Haim, Jay Bothroyd, Rob Hulse and DJ Campbell will officially leave the club when their contracts expire today.

Goalkeeper Cerny made 87 appearances in all competitions for the R’s over a five year spell, whilst Ben Haim featured on six occasions following his switch to Loftus Road in January.

Former Cardiff City front-man Bothroyd made 18 starts and 13 substitute appearances in all competitions since joining the club in the summer of 2011, scoring five goals.

Hulse, who joined in the summer of 2010, made 25 appearances in total, scoring twice, whilst Campbell – a boyhood QPR fan – made five starts and nine substitute appearances since his move in July 2011, scoring once.

The club would like to thank all five players for their contribution to QPR and wish them all the best for the future.

Read more at www.qpr.co.uk/news/article/300613-player-update-881410.aspx#Tb1KFJyB5pMwcdal.99

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