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Thursday, September 05, 2013

#QPR Manager of the Month?...QPR Supporters Clubs...Mackie on Leaving..Cesar on Staying..Frank Sibley's QPR Debut..Les Allen's Birthday.Shana Tova to Jewish QPR Supporters Around the World

     To Jewish QPR Supporters Around the World: Shana Tova!
- Happy Rosh Hashanah to all our Jewish fans


  - Above and below Photos Plus addition QPR History in Photos: From the 1880s to the 21st Century - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives



   August Championship Manager of Month Nominees: QPR's Harry Redknapp,  Blackpool's Ince, Bournemouth's Howe and Burnley's Dysche.  Presumably the winner (announced tomorrow) will be Blackpool's Paul Ince.

Further Photos of QPR's U-18 American Triumph!

"BlatantFowl"  Scale of Football Fan Promotion Happiness


- 50 Years ago (Yesterday) - Half a Century! 15 Year old Frank Sibley Makes his QPR Debut

- Les Allen Turned 76 (Yesterday)

- Flashback: Various QPR Supporters Groups

- Flashback: 9 Years - Ian Holloway to be Replaced by Ramon Diaz>...15 Years ago: Clive Berlin "Terminated" as QPR CEO

"Golden Oldies for QPR"

- Video: Former QPR Rodney Marsh Playing for England (and Future QPR, Leighton James Playing for Wales)

- Strange: From August 2013 : GIANNI PALADINI...QPR "Termination of Appointment of Director"
Snippet from Company House
"Form: TM01 - Termination of appointment of director

Sky - Julio Cesar happy to still be at Queens Park Rangers after transfer window closed

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar is adamant he did not consider leaving Loftus Road during the transfer window and says things have 'gone back to normal'.
Cesar was widely expected to leave QPR over the summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League, and he was linked with the likes of Arsenal, Benfica and Fiorentina.
He has not been involved in QPR's match-day squads this season after Robert Green was restored as first choice amid the ongoing speculation about Cesar's future.
However, the 34-year-old has no qualms about still being part of Harry Redknapp's squad and does not feel playing in the Championship will affect his prospects of being part of Brazil's plans for next year's World Cup.
"I didn't think in any moment about leaving QPR," Cesar, who made 26 appearances last season, was quoted by Globo Esporte at a press conference.
"Of course, if anything came up, as it happened, it was something to sit down and talk about with the club's chairman.
"But, in my head, things have gone back to normal.
"I don't think I'll have to do anything different due to the fact I am in the Championship. It's a strong competition in England with competitive teams.
"We play 46 games, eight more games than in the Premier League Sky

Daily Record - Scotland star Jamie Mackie swapped QPR for Nottingham Forest in bid to get back in Gordon Strachan's squad

AFTER agreeing a three-year deal with Forest, Mackie, 27, secured a return to Gordon Strachan's side for Scotland's latest World Cup double-header.
SCOTLAND’S forgotten man. It’s hardly the kindest of descriptions but Jamie Mackie takes not the slightest offence over it.
How could he complain about being forgotten by his country at a time when his own club barely remembered he existed?
That’s been the way of things for most of Mackie’s 2013. And it’s why this softly-spoken Surrey lad has suddenly returned to the international fold with a spring in his step.
Mackie is through the worst of it now. A summer switch from QPR to Nottingham Forest may have spiked his Premiership ambitions for the time being but, more importantly, this liberating £1million transfer has ended the torment that was threatening to engulf him during his final few months at Loftus Road.
From November 2012, when Harry Redknapp first walked into a chaotic and ultimately ill-fated struggle to avoid relegation, Mackie was caught in the middle of a maelstrom.
All around him, bigger names with far fatter wage packets came and went in a constant, dizzying flurry of activity. But Mackie sat and watched from the sidelines as, slowly but surely, his club continued to sink itself.
His Scotland place disappeared without a trace too. Having been called up for Gordon Strachan’s very first squad to face Estonia at Pittodrie in February, Mackie has not been seen in dark blue since. With each snub he felt his own aspirations slip deeper under the surface.
And so, aged 27, Mackie realised the time had come for him to take matters into his own hands.
A three-year deal with Forest was agreed. And now, with a return to Strachan’s group for this latest World Cup double-header, his recovery is in full flow.
Mackie might be back in a familiar place but he’s a changed man.
He said: “I am delighted to be back. I have to be honest, there was a real concern that I was falling out of the picture completely. I wasn’t playing enough at club level, for whatever reason, so I could understand why I wasn’t involved in any of the Scotland squads.
“QPR were obviously bringing in a lot of players, so it was hard for me to play every week. And when you’re not playing for the national side – under a new manager – you do worry things might have changed.
“However, I worked hard, got my move and now things are looking up again. Scotland was a big part of my thinking behind the move to Forest. I wanted to be playing every week at club level and I knew I’d get the opportunity at Forest.
“I wanted to show Gordon Strachan I was playing to that I’d be noticed again.”
Job done.
Mackie netted his first goal for his new club against Bolton on August 17 – just four days after being left out of Scotland’s plans for a friendly with England.What he did not know at that time, however, was that veteran striker Kenny Miller was on the verge of hanging up his No.9 shirt. And that decision has changed everything.
Having marvelled at Miller’s Wembley performance, Mackie now has the chance to prove he is the ready-made replacement for this specialised, lone striker role.
The irony is not lost on him.
He said: “These things happen in football, things have a habit of changing very quickly. When they do, you have to try to make the most of them.
“I never once moaned about my situation at QPR even though it was frustrating to see other players get a chance ahead of me. I felt they were maybe playing on the back of reputations.
“It was obviously disappointing but I kept my head down and worked hard. I just needed to find myself a club where I could play every week and show that I was still a good player.
“But football goes round in circles and now it’s turned all the way back for me.
“I’ve got an opportunity now to stay in the squad. That’s what I want to do and hopefully it works out that way for me.
“All the time I’ve watched the Scotland games and spoken to the boys. I’ve been delighted for everyone how well things have gone recently. It’s been brilliant.
“I must admit, I was greatly surprised by Kenny’s decision to retire after the England game. I hadn’t spoken to him, so I didn’t know of his thought process.
“To see him score a fantastic goal at Wembley and play so well overall and know how brilliantly he has done throughout his career for the national team, I was stunned when the news broke while I was in the dressing room at Forest.
“It was a complete shock. To me it had just seemed that Kenny was going along very well and as fit as ever.”
Mackie doesn’t just want to be selected for Scotland squads. Nor will he be satisfied simply with a starting place in the team.
Of course, he says, he’ll play anywhere for Scotland, as was proved when Craig Levein gave him a debut at right-back, outside another right-back, on that awful night when strikers played as defenders in Prague.
Deep down, though, Mackie sees himself very much in Miller’s mould and he is striving now to nail down that position as Scotland’s first choice centre-forward.
He said: “I definitely think I can play up front on my own. I’ve got a lot of energy in my game, I can make runs in behind, I can come and hold the ball up.
“It’s a position where you can be frustrated because of long periods without possession, especially against top sides.
“But I’ve had that in the Premier League the last couple of years. So I think I have the qualities to play for Scotland up front on my own. I feel that I’m at my best up front.
“Hopefully if I do get the opportunity, the fans will see the best of me.”  Record

Daily Mirror - QPR hooligan smirked after he stabbed Everton fan who tried to stop attack on woman

He was jailed for five years and banned for eight years from going within a mile of any stadium where QPR are playing

A “dangerous” football hooligan smirked and then burst out laughing after plunging a knife into the chest of a Good Samaritan who tried to stop a girl fan being attacked.
QPR supporter Leon Hughes, 24, was jailed for five years and banned for eight years from going within a mile of any stadium where his team are playing.
A court heard he travelled to Merseyside on a coach from London with a fish knife in his pocket before carrying out the attack following a Premier League game at Goodison Park.
Victim Nikolas Lintott, 20, stepped in when he saw a gang of QPR fans, who had just watched their team lose 2-0 to Everton, picking on a female fan wearing the home team’s replica shirt.
But Liverpool Crown Court heard he was punched and kicked before Hughes, 24, approached and stabbed him.
Prosecutor Simon Duncan said: “He recalled seeing the blade being thrust towards his chest and that the male grinned and put the blade back in his pocket.
“It appears the defendant was pleased with what he had done.
“The complainant saw the smirk and another witness saw a smug smile which soon turned to laughter.”
After the sentencing, brave Mr Lintott insisted he would step in again if he saw a woman being attacked or abused.
He said: “When I saw the woman being attacked I just thought what if that was my mum and it left me fuming.
"I would do it again. It is the way I was brought up.”
“That was a fair sentence. He {the judge} seemed a good judge of character and really saw him for what he was.
“Luckily for me it could have been worse.”
The clash happened about 4.45pm on April 13 in front of hundreds of fans, many women and children, were walking home from the Premier League match.
Mr Lintott was helped by a passing paramedic and taken to hospital with a punctured lung but was discharged the next day.
Hughes returned to the coach and went back to his home in Wandsworth, London, but due to his distinctive silver tooth and sleeve tattoo, detectives from Merseyside managed to trace him using his Twitter account.
The thug, who has previous convictions including assault and affray, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possessing a knife.
The judge, Recorder Nick Clarke, QC, read a psychological report about Hughes in which he was described as “a dangerous individual who has long demonstrated a willingness, even desire, to use force as a means of earning status among his peers.”
He told him: “The unfortunate Mr Lintott, a season ticket holder at Everton was doing nothing more than trying to help a woman who had become involved in the fracas.
"You unfolded your blade and plunged it straight into his chest. You could have killed him.
“Your reaction was to smirk at what you had done. You appeared smug to those who had seen you and were seen laughing by another witness.” Mirror

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