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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Neil Warnock on @TonyFernandes...On This Day: #QPR Crushed #Chelsea...Birthday for Ex-QPR and #Arsenal's Frank McLintock....QPR in India

"....No owner could be more enthusiastic or well-meaning than Tony Fernandes at QPR, but even he has since admitted he knew nothing about the football business and if he had his time again, I’m sure he would do a lot of things differently. .."  Neil Warnock/Independent

- 74th Birthday for Frank Mclintock

- Born December 28, 1939: - Released by Arsenal at age 33 (who preferred Jeff Blockley and later Terry Mancini!), the ex-Arsenal captain who led Arsenal to the 1971 "Double" and won the "Player of the Year," was signed by Gordon Jago after our promotion back to Division One. In four seasons in the First Division, McLintock played 120+ games, scoring 5 goals and formed an elderly, but brilliant, defensive central pairing alongside David Webb. He was a major reason why QPR stabilized in the First Division and why they (so very, very nearly) won the Championship.
- After retiring in the summer of 1977, McLintock became manager of Leicester and a coach at a couple of clubs, including briefly at QPR. And QPR - at least partly because they no longer had Mclintock - were relegated a couple of seasons later. In a club profile of/Interview with Mclintock, earlier this year, Mclintock said ""They were four of the best years of my life,''..
"I was so happy during my time at QPR and that's me speaking straight from the heart" - See More Photos and Memories of Mclintock and QPR

- From the 1880s and on! - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives (including the above) -

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QPR at Watford Today....
In August 1969, QPR ended a horrific run of 22 Away games without a win (including the entire 1968-1969 Season) by winning at Watford!...
- After QPR's relegation to what was really "Division 3," it was ex-Watford players who played a big part in our return: From Kenny Jackett to Chris Day to Steve Palmer and others.

- Next Saturday: Everton in the FA Cup

- Lakshmi Mittal Steel...

NEIL WARNOCK/Independent

".... [D]espite their recent wobble, Queen’s Park Rangers look as if they are going in the right direction with Harry Redknapp. I’m sure anyone finishing above them will be promoted.....

It’s been a gripping year but owners have much to learn

I think it has been a good year for the game itself. ....

The main negative is that expectations have never been so unrealistic and a lot of managers are paying the price. It is getting to the stage where anyone who completes a full season becomes “long-serving”.

There can only be a few winners, but many of the newer owners, especially the foreign ones, do not appreciate that. They often come in with good intentions and a track record of success in business, but they do not know our game well enough and if they listen to the wrong people they end up making expensive mistakes. No owner could be more enthusiastic or well-meaning than Tony Fernandes at QPR, but even he has since admitted he knew nothing about the football business and if he had his time again, I’m sure he would do a lot of things differently.

If you are a manager with a new owner who has more ideas than knowledge, all you can do is get your head down and do your best, which is what Malky Mackay did at Cardiff...


 December 28th 1974: Recently-appointed, Dave Sexton-managed QPR against a recently-having-dismissed-Dave Sexton Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

QPR had the recently-signed Don Masson in midfield and John Beck in his best QPR season. Chelsea I believe were managed by Ron Stuart with Eddie McCreadie as Coach.

Score: Chelsea 0 QPR 3 - Two from Don Givens; one from Gerry Francis.

- QPR: Parkes - Clement Webb Mclintock Gillard - Francis Beck Masson - Givens Bowles Thomas
- Chelsea: Phillips - Locke Hay Droy Harris - Wilkins Hollins Kember Cooke - Hutchinson Garland - Sub: Houseman

- Birthday Yesterday: Richard Langley Turned 34

- Christmas Eve Birthdays:  Stan Bowles Turned Sixty-five!....Brian Bedford Turned Eighty!



Arunava about Football

Friday, 27 December 2013

QPR camp for Milind Deora-South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2013 winners starts tomorrow!

Two Indian youngsters will earn a once-in-a-lifetime trip to west London in the coming four days as Queens Park Rangers FC's Academy set off on a scouting mission to India in the festive period.

Richard Allen, Head of QPR Academy, along with David Baker, Head of Education and Welfare, are the two coaches casting their eye over the country's largest football community tournament to select the winners of this year's record-breaking Milind Deora-South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger.

Here is the schedule for the QPR camp in Mumbai in the coming days!

Day 1 – December 28, 2013 (Saturday)
1000 – Ball Familiarity / Perception
1145 – Break
1215 – Receiving and Turning
1400 – Finish

Day 2 – December 29, 2013 (Sunday)
1000 – Passing
1145 – Break
1215 – 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 (Attacking)
1315 – Finishing
1400 – Finish

Day 3 – December 30, 2013 (Monday)
1000 – 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 (Defending)
1145 – Break
1215 – Possession
1400 - Finish

Day 4 – December 31st, 2013 (Tuesday)
1000 - Recap of days 1, 2 and 3
1045 – Defending
1145 – Break
1215 – SSG (Various numbers, size pitches etc)
1400 – Press conference and the announcement of players travelling to QPR!

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