Monthly Archives: August 2007

Tributes to Ray Jones

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THE QPR FAMILY IS IN MOURNING GOD BLESS RAY REST IN PEACE

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Briatore To Clear Final Hurdle For QPR Deal

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Following on from Monday’s Club statement confirming that the Board of Directors of QPR Holdings tendered their resignations ahead of potential new investment, Wayne Veysey and Simon Johnson wrote an article in yesterdays Evening Standard. Extracts from it are shown below:- Renault chief Flavio Briatore will complete his takeover of Queen’s Park Rangers within the next 24 hours. Michael Mancienne, who’s on a Season’s loan at QPR from Chelsea, believes the arrival of new funds could ensure Rangers get back … Continue reading

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Split At Top Could Halt Sale

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The following article by Dave McIntyre appeared in the local Gazette last Friday:- A Carling Cup defeat to Leyton Orient was the least of QPR’s worries on Tuesday night. The Club faced the very real threat of administration‚Ķor worse, after their Monaco-based owners refused to relinquish control. That appeared to wreck Chairman Gianni Paladini’s hopes of a buy-out by a group purportedly headed by Renault boss Flavio Briatore and left Rangers’ future in the balance.¬† By kick-off time, what had … Continue reading

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Bill Power’s Bid

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Before last night’s match, the following statement was issued by Antonio Caliendo, the Chairman of QPR Holdings Ltd:- ‚ÄúThere have been many rumours spread in the newspapers recently about QPR. The Club is not for sale.‚Äù As a follow on and in response to various messages up on our board, Bill Power posted the following:- ‚ÄúOk, the glib, curt statement on the offish site seems to have some lines missing because it was for sale last month. GP has seen … Continue reading

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Flamboyant Briatore On Track To Take Over At QPR

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The following article from Gary Jacob and Kevin Eason appeared in ‘The Times’ today:- Flavio Briatore is in advanced talks about taking control of Queens Park Rangers. The Renault team principal is believed to be considering a deal worth about ¬£25m and there were rumours last night that Bernie Ecclestone, the ringmaster of Formula One, could join him. Briatore is a flamboyant businessman who is not known for a love of football, although his shrewd brain has given him a … Continue reading

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Cook Hands Rangers A £250,000 Lifeline

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The following article was written by Wayne Veysey and appeared in the ‘Evening Standard’ as part of a feature on Fulham FC:-¬† New Fulham signing Lee Cook revealed today he has donated ¬£250,000 to his former Club Queen’s Park Rangers to help steer them through their financial troubles. Cook, one of eight players to join Lawrie Sanchez’s Craven Cottage revolution this summer, decided to give the sum, which equates to 10% of his ¬£2.5m transfer fee, when he left Loftus … Continue reading

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Paladini Denies Snag Over Camp Transfer

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The following article was written by Dave McIntyre and appeared in the local Gazette last Friday:- Chairman Gianni Paladini insists there are ‚Äúno problems whatsoever‚Äù with QPR’s signings of Lee Camp and Simon Walton. Paladini has angrily denied suggestions that Rangers are subject to a transfer embargo until a controversial ¬£500,000 loan from Oldham Chairman Simon Blitz is repaid in full. An embargo would mean that although Camp’s move from Derby and Walton’s transfer from Charlton have been agreed and … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.6 ‚Äì ‘On The Buses’ ‚Äì Episode: ‘Self Defence’

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There were seven series of ‘On The Buses’ containing 74 episodes which ran from 1969 until 1973 and also three films. The main characters were, ‘Stan’, who was played by East End born Reg Varney. He was the bus driver and still lived at home with his Mum, Sister and Brother-in-law. Doris Hare wasn’t the original ‘Mum’ but had joined the Cast for the second series and appeared in this particular episode. She is not the one who is in … Continue reading

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Loyal Until The End

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It was a Saturday morning and the elderly man was getting ready to go, ‚ÄúDown the Rangers‚Äù. He had been retired for a while now and his wife had hoped that they might move abroad and see out their last few years together in a warmer climate. He wasn’t quite ready for that yet. He had been going to Loftus Road for more years than he cared to remember. His Father had taken him to his first game all those … Continue reading

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