Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Sunderland v QPR – No Place to be Ending, but Somewhere to Start

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Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge of QPR saw 375 hardy fans brave the floods and the cold at the Stadium of Light on an inclement Tuesday night in November. Earlier in the day the club’s Press team tweeted the likelihood of further changes in Redknapp’s first selection. Surprisingly Jose Bosingwa was recalled in favour of Kieron Dyer, whilst Samba Diakite and Esteban Granero were given the nod over Shaun Derry and Ale Faurlin. The formation was advertised as a … Continue reading

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‘Embarrassing’ Plight of QPR is Harry Redknapp’s Greatest Challenge

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The following article appeared in ‘The Guardian’¬† and was written by Dominic Fifield: ‘Harry Redknapp was late in to training at Harlington on Monday morning, his trek from the south coast reduced to a crawl in the gloom of the M25. The gridlock offered time for contemplation to the swish of the windscreen wipers as the rain pattered down, though, for once, it might have been wiser to forget. Queen’s Park Rangers prop up the Premier League, their points tally … Continue reading

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The Independent R’s Welcome Harry Redknapp – An Appointment That Brings Us Some Hope

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Following the departure of Mark Hughes on Friday the club issued the following statement prior to our match at Old Trafford: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Harry Redknapp as the club’s manager. The 65-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Loftus Road and will watch his new team from the stands when the R’s take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon. Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Redknapp said: ‚ÄúI’m delighted to … Continue reading

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Manchester United v QPR – A Question of Pride

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For those who read my wake, ahem…report, on the Southampton game, I’m pleased to inform you that it is much easier to write about a positive performance than an utterly abject one. Unless you’d been under a rock for the last few days before the game you will fully understand why the build-up to the game was unprecedented, certainly in my two decades of following the R’s. Mark Hughes shown the door, Rangers flat bottom of the table, and four … Continue reading

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Hughes Loses his Spark as QPR Axe Yet Another Boss

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No sooner had it been confirmed that Queen’s Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes had been sacked, than reports were springing up on television, social media and the internet that Harry Redknapp was being interviewed by the club. It is hard to avoid the feeling that the dismissal of Hughes has been a week-long affair. On Monday, when it was falsely announced that the Welshman had been given his marching orders, there was clearly no smoke without fire. With all the … Continue reading

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A Deluded Mark Hughes is Finally Shown the Door

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Mark Hughes arrived in January and during his 10 month reign at the club failed to secure a single away victory. Furthermore, crucially after 12 games this season the R’s are currently rooted at the bottom of the table without a league win. Unrest had been growing amongst Rangers fans for some time and the cracks widened even further at Stoke with frustration and anger turning inwards amongst the travelling faithful. As recently as last week and prior to another … Continue reading

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The Irish R’s Experience

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My opening post on this site was: ‚Äúare there any Irish R’s on here ?‚Äù It led to me leaving my house in Waterford at 4.30am for the one hour drive to Wexford to meet the rest of the South East brotherhood. My Waterford comrade Tramorehoop decided to take the 36hr round trip on the ferry, the nutter ! We were meeting him over there. I picked up the fishman en route and arrived at corkeR’s house. A coffee and … Continue reading

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QPR v Southampton – Staring into the Abyss

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‚ÄúThis lot look like they couldn’t care less if they tried‚Äù – Steve Froggatt BBC London 94.9FM Driving home from Loftus Road on Saturday I reflected that I’ve picked an absolutely corking time to agree to write some match reports for the Indy R’s; Arsenal away, Reading home and now this one. Plus I’ve offered to write some words after the ManU and Sunderland matches. I must be mad for even buying tickets let alone comment on them ! When … Continue reading

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Are Things Coming Up Rosie 47 ?

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I commented, as last season ended how worried I was that a season of mid-table mediocrity, compared to our narrow escape from relegation last season and winning the Championship the season before, would be quite boring. So imagine my relief now ! We’re bottom in the table, without a win to our name and there’s talk of sacking the manager. Phew, I’m glad we dodged that bullet. So, we’re eleven games in and, you may not have noticed, but things … Continue reading

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No, Please, Just One More Game….

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In a week or so, Queen’s Park Rangers gaffer Mark Hughes may well be flexing his managerial muscles on the latest edition of Football Manager rather than sending his players out to flatter to deceive at home and away. The computer series, known for its ability to imitate real life with a terrifying degree of accuracy, has perhaps studied the personality of QPR owner Tony Fernandes, and decided that he is a loyal, forgiving, understanding, generous and charitable man. Yet … Continue reading

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