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‘Les Ferdinand knows what Queen’s Park Rangers should stand for’

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Jack Pitt-Brooke’s interesting article recently appeared in the Independent: ‘Les Ferdinand knows what Queen’s Park Rangers should stand for. It should stand for stories like his. The local boy from Ladbroke Grove, who went to school just behind Loftus Road, is running the club that found him and made him. Ferdinand is Director of Football at QPR, trying to re-impose the values and the ethos that have been lost under the flood of money in recent years. Ferdinand knows Rangers … Continue reading

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David Macintyre writes… “A decade, not just four years, of papering over the cracks”

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Reproduced with permission from Dave’s blog. Follow Dave on Twitter at @davidmcintyre76. My first blog in ages. Mercifully for you, I rarely have the time. Down but probably not out I’ve never been one for doomsday scenarios when it comes to QPR. By that I mean that over the course of the 16 years I’ve covered the club, I’ve encountered people at various stages who would have you believe the end is nigh. There have been difficult times during those … Continue reading

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Les Ferdinand on his Role at the Club, Harry Redknapp, Richard Langley…

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The following wide-ranging interview with Les Ferdinand was conducted by Steve Stammers and appeared in the Mirror recently: Les Ferdinand pauses, takes a sip of coffee and then offers the name of the Queen’s Park Rangers player who has proved to be irreplaceable. ‚ÄúRichard Langley,‚Äù said the man whose task now is to re-shape Rangers back into the kind of club where he made his name – along with the likes of Gerry Francis, Dave Clement, Ian Gillard and the … Continue reading

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Harry Redknapp’s QPR Reign has been a Predictable Shambles

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Fans View – Michael Hann’s recent article for the Guardian: Back when Harry Redknapp was appointed Queen’s Park Rangers manager in November 2012, I said on the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast that I wasn’t overjoyed about him coming in to the club I support. Rangers would still be relegated, I predicted, we’d just do it more expensively. It was one of the rare predictions I’ve made that was right. You won’t be surprised, then, to hear I’m not sorry he’s … Continue reading

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‘Harry Redknapp Must Stop Playing Blame Game’ – by Jason Burt

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There was a small piece of news from Queen’s Park Rangers on Wednesday that was barely news – but the reaction it provoked spoke volumes about the tense mood around the club. Josh Laurent, a 19-year-old midfielder, joined cialis canadian pharmacy Brentford for an undisclosed fee. But QPR supporters reacted as if Charlie Austin had been sold rather than a young prospect who had not kicked on as everyone hoped. It was a sign, for the fans, that the club … Continue reading

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Bright Future must not overlook the Lessons of History

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My thanks to Garry Coady for alerting me to this superb newsletter written by Dion Fanning for the Irish Sunday Independent: ‘QPR are a club that believes that some good will come from everything. There is very little beauty at Loftus Road yet it is currently the ground I most enjoy visiting. This is not because it is the football ground closest to my house, although maybe that adds to my affection. It isn’t necessarily because the floodlights light up … Continue reading

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QPR’s last and only Chance of a Long-Term Home in the local Area? The Developing Battle for Old Oak Common by Dave McIntyre

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Dave McIntyre wrote the following superb article recently for West London Sport: ‘In the developing battle for Old Oak Common, Cargiant are keen to show they mean business. The car supermarket owns 45 acres of the site of QPR’s would-be sporting and leisure complex between Scrubs Lane – just up the road from Loftus Road – and Willesden. And with Tony Mendes, Cargiant’s managing director, having recently labelled Rangers’ plans for the area as ‚Äúspeculative and presumptuous‚Äù, the company followed … Continue reading

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Warren Farm – ‘Campaigners taking fight for Green Space to Court’

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The following article was written by James Gates and appeared in this week’s¬†’Ealing & Acton’¬†Gazette: ‘Campaigners are taking Ealing Council to court over allegations it has acted unlawfully over the Warren Farm sports site. Papers were lodged at the High Court yesterday asking for a judicial review into the council’s decision to sign over 61 acres of green belt land rent-free for 200 years to Queen’s Park Rangers. The club is working with the council to provide a multi-million pound … Continue reading

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Independent R’s named by Londonist.com as ‚Äúbest QPR blog‚Äù

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We are both surprised and honoured to be named by the Londonist.com website in a list of the best London football blogs http://londonist.com/2013/10/londons-best-football-bloggers.php The article, entitled “London’s Best Football Bloggers”, cited one blog / website per London league club. It praised the Independent R’s site as follows: The writing standard on the site is excellent and never afraid to have a dig at the club’s expense when warranted. It speaks volumes for the depth and quality of the QPR support … Continue reading

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Steve Gallen on agents, Raheem Sterling and the ‘secret’ Irishman

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QPR youth boss Steve Gallen says agents are making it tougher for clubs to keep their young players’ feet on the ground. More than a decade ago the then Rangers manager Ian Holloway bemoaned the unrealistic wage demands of the club’s youngsters. And Gallen believes the relentless involvement of agents even at youth level means the problem has continued. He said: ‚ÄúMost of my lads here do not have agents, but they sniff around all the time. It hurts me … Continue reading

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