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at 19:46 3 Jan 2020
The club is now in the business of selling our best players if the money is right. A not unexpected stance given the financial disasters preceding this statement. Right now the money being talked about for Eze is around the price that most people wouildn't feel aggrieved with. Along with Eze we also have Chair, BOS and Manning all being spoken of as being players we could return handsome profits if they go.
In the event that we lose all four in the January window there would be the very real threat of a relegation battle, especially as Wells and Hugill would have lost their main feeds for goal chances. With all that in mind, I began thinking would it be better finacially for QPR to gamble on keeping these players for a further season with the thinking being that their price can only go up if they carry on improving the way they have this season?
Imagine if we head into Jan 2021 transfer window with all our defensive frailties addressed but still maintaining our irresistible forward play which may or may not have taken us into a realistic play off / promotion scenario. This would almost guarantee that the prices we could ask for the above players would have increased considerably as Championship players and even if we went up and didn't spend, the money would secure the future of the club for a little longer and we would get relegated with the team that got us promoted. Welcome to the yo-yo years.
The downside would be that the players didn't improve sufficiently and we could only get the going rate for average Championship players and little chance of putting a promotion push together.
The spectre of selling our best players and the money being wasted, followed by relegation still haunts my thoughts, it is not like we don't have form in that arena, hence my preference to keep what we've got as we would really struggle to get anything better without wasting the money on the sort of player that got us in this mess in the first place.
Over to you guys.
[Post edited 3 Jan 20:40]
|Billericay Town FC|
at 10:08 16 Nov 2019
Faysal Bettache has now joined Ody Alfa and Themis Kefalas on loan there. It will be interesting to see if we send any more out there; a backdoor way to have all our U23's playing in a mens league in one team?
|QPR and Football Hooliganism.|
at 13:21 11 Nov 2019
If Clive wishes to remove this thread I am more than happy for him to do so but it isn't about me trying to glorify football hooliganism, it honestly wasn't ever my 'thing' after I was hit with an orange with a razor blade in it around 1968 and later up at Maine Road when the Kippax began raining pieces of slate down at us and one R had his face sliced open.
My thinking is that I wanted to put a small piece together for AKUTR'S about the various crews that QPR had during those times and the bizarre rivalry they had among each other. I am hoping to speak to one or two of the faces whilst at games but I will have to rely on input from posters on here and other message boards for a wider picture. I am not really interested in stories of how (x) QPR mob ran such and such at a game but I am fascinated by the rivalry between the different QPR mobs which, considering that we aren't one of the 'big' clubs strikes me as quite bizzare and it seems to be centred around the Northolt/ Ruislip R's not getting on with any of the others.
As I say I have very little experience of this other than a meet up with mobs from a few of the other clubs who had had problems with the MIG's at Kennilworth Road during the ban so decided to hire a couple of mini buses and intercepted the Luton coaches in a service station on their way to either Ipswich or Norwich.
If people are uncomfortable about identifying themselves as being involved in what was criminal activity then broad brush descriptions are more than helpful enough but as I say, it isn't to glorify the fighting etc. it is to reach an understanding why QPR mobs didn't get on with each other.
There are a number of posters on here who can vouch that I am not old Bill or looking to get anyone stitched up
|Leeds away game.|
at 10:51 28 Oct 2019
Leeds away game. I have been asked to pass this on to any of our fans who are thinking of going to this game. Many thanks.
"Just want to inform you that a young band will be playing in the Drysalters pub before the game on Saturday. The band are called Ascendo (ascendomusic on FB) and will be playing indie rock covers with a few of their own songs. They’ve been well received recently before games and set a good vibe preparing us all for the match. The pub is a 5 minute walk away from Elland Road and is seen as the unofficial away pub. Would love to see loads of your supporters enjoying a beer and the entertainment. If you fancy it yourself, let’s have a beer together. Will you pass this on to your fans on your site please. Let’s hope it’s a good game. Mark"
at 10:25 11 Oct 2019
There have been many occasions over the years on the forums where the efficacy of a captain has been debated and condemnation of those perceived to be less than of the desired level. A case in point was Nedum Onuoha who was supposedly highly rated by the players and the rest of the club yet harshly condemned by many supporters.
Since his departure there have been a number of team captains, none of which have been the old school 'kick, bollock & bite' variety, and during the dark times under Holloway & SMC this was felt to be a partial contributor to the malaise.
IMO the need for this type of captain appears to have faded, in the top two divisions at least; in fact the need for an on pitch screamer and shouter seems to have completely dropped off the radar these days.
These thoughts were occasioned by an observation of the celebrations after Eze's goal against Blackburn where after he ran to the corner with three of his team mates for his little showboating celebration, he then moved to return to his own half but Nahki Wells called the players together for a little huddle first, perhaps to remind them to stay switched on etc. but noticeable none the less as it brought me to the realisation that I have no clue who was named captain for the game. The players are all well drilled in what is required of them and all demonstrate a high level of camaraderie so it would seem the need for a captain has all but disappeared from the side. There are a few obvious leaders on the pitch and, it would appear, a few not so obvious ones. It would seem that QPR are now a collective with responsibilities for them all to be leaders.
[Post edited 11 Oct 2019 10:56]
|Shrek going to Derby in January.|
at 14:14 9 Oct 2019
By all accounts his wages will be paid by 32 Red whilst he is a Ram and he will wear the 32 shirt. Knowing Mel's aversion to profligacy I am not surprised he has found a way to get a player for little to no outlay which will have no impact on their FFP assessment. At first I thought that the EFL would surely put a stop to it but the thought occurred to me; is this not the same as when the fans paid the players wages at QPR during the dark days? There doesn't appear to be any suggestion of 3rd party ownership so it would seem that Derby are blame free on this one. Thoughts?
|Shepherdsmush's song for Angel Rangel.|
at 15:17 17 Sep 2019
It would be great to hear this ringing out across the KPFS... and it's an original and not a copy of another clubs song.
To the Spongebob theme tune...
Who's QPR's right back who came from Swansea ?
Who's Spanish and little and over 30 ?
Ang eee el Rannngeelllll
[Post edited 17 Sep 2019 16:44]
at 18:18 11 Aug 2019
We are only six places behind Chelsea at the moment.
18 Watford 1 -3 0
19 Chelsea 1 -4 0
20 West Ham 1 -5 0
|The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.|
at 16:00 9 Aug 2019
I am fully aware that almost everyone still thinks of our home ground as Loftus Road,me included TBH, but it would be a nice mark of respect from the fans if they were to adopt it just for this season. It's not a commercial venture gaining publicity here but a very worthy cause voted for by the fans themselves. It shouldn't be too difficult to call it the KPFS for a season when mentioning the ground should it?
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