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West Brom home
at 16:16 8 Jul 2019

Now 1230 Saturday September 28, Sky.
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Antoine Friezmann bids adieu – Column
at 00:25 4 Jul 2019


Antoine Freezman bids adieu – Column 4th Jul 2019 00:06
As Luke Freeman heads to Sheff Utd after two and a half impressive seasons with QPR, LFW looks back at his exceptional service to the club, the context of the deal, how it’s been reported, and the dreaded ‘undisclosed fee’. 16

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No Sky games in August
at 18:17 3 Jul 2019

Some semi-reasonable* return trains kicking around for Bristol City.


(*£34 return)
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Ball arrival raises old recruitment questions – Signing
at 19:51 2 Jul 2019


Ball arrival raises old recruitment questions – Signing 2nd Jul 2019 19:44
The sixth new signing of QPR’s busy summer 2019 is Dominic Ball, a player unable to breakthrough at relegated Rotherham but one known to new manager Mark Warburton which can ring alarm bells in this part of the world. 6

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QPR turn to loan market to cover impending departures – Signing
at 21:59 1 Jul 2019


QPR turn to loan market to cover impending departures – Signing 1st Jul 2019 21:48
Faced with losing both Luke Freeman and Mass Luongo this summer with limited funds for replacements, QPR have become the latest club to turn to Premier League youngsters on loan in the form of Spurs’ Luke Amos and Man City’s Matt Smith. 8

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Tough battle ahead in ongoing war with FFP - Column
at 16:35 19 Jun 2019

Thanks to our resident grown up in the room Simon Dorset for crunching the numbers for us. Fair warning, there's maffs and that in here...


Tough battle ahead in ongoing war with FFP - Column 19th Jun 2019 16:28
Following the release of a clutch of first team players, and with new signings starting to dribble in, LFW's resident grown up Simon Dorset took us through the club's ongoing attempts to comply with the league's spending rules in 2019/20. 11

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Barbet makes it three for Warburton’s Rangers – Signing
at 18:19 18 Jun 2019


Barbet makes it three for Warburton’s Rangers – Signing 18th Jun 2019 18:11
QPR’s brisk summer business continued this afternoon with the signing of Brentford defender Yoann Barbet on a free transfer and three year contract. 6

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Monk leaves Birmingham
at 16:56 18 Jun 2019

https://www.bcfc.com/news/articles/2019/club-statement-garry-monk/?utm_source=Tw
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The view from the Pu - Season review
at 18:02 17 Jun 2019

Couple of bits that landed while I was abroad to post this week, starting with Steve's final column of the season. Thanks to him for sticking with it over nine trying months, looking forward to having him back in 2019/20.


The view from the Pu – Season review 17th Jun 2019 18:01
Steve Hardy’s final LFW column of the 2018/19 campaign looks back at the highs and lows of the season as a whole. 2

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Rangers stalwart Wallace heads for Loftus Road - Signing
at 18:31 14 Jun 2019


Rangers stalwart Wallace heads for Loftus Road - Signing 14th Jun 2019 18:31
Veteran Glasgow Rangers left back Lee Wallace is the second player heading south of the border to join QPR today, signing a two-year-contract to rejoin his former boss Mark Warburton. 7

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Keeper Kelly becomes Warburton’s first addition – Signing
at 17:14 14 Jun 2019


Keeper Kelly becomes Warburton’s first addition – Signing 14th Jun 2019 17:11
The first new signing of Mark Warburton’s reign as QPR manager has been confirmed as Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly on a four year deal. 6

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End of Term Report 18/19 – Strikers
at 15:08 24 May 2019


End of Term Report 18/19 – Strikers 24th May 2019 15:05
The fourth and final part of our annual end of season round up of individual players’ performances turns attention to QPR’s misfiring, mostly borrowed, attack. 11

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End of Term Report 18/19 – Midfielders
at 20:29 22 May 2019


End of Term Report 18/19 – Midfielders 22nd May 2019 20:23
The penultimate part of our annual player-by-player assessment of the QPR squad features the midfielders (and a couple of wingers), and our only A mark in the entire squad. 6

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End of Term Report 18/19 - Defenders
at 08:22 21 May 2019


End of Term Report 18/19 - Defenders 21st May 2019 08:01
The second part of our annual run down of each individual player’s performance from the campaign just gone focuses on a defence which has conceded 70 goals for the second season in a row. 11

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End of Term Report 18/19 - Goalkeepers
at 08:39 20 May 2019

Part one of four...


End of Term Report 18/19 - Goalkeepers 20th May 2019 08:31
LFW’s annual run down of each individual player’s performance across the season starts with a look at goalkeepers Matt Ingram and Joe Lumley. 1

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Pulis gone
at 10:10 17 May 2019

As expected, but confirmed now.
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Ian Holloway podcast part two
at 08:11 17 May 2019

Some of the oddest radio you'll ever listen to


Ian Holloway live, part two - Podcast 17th May 2019 08:10
The traditional end of season live edition of the Open All R’s welcomed former QPR player and manager Ian Holloway to the Camden Round House last week. 0

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Warburton press conference
at 09:41 15 May 2019

For want of something better to do with their time, the club are holding a press conference with Warburton live on the Facepaint. Blowing the dust of Bondy's piano here from 1030...

Ok, 18 minutes late.

First question is "why will you succeed where so many have failed before". Crikey, morning Mark...

Never refer to other managers, everybody comes in with their own expectations. I spoke to the owners, LF and LH, heard their plans for the club, where they see it in five years, the foundations they're building and my role in that. Got a good feeling. At Brentford we had to build, play young, use the academy which is so well run here, play football the fans will enjoy.

Honest in the interview, spoke my mind, how I see the game and how I will go about work. It aligned. I like what I heard about the club. The financial situation is well documented but the plans for sustainability and moving forwards were very impressive.

The club has had well documented problems. the job of the board and owners is to make sure it's on a sound footing. I know what we can and can't do, and how we can build the squad. the clarity is there.


Is it just about survival next season?
You'd never say anything to a group of players that makes them think we will accept average. We want to be the best we can be. We want to create an environment and hope the players respond. It's a tough division.

On the released list...
I've been here days, I know many of the players, we understand the financial situation, some tough decisions have had to be made, it's for the good of the club. We're doing the right thing by the club for the long term health and welfare of the club. We want to use the young players here and use the market wisely.

We'll be active, looking at players young and old. You have to have experience in this tough league but we want youthful energy and desire. Every club will be saying the same, there are good young players out there who will benefit from playing for QPR and we need to balance that with experienced players.

Would never be critical of the previous manager. Everybody has their own ideas. I know how I want the team to play, how I want the players to come in and work at training every day.

On staff appointments...
The worst mistake you can make in any business is walk in and make changes without seeing what the existing staff can do. I tried to sign Eustace for Rangers but his injury situation didn't allow. Neil worked at Arsenal for 20 years, he knows world class.

Dave Sexton story klaxon.

I hope the fans' passion is still strong. We want to give the supporters more information - this is what we're doing, this is what we're trying to achieve. It galls me when I hear about giving less information to the supporters, we want to keep them informed going forwards about what we're doing.

What next...
Straight away, pre-season programme. The players will have clarity on that. We're looking at the contract situation of players. I'm talking to Chris Ramsey, who's done a magnificent job, about who might be ready. Using transfer market and loan market wisely. Then we're looking ahead to structuring work and introducing the players to the style of play we want to use. They come to work here every day, they have to enjoy that, this place needs to be the best it can be, the food, the programme. We want to challenge them every day and we want them to enjoy coming to work with us every day.

You need players who have seniority, maturity and physicality to deal with the league. Look at the game last night, that's what's involved. You want the youthful players and they have to be mentored by smart, experienced players. 24 teams come back in July and say they're going to go for it, by November some slip away, time keeping drops, standards drop. We have to maintain that.

I'm excited. I enjoyed meeting the owners, chatting to Lee and Les. You have to ask the right questions and get the right answers back.

And that's your lot. Disappointing we didn't get to hear who he fancies for the US PGA this weekend.

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