The Soul of a Football Club

The Soul of a Football Club

Watching the class of 92 documentary it was interesting listening to the views of long standing Salford City fans. A number of them interviewed said they were unhappy with the ex-Man Utd players takeover "as it will never be the same." Equally numerous QPR fans say they preferred QPR when the Chrysalis' records founder Chris Wright owned QPR (96-2001) over Briartore / Ecclestone / Fernandes / Bhattia / Mittal, the recent owners over the last 5 years. Mercenary footballers are not …
Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Player Remuneration & Fan Exploitation

Gareth Bale’s £85 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 saw him earn £300,000 per week on a six-year contract, doubling the yearly salary of UK Prime Minister David Cameron in just one week of work. With thousands of consumers struggling to cope with rising ticket prices, there is an imbalance between player remuneration and the cost of going to watch your team play. Football doesn’t have an income problem, it has a spending …
Premier League Captain's Cars Infographic

Premier League Captain's Cars Infographic

Thanks to Vertu Lease Cars we're able to bring you a really interesting infographic which shows which cars the Captains of the Premier League drive! All 20 captains from last season's Premier League are shown below and we had a good little chuckle at Phil Jagielka's! It's a pretty interesting selection of motors with huge horsepower on show to the more family man car. You can also see which captain's are the highest paid with some absolute beauties in there but a few captains …
Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

Where Next For Charlie Austin and Danny Ings?

This season has been a breakthrough for both Charlie Austin and Danny Ings in their debut campaigns in the top flight. However neither were able to prevent their side from getting relegated, thus both will be on the move this summer with Premier League football crucial in their future developments. There is plenty of interest in both and given their homegrown status, it isn't surprising that a lot of top flight sides are looking at the pair. Ings is leaving …
Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City v QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City will play their final Premier League fixture of the season at home after securing their top flight status where they will entertain an already relegated side in Queen's Park Rangers. In a game where pretty much nothing is riding on, especially for the visitors, who will be looking to end their disappointing campaign on a winning note. For Nigel Pearson and Leicester, they've achieved the great escape as they say, will now have an opportunity to finish the …
The Young Dutchmen who could take the Premier League by Storm

The Young Dutchmen who could take the Premier League by Storm

With Manchester United recently confirming the big money signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee in the region of £25-30 million, the world’s attention has turned to Holland’s Eredivisie. Memphis Depay looks capable of setting the Premier League alight next season, and he may not be the only flying young Dutchman we see gracing the Premier League over the next few seasons. Here we take a look at the men who may well follow in Depay’s footsteps, …
QPR v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

QPR v Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

A game of zero significance as far as QPR are concerned, as Rangers were relegated last weekend following a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City. Newcastle though, have all to play for. A dismal run of 8 consecutive defeats have pulled them into the relegation dog fight and a draw at home against West Brom last weekend wasn't helpful either. Simply put, this game is a MUST WIN for Newcastle if they are to stay up in the …
Manchester City vs QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs QPR Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend the Etihad turf hosts a slightly watered down version of the 2011-2012 final day with QPR once again bidding to avoid relegation - the twist is that the Premier League title is already sewn up. This year, Manchester City are simply looking for second spot with Arsenal challenging strongly for the second automatic Champions' League place. Meanwhile, QPR sit 43 points behind the Citizens in 19th place, a whopping seven points from safety. Anything other than an unlikely …
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