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 …

The £4m Premier League Team

Transfer spending makes or breaks any club. The demise of all the following "once great" clubs can be attributed to transfer spending, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Coventry City, Glasgow Rangers and a host more. Bolton with a £140m debt, rock bottom of the Championship and Leeds (who have sold both their Stadium and their training ground) probably fared the worst. In light of this it is astonishing the following Premier League 11 cost a mere £3,940,000.00. …
What More do Bournemouth Need This Summer to Stay Up?

What More do Bournemouth Need This Summer to Stay Up?

The television money available to Premier League clubs is going to influence the league in many ways. The signings made by some of the mid-table clubs this summer suggests that the quality will continue to rise, which could increase the gap in ability between Premier League and Championship sides. Every side in the second tier dreams of promotion to allow them to have a piece of the rising financial rewards in the top flight, but once they get there, it …
Would Charlie Austin be a good signing for Newcastle?

Would Charlie Austin be a good signing for Newcastle?

According to various reports, Newcastle are closing in on Charlie Austin and the move could be completed next week. As expected in the silly season of the transfer window, there are conflicting reports, with preferred media partner the Daily Mirror stating the deal is done, while Sky maintain that no fee has been agreed between Newcastle and QPR. Although it does look like there is some progress being made in Newcastle's pursuit of Austin, which is positive news for the …
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 …
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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