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Redknapp Issues Rallying Cry To QPR Fans

Harry Redknapp is urging QPR fans to create a cauldron atmosphere at Loftus Road on Saturday as his side look to pile more misery on out-of-form Manchester City. City have won just once in their last five matches and defeat at home to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night leaves them staring down the barrel of another group-stage exit from the …

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QPR Boss: Austin Is Good Enough For England Squad

Six years ago Charlie Austin was a part-time bricklayer and playing for Poole Town but QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes the now-Premier League striker can cap his incredible rise by cementing his place in the England squad. Austin helped Poole win the 2009 Wessex Premier Division – the ninth tier of English football – with 46 goals in all competitions …

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QPR Boss Redknapp Backs Austin For England

Six years ago Charlie Austin was a bricklayer and Poole Town player but QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes he is now good enough to make the England squad. Austin helped Poole win the 2009 Wessex Premier Division – the ninth tier of English football – with 46 goals in all competitions while also holding down a day-job on a Bournemouth …

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Have We Met Before? – Premier League Managers’ Loyalties

Premier League managers often go for players they have relied on in the past. Here Tom O’Connor looks at the current list of players who Premier League managers have signed for more than just one club in the past. One of the key elements in a team becoming successful is trust. With managers coming under increasing pressure to produce results …

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Chelsea Battle To Beat Resilient QPR

An Oscar special and an Eden Hazard penalty earned Premier League leaders Chelsea a 2-1 win in a hard-fought west London derby with QPR at Stamford Bridge. Striker Diego Costa returned following a four-game absence with his problematic hamstrings and showed few signs of rustiness as Chelsea took the lead through Oscar’s stunning strike. Try as they might, Jose Mourinho’s …

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QPR Boss Has High Hopes For Charlie Austin

Harry Redknapp has backed Charlie Austin to score the goals that will keep QPR in the Premier League after his match-winning brace against Aston Villa. The 25-year-old scored in either half to secure a valuable three points which moves Rangers off the foot of the table and leaves Villa winless and goalless in their last five games. Austin hit a …

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QPR, Harry Redknapp & The Taarabt Saga

Conor Heffernan examines the volatile situation between QPR boss Harry Redknapp and midfielder Adel Taarabt, a player that the manager has lambasted publicly.  When asked about Adel Taarabt’s absence from his side in the aftermath of QPR’s defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, R’s boss Harry Redknapp claimed the midfielder was struggling with fitness issues and was three stone overweight. It …

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Will Liverpool Be The End Of Old ‘Arry?

A big performance is needed from QPR against Liverpool on Sunday, as another defeat could leave manager Harry Redknapp facing the chop. Bottom of the league after seven games, QPR’s start to the season couldn’t have been any worse. The newly promoted side have suffered defeat, after humiliating defeat. New signings such as Rio Ferdinand have failed to live up …

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Premier League Preview – QPR vs Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Lofus Road on Saturday looking to put the Raheem Sterling fiasco behind them. Reports this week suggest Harry Redknapp’s future as QPR manager is far from secure. Redknapp spent most of Friday’s pre-match press conference explaining that he doesn’t feel under pressure, but newspaper reports are hinting at Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood possibly being sounded out …

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QPR Vs Liverpool: Colourful Financial Histories Collide

QPR & Liverpool fans know a thing or two about financial troubles. Sean Curtin examines how one club bounced back from potential financial ruin and how another did not.  Bottom of the league, QPR host what has been an indifferent Liverpool team, looking to recapture last season’s form on Sunday, but there is a more interesting story behind this match-up. Both …

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Where Are They Now? – Portsmouth’s 2008 FA Cup Winning Side

We all remember the Hollywood story of Portsmouth. Winning the FA Cup was a dream for this small, south coast club in 2008 under Harry Redknapp. They made a meteoric rise to success after being promoted from Division One, including a UEFA Cup run. Their demise has been just as spectacular however. Administrations, new owners, relegations have now seen the …

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Tottenham Almost Offloaded Gareth Bale For £5 Million

Martin Jol has said that he could have signed Gareth Bale for £5 million when he was in charge at Hamburg back in 2008. Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has told TalkSport that he almost signed Welsh superstar Gareth Bale when he was in charge of Hamburg. The Dutchman was sacked by Spurs following a poor start to the 07/08 and took …

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Three Talking Points From Harry Redknapp’s Autobiography

Harry Redknapp has revealed three surprising claims in his new book ‘A Man Walks Onto The Pitch’, including the admission that he rates Paul Scholes as a better player than both Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane. “Too small, you would think – can’t run, dumpy little ginger nut – but then the ball would come to him and he would …

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Harry Redknapp Missed Out On Suarez When At Tottenham

Current Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Reknapp has revealed in his new book that he almost landed Patrick Vieira and Luis Suarez during his stint as Tottenham Hotspur manager. Harry Redknapp, who famously took umbrage at a Sky Sports reporter for suggesting he was a wheeler dealer, has been lifting the lid on some of the deals he was involved …

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Premier League Preview: West Ham vs QPR

Sam Allardyce will be hoping his West Ham side can earn another valuable three points with a win over Harry Redknapp’s QPR. West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers A meeting of two teams with quite different outlooks on how their seasons have gone to date. The Hammers have bounced back well from an opening day defeat to Spurs, scoring in …

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QPR Still Interested In Signing Striker

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is still hopeful of signing 33-year-old striker Peter Crouch for the fifth time. An enquiry was made in the summer and The Guardian reports that Redknapp may be looking to make another offer for the big frontman come January with these comments:  “I like Crouchy, he knows how to play,” Redknapp said. “He’s a bit like Bobby [Zamora], he …

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Manchester United Vs QPR: 5 Talking Points

Manchester United finally got their opening Premier League win of the season with a convincing 4-0 win against QPR. Dan Dalton discusses the the main talking points from Sunday’s encounter. _____ 1. Angel Di Maria provided much needed pace and penetration The former Real Madrid midfielder was outstanding on his home debut for the Red Devils. The 26-year-old scored the opener …

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The Formation Dilemma in Premier League Football

4-3-1-2? 4-1-2-1-2? 4-4-2 diamond? Gavin Nolan discusses the current dilemma surrounding Premier League tacticians at present. Look through the Premier League now, or any of the teams in top European leagues and you will struggle to find the team that predominantly plays 4-4-2. For so long it was the default system that teams used. Growing up, kids were introduced to 11-aside …

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