Are Queens Park Rangers a real football team?

Queens Park Rangers are in the bottom three of the Premier League table and strongly considered relegation candidates No. 1.

For good reason, too. It seems the players are doing everything in their power to become a running punchline rather than a legitimate football team.

Consider that in the span of one week, defensive midfielder Sandro injured himself in training practicing his knee-slide goal celebration (which he, with his 3 goals in 81 Premier League games, clearly needs to brush up on) and defender Steven Caulker was briefly handcuffed by police after walking out of a store munching on a tub of Philadelphia cream cheese he forgot to pay for. What, was Caulker just trying to nurse a leg injury

And to think, manager Harry Redknapp drives two hours each way to and from his house just to have to train baby-sit these guys each day. What a mess!


Sky reporter uses vanishing spray to keep QPR fans under control

You can always count on some wacky things to happen during Sky Sports’ coverage of Deadline Day. (Considering how many consecutive hours their reporters spend outside of stadiums across England, it’s surprising that more shenanigans don’t happen.)

With about 5 hours before the transfer window closed on Monday, Gary Cotterill used a unique method of keeping the rowdy QPR fans behind him at bay: vanishing spray.

The fans seem happy to oblige Gary, standing the designated four feet away from him behind the white line. They’re more well-behaved than some actual footballers, who are happy to sneak a step beyond the disappearing line.


Naughty pup eats QPR fans tickets for playoff final

It’s not very often that the excuse of “my dog ate my homework” can actually be used. But, for one unlucky Queens Park Rangers fan, his pup really did eat something very important!

Saffa Michail was beside himself after his dog destroyed his tickets for QPR’s playoff final against Derby at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.  It’s safe to say Michail was less than pleased with the dog, telling several people on Twitter that he wanted to kill him (thank goodness he was half-joking or this would be a very different story).

Luckily for him, the club was able to step in and make sure his tickets were reprinted without issue — and he got a tweet from a QPR player, too:

While Michail is thankful the situation was sorted by the club, we’re certain the most relieved being in this whole situation is the naughty pup who surely avoided any further reprimanding. Plus, he’s pretty darn cute. Hard to be too mad at him, right?

(H/T Off The Post)


Arsenal look to hijack Newcastle’s bid for Remy

Loic Remy may have been pulling up trees at Newcastle but will he be there next season? Altough the QPR striker enjoying a loan spell at St James’ Park, the latest speculation is that Arsenal will make a move for the Frenchman in the summer. We’ve also got the latest on Liverpool’s hopes of signing a couple of players during the close season. Click here for more.


Julio Cesar considers MLS transfer


Toronto FC look set to add another big name to their roster ahead of the new MLS season. Having captured USA star midfielder Michael Bradley and England striker Jermain Defoe, Toronto aim to seal a deal for Brazil keeper Julio Cesar. The Queens Park Rangers keeper is out of favor with the English Championship side and is looking for regular soccer in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup.

For this rumor and the rest of Saturday’s transfer gossip, click here.


Wayward squirrel chased off field during QPR match

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QPR’s home match against Leicester City was stopped for a good five minutes after a squirrel made its way onto the pitch and refused to leave. Nuts!

Thankfully, Leicester striker David Nugent heroically chased the furry pitch invader off the field, flailing his arms wildly to the delight of the crowd at Loftus Road.


Joey Barton messes with his opponent’s privates

QPR’s Joey Barton gave injured opponent Danny Guthrie a, ahem, precautionary gonad check-up whilst receiving treatment on the pitch in the late stages of his side’s 1-1 draw at Reading.

Though some may have seen sinister intent in it, Barton merely was having a little fun with his former Newcastle teammate, which he confirmed via Twitter afterward:

How refreshing, a Joey Barton blog with little to no controversy attached!

via 101GG


Harry Redknapp gets hit in head with ball, QPR promptly concedes equalizer

Poor Harry. He just can’t stay out of the way from comical incidents at his expense.

On Saturday, with his QPR side up 2-1 at Millwall, a fan tried to throw a ball back onto the pitch, but hit Redknapp in the head instead. As you can see, Harry was none too pleased about this stunt, and began cursing out the fan.

Those sly Millwall hooligans, always up to some mischief! They must’ve known how much I hate getting hit by balls

Compounding Harry’s headache, QPR promptly conceded the slim lead just seconds later (while Redknapp was still giving it to the fan), and in stoppage time no less.

He shouldn’t stay too mad for too long, considering QPR are still unbeaten in Championship play. Let’s just hope the knock to the head doesn’t stop Harry from churning out his next autobiography.

H/T 101GG


License to Rome? Gervinho Italy bound


Luis Suarez may be high on the agenda at Arsenal, but let’s not forget there is plenty of other transfer activity going on at Emirates Stadium. Gervinho looks like he is heading to Roma, while QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar could be joining the Gunners squad. We’ve also got the latest on the usual suspects - Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. Just click here for the best gossip around.


Brooklyn Beckham trains with QPR, close to joining Academy

Beckham could be back in the Premier League before we know it, Brooklyn Beckham that is.

David Beckham’s 14-year-old son has been training with recently relegated Queens Park Rangers and while reports have said that he has signed, QPR has confirmed that those reports were a little quick on the trigger.

We may have to wait a little longer for a Beckham to be playing for England again, but at least Brooklyn is on the right track. He could probably just show this video of him putting the moves on PSG defender Thiago Silva earlier this year.