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by sparkypark
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: QPR help kick off Oaklands
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

The club owns smallish parcels of land at Old Oak, mainly on the fringes of the regeneration area - the Oaklands development is one of those fringes. Car Giant owns most of the land that will be developed in the first phase of major building there. The Development Corporation that has responsibility...
by sparkypark
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: Stadium Capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 2339

Re: Stadium Capacity

Every club every season has people who turn up for their first game. What makes QPR unusual is that very few of them come back again. The others do not play good football all the time, but most have stadiums that have leg room and better facilities than Loftus Road, and people come back. Many become...
by sparkypark
Thu May 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: By Royal Appointment
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: By Royal Appointment

So we have all this really positive community based stuff going on ... showing we are more than just a football club. But we can't get approval for a new football stadium which would allow us to do/ support those things even better. Hmmm. Well, at Old Oak we haven't had permission to build on someb...
by sparkypark
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: Hoos the boss
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Hoos the boss

In simple terms of time zones, this makes sense. If Lee Hoos wants to make a decision at 5 he should not have to try to get approval from the Board at 1 in the morning in Malaysia. Obviously some transfer decisions may take place well past Tony's bedtime.
by sparkypark
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: Russian Hacking
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Russian Hacking

Plenty of communists have hacked and spammed this site over the years 8) I know Sheepy is only making a joke, but he/she is just fighting a war that ended 25 years ago (the dissolution of the USSR). Mr Putin may have had his training in the Soviet system but he is now using his skills to support ri...
by sparkypark
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: Les Ferdinand
Replies: 38
Views: 4102

Re: Les Ferdinand

He's been an abject failure in the role which is unsurprising as he's no previous experience. Responsible for making a succession of poor managerial appointments, assembling a squad that can't get a shot on target at home, and getting rid of leaders like Hill and Faurlin. Incredible to think we wer...
by sparkypark
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: Bob Dylan
Replies: 51
Views: 4102

Re: Bob Dylan

They did bring a new momentum in things like peace activism and environmentalism. The 60s generation is still the most politically conscious of any that followed. I am delighted to see young people in the UK getting involved in the political debates of today so maybe that will change. dm - great po...
by sparkypark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: Bob Dylan
Replies: 51
Views: 4102

Re: Bob Dylan

Puzzling decision really, he's no Rumi after all, and his best stuff was 45 years ago which precludes people under 40 understanding the context of the songs. There are loads of brilliant writers/poets who should have gotten the award, who next, Iggy Pop or Morrissey? There are no songwriters of the...
by sparkypark
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphere
Replies: 62
Views: 7000

Re: QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphere

And another thing. Season ticket holders' names were taken off the seats to save money. But money was found to give us all leaflets to tell us to cheer up. I wasn't all that worried about the name labels, but I know some people and specially kids liked them. But what's the point in saving money ther...
by sparkypark
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: QPR and the "long ball"
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: QPR and the "long ball"

Nothing to do with the 'long ball' stats, but, why is the English on the HITC site so often weird? Run by numbers people. The English is not ungrammatical, but the sentences are unusually long, packed with subordinate clauses and more than a few unnecessary words, to a degree that indicates that th...
by sparkypark
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: Cycle ride round London clubs
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

Cycle ride round London clubs

This seems a good cause if there are any keen cyclists out there. (Taken from the QPR1st site) Would you like to cycle around London’s football grounds on Sept 2, in support of the campaign to combat prostate cancer? If so, contact http://kevin.fitzgerald@thstofficial.com Starting at the Olympic Sta...
by sparkypark
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: Rio Olympics
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Rio Olympics

This was a fantastic performance - dedicated sportspeople who worked hard supported by big money focused on the games in which GB could get medals. So, no money for basketball, not a lot for the the 100 metres but a load into areas where GB could win. It was a clever idea to put lottery money into t...
by sparkypark
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: New Stadium Latest
Replies: 9
Views: 3198

Re: New Stadium Latest

Presumably Car Giant published that statement last week because they expected the Mayor would soon announce his approval for QPR's initial plans to build housing at Old Oak Common. They just tried to get their retaliation in first. The Mayor announced his approval today. It doesn't mean the club wil...
by sparkypark
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Football (including QPR matters not in above forum) and general forum.
Topic: You who voted out
Replies: 31
Views: 4722

Re: You who voted out

Do you know that if you voted out in the recent referendum yo are according to Sir David Hare eminent playwright and Hampstead socialist driven by xenophobia nd mass hatred. Further novelist Andrew O'Hag an compares you to Adolf Hitler's Brown shirts and the victory to " a dictatorship of the illit...
by sparkypark
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: QPR Discussion
Topic: New Stadium Latest
Replies: 9
Views: 3198

Re: New Stadium Latest

Car Giant are very good at making noise, but let's not forget they have not even put together a planning application for their plans, let alone getting them approved. They said they would make planning application months ago, but it seems to be still in the distance. No decisions have been made - ap...