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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:38 pm 
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QPR are again eyeing Peterborough’s young boss Darren Ferguson.

Sir Alex’s son, 36, was in the frame for the job in the summer but the club’s new owners opted for Iain Dowie.

Rangers boast just one point from four games and a source close to Ferguson said: “We know they have kept an eye on him. The next few weeks could be interesting.”

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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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Back off he belongs to the mighty posh.

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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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Back off he belongs to the mighty posh.

Beat Leeds 2-0 on Saturday happy days. :fonz:


He knows the hoops are the way forward. It would be nice if their owners spent some of their cash though.


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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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Depends if he wants control over players though. At Posh he can run the club his way he controls who comes in and out of the club. At QPR he'd be given a team of players and told to make it work.

Posh due to our new financial backing have a real chance of getting into the play offs this season and possibly going for promotion next season. He may be better off staying with Posh as a couple of bad results at QPR and he could be out the door. Better off consolidating the good work he's already done before moving on.


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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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With a decent manager QPR could be in the PL, I would say this season but it's getting a bit late, unless they act now. But certainly next year.
They have a decent squad.


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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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With a decent manager QPR could be in the PL, I would say this season but it's getting a bit late, unless they act now. But certainly next year.
They have a decent squad.


There's a lot of clubs saying that though especailly in the Championship. I don't think Fergie Jnr is the answer not experienced at that level and dealing with big names. He's built Posh's success on getting in Non League players who are hungry and want to succeed but maybe didn't get a break. You might get the pleasure of watching George Boyd if he does go there this lad is a class act.


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 Post subject: Re: QPR Eye Fergie
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The bloke's always going to have that question mark over his head - is he a good manager, or are chairmen just hoping that he's 'like father, like son' ?


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 Post subject: QPR Sack Iain Dowie
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Ambitious QPR will turn to former boss Terry Venables - if Iain Dowie fails to keep them in the promotion race for the Premier League.

Venables' name is top of the emergency list at the billionaire-backed London outfit and there could be a dramatic move for the one-time Hoops chief to return and lead them back to the big time.

Under-pressure Dowie was carpeted after the last game and 'reminded of what is expected'.

Venables, 65, who recently turned down an offer to take over at Newcastle on a part-time basis, could be tempted by QPR where he made a huge impression in the 80s.

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 Post subject: Re: QPR line up Terry Venables to replace Iain Dowie
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I think it could be good for QPR and El Tel.

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Barry Fry insists it will take a lot to prise manager Darren Ferguson away from Peterborough United.

The Posh have made an excellent start to life in League One following promotion last season and their staff and players alike are attracting interest.

Not only are the club's top players being linked with big-money moves - but Ferguosn too is being tipped to make the step up in the near future.

But Fry insists the club are as intent on keeping their highly-rated young manager as they are their best players,

"There is going to be clubs wanting his services," he told Sky Sports News.

"And depending on the clubs we really won't stand in his way...so long as we get around £8.4million or some sort of compensation, something like that!" he quipped.

Fry also continued to stick to Peterborough's stance that they are not looking to sell any of their assets.

"We say they are not for sale and managers being as they are say 'well you must have a price' and I say '£5million', and they say 'nobody is going to give you that' and we say 'exactly they are not for sale'," Fry explained.

"We turned down two million for Aaron McLean in the summer, a million for Craig Mackail-Smith and on top of that the chairman gave the manager half-a-million in the summer to strengthen the squad so that is really a statement of intent from the chairman, from the manager that we want back-to-back promotions."

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 Post subject: Re: Will Fergie Leave Posh?
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Hopefully he stays at posh for the time being. If he went I could see a few of the better players following him out the door he might even try and take them with him if QPR came knocking. We've got a very good chance of making the playoffs this season so it's important to keep hold of our players and manager till the end of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: Will Fergie Leave Posh?
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Hows Boyd doing now JSP?


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 Post subject: Dowie sacked!!
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 Post subject: Re: Dowie sacked!!
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About as much sense as the Welsh Language...

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 Post subject: Re: Dowie sacked!!
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Get Fergie in!


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 Post subject: Re: Dowie sacked!!
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Could see it coming the owners obviously have there own man in mind and Dowie isn't exactly a fashionable manager. Still being in and around the play offs at this time of the season is surely doing a good job. anything can happen between now and May.

Feel sorry for Dowie

PS Back off Darren Ferguson he's got a job to do at posh.


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QPR have sacked manager Iain Dowie just 12 games into the Coca-Cola Championship season.

The 43-year-old, who only took over from previous boss Luigi de Canio in May, leaves Loftus Road with the west London club lying ninth in the table.

Veteran winger Gareth Ainsworth has been placed in caretaker charge ahead of Saturday's trip to Reading.

A club statement read: "The board of Queens Park Rangers Football Club has terminated the contract of manager Iain Dowie with immediate effect."

Dowie took charge of just 15 games in all competitions - exactly the same number as during his ill-fated spell at Charlton two years ago.

The former Northern Ireland striker guided Rangers into the last 16 of the Carling Cup, where they face a trip to Manchester United after knocking out Aston Villa in the third round.

His last game in charge was a goalless draw at Swansea on Tuesday night, where the opposition played for more than an hour with defender Alan Tate in goal.

Rangers were among the pre-season promotion favourites, bankrolled as they are by Formula One bosses Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone and Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal.

But their only victory in their last six games was a nervy 2-1 success over bottom side Nottingham Forest.

Dowie was also reported to have clashed with Briatore over the club's transfer policy earlier this season, with the likes of 34-year-old ex-Italy midfielder Damiano Tommasi brought in on a one-year contract but yet to make an appearance.

Briatore's contacts are also thought to have secured the signings of Daniel Parejo, on loan from Real Madrid, and Emmanuel Ledesma from Fiorentina, but neither have been in the starting line-up recently.

Former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has already been linked with the role.

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 Post subject: The QPR - the next Athletico Madrid
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Flavio Briatore, the QPR co-owner and chief of the Renault Formula One team, is used to the jet-set lifestyle, but the Italian's undiluted expectations have turned the Loftus Road manager's chair into an ejection seat.

After Iain Dowie became the third QPR manager in 13 months to enter the departure lounge, the west London club were left to navigate their way through this testing fixture against Reading with a novice at the controls.

The signore in temporary charge on the sidelines, Gareth Ainsworth, ensured that the team became the first to take points off Reading at the Madejski Stadium this season thanks to stout defending.

Yet the chances of Ainsworth turning his caretaker role into a permanent position are as slim as the supermodels on the Milan catwalk. The veteran midfielder is QPR's longest-serving player, but he has none of the star quality associated with the front-runners for the job, namely Terry Venables, former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli and ex-Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini.

Irrespective of who becomes the next QPR manager, they are likely to come under untold pressure from the start. Giving a unique insight into the time frame the next incumbent will probably be working to, Mahon said: "Since the new owners have come in the expectation has gone through the roof.

"They want success. I know Flavio said he's got a two or three-year plan, but I know he wants it [Premier League football] sooner than that because he's an ambitious man."

Former England manager Venables would be a popular choice with supporters, having played for QPR from 1969-74 before leading them into the top-flight when manager in the Eighties. However, Briatore's demand for instant results could diminish El Tel's interest.

The Italian multi-millionaire is used to success, having led Renault to two F1 world championships – four including the two titles won by Benetton in the Nineties – and Dowie's record of eight wins, three draws and just four losses wasn't enough to prevent his sacking.

Talking to Steve Coppell's players, you get the feeling expectations are managed better at Reading. Midfielder Liam Rosenior said: "The likes of even AC Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid don't win every game at home and we shouldn't expect to."

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I cant believe they think this kind of management would work! I cant see any decent manager in a job taking it. Perhaps that's why El Tels the favourite.


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 Post subject: Re: The QPR - the next Athletico Madrid
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Not sure he'd even touch it. If the rumours that Flavio wants to buy the players then hand them to a coach can't see many top managers especially the likes of Mancini being interested. You'd be a puppet to the owner.

Don't think it'll be too long before they're in the prem especially if Mittel decides to flex his muscles.


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 Post subject: Re: The QPR - the next Athletico Madrid
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Looks like Ainsworth might get it until the end of the season, not a bad result at the weekend.


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