35 year-old Ryan Nelson has had a great career since joining Blackburn Rovers and Mark Hughes from MLS team DC United in 2005, and he has played for Blackburn, Tottenham and now Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.
Ryan Nelson – it was like the Alamo out there
And it seems the New Zealander has fond memories of Newcastle and playing at St. James’ Park, as he had this to say after the game:
“I love those conditions. I’ve got to admit it was fun out there for most of the match. St James’ Park is one of my favorite places, especially with the rain lashing down and the wind biting. And the crowd is really passionate.”
“Maybe I’m just sentimental but that’s what English football is all about.” “It was like the Alamo at times. I swear I heard the horns and the cavalry coming!”
And after the game Harry Redknapp blasted his overpaid players, and apparently former Chelsea right back José Bosingwa had refused to travel to Newcastle to be on the bench, and he was fined two weeks wages and Harry will likely try to move the player out of the club next month.
And Harry Redknapp – this was his first defeat as QPR manager – was hardly pleased with the 24 times capped Portuguese International, as he explained:
“That’s not a bad amount to earn for two weeks’ work, is it?” “There are players here earning more than anyone was when I was at Tottenham. There are a lot of players earning far too much money for their ability and for what they give to the club.”
QPR are now 10 points behind Newcastle with only 10 points from their 18 league games QPR will have to start picking up some wins shortly, otherwise they will be favorites to take the drop after only two seasons in the Premier League, and millions of pounds spent on the players by majority owner, Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes.
Newcastle also have to start to get some wins under our belt, so at least we can move away from the relegation zone and we are hoping for up to three new players coming through the door next month – and Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Steven Taylor being fit in about three weeks time.
That will help the side big time.
Howay The Lads!!
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