QPR Executive – Remy Didn’t Join For The Money – Right!


The QPR Chief Executive Philip Beard has insisted today that Loic Remy did not join the club for financial reasons – and obviously the Frenchman wanted to join a very famous club in London with one of the best grounds in the Premier League – not.

Philip Beard

Philip Beard – QPR Chief Executive

And we have been waiting for somebody from QPR to say this since Remy signed earlier in the week – and it’s simply a load of tripe and onions – period. 😀

Remy even declined to meet with QPR manager Harry Redknapp when he traveled to France to see him, the week before last, and Harry has said many times that it will be difficult for QPR to attract good players in during the January transfer window, being rock bottom of the league.

But then there’s always the money – which is the only attraction QPR has to offer – let’s face it – they’ve signed over 15 players in the last twelve months – and Redknapp has complained about having too many overpaid players at QPR – who are average at best – but we notice that hasn’t stopped Harry from adding to them.

Bear put this on the QPR web-site today:

“This move isn’t motivated by money,” “Loic has a passion and desire to achieve in his career and similar to Julio Cesar, he wanted to be part of our project.”

“We know we haven’t achieved our goals so far this season, but he wanted to come in and help us build for the future.”

To say Remy’s move wasn’t motivated by money, when he was offered £85K/week by a small London club with a very small ground – twice what Newcastle offered him – is being self deceptive at best – and it’s a mistake for Philip Beard to try to say otherwise – it’s  simply embarrassing.

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340 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Ibiza

    Going off the section of the site you posted this is the figure that comes out for last 5 years.

    £-38.3 spend so a huge profit.

    I’m not saying it should all be spent on transfer fees though…there is things that cost money in clubs and a year in the championship will have not helped financially.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    There are no comments yet … please kick things off by filling out the form below.

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  • markmac

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #3

    fcuk him, he’s gone elsewhere now for what ever reason, im sick of hearing about the ‘nearly gots’ !! who’s [if anyone] is our new target[s] ?????

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    WE DO NOT CARE!!!

    Remy is old news, move on.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Third times lucky….

    TS…Leaving out the 07/08 season? Either way £7m odd is only peanuts 😉

    I can only speculate about the relegation cost and requirement, but let’s say we just say that seasons figures were a write off you can knock £24m out there.

    Not saying we’ve been big spenders, as clearly we haven’t. Just some perspective is needed before claims of we make a profit on transfers almost every window.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes yes, we all heard, a game of FIFA 12 swayed him 😉 lol

    By the way, this might be a long short, but Kaka wants away from Real asap!

    …would he be interested maybe? Can we afford him? (the idea of Kaka intrigues me :))

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t think it was just money at QPR though…he has been made a lot of promises in terms of where the club is headed and like you say he has the get out of it doesn’t work.

    If they get m’villa, looks done, then thats another good player and they have a good chance to stay up as they look much better under Harry.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I dont see why the hell we don’t explore loan deals as a avenue for getting players, such as that player from udinese who’s available (forgot his name). If we’re going to be tight on money this window then why don’t we get several players on loan to tide us over to the end of the season. Then we can reassess in the summer and hopefully the bumper PL deal should give us some solid transfer funds.

    I know its short term thinking but surely its better then 1 signing in whats looking like the most important transfer window for us in some time 😐

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh well. We can get him for free in the summer…. if the club still want him.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Repost:

    Maybe this is optimism but…I feel like we are building to something big in this transfer window. I think by the end we will have a new cf a new cb and maybe a midfielder/suprise signing.

    I cant see Ashley not putting some money in the team, maybe all our deals will be under the radar. I just think we will be happy come the end of the transfer window.

    But like i said maybe its just optimism.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #11

    ibiza.

    I just took this season and then the previous 4.

    The interesting stat is that spurs net spend over the same period is only +7mil I think.

    They have done very well selling at the right time and using that money very very well.

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  • radja in Indonesia

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Enough is enough !! Remy is not the best player in the world..!! Move on……..

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    @9

    If we don’t go down too!!

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  • greg

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Remy: i didnt go QPR for money, i went there for my dream

    Reporter: So what is your dream?

    Remy: Earn a lot of money

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #15

    TS…do you think a game of FIFA 12 can sway M’Vila as well or do you think he’ll demand that it has to be FIFA 13? 😉

    …someone call Lamearse and tell him to buy FIFA 13 (it’s not money they want to an owner who want to play a game of FIFA with them) lol

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Seriously, Remy has signed for QPR, let’s stop sounding like bitter tw@s and move on. He met representatives from both clubs, was offered more money and probably a more ambitious plan by one, and was offered less cash, but a lower risk of relegation and I’d imagine no release clause at another. Given that we are both struggling in the league and could feasibly both go down why is it such a shock?

    Anyway, please make this the last Remy article you post, at least until we play them at the end of the season Ed.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #17

    I think there is a pool of talent in the Championship that should be looked at.

    Such as Tom Ince or Adam Reach of ‘Boro.

    Fraction of the price of Remy, will give 110% for the team.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #18

    so does cashley make money thru the toon or not.Does he make money if we are relagated by payoffs and transfers, so if he doesent speculate to accumulate and just lets us roll thats his gamble

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19

    TS….To be completely honest, if they had conducted business correctly in the summer I wouldn’t give a care to whether we had gained money overall, amounts don’t really interest me, it’s what we have available to us with regards to players, not their price tags.

    Spurs are a great example of selling and buying wisely. Up until the summer, i would have said us as well, but it’s a hard argument at the minute 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #20

    rainrix

    It’s a great idea.

    If we stick to our policy of only buying top target and if we cant get them waiting til they become available then loans make sense.

    If we have a good standard of young player in that position i’d rather play him than do a loan, but we don’t have many good kids in the academy, therefore a loan wont really stifle their progress.

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  • Martin33

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Rumors from Italy said that NUFC are now looking for the chance to bring either Alessandro Matri or Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus. As a Juventus fan and NUFC fan as well, I think the deal will be just great. Matri would be my first choice, 28 year old, strong and got pace. Although seem to be way out of form, still a very solid CF that NUFC is much needed now. If Juve gets Drogba or Llorente this window, we can even get him from loan. (From what I know the salary is around 150m-200m euro per year.) What you guys think?

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  • therush12

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed Absolutely love the sarcasm in the first paragraph.

    On Remy:-
    I Think everyone should just move on fast, it’s the world of football at the end of the day i bet it’s not the first time a player rejected us!

    The only reason people are making a bigger deal out of it is simply because we get 1 name leaked to us and i think everyone goes overboard on how great they are. It happens all the time soon as a player name gets linked with us people start doing their predicted transfers and always start name dropping those players.

    Surely NUFC should have other targets at the ready, you can’t pin your hopes on one man.

    I hope they just concentrate on bringing in a top CB and maybe a squad or prospect that can be called upon when needed, and of course another good striker

    – Just my views don’t shoot me down, never posted properly on here before!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #23

    jesper

    I will even lend them my fifa 13 and ps3 if it will get them over the line.

    Ibiza

    Amounts don’t concern me either really, don’t care if we spend £2mil each year…as long as it gets us players of the right quality money is irrelevant from my point of view.

    richyg

    Boro have some great players…george friend would be a perfect signing. A CB who can, and does a lot, play LB. Tall, strong, good pace, makes good runs at the right time, good cross, good in the air…just what we need. He was great against swansea this year as well.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #24

    i like him too but the gaffer does not fancy him

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Martin – 150m – 200m Euro per year? Where did you get that figure from? Even if you knock a zero off you are still hugely out of NUFC budget.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #26

    John Tudor…I don’t know with any certainty, but I assume the following:

    Ashley can’t make money from the club until it is making money itself.

    As and when Ashley does take money out, it will be to repay his loan. Until that is repaid, he’s not making money form NUFC.

    His other company SD would seemingly get free advertising from the toon, which is profitable to Ashley, so there is an argument of benefit, but not a direct simple transaction like taking money from the club. I don’t know figures, but I’d imagine this is somewhat offset against the interest free loan.

    Whether we stay up or go down Ashley can sell our players. I’d imagine they’d sell for more if we were in the PL and not in a desperate need to sell, so would assume he’d rather we stayed up, especially with the extra money PL clubs receive.

    We’ll know how he views things over the next couple of weeks.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Sage…. The problem obviously is if they are starters at the club like PEA then they aren’t going to be happy sending him on loan, They’d want him gone with the full transfer fee.

    Its tricky but something we should explore.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Heres my other take on all this…
    Silence from the club is deafening….
    Maybe just maybe, they have a decent signing or two ready to unveil tomorrow, to give the club a BIIIIG Lift before heir crusial game with reading??

    I am living in hope here, nothing else just hope!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #29

    we can all put forward a great selection of players who without a doubt will perfom if they got a chance to come here but we know the same old story we tried but blah blah blah i only hope im wrong

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  • Scottiedog

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #30

    How much would it cost to get Rickie Lambert??? I know he is 30 (??) but how many more would he score in a stronger team!?!?!

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #31

    and if im right……we should start hearing things filter through later this evening???

    C’Mon the toon!!
    Give the battered fans something to smile about FFS!!

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Yer right! Me thinks they protest too much!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Les…You would like to think there would be some crowd control going on giving all of the current plight. As there isn’t I am clinging on the hope there is good news coming so they don’t feel the need to let us know what’s going on to any extent. Good laugh this hoping business!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #34

    thanx ibizatoon for clarafying that so to me imho he couldnt care less

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s been very quiet on the transfer front since the Remy deal fell through. This is either VERY good news or VERY bad news. It’s impossible to tell. But if the powers that be pull off another Papiss Demba Cisse move of shocking us with a new signing then more power to them.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #36

    From last post. @martin33 sorry I mis read your post. Yearly salary, not what I thought was 150thousand euros per week. In which case yeah that’s not bad, but at 28 would they take the gamble, you know what they’re like for sell-on value.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #37

    This sums up Remy’s decision to join QPR.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDTiG7YXk4

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  • Martin33

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Lilongwe Geordie

    sorry mate mis typed. I mean 1.5m-2m per year. like 40K/week.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Bobby Moncur commented earlier:

    “Harry Redknapp is a good talker. But surely he could listen to the French lads already here at Newcastle.”

    But maybe he did listen to them? Maybe they knew something about Remy that Carr & Pardew didn’t (or weren’t prepared to admit) and took it upon their own collective shoulders to block the move? Maybe the French cabal scuppered the deal deliberately by unsettling Remy’s resolve, especially with all the talk of lack of ambition and wanting away? Le skulduggery… J’accuse!

    Either way it’s old news, and we are well rid of the guy.
    This is yet another lucky break for Ashley – so get back the bloody transfer cherry!!

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #40

    The silence is bizarre?
    Maybe they only had R*** lined up after all???

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