Pardew – QPR Not Financially Viable – Unlike Newcastle


We’re pleased that somebody has mentioned the ridiculous financial deals QPR owner Tony Fernandez is doing in each transfer window – in an attempt to keep QPR in the Premier League – as the owner pays way over the odds in both transfer fees and wages – like the £80K/week he paid Loic Remy to get him to Loftus Road – because that’s the only attraction for top players to join QPR, who have the smallest ground capacity in the Premier League of just over 18,000.

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Tony Fernandez – when are these crazy financial deal going to stop?

And after criticizing players at QPR who were being overpaid and were simply average players at best, manager Harry Redknapp seems to have had a change of heart and has been in support of the QPR owner paying out huge wages to both Remy and Samba – who joined QPR in January.

The Financial Fair Play rules introduced by Michel Platini, the President of UEFA a couple of years ago, and were supposed to have European football clubs balance their books within the next couple of years.

And they were supposed to stop these suicidal  financial deals by football clubs spending money the just don’t have, but they seem to be having minimal effect so far, as PSG is another good example of a club acquired by Billionaires, who are spending money like it’s going out of style, and heaven knows what wages David Beckham is being paid by the Paris club.

Obviously Tony Fernedez is putting his own money into the London club – because QPR simply cannot afford the wages and transfer fees being paid out,  given how little money they must generate in both gate receipts and commercial deals.

Alan Pardew has talked today about losing Loic Remy to QPR – and he suggests QPR are simply not viable financially – and he’s right about that – and everybody knows it too:

“When we lost out on Remy it was pretty evident we weren’t going to get a big striker.” “They are pretty difficult to get over the line.”

“You look around and nobody apart from Remy has really moved – maybe Danny Graham, but I don’t think he’s at that level.” “I think that’s something we will look at in the summer.”

“You always want another striker!” “I want Man United’s position – Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez and Welbeck. That would be nice. But we haven’t got that.”

“Financially, we’ve done our business.” “You know how we work here. It’s not like we are QPR when the owner is putting in his own money. That is going on.” “But they don’t look viable some of the deals they are doing. We are viable, that’s what we do.”

One thing Newcastle found out four years ago was that when players are only at the club for the money – when push comes to shove in games at the bottom of the league table, they tend to disappear in games when the going gets tough.

That may not be the case for QPR, since Harry Redknapp and his coaching team are very good coaches, but when players are signed on big deals and also have escape clauses put into their contracts should QPR be relegated – you wonder just how committed some of the QPR  players are.

QPR can still escape the drop of course, but they need to start winning games, and the commitment of some of their players may be a little worrying for the faithful QPR fans.

But I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.

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235 comments so far

  • rainrix

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    2nd

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  • Spahndirge

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #2

    repost

    @Transfer Sage
    Yeah, I partially agree with that.
    Eventually I would like to see Ben Arfa in the CAM role, which I think also suits Marveaux the best.
    The problem is then that we cant play all of Tiote, Sissoko and Anita, but I do think anyone of them would do a great job beside Cabaye as a DM.

    I really like the idea of Cabaye and Sissoko swapping places as DLM and CAM during the game tho.

    And who the hell do we play on the wings?

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  • martoon

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Alan, what about Ba from Newcastle to Chelsea was that not a striker transfer?

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  • matias

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully Yoan Gouffran don`t mind us not signing a big striker.

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Harry Floppychops Redknapp stated that managers were ruining the transfer window by turning it into a war zone (or something similar). I fully agree candle bracket, if managers werent so underhanded and devious, it would be a better world. If managers didnt go spouting off about other teams players release clauses etc…
    What a hypocrite, wobbling his melty face about whilst berating others for a lack of morals.
    I eagerly await his next diatribe stating the need for more vigilant dog ownership, to prevent hounds opening offhsore bank accounts to store £180,000 of untaxed earnings………….

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  • Lafferty

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #6

    nufc 2-cfc 1

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  • Joe Blog

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Such a hapless motormouth. How’s that going to make Gouffran feel, who has near 1 in 2 over the past few seasons? AP is such a dullard.

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    On thread: I hope many of you noticed the first 45 minutes, how the ball up to our strikers stick like glue and posession retained at a very high line, putting Villa in a world of pain. Top marks to Gouffran, who has shown immediately what we have been m,issing for a long long time, a forward with immaculate first touch. I now expect high things from the lad. Ditto Sissoko, who could turn out to be the signing of the decade, after Cabaye and Tiote. (Still got some way to go to beat Rob Lee like…)

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  • estechco

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Given the resources and time that ol’ floppy chops has had, I am not sure he has any excuses for not keeping QPR up…and I don’t believe he will!

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  • rainrix

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #10

    By the looks of things pards is gonna use gouffran on the side of a front 3 anyway instead of the classic striker role. I know pards says stupid things a lot of the time but some of you guys will find any excuse to have a dig at him.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #11

    off bbc site

    The only absentees are the injured Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote, who is on duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Juan Mata is an injury concern for Chelsea after suffering an ankle problem against Reading in midweek.

    Petr Cech and David Luiz remain doubts with calf injuries, and Eden Hazard completes his three-match ban.

    Looking good, we just need to have belief and play with focus.

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Peeps!
    Go here and vote, and if you just want #NUFC up and ahead, vote Sissoko 😉
    We’re currently 2nd.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/poll/2013/feb/01/best-signing-january-transfer-window-poll

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #13

    1) AP was talking about big strikers moving who newcastle had a chance of getting. (so not ba)

    2) I dont think gouff will give a f*ck cause he was brought in to play on either wing. He can play as striker but that certainly wont be his main postion here as we play 4-2-3-1 and cisse is our main ST.

    So dont have a dig at him for what he said here, because he is 100% right with what he said.

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  • Ian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Sorry to change the thread a little lads but just thought i would mention that the Safe Standing roadshow is at Newcastle tomorrow! To all those who would like to see what is being proposed and give an example of how they stand in Germany have a look for yourselves and try it out. if this gets the goahead (NO REASON WHY IT SHOULDN’T) it will transform the atmosphere in our ground to the way it use to be……….DEAFENING! and safe too! Imagine the whole Gallowgate as a large safe standing home end similar to what they have in Dortmund!! The mind boggles! At the very least it will give fans an option and a choice which we currently don’t have and will remove the risk of being thrown out or spoiling someones view for those who want to sit! Fingers crossed!! http://thenortheasthub.com/blog/newcastle-fans-safe-standing-roadshow-2nd-february-2013/

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  • t00ntime

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #15

    @ts hba is still a major miss. But if they are missing their 2creators and luiz+cech we have a good chance imo. The way we are playing I wud take a draw though. But if we play well we cud get more (cant see it like)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #16

    t00ntime

    Anything can happen tomorrow….I think it will be like the liverpool came with carroll returning last season.

    Ian

    Yeh thats a great thing to go see….if people search google there is an official petition to sign to try and push it through parliament.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Also no mosses so they will have a lack of natural width …. Maybe we can exploit that with our forward thinking fullbacks !

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  • Shane

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Our only absentees are Benny and Mr T??

    Umm, Raylor and to a lesser extent Gosling??

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #19

    shane

    they would both struggle to make the bench now though.

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  • Joe Blog

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Perch for Anita (his acceleration will be an asset against Ramires’ bursts, his harrying and encouragement of a high tempo, better serve us at home than what Perch offers) and Jonas for Marveaux (no real explanation needed, Jonas is in a rut, perhaps burnt out as he isn’t even able to cover as much ground this season and stilts our attacks).

    I’m going 3-1 Toon, confirmation of our resurrection! At least I would be, if Pardew wasn’t in charge to obstinately pick the same team, as most think he will.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #21
  • Shane

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Raylor would make my bench! Gosking definitely wouldn’t.

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  • joe

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    About getting all our midfielders to play together, we could actually utilize a diamond in midfield now that our fullbacks are good enough to be the sole providers of width.

    What do you guys think about that? Anita at the base of the diamond to be our playmaker, protected by Tiote and Sissoko with Cabaye at the tip of the diamond. Up front we could have Ben Arfa + Cisse. Cisse can stay central while Ben Arfa drops to the flanks to give additional width.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    did anyone see the news simmo was down at the DW stadium in wigan last night?

    meant to sign a deal until we upped the fee at 10:45pm and wigan pulled out of the deal.

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  • SuperShearer

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Jo, nice idea but Tiote has to be the protector surely, with Anita and Sissoko feeding their natural passing ability up to the front three. It also means that Debuchy and Santon would have to be working their socks off every game, getting forward and tracking back with almost every eb of the game.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Joe

    That could work nicely

    I think i’d rather see tiote at the base of the diamond though. Sissoko driving as one of the two with anita spraying passes around then cabaye at the tip as you had him.

    Then have gouff and cisse upfront. Benny could play tip of the diamon too with a free role and one of anita and tiote be dropped.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #27

    ” heaven knows what wages David Beckham is being paid by the Paris club”……………
    NOTHING ED! Every cent of hIs would be wages goes to a children’s charity.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Dear Robin

    Its your democratic right to spout whatever you believe but if it crosses bounds then it deserves to be censored. I stand by that.

    Perhaps I did over react to Alf’s words but at the end of the day those words are abhorrent and there is no excuse. It is also highly ignorant and offensive to me and many other bloggers.

    Lastly, is it not a bit cowardly to call me names when I’m not even present on the blog? Now who’s the child……………….

    You may wish to censor your reply with some maturity if you are capable that is.

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  • joe

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Also I dont understand why so many ppl are pinning for a 20 goal a season striker. Every team obviously could use someone like that, by in my opinion it would be much better to actually distribute goals within the team. Every player should aim for 5 goals a season in my book, with the striker aiming for 10. In that way our team can be less reliant on one single player which also makes it easier when injuries hit!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #30

    I’d like us to us wide men either side of cisse though.

    Pep Guardiola said even his barca side struggled to create and find room when they dropped their wingers as teams crowded them out too much in midfield (thats even with having 2 very attacking fullbacks like they do).

    So I think we need width (ben arfa and gouffran) to stretch the play and free up more room for the central players.

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  • Twatter

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Just seen the bad news that both Mata and Cech are back for selection tomorrow. Turnbull is a dodgy keeper so he’ll probably be dropped and we all know what Mata can do to us.

    Would like to say that we’ll win but can’t see it now. I’ll go with 2-2 draw at beast.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Joe

    What you need to be a top side is a player who gets you 20+ goals, a player who gets who 10-15 and then the rest of the team chipping in with 2-5 goals really.

    Cisse could be out 20+ man when in his rightful position with the service we now have fore him.

    Gouff could be the 10 goal guy then others can chip in like sissoko, benny, cabs, mav

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #33

    twatter

    Thats a shame, could really have done with those missing from the game.

    BBC got my hopes up by saying they we doubts.

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  • joe

    Feb 1, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #34

    TS

    Either way would work, but I actually prefer a Pirlo type player at the base of the diamond who can dictate play from deep. In that way our other midfielders would know that there will always be a player they can pass back to should they come under pressure who will not lose the ball.

    Also, I think Tiote would benefit from a more advanced position where he can use his natural energy to press the opposition, as his game should be based around his work rate and energy. Not sitting in front of the defence babysitting them as positioning is not his main strength is it?

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  • joe

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #35

    If you remember the AC milan team of the mid 2000, you might recall Pirlo at the base, being protected by Gattuso and Seedorf ahead of him with Kaka at the tip. I’m not suggesting that our players compare to that midfield but God did they play some amazing football!

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  • Shane

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #36

    To be fair, we are only financially viable If we remain in the premier league…

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #37

    and hba isnt starting

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #38

    TS
    You are absolutely correct about our need for width. Although Benny does like to come in from the flanks he has the ability to run the line as does Gouffran from what I saw at Villa from the first half.
    But as soon as a team presses up against us we are nullified. So width is important…..so its a shame we just could not have finished the window with 1 more signing.
    On the basis that we survive the drop, I think the final touches to our squad can finally be completed with AP having a great squad and team at his disposal capable of winning some silverware.

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  • Spahndirge

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #39

    @joe

    that might work out nicely.
    Our Pirlo would for me be Cabaye, with Sissoko and Tiote/Anita as protectors.
    Pirlo really didnt do much defensive work tho, so tiote, anita and sissoko would have to cover for debuchy and santon.

    Or maybe have cabaye as DLM, tiote and anita as protectors with Sissoko as ACM and benny with a free role to roam the attack

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  • bollance

    Feb 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Surprising so many were satisfied by the business we conducted in transfer window after losing our top scorer.

    But we spent a lot and have a significantly stronger squad. We will play the majority of games with 5 in midfield so we only need 1 striker. With luck Cisse stays fit for the rest of the season. The strong midfield we now have will supply Cisse the bullets. Plus against villa it was clear in 1st half cabaye and Sissoko go forward. Both could be a goal threat.

    Krul had a good game too. The solider looking defence will hopefully mean that if we score we will take 1 or 3 points from now on.

    Pards prides himself on following mourinho’s ideology of going a goal up then consolidating. Currently we make too many errors to pull this off. Errors equal goals conceded. On paper we have a better team then most so we almost need to go toe to toe and out punch. You could argue we tried that vs arsenal. Didn’t see man u match but understand we were very positive. We need to be more Keegan than mourinho

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