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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ex-QPR in Championship Team of the Week...Steffan Moore on Getting a QPR Chance

UPDATE: £650,000 initial fee set for ex-QPR loanee, Leon Best.

BBC - Tribunal sets fee for Best move
Coventry City have been ordered to pay Southampton an initial fee of £650,000 for striker Leon Best by a tribunal...The figure was set by the Professional Game Compensation Committee.
Notts County will receive a proportion of the fee, as part of the sell-on clause agreed when Best left Meadow Lane as a 17-year-old in July 2004.
Saints may also receive further payments based on appearances, and a further sum if Coventry win promotion to the Premier League during Best's initial contract which runs until 2010.
The south coast club will also receive a sell-on fee of 20% of any surplus above the figure of £650,000 if he moves on from the Ricoh Arena.
Best scored four goals in 19 first-team appearances during his three-year spell with Southampton, while also netting 15 times in 50 appearances during loan spells at QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Bournemouth and Yeovil..." BBC

Congratulations to Burnley's Clarke Carlisle who makes this week's Championship Team of the Week. (Also in the Team of the week, Colchester's Mark Yeates, who once almost joined QPR on loan.) In League One's Team of the Week, Nottingham Forest's Junior Agogo made it (also with a brief QPR spell) and in League Two's Team of the Week, Macclesfield's Richard Edghill (again with QPR experience).

Daily Mail - September 24
When I get Moore of a run, the goals should flow - QPR saviour's pledge
Stefan Moore is enjoying a new lease of life after granting Queens Park Rangers manager John Gregory a reprieve with his equaliser against leaders Watford on Saturday.
Gregory is believed to have been told he would be dismissed if Rangers lost and his 12-month reign looked to be coming to a close as they trailed to an Adam Johnson goal while out-of-work managers Gianluca Vialli, Micky Adams, Dave Bassett and Gerry
That was until Moore, who worked under Gregory at Aston Villa, saved the day with a 59th-minute strike to earn a 1-1 draw.
"It was nice to get involved and get another appearance under my belt," said Moore, after netting only his third goal in 36 games for QPR.
"I have been in and out of the team and I have never really had a proper run." Mail

Luton boss Kevin Blackwell sang the praises of veteran striker Paul Furlong as he notched his fifth goal of the season against Port Vale.
The 38-year-old displayed his clinical finishing inside the area to sweep home a corner from David Bell.
Furlong, who was released by QPR in the summer, was one of nine summer signings made by Blackwell and the Luton boss believes the striker has become a real success story at Kenilworth Road.
Blackwell said: "His hold up play is so good. Because it is good it allows the three midfield players to get forward.
"It was a quality display from Paul and I have been saying for many weeks now that he is a tremendous acquisition for this Club.
"I don't think people understand the role that he plays, but today people have seen quality hold up play. He also took his goal superbly..." Luton

Fee for Ex-QPR youth player Giles Coke Agreed
BBC - Tribunal sets fee for Coke switch
Giles Coke - Northampton have been ordered to pay Mansfield a package worth up to £70,000 for 21-year-old midfielder Giles Coke.
The Stags are entitled to a fee because Coke is and under 24.
But it has been decided by a tribunal that £15,000 will be paid immediately, with another £15,000 payable in October and a further £7,500 in January 2008.
Another £40,000 will be paid dependant on appearances with £10,000 payable after 10, 20, 30 and 40 games and there is also a 20% sell on clause.
Coke joined the Cobblers on a two-year deal in July after rejecting a new contract with Mansfield. BBC

He started his career as a trainee at QPR, had a spell at Kingstonian and then joined Mansfield in March 2005.

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