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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ex-QPR Manager Update - Holloway's Book...Francis's Foreword...Rioch's Milestone

Out late next week: The Ian Holloway Story - "Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway " (with Foreword by Gerry Francis)
"Ollie" - The Autobiography of Ian Holloway will be launched in September, this is more than just a football book this is a story of personal grit and determination. Ian Holloway, manager of Championship side Plymouth Argyle is one of football's most outspoken and interesting characters as well as being a respected football coach. This book will be the first time that Ollie tells his story from his days as an apprentice at Bristol Rovers through to his playing days at the highest level with QPR. Now a respected football manager he has had many personal battles to overcome not least illness and learning that his children are profoundly deaf.

Argyle manager Ian Holloway will take part in nine book-signing sessions, including four in Plymouth, to promote his new autobiography, 'Ollie.'...
There will also be one in London, before Argyle's away game against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Tuesday, September 18.
It will take place at WH Smith, 16 Kings Mall, King Street W6 0PZ (12noon-2pm).
Holloway will also carry out four book signing sessions in Bristol, starting on Tuesday, September 11 at the Bristol Rovers club shop at the Memorial Stadium.
The 44-year-old played for and managed Bristol Rovers and QPR, before being appointed Argyle boss in June 2006.
'Ollie' will be on sale from all leading bookshops from Monday, September 17, priced at £16.99.
For further information, go online at www.ollieontour.co.uk . Gazette

Birthday - Bruce Rioch Turns Sixty
QPR's ex-Assistant Manager (or more) Bruce Rioch Turns 59 - September 6, 1947
Not perhaps QPR's most beloved ex-coach. Was brought in by Stuart Houston when he became manager; left when Houston left. But as a player, was a forward and the midfielder in the late 1960s and 1970s with Luton, Aston Villa, Derby, etc.
[For more on Bruce Rioch's Career, see Wikipedia

"SNIPPET" - Lee Cook Loan Effort?-"QPR have tried to bring Lee Cook back on loan from Fulham. (Daily Express) " BBC Gossip


QPR's Loan Defender, Kelly Turns 24 - September 6, 1983
Kelly played only seven games for QPR...including the playoff final loss in Cardiff!

QPR Defender John Curtis recently turned 29: Born: September 3, 1978
See Curtis/Wikipedia

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