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Monday, March 24, 2008

De Canio Repeats re QPR Spending Limitations

Mirror/Ian Edwards - GET OFF! GET IN!
Goal-hero Keogh: Fans wanted me subbed but I just couldn't care less Wolves 3 QPR 3
The Wolves striker netted two goals to earn Mick McCarthy's play-off chasers a valuable point after QPR led three times.
If the anti-Keogh fans had their way, he would have been replaced by Freddy Eastwood after missing his first chance inside 30 minutes.
Instead, Keogh rode out the storm to take his goal tally to 10 for the season.
Although the Republic of Ireland striker shrugged off the flak, Wolves have squandered 17 points from the last 10 home games.
And Keogh insisted: "It does not bother me in the slightest. I just keep doing it for myself and the team.
"Maybe you could say it is a measure of how much they want us to succeed and it is just frustration, but it should not be done to anyone.
"They should chant for players on the pitch and when changes get made, they should chant for the players coming on."
Keogh's first attempt, after Akos Buzsaky's 20-yard strike had put Rangers ahead, was dragged horribly wide.
Fans immediately started roaring for 'Freddy' to try and force McCarthy into introducing Eastwood.
But Keogh added: "We don't need any negativity. All I can do is block it out and keep doing my best. "I don't need any of that and neither does anyone else.
"Some of them gave me backing straight away and that was nice, but it would be nice for the whole team to have the full backing of everyone. If you make a mistake, you don't want fans on your back. No one means to make a mistake. It just happens.
"If you miss a chance, you don't want fans shouting for someone else to come on. You don't need that.
"We need them to get behind us. There is a certain section that is negative. It would be a better atmosphere if it was not like that."
Keogh levelled in first-half stoppage time, before ref Clive Oliver awarded two daft penalties. Dexter Blackstock profited from the spot when Neil Collins handled Buzsaky's free-kick.
And Sylvain Ebanks-Blake equalised for Wolves, despite Michael Mancienne's accidental trip on Kevin Foley being outside the area.
Mikele Leigertwood thought he had grabbed a third straight win for Rangers with another 20- yard strike, but Keogh turned the jeers around with a stoppage-time effort.
Rangers boss Luigi de Canio is already looking towards next season - but he has warned fans not to expect cash being thrown around on transfers despite the riches of owners Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal.
De Canio said: "A lot of people are under the illusion that having rich ownership of a club means the team are rich. I can assure you that is a mistake.
"Spending a lot of money on a lot of players will not create something positive.
You should not put a strain on a football club's economy by chasing dreams that are not achievable
." Mirror

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