Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 May 2016

QPR should get rid of wasters

Telegraph Sport: where the debate starts

With Steven Beacom

Published 01/05/2013

Tony Fernandes, pictured, confirmed that Harry Redknapp would stay on as QPR manager
Tony Fernandes, pictured, confirmed that Harry Redknapp would stay on as QPR manager

QPR or Queens Park Rangers. Call them what you will.

It wasn't too long ago that when the west London club's name cropped up you would think of Les Ferdinand, Trevor Sinclair's stunning overhead kick, stories about Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh, the plastic pitch at Loftus Road and our own Alan McDonald.

Goodness knows what the late great "Big Mac" would have said about what's going on with his beloved Hoops right now.

I think we all know in Northern Ireland that Alan would not have taken kindly to a fellow player (Jose Bosingwa) laughing his head off seconds after the team had been relegated from the Premier League.

You see, Alan cared.

I'm not sure how many of QPR's current players actually do.

Owner Tony Fernandes has spent millions signing new recruits for Mark Hughes and Harry Redknapp.

Over the past few months he's finally realised what the rest of us knew for ages, that too many of them were little more than big time Charlies out to make a fast buck.

Yesterday Fernandes said his low point was seeing that players didn't feel down or 'heartbroken' like him when they lost.

Fans will say join the club mate.

Joey Barton, still a QPR player on loan at Marseille, of course piped up criticising some of his old team-mates.

When that clown is slagging off players for their attitude and behaviour, you know it must be bad!

The best thing Tony Fernandes can do is get rid of all the wasters and start again.

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