Feb 252016
 

The Queens Park Rangers owner has clarified why he made the remarks after a home win against Ipswich Town.

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has explained why he made his ‘new QPR’ comments on Twitter after the 2-1 win over Ipswich recently, according to the club’s official Youtube channel.

Indeed, Fernandes took to social media suggesting this is a new version of the R’s after the victory – but the west London side were then thrashed 3-1 by Fulham the following week, prompting widespread criticism for a short-sighted tweet.

But Fernandes told the QPR Youtube channel: “Before the Fulham game, we played well and I don’t care when but I love winning. The players were working hard all game and we dominated – that’s why I called it the new QPR. But then we lost to Fulham in a disappointing way.”

In his interview, the R’s owner certainly made his views a lot clearer than some of his tweets on social media – most of which infuriate fans due to their unclear messages (often full of spelling errors).

SEE ALSO: QPR fans make their Hasselbaink feelings clear on Twitter after Bolton draw

Several critics still won’t agree with Fernandes. He claims Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has made a good start to life at QPR and that most of their defeats have simply been unlucky. Paying fans may not take too kindly to that.

However, Fernandes has made a point that can’t be disputed: the club are now looking at a longer-term approach instead of the short-term view adopted during the days of Harry Redknapp.

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 Posted by at 7:35 pm
Feb 252016
 

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insists QPR’s season should not be viewed as a failure if they fail to reach the play-offs.

Hasselbaink landed the job as Rangers manager in November after Chris Ramsey was axed because the club were not challenging for promotion.

They have since won just two of their 15 matches under the Dutchman, are 13th in the Championship table and look unlikely to make the top six.

“You always want to get as high as possible,” said Hasselbaink, whose side are 13 points adrift of the play-off places.

“But QPR have been relegated from the Premier League and everybody thinks it’s easy just to come back, and it isn’t.

“A lot of things have happened at the club and a lot of changes have happened.

“At the moment we are going in a different direction – a direction where we need to build and need to sustain the club in the right way.

“Of course we’d like to finish in the top six and get promoted, but you have to be realistic.”

Rangers face Birmingham City at Loftus Road on Saturday and hope Alejandro Faurlin will be fit to return after a thigh problem.

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 Posted by at 11:28 am
Feb 252016
 

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insists QPR’s season should not be viewed as a failure if they fail to reach the play-offs.

Hasselbaink landed the job as Rangers manager in November after Chris Ramsey was axed because the club were not challenging for promotion.

They have since won just two of their 15 matches under the Dutchman, are 13th in the Championship table and look unlikely to make the top six.

“You always want to get as high as possible,” said Hasselbaink, whose side are 13 points adrift of the play-off places.

“But QPR have been relegated from the Premier League and everybody thinks it’s easy just to come back, and it isn’t.

“A lot of things have happened at the club and a lot of changes have happened.

“At the moment we are going in a different direction – a direction where we need to build and need to sustain the club in the right way.

“Of course we’d like to finish in the top six and get promoted, but you have to be realistic.”

Rangers face Birmingham City at Loftus Road on Saturday and hope Alejandro Faurlin will be fit to return after a thigh problem.

Click here for the latest QPR transfer speculation
  • Wednesday v QPR player ratings
  • Hasselbaink backs ‘stubborn’ QPR after draw
  • Tozser scores as QPR draw at Hillsborough
  • Fernandes hits back at critics on Twitter
  • QPR boss says club’s mentality must change
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