Another Pre-Season Game Cancelled

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  1. QPR999

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    #RSINITALY – FIXTURE UPDATES

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    18:21 16th July 2015

    by @QPRFC

    Friendly against Al Ittihad postponed and venue change for Under-21s match ...

    • R's pre-season fixture against Al Ittihad postponed
    • Chris Ramsey's side to play a practice match
    • Under-21s venue changed for match against FC Lugano
    QPR’S friendly fixture against Al Ittihad – scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) – has been postponed.

    Rangers’ tour operators for the trip to Italy informed the club in the last 48 hours of the non-fulfilment and despite the R’s looking for new opponents, no fixture was able to be arranged at such short notice.

    As a result, Chris Ramsey’s side will now play an internal practice match at Stadio Comunale di Dormelletto, Arona – kick-off 15.45pm local time (14.45pm BST).

    Ramsey told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s obviously disappointing, but it is what it is. Our plans won’t be affected too much and we’ll still make sure the lads get a decent workout.

    “We’ve had a really productive week out here and whilst we’d have liked to have finished it with a proper fixture, this internal practice match gives us another opportunity to put the players through their paces in a competitive environment, which is vital at this time of the season.”

    Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: “We’re extremely disappointed at how let down we have been by third party partners that we have been working with throughout this tour.

    “All the changes that have been made have been completely out of our hands, as extensive preparations had gone into the camp, with two separate inspection trips. For whatever reason, the arrangements that we had in place have been changed whilst the group have been in Italy.

    “Despite the issues we’ve had, the players and staff have been excellent throughout the trip, never moaning, and the players are currently where we’d expect them to be in terms of their fitness levels at this stage of pre-season which is all important.”

    Meanwhile, QPR Under-21s’ pre-season friendly against FC Lugano is the latest fixture to have suffered a venue change due to the extreme weather conditions in Italy at present.

    Like the first team, Paul Hall’s youngsters are currently overseas for a week-long training camp.

    The FC Lugano match, originally scheduled to be played at the Novarello Training Centre, on Saturday will now be contested at the Municipal Stadium of Lugano (Stadio Cornaredo, Via Trevano 100, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland).

    Kick-off will also be at the new time of 11.30am local time (10.30am BST).

    Entry to both fixtures is free of charge.

    Read more at http://www.qpr.co.uk/news/article/q...tponed-italy-2552175.aspx#WgMVB43xJWbaVYyD.99
     
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  2. Sooperhoop

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    Sounds like this was organised by Arfur Daley Tours Ltd, "the world's your lobster"...
     
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  3. peter1954qpr

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    The term" couldnt organise a piss up in a brewery" comes to mind
     
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  4. Hoopington

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    The thread title scared me, I thought Ale had done an ACL!
     
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  5. MSRANGERS999

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    Bring back Harry , seems like last seasonspre season was actually more like the World Cup Finals compared to this
     
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  6. rajman

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    i feel for the fans who paid all that money to go out there
     
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    Any chance of popping down to Cornwall and playing some of Colin's mates?
     
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  8. aqualung

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    Pretty sure they'll get over it...doubt the football was the be all and end all of their trip.
    Not the clubs fault anyway is it.
     
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  9. Sutfol

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    Hope Dundee show up
     
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  10. Ranger4ever

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    I thought exactly the same
     
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    Sorry about that. I was going to amend it when I realised it may have been misleading, but I'm at work and got called out just after I posted it.
     
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  12. Swords Hoopster.

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    Yes it is. Our preseason is in danger of going tits up because they haven't used reliable contacts. Name another Club who's going through something similar right now.

    Who would've organised this? Ferdinand? The Burnley chap?
     
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  13. BlindFaith

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    I thought we'd learnt our lessons:emoticon-0112-wonde at the moment it's looking like we'll be starting the season with 3/4 of the squad we need & those there won't have had significant/meaningful practice together which is far from ideal.

    Hopefully things pick up in the next 2-3 weeks.
     
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  14. QPR Oslo

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    Strange isnt it. Other well known Clubs pull out, yet some of our supporters immediately blame our Club!
     
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  15. kiwiqpr

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    typical italians
     
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  16. Didley Squat

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    One could be forgiven for thinking Redknapp & De Bodgy Travel Services handled our tour bookings.
     
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  17. Shawswood

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    Still to come...
    Rangers next fixture against a strong looking Sicilian Prison XI is cancelled when the opposition escape en masse from the tunnel, which turned out to be a real tunnel...
     
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  18. kiwiqpr

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    hope some of the opposition next season are as scared of us as the Italians are
     
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  19. devonqprboy

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    On their return they were going to have a P-U at a brewery but someone booked the local Mosque by mistake.
     
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  20. Tramore Ranger

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    Wasn't this trip done at the behest of Monaco......it was at their training camp after all...
     
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