Well done Richard

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  1. kiwiqpr

    kiwiqpr Barnsie Mod

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    Former Man City defender Richard Dunne set to retire from pro football after being released by QPR
    The veteran centre-back is understood to have followed ex-team-mate Rio Ferdinand in deciding to hang up his boots after an 18-year career
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    • Richard Dunne has called time on his 18-year career, reports the Irish Mirror.
    • The former Everton, Manchester City and Aston Villa defender was among six players released by QPR earlier this week following their relegation from the Premier League.

    • Dunne's former team-mate Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement on Saturday after leaving Loftus Road and it is understood the centre-back has also decided to hang up his boots.

    • The 35-year-old was shown the door on Wednesday, but had already decided to pass up other offers to continue playing, in favour of spending more time with his family; wife Helen and children Lila and Tayo
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      Dunne was linked with a move to India, USA and a return to Ireland, but has called an end to a professional playing career that began when he signed his first contract at Everton.

    • The Dubliner made more than 600 club appearances after making his debut for the Toffees as a teenager back in 1997.
     
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    Busy Being Headhunted Well-Known Member

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    Dunne did produce some good performances for us and gave 100% but is retiring at the right time
     
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    Great pro and did his all for QPR in his final years. All we can ask for as fans.
     
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    already I can see this will go better than the rio thread
     
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    West WindsR Well-Known Member

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    One gave his all for QPR, one, imho, did not.
     
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    Busy Being Headhunted Well-Known Member

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    Try starting a thanks SWP thread
     
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    kiwiqpr Barnsie Mod

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    maybe not
     
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    No it won't fish breath....<laugh>
     
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    Back on topic many thanks Richard Dunne. A good egg in the camp who played for the shirt:emoticon-0148-yes:

    Happy retirement!
     
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    kiwiqpr Barnsie Mod

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    just you wait till I pm the mods
    the forum rules do not allow for fish breath or nipples
     
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    No arguments from me Kiwi, they should have banned me ages back. I would have if I was a mod<laugh>
     
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    Happy retirement Richard, I wish you well - he really put in some mighty shifts for us and when lacking it was not due to commitment, rather his age catching up with him. In some respects, his much maligned own goal record was likely due to him putting his body on the line in defensive duties, whilst others shirked that responsibility.
     
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    All the best Richard thanks.
    A great professional who always gave his all.
    There were some truly awful performances during his time here but there were probably more good ones, especially the play off final.
     
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    No probably about it Col. The wheels started to come off in the second half of last season, play-off final excepted. It has to be said though that our defence was weaker this season when he was not in the team, which of course is a damning indictment of Harry (and Caulker<steam>).
     
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    Rangers Til I Die Well-Known Member

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    The goal scorer is always remembered more but were it not for Dunne's man mountain performance against a better side with superior numbers, there would never have been 'OBZ Day'.

    Wishing him a happy, healthy and long retirement.
     
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    Is this the mods on end of season day out

     
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    All the best for Dunne - he's picked the right time to call it quits, imagine he'll em up coaching/management somewhere
     
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    Thanks for your effort Dunnie and all the best in your retirement...................... wish I could retire.
     
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    I'm sure there was another season in him somewhere. Best of luck to him.
     
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