Unprofessional Foul


January 15, 2010

Quarreling Players Rule

Hart didn't get the memo that players are in charge at QPR

That’s what QPR stands for these days as last night Paul Hart left the¬†Hoops after just FIVE games in charge of the west London club. Hart apparently fell out with 20-year-old Spurs loanee, Adel Taarabt. The Moroccan appears to have thrown a hissy fit over only starting two games under the former Portsmouth boss.

Hart took over at QPR last month after Jim Magilton was fired from the club just 24 games into his tenure after a bust up with Hungarian midfielder Akos Buzsaky. QPR have worked their way through 6 managers since 2007 when disgraced Formula 1 boss Flavio Briatore took over the club.

The latest sacking further reinforces the outside opinion that Queens Park Rangers is a real mess from boardroom to bench, the longest reigning manager in the Briatore era has been Luigi DiCanio, he was in charge for a whopping 35 games.

Hart’s assistant, Mick Harford will take temporary charge over the team while Briatore lines up his next victim. New candidates should only apply if they like being a puppet and are capable of taking orders from players. QPR are currently 10th in the Championship.

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Norfolk Ned
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  1. Keith

    Paul Hart: Terrible luck, or worst luck ever?

  2. phil

    F**king Taarabt. The kid has skill, but he just refuses to think of anyone but himself, both on and off the pitch.

  3. knocsucow00

    @phil…but from all accounts he was playing well for QPR, doesn’t Taarabt have the right to question why he’s dropped?

    Or has his play warranted the demotion?

    Or would Paul Hart’s sacking back up that fact that maybe others believed Taarabt’s deserved playing time?

  4. phil

    Perhaps, but unless Taarabt’s style of play has dramatically altered since we last saw him, I can understand Hart not wanting a completely selfish player out on the pitch for the full 90. And even if he was playing well, maybe Hart was trying to use playing time as a disciplinary tool to get Taarabt to fit in to his system. The real shame is, sacking Hart will only serve to embolden Adel, and he’s not likely to be any more useful to Spurs than when he was sent to QPR. I would love to have a player with his skills and aggressiveness in the side, but only if he’s willing to play his part. Adel strikes as a guy that wants to be the whole show.

  5. Norfolk Ned


    There’s questioning, then there is arguing with the manager and cause problems.

  6. knocsucow00

    @ Ned / Phil

    I’m not trying to justify Taarabt’s dust up.

    But at what instance is a manager clearly worthless, and the player questioning his playing time actually has cause to argue?

    It can’t ALWAYS be the players fault, for complaining over WANTING to play, while being in good form of course.

    Besides it isn’t as if Taarabt was against coming off the bench, he started 17, and subbed 5 times for championship games, and subbed 3 other times in the cups.

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