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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Football Quote of the Day: "When Gianni [Paladini] left QPR, the heartbeat of the club went as well..."




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From a Profile of and Interview with New Notts County Manager, Keith Curle Sheffield Telegraph/James Shield "Happy man: Keith Curle is pleased to be a boss again"

Journalist James Shield writes "QPR’s return to the top flight was the subject of a recent BBC documentary - “The Four Year Plan” - which painted a less than flattering picture of then chairman Gianni Paladini’s reign. Curle, though, has an altogether different take on the larger than life Italian.
“When Gianni left QPR, the heartbeat of the club went as well,” he said.
-- “People have a certain idea about what he was like but he was a focal point and a figurehead. He had agents and representatives of this player and that player constantly telephoning him but he was really good at filtering out what those of us on the football side needed to know and all of the superfluous stuff that would just get in the way....” Sheffield Telegraph

- Flashback: Eight Years Ago Today, Gianni Paladini Sees His First QPR Game and then Buys into The Club. (Comment & Match Report)

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