Archive for January, 2008

Bobby Fischer dies

Every sport has characters who are immensely talented, but also make news for reasons other than their displays in that particular sport. It is often said that genius is accompanied by eccentricity in an individual.  That is how most people would regard Robert ” Bobby” Fischer- a brilliant, but eccentric individual. With his death at the age of 64, chess has lost one of its legends- a person who brought home America’s only World Championship, and spent the last decade and a half away from the country because he violated sanctions imposed by the USA by playing Boris Spassky in Yugoslavia.

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How did Joleon Lescott get his scar ?

This was not on my list of posts to write today, but a look at my blog stats revealed that three people came to this blog searching for this.  This blog did not have any such article, but I’ll put it up now.  Lescott has established himself as a defender at Everton, and has also been capped at national level.

Lescott was born on August 16, 1982 and shares his birthday with Stefan Klos, Stan Lazaridis, Didier Agathe, Ivan Hurtado, Jonatan Johansson and cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

At the age of 5,  Lescott was coming out of his primary school when he was struck by a car. He suffered severe head injuries, and was in hospital for several months. Doctors had to operate on him, and he finally recovered, with only a scar to show for the accident.

Source – The Independent 

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List of QPR transfers 2008

For all practical purposes, Queens Park Rangers could be considered as one of the best clubs to manager in England, given the high profile names that have an interest in the club – F-1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, Renault boss Flavio Briatore and the Mittal family ( who control Mittal Arcelor ). QPR seem to be quite active in the transfer window for a Championship side. Here is a look at the transfers made by the Hoops.

QPR transfers in the summer transfer window ( 2008)

In :

Lee Cook ( Fulham- loan)

Samuel Di Carmine ( Fiorentina- loan)

Emmanuel Ledesma ( Genoa-loan)

Radek Cerny ( Tottenham Hotspur)

Daniel Parejo ( Real Madrid- loan)

Peter Ramage ( Newcastle)
Kaspars Gorkšs ( Blackpool- 250k)

Matteo Alberti ( Chievo Verona)

Out :-

Jake Cole ( Loan- Oxford United)

Zesh Rehman ( Blackpool- loan)

Sean Thomas ( Wealdstone-free)

Stefan Bailey ( Grays Athletic-free)
Daniel Nardiello ( Blackpool- part exchange for the Gorkss deal)

Queens Park Rangers transfers winter 2008

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