QPR Dubai Training Camp more akin to 'stag party'

04 Mar 2013

QPR Dubai Training Camp more akin to 'stag party'

Queens Park Rangers have declined to comment on speculative stories posted in national publications over the weekend which claimed that the club's recent training camp trip to Dubai was more like a 'stag party'. A source claimed that although the club trained for 90 minutes each morning, the remainder of the days were spent racking up large bar bills and doing their best Kiss impressions by partying every day. While there is nothing wrong with having a stag party, behaving like you're on one as your club sits rock bottom of the Premier League and you're supposed to be training isn't going to be seen favourably by anyone. Super Hoops manager Harry Redknapp was incensed by the story, which he claims has been completely fabricated by an agent, and that he saw no evidence of what the story claims happened. What makes the story even more confusing / interesting is that the Daily Mirror story ran with several quotes from supposed 'senior first team members'. Everyone has been following the Chelsea / Rafa Benitez saga for the past few weeks and so it was a surprise to see another team being dragged into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Having said that, whatever QPR got up to in Dubai worked, as they chalked up just their third league win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Southampton, a match that held significance for more than one reason. While every game is essentially a cup final for QPR between now and the end of the season, the game also marked manager Redknapp's first visit to St. Mary's since he left them to take control of Portsmouth FC in December 2005, a move which infuriated Saints fans and one that they clearly haven't forgotten. January signing Loic Remy put QPR ahead before Gaston Ramierez levelled the scores, Jay Boothroyd turned home QPR's winner 13 minutes before time, leaving them just five points away from escaping the relegation zone. Featured image source / credit: Telegraph


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