Why did qpr let him go?

#7
They offered him a new contract but the quotes I read from Les Ferdinand were that the club had to make some tough decisions given the economic climate. So reading between the lines they were either offering him reduced wages or a shorter contract than he wanted.

He turned their contract down a few weeks back in June:-

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/53108994

So it looks like we are still paying better wages than QPR. Nice to see we can compete.
 
#9
I've been reading QPR social media from mid-June, when they announced he'd left the club. Most of their fans seem to be frustrated that he left them, but there were also loads of references to him being constantly injured. He played 130 games in 5 seasons, which sounds impressive at first, but it's actually only about half of the games the club would've played during that time.
 
#11
I've been reading QPR social media from mid-June, when they announced he'd left the club. Most of their fans seem to be frustrated that he left them, but there were also loads of references to him being constantly injured. He played 130 games in 5 seasons, which sounds impressive at first, but it's actually only about half of the games the club would've played during that time.
That's got to be a concern. Hopefully he's better
 
#12
He did an Ayala. A longterm servent but couldn't match his former wages and he turned the deal down.

I'm actually surprised we got him. He's a proven CB in the champo. It will be interesting to see if he is made captain?

The good thing is they clearly wanted to keep him.
 
#13
He did an Ayala. A longterm servent but couldn't match his former wages and he turned the deal down.

I'm actually surprised we got him. He's a proven CB in the champo. It will be interesting to see if he is made captain?

The good thing is they clearly wanted to keep him.
It sounds like we've replaced Ayala with same: good at this level, injury-prone, regarded as a bit mercenary by fans. Moreover, Ayala's conduct now looks like standard practice.
Manager merry-go-round leads to player merry-go-round.
 
#14
It sounds like we've replaced Ayala with same: good at this level, injury-prone, regarded as a bit mercenary by fans. Moreover, Ayala's conduct now looks like standard practice.
Manager merry-go-round leads to player merry-go-round.
If this bloke is as good as Ayala, who let's face it was for periods the best centre back in our league despite his idiosyncrasies, then I for one will be well pleased.
 
#20
I've never overly bothered about 'losing pace'. Ayala never really had any and you look at some one like Morrison at Cardiff. He's slow as feck but a top champo CB.

Now that Ayala has left I'd imagine if another clubs fans asked about him some would say 'injury prone and is all arms and a penalty waiting to happen'.

The fact is we would be a better side with him. We look like we've replaced him for free and I'd imagine less wages.

It's a decent start to the window👍
 
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