STEVE YATES TURNS 45 Steve Yates - Born January 29, 1970. Signed by Gerry Francis from Brisol Rovers as a replacement for Darren Peacock. Spent several years with QPR -
Mark Stein Turns 45 Signed by Jim Smith in 1988 from Luton for 300,000 pounds (at the same time Simon Barker joined QPR) Played for QPR from 1988-1989. Was a great scorer for subsequent clubs Stoke and Chelsea!
Full name Earl Mark Sean Stein Date of birth 29 January 1966 (age 49) Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Playing position Striker Club information Current team Rotherham United (Physiotherapist)
Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1984–1988 Luton Town 54 (19) 1986 → Aldershot (loan) 2 (1) 1988–1989 Queens Park Rangers 33 (4) 1989–1991 Oxford United 82 (18) 1991 → Stoke City (loan) 5 (0) 1991–1993 Stoke City 89 (50) 1993–1998 Chelsea 50 (21) 1996–1997 → Stoke City (loan) 11 (4) 1997 → Ipswich Town (loan) 7 (2) 1998 → Bournemouth (loan) 11 (4) 1998–2000 Bournemouth 79 (26) 2000–2001 Luton Town 30 (3) 2001–2003 Dagenham & Redbridge 76 (49) 2004 Waltham Forest 7 (4) Total 486 (205)
Earl Mark Sean Stein (born 29 January 1966) more commonly known as Mark Stein is a South African-born English former footballer.
As a player he was a striker from 1984 until 2004, notably in the Premier League for Chelsea and the Football League for Luton Town, Aldershot, Queens Park Rangers, Oxford United, Stoke City, Ipswich Town and Bournemouth before finishing his career in Non-league with Dagenham & Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Bump another year... And on this day in 1966 (Just a few weeks before Rodney Marsh and Mike Kelly joined QPR) QPR beat Brentford 1- 0 at Loftus Road. Roger Morgan scoring the QPR goal
Team Springett Watson Hunt Sibley Langley Keen Sanderson R Morgan Les Allen Collins Lazarus
Brentford Official Site "1966 - 14,506 watched as Chic Brodie could not keep out QPR at Loftus Road as the R's won 1-0 against Brentford." www.brentfordfc.co.uk/page/LatestNews/0,,10421~2587103,00.html
And on this Day in 1969, Spurs beat QPR 3-2
In 1977, Man Ut beat QPR 1-0 in the FA Cup In 1996, Chelsea beat QPR 2-1 in the FA Cup
7 Years Ago: QPR Report Blog "The Changing Face of QPR"
QPR Report - Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Changing Face of QPR-
Much has been made in the press about QPR's "big spending" and signing of some nine or ten players. But QPR have also released a slew of players. Added to the players they released last summer (and the year before), and there's been an ongoing turnover of players at Loftus Road. With 60+ hours to go before the transfer window closes, more departures (and arrivals) remain possible. (QPR lead the Championship in the number of players used this season.)
In recent weeks, a number of QPR players have been released - with further players rumoured to be departing. Among those who have left QPR: Dominic Shimmin, Marc Nygaard, Marcus Bignot, Danny Cullip, Nick Ward, Shabbaz Baidoo, Daniel Nardiello, John Curtiss, Steffan Moore, Pat Kanyuka, Kieron St. Aimie. Also: Loans Ben Sahar, Malcolm, Jarrett and Scott Sinclair have returned to their clubs
Others released in the Past Year A year ago, QPR saw a number of players depart in the weeks leading up to the January transfer window closing: Adam Czerkas, Ian Evatt, Egutu Oliseh, Ugo Ukah (again), Scott Donnelly, Matthew Hislop, Matthew Rose, Jonathan Munday. In addition Tommy Doherty, Sean Thomas and Kevin Gallen went out on loan till the end of the season. After the window closed, Dean Parrett moved to Spurs. And in the summer, Lee Cook of course was sold to Fulham. At the end of the season, Marc Bircham, Paul Furlong, Kevin Gallen, Paul Jones, Steve Lomas, Mauro Milanese, Simon Royce and Armel Tchakounte were all given free transfers.
Pre-Season: QPR OFFICIAL SITE - June 29, 2007 - NUMBERS UP 2. Marcus BIGNOT 3. Chris BARKER 4. Danny CULLIP 5. Damion STEWART 7. Adam BOLDER 8. Danny NARDIELLO 9. Dexter BLACKSTOCK 11. Gareth AINSWORTH 12. Jake COLE 14. Martin ROWLANDS 15. Dominic SHIMMIN 16. Ray JONES 17. Lee COOK 18. Stefan MOORE 20. Kieron ST AIMIE 22. Shabazz BAIDOO 23. Stefan BAILEY 24. Pat KANYUKA 27. Samspa TIMOSKA 28. Zesh REHMAN 29. Nick WARD
July 2006 - THE SQUAD LIST AS ANNOUNCED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2006/2007 SEASON 1. Simon Royce 2. Marcus Bignot 3. Mauro Milanese 4. Ian Evatt 5. Dan shiteeetu 6. Tommy Doherty 7. Matthew Rose 8. Marc Bircham 9. Nick Ward 10. Kevin Gallen 11. Gareth Ainsworth 12. Jake Cole 14. Martin Rowlands 15. Dominic Shimmin 16. Steve Lomas 17. Lee Cook 18. Stefan Moore 19. Tchakounte-A 20. Scott Donnelly 21. Paul Jones 22. Shabazz Baidoo 23. Stefan Bailey 24. Pat Kanyuka 25. Damion Stewart 26. Sean Thomas 29. Paul Furlong 30. Marc Nygaard 34. Matthew Hislop 35. John Munday
April 2006 - QPR OFFICIAL SITE - PLAYERS RELEASE Today, following talks with Gary Waddock, several players have been released from Queens Park Rangers. Those who still have contracts outstanding will be placed on the transfer list and those who have come to the end of their deals will be released. Georges Santos, Richard Langley, Sammy Youssouf, Marcin Kus, Ryan Johnson and Luke Townsend will not be offered new deals by the club. Stefan Moore, Tommy Doherty, Ian Evatt, Ugo Ukah, Marcus Bignot, Steve Lomas, Matthew Hislop and Marc Bircham will all be placed on the transfer list. QPR
Adam Bolder Joins QPR Derby Official - BOLDER FOR QPR Derby County midfielder Adam Bolder is to join Coca-Cola Championship side Queens Park Rangers today. The 26-year-old has agreed personal terms at Loftus Road and will put pen to paper on a permanent move to West London for an undisclosed fee. He will be re-united with former Derby boss John Gregory, who saw Bolder as an intergral part of his team during the 2002/03 season following relegation from the Premiership. Bolder joined the Rams from Hull City - who had also expressed an interest in re-signing him - in March 2000, and has made more appearances for Derby than any other member of the current squad. In all competitions Bolder made 121 starts, 60 substitute appearances, and scored 11 goals. Derby Official
And Ian Evatt on QPR - especially John Gregory
IAN EVATT The Times Evatt proves to be Wise signing Ian Whittell Blackpool 1 Norwich City 1 "...Meagre amenities notwithstanding, the 9,491 supporters on hand played their part in making this tie a competitive and entertaining affair. As did Ian Evatt, the Blackpool central defender. Badly at fault in failing to clear for Darren Huckerbyâ€™s opening goal for Norwich City in the first half, the 25-year-old, who was recently signed permanently from Queens Park Rangers after joining Blackpool on loan in the summer, rose magnificently to meet David Foxâ€™s 52nd-minute free kick and head a deserved equaliser for the Coca-Cola League One club. Evatt personifies the resurgence of Blackpool, who have reached the fifth round only once in the past 48 years. Simon Grayson, the clubâ€™s promising young manager, and Valeri Belokon, the millionaire owner from Latvia, have helped to revitalise the club using many players who, like Evatt, were unwanted elsewhere. â€œQPR bought my contract out at the start of January, Iâ€™d had a good loan spell here and was more than happy to sign,â€ Evatt said. â€œBut I was disappointed and felt let down a bit by how QPR treated me, especially towards the end. â€œYou just have to hold your head up and keep battling away and Iâ€™ve proved today I can play at Championship level, most of the lads have done. Going for promotion, as we are, that has got to give you confidence...â€ Times Dail Mail Leveller Evatt sends message to Gregory - By COLIN WOOD - Blackpool 1 Norwich 1 Ian Evatt clearly hopes his rescue act for Blackpool will come to the attention of Queens Park Rangers manager John Gregory and everyone at Loftus Road. Norwich already know to their cost that they should have paid him more attention in a tie at Bloomfield Road which demonstrated that the FA Cup doesn't have to feature the glamour teams to be exciting. Ian Evatt clearly hopes his rescue act for Blackpool will come to the attention of Queens Park Rangers manager John Gregory and everyone at Loftus Road.... The visitors also had reason to be grateful to Evatt for the defensive mistake that helped set up Darren Huckerby to shoot the opener after the three minutes added by referee Chris Foy had already been played at the end of the first half. But seven minutes into the second period, they were cursing Evatt as he went forward to head the equaliser. The tall, 25-year-old central defender feels he has no cause to be grateful to Gregory and QPR, who paid him off before he made his loan to Blackpool a permanent move this month. Evatt played under Gregory for more than a year at Derby and admitted that he felt his old boss had treated him with "a lack of common courtesy". Speaking of the latest parting, Evatt said: "He got sacked at Derby while I was there. Having known him a while it's disappointing that I didn't even get a phone call. I felt let down, the way I was treated at QPR towards the end. A few players will say the same thing. I did not speak to John Gregory, full stop." But after netting his first goal for Blackpool - "the most important I've ever scored" - he doesn't intend to let that bitterness stop him enjoying his time ahead.His sights are set on promotion to the Championship and a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup - a stage the club last reached 17 years ago. "I think I've proved against Norwich that I can play at Championship level and I think most of the lads have, as well," he said. "It will be nice to play on a better surface in the replay at Carrow Road. We've got some good footballers who like to pass the ball. We have to go there, test ourselves and see where we go."... Mail
Guardian -Evatt settles the scores of a season Louise Taylor at Bloomfield Road At half-time Ian Evatt felt absolutely wretched. The Blackpool centre-half had just made a hash of an attempted clearance and presented Darren Huckerby with a goal that, rather against the run of play, put Norwich ahead. As Simon Grayson, Blackpool's manager, offered consolation, Evatt was probably imagining the expression on John Gregory's face when the QPR manager watched television highlights of his gaffe. "I hold my hands up for the goal but I'm proud of my defending and knew I just had to go back out and play my game," explained a man badly bruised by the way Gregory bundled him out of Loftus Road, but who exorcised his frustration by meeting David Fox's floated free-kick and heading a deserved second-half equaliser. It earned Grayson's attractive League One side a replay but afterwards Blackpool's villain-turned-hero displayed greater enthusiasm for deconstructing Gregory than discussing the rematch. "I was bitterly disappointed by the way it ended at QPR; I felt a bit let down," said Evatt, who joined Blackpool, where he spent the early part of the season on loan, for nothing this month after QPR terminated his contract. "I didn't get one phone call from anyone at QPR to explain what was happening. And John Gregory didn't speak to me, full stop. That hurt but I've just got to hold my head up and try and get back into the Championship with Blackpool," added the 25-year-old who, although already borrowed by Grayson when Gregory took charge at Loftus Road, believed their earlier association at Derby County entitled him to a debrief, if not a second chance. Things went badly wrong for the centre-half almost from the moment QPR's former manager, Ian Holloway, paid Chesterfield Â£150,000 for him and said he was the club's "new Glenn Roeder". Evatt's decent distribution failed to compensate for a lack of pace and a string of mishaps. Grayson, though, detected potential and Evatt has vindicated this by playing an important role in Blackpool's emergence as promotion contenders.... "We're disappointed not to have won," admitted Evatt. "But we'll enjoy the replay. The lads here all love the FA Cup; it definitely hasn't lost its shine for us." Guardian
Evatt - Telegraph Evatt proves worth to Blackpool peers - By Peter Gardner Iain Evatt summed up the spirit when he declared: "These lads just don't know when they are beaten. We are on a great run in the league and go into every game expecting to win." Evatt, initially on loan from Queens Park Rangers but secured permanently earlier this month, was punished for his injury-time error that enabled Darren Huckerby to give Norwich a half-time advantage. Evatt atoned seven minutes into the second period, his powerful header following David Fox's free kick evading visiting goalkeeper David Marshall, who kept his team in the competition with splendid saves in his first game of a loan-spell from Celtic. Evatt admitted: "I hold up my hands for their goal. But my equaliser was the most important goal I have ever scored." Evatt, who felt let down by his treatment from QPR, added: "Hopefully I'll get back to the Championship with Blackpool. I think I proved against Norwich that I can play at that level as most of the lads have and this type of performance will give us a lot more confidence." Telegraph