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‘Shaun, get that tinsel down off that damn Xmas tree’. Loftus Road side get their priorities straight.
Queens Park Rangers players cancel Christmas party
On the day West Ham issued a statement denying Andy Carroll had been involved in a physical confrontation with a photographer during the team’s Christmas party in Dublin, it emerged that QPR players had decided against holding a party of their own.
Players’ Christmas parties are a long-held tradition for English clubs but have generally become more discreet in recent years following some high profile misbehaviour.
But QPR players have decided that to hold a party this year would give the wrong impression to supporters when they are marooned at the foot of the table.
A club spokesman said: “We won’t be holding a Christmas party this year.” When asked why this was the case, added: “Have you seen the league table?”
This is probably sensible.
QPR are without a win thus far this term and any suggestion that such form is worthy of a good old Xmas party would be hard to justify. So as a result the players have opted to not celebrate the holidays in a move that would perhaps negate the need for Harry Redknapp to order such a party to be canceled.
The West London side have a crucial run of games coming up that they must look to pick up points from in order to have any chance of avoiding the drop. Their next six matches include a trip to Wigan and home encounters with Liverpool and Fulham and a short trip to Chelsea on January 2nd.
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