Fernandes: QPR will stop being a buying club

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes has insisted that the club is moving towards a culture of developing rather than buying players.Speaking to QPR Player, Fernandes claimed that steps had already been taken to improve the club’s academy and place less emphasis on spending in the transfer market.AdChoices广告“We have a better recruitment strategy – it’s by no means perfect but it’s better,” he said.“The academy is going to be the culture. If that’s the last thing I do it is going to be that players come through our academy.“We’re not going to be a buying club. We’re going to be a developing club. We’re going to develop players through the system.“It’s been tough because we’ve always been on the back foot. From the moment I came in, Neil Warnock wanted to buy players, then left us and Mark Hughes did a wholesale change.“Then to be fair to Harry Redknapp a lot of those players had to be replaced and the only way was to buy new players.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cards maintain hold on decent bowl projections

first_imgA loss to Florida State didn’t do much to darken the University of Louisville’s bowl forecast.The Cardinals (6-3) are still in line to play a major conference opponent and do so after Christmas, according to Week 10 bowl projections from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm as well as SBNation.com’s Jason Kirk.Other area teams – Kentucky (5-4), Western Kentucky (3-5) and Indiana (3-5) – face an uphill climb to six victories and postseason eligibility. Week 10 Bowl Projections Louisville ESPN’s McMurphy: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. LSUESPN’s Schlabach: Sun Bowl vs. WashingtonCBS’ Palm: Sun Bowl vs. UtahSBNation.com’s Kirk: Belk Bowl vs. GeorgiaWeek 11 Look Ahead: Prepping for Louisville-BC football Kentucky ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Music City Bowl vs. North CarolinaCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Not listed Western Kentucky ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Not listedCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Hawaii Bowl vs. Stanford Indiana ESPN’s McMurphy: Not listedESPN’s Schlabach: Not listedCBS’ Palm: Not listedSBNation.com’s Kirk: Not listedlast_img read more

Possible new names for Redskins as pressure to rename Washington NFL team keeps mounting

first_imgRedskins new name options: Washington WarriorsThe 2013 design contest, as mentioned earlier, saw the Warriors design by artist ‘Mixaurus’ be voted as the second winner alongside Redtails. One of the possible new names for Redskins, Warriors is said to be inspired from the historical origins of the team just like the Redhawks. While the logo won’t need much rework, the team would have to work on a new song/slogan.  Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Washington Redskins Minority Owners Smith, Schar & Rothman Looking To Sell Their Stakes(Image Credits: RedskinsToday Instagram Handle, 99Designs.com) Washington RedtailsWashington RenegadesWashington FederalsWashington RedhawksWhich one do you like best? pic.twitter.com/2MQp79VjEE— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) July 3, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO US Redskins new name options: Washington HogsNot the most popular among fans as it leaves too much for interpretations, Hogs is a homage to the legendary offensive linemen of Washington from the 1980s and 1990s that powered them to three Super Bowl titles. The name has an established affinity among hardcore fans of the franchise. Redhogs, evolving from Hogs, is also making the rounds on the internet. First Published: 7th July, 2020 17:53 IST Washington Warriors Rebrand Concept #redskins #nfl pic.twitter.com/7Z82ZWNp9y— Isaac Goldman (@UltimateEffects) July 3, 2020 Written By COMMENT Also Read | Donald Trump Slammed For Controversial Tweet Over Opposing Redskins, Indians Name ChangeRedskins new name options: Washington RedhawksContinuing the theme of nicknames with the letter ‘R’, Redhawks is yet another nickname quite popular among fans. Unlike Redtails, Redhawks has a loose representation of their current nickname – Redskins. Both describing the ancestral history of the Native Americans, Redhawks maintains a close resemblance to the Redskins. If a Redskins name change is approved by the board, Redhawks could be easily integrated into their current logo. The ability to use HTTR is always a plus. LIVE TV FOLLOW US Lately, the Washington Redskins have been under immense pressure from political leaders, fans and even sponsors to drop ‘Redskins’ from the name. The controversial nickname has long been criticised for being racist towards the Native Americans. While Redskins owner Daniel Snyder had so far resisted the appeals for a Redskins name change, Snyder was forced to review the team’s name after the criticism started to creep into the financial aspects of the franchise. FedEx, the title sponsors of the Redskins’ stadium, asked the franchise to consider a name change. Subsequently, Nike removed all Redskins merchandise from his official website. Also, reports emerged this week that the Redskins minority owners – Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith – are looking to sell their combined 40% stake in the franchise as they were unhappy to be associated with Snyder amid the controversy.With the finances of the franchise in potential jeopardy, the Redskins finally released a statement that they would conduct a “thorough review of the team’s name.” While this does not guarantee that ‘Redskins’ will be dropped from the team’s name, experts and media have already begun speculating possible new names for Redskins. Also Read | FedEx, Title Sponsor Of Washington Redskins’ Stadium, Urges Team To Change NicknameHere’s our take on the possible new names for Redskins:Redskins new name options: Washington RedtailsApproved by fans? Check. Associated history with Washington? Check. Allows the franchise to keep using ‘HTTR’ slogan? Check. Redtails is currently the most popular nickname floating on the internet among other possible new names for Redskins. Seven years ago, the logo design for Washington Redtails made by artist ‘mbingcrosby’ was declared as the winner by the fans on 99 Designs. The Redtails is a nod to the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.The all-Black squadron of fighter and bomber pilots fought for the country in World War II. Three of the first five men admitted to the squadron were from Washington. Also, HTTR, which currently stands for “Hail To The Redskins” won’t be needed to tweak much, which makes it easier for the fans as well saves up marketing expenses. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th July, 2020 17:53 IST Possible New Names For Redskins As Pressure To Rename Washington NFL Team Keeps Mounting A look at the possible new names for Redskins as pressure to rename franchise keeps mounting on Washington’s NFL franchise ft. Redhawks, Redtails and Warriors. Also Read | Native American Groups Ask NFL To Force Redskins Name ChangeRedskins new name options: Washington GeneralsAnother nickname paying tribute to the military culture of the capital city, the Washington Generals trademark is currently owned by Harlem Globetrotters owners – Herschend Family Entertainment. Recently, Brett Meister, a spokesperson for the Globetrotters, told Action Network that they would “love” for the Redskins or the NFL to reach out to them about buying the rights to the Washington Generals. Other possible new names for Redskins, as touted by the media and fans, are Renegades, Americans, Federals and Senators.  There’s already a logo out there. pic.twitter.com/VGx8FsdglV— Stephanie Clay 🐝 (@_StephanieClay) July 3, 2020 WASHINGTON REDHOGS HERE WE COME https://t.co/2peSbVmn6b pic.twitter.com/3Y6hazAxep— Sam Johnson (@Booost_it) July 2, 2020last_img read more