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Flavio Briatore's Cheap Snipe At Man City


Queens Park Rangers co-owner, Flavio Briatore was quoted as saying, 'Money is not the answer. Manchester City is a very good example. They will be lucky to stay in The Premier League.'

In keeping with the context of the original story, the managing director of the Renault Formula One team was talking about the R's finances and that he and his F1 partner Bernie Ecclestone had ruled out big money signings.

Background

In 2007, the 59-year-old Italian and F1 mogul, Bernie Ecclestone saved the Loftus Road club from financial ruin. The clubs debts, estimated to be well into the millions of pounds nearly saw the club fold, however with an immediate cash injection, the Championship side were saved from total oblivion.

Today, QPR are classed as one of the wealthiest clubs outside of the Premier League, especially now they have a third benefactor in Lakshmi Mittal.

To read the story, courtesy of Setanta Sports, click here.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 25 2009

Time: 11:57AM

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Absolutely, Flavio. And Queens Park Strangers will be lucky to reach The Premier League.
Johnny Baguette
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25/03/2009 12:18:00

Absolutely, Flavio. And Queens Park Strangers will be lucky to reach The Premier League.
Johnny Baguette
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25/03/2009 12:18:00

Another clown who doesn't have a clue what he is taliking about. If I was a QPR fan I would be very worried about their future. Sounds like another case similar to the Scottish team Hearts.
alphieblues
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25/03/2009 12:20:00

Another clown who doesn't have a clue what he is taliking about. If I was a QPR fan I would be very worried about their future. Sounds like another case similar to the Scottish team Hearts.
alphieblues
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25/03/2009 12:20:00

Spot on, alphie. A quintessentially embarrassing statement.
Johnny Baguette
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25/03/2009 12:25:00

Spot on, alphie. A quintessentially embarrassing statement.
Johnny Baguette
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25/03/2009 12:25:00

This what I wrote in reply to the article on the site. "Jack:25 March 2009 12:50 God he must have been a very very wicked child! Fancy having to put up with QPR and F1. Going to hell when he dies will be a breeze after that boring existence. "
jackblue
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25/03/2009 12:57:00

This what I wrote in reply to the article on the site. "Jack:25 March 2009 12:50 God he must have been a very very wicked child! Fancy having to put up with QPR and F1. Going to hell when he dies will be a breeze after that boring existence. "
jackblue
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25/03/2009 12:57:00

Flavio - sounds Brazilian... lets sign him.
MCFC_Goatboy
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25/03/2009 13:32:00

Flavio - sounds Brazilian... lets sign him.
MCFC_Goatboy
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25/03/2009 13:32:00

its just a typical anti-city story and what i have come to expect from people. ferk em.
bluemooner_mcfc
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25/03/2009 13:57:00

its just a typical anti-city story and what i have come to expect from people. ferk em.
bluemooner_mcfc
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25/03/2009 13:57:00

That's rich coming from him.
kennyclementstache
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25/03/2009 16:26:00

That's rich coming from him.
kennyclementstache
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25/03/2009 16:26:00

Queens Park who?????
Doody
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25/03/2009 19:05:00

Queens Park who?????
Doody
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25/03/2009 19:05:00

hOhOhOhoHO! Nice one Flavio, great way of deflecting attention from the second richest football club in the world onto the first. I expect Roman Abramovitsh (3rd richest club) to kick off about how City are ruining football (and stealing Robinhos) any day now. Muppet!
fifthcolumnblue
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25/03/2009 20:23:00

hOhOhOhoHO! Nice one Flavio, great way of deflecting attention from the second richest football club in the world onto the first. I expect Roman Abramovitsh (3rd richest club) to kick off about how City are ruining football (and stealing Robinhos) any day now. Muppet!
fifthcolumnblue
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25/03/2009 20:23:00

That picture of him and bernie looks bizare
eighthsin
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25/03/2009 22:33:00

That picture of him and bernie looks bizare
eighthsin
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25/03/2009 22:33:00

Think this guy is running scared - feeling the credit crunch but doesn't want to lose face.
Thaibluefan
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25/03/2009 22:49:00

Think this guy is running scared - feeling the credit crunch but doesn't want to lose face.
Thaibluefan
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25/03/2009 22:49:00

Flavio would make a good kitman, lets buy him.
enzo city
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26/03/2009 01:38:00

Flavio would make a good kitman, lets buy him.
enzo city
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26/03/2009 01:38:00

I comment like that, unbelieveable, QPR not in the same league as City and never will be.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/03/2009 04:48:00

I comment like that, unbelieveable, QPR not in the same league as City and never will be.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/03/2009 04:48:00

The 'big four' probably say the same thing about us Buzz!
kennyclementstache
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26/03/2009 13:26:00

The 'big four' probably say the same thing about us Buzz!
kennyclementstache
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26/03/2009 13:26:00

 

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