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Gus Poyet has made his first move of the January transfer window with a bid of £2.5m for his former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

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Joe Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a deserved point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR

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Newcastle United 1 QPR 0: Newcastle's relief at win contrasts with QPR manager's anger at the state of his squad

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Danny Rose has warned his Sunderland team-mates they need to be ready for a scrap as they attempt to drag themselves out of an alarming slump.

Redknapp given a hint of the size of task facing him on his comeback

"Keep them in there!" There were hand gestures to point to the corner of the pitch. "In there!" near the Sunderland goal shouted Harry Redknapp.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp

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New manager praises his 'decent players' as bottom club draw 0-0 at Sunderland

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Striker Bobby Zamora was an expensive Mark Hughes signing

Divisions between QPR players made demise
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With wages greater than turnover, relegation would be catastrophic

Match Report: Arsenal's Mikel Arteta breaks resistance of Julio Cesar and 10-man Queens Park Rangers

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Managers refuse to get shirty as 10 men frustrate Rangers

A feisty, even and slightly manic afternoon ended with both managers in calm and magnanimous agreement. Neither Mark Hughes nor David Moyes would have necessarily backed some of their players' decisions not to wear the Kick It Out T-shirts, but they respected their rights to do so. There would be no repeat of the Manchester United stand-off at either Queen's Park Rangers or Everton.

Clint Hill’s header went in but was not given as QPR lost 2-1 at Bolton

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The usual complaint about the bureaucrats of Brussels is that they regulate too much and interfere too much in the free market. But Brussels is too liberal for some parents anxious about what their children are watching. Because we are in the EU, the UK cannot prevent certain soft-porn stations from offering their tacky output on Freeview television. Any station that has a licence from any EU regulatory authority is entitled to broadcast throughout the EU, and it would be illegal to bar them. Ofcom, the British regulator, is trying to do what it can. Yesterday it announced it had approached Dutch counterparts, who are responsible for allowing Babestation and Smile TV to infest our screens, requesting that they think again.

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