I will admit at first I wasn’t sure about him but he soon won me round. One of his first signings for the club was Jamie Mackie; I have to say I’d never heard of him.
After just a couple of games I was a big fan; his work rate to this day amazes me. A box to box player if ever I saw one. In January 2011 we played Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in an FA Cup game.
Now Neil could have rested a few players as our league form was superb and promotion was the target. The only player rested was Adel Taarabt. A loose ball that two players went for ended up with Jamie Mackie breaking his leg.
A bad injury but not the first time a player has broken his leg on a football field. El Hadji Diouf said some unsavoury words that I won’t repeat as I won’t come down to his level.
To sum it up he thought he was play acting and swore at a fellow professional while he lay on the floor in agony.
As Mackie’s manager of course Neil Warnock had his say, he called Diouf ‘a sewer rat’ amongst other things.
I loved the way Warnock didn’t let Diouf bully or talk his way out of it and the QPR fans loved him for it.
After promotion and with results not going his way the new owners had a tough decision to make and sadly for a lot of fans Warnock was let go. It split the fans down the middle until now.
He took the job as Leeds United Manager and now he has signed Diouf!
I’m sorry, but how the hell can you do that? The respect he had has simply gone out the window. Of all the players in the entire world why did he need to sign a man with Diouf's history?
A few days ago Neil Warnock would have been welcomed back to Loftus Road with any team he managed; now it won’t matter because this is unforgivable.
I suppose I feel like a lot of QPR fans; let down and by a man that was held in such high regard.
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