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Nedum on the QPR pod 21:22 - May 15 with 3492 viewsdavman

Great interview by Chris Charles and Paul Finney this week. I am a big fan of Ned's pod and can listen to him all day. Coherent, concise, insightful, warm, intelligent and seems v honest.

As opposed to last week's slightly painful Charlie Austin love in (I get it guys, he WAS a legend first time round and to an extent last season and he and his wife do wonderful things off the field, but he was God awful this season and none of you asked him why!), the Nedum interview ahead of his book coming out on Tuesday is a must listen.

Clearly warm about his 6 1/2 seasons at the club and paints an appreciative picture of his time with us, but puts a few snippets in there which will need to be followed up by reading the book. He also made a telling statement about what the future holds for QPR: "The team is about to get much younger and the club want to start a rebuild".

Paul and Chris did a great job this week - well done boys!
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 09:24 - May 16 with 3129 viewsCliveWilsonSaid

I was just about to post an interview with him on Sportsmole where he says the same thing. Young manager with young players and that getting promoted may not be a priority.

https://amp.sportsmole.co.uk/football/qpr/feature/exclusive-nedum-onuoha-on-qprs

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 10:21 - May 16 with 3018 viewssparkey

Clearly a very bright bloke. Never got the send off or credit he deserved.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 11:00 - May 16 with 2940 viewsAntti_Heinola

Yes, I love the pod, but I found the Austin one a difficult listen. I honestly cannot see how anyone could watch him in the season just gone and think 'he deserves another year.' I love Charlie and always will, and I was willing him to do well this season. But he didn't. If his name was Macauley Bonne and he'd just had the exact same season, not a single QPR fan would even argue he should have another year. I feel for Charlie - something is not right in his body, he looked like he was runnng through treacle sometimes, and at others his touch was appalling (as he even acknowledged slightly on the pod). I don't care how much less he would've signed for, we can't keep him on because he loves the club.

Ned, on the other hand, had the misfortune, I think, of being part of a side mostly despised by QPR fans. Actually, you could never fault his effort, work rate or honesty, and was a really good, underrated defender for us. Richard Dunne gets tons of plaudits, but the fact is that prootion season he was not great the second half of the season (until the final!) and Ned and Clint were our best defenders. A real leader and proper captain. Had he joined at almost any other time in our history, he'd be much more fondly remembered than he is by some fans I think.

Bare bones.

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 11:18 - May 16 with 2892 viewsLazyFan

Agreed Ned was awesome, in many times a poor team.

I remember some cup game, where it went to pens and Ned was organising it all of who was taking what and the younger players were following him around hanging on his every word.

Most of the players liked him and his nickname of Chief was not a joke, plenty of the young'uns saw him as a leader as well.

zzzzzzzzzz

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 12:42 - May 16 with 2762 viewssparkey

Just ordered his book. Not only am I interested in the dealings at QPR but his troubles in general. Being a white man it is difficult to get my head around the effects racism has and hopefully this book will enlighten me
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 12:55 - May 16 with 2711 viewsPhildo

He is a very impressive figure - you suspect he would have been successful in life whatever he went into. He tends to talk about his experiences at QPR in very mixed terms and does not use we or us when referring to the club generally. I do not think he rates the club hierarchy too much.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:29 - May 16 with 2532 viewsCLAREMAN1995

Nedum on the QPR pod on 12:55 - May 16 by Phildo

He is a very impressive figure - you suspect he would have been successful in life whatever he went into. He tends to talk about his experiences at QPR in very mixed terms and does not use we or us when referring to the club generally. I do not think he rates the club hierarchy too much.


Good post here , I watch him on the ESPN FC American broadcast and he is very calm and informative just like when he was our Captain.
Very occasionally he will say something about QPR but the boys on ESPN refer to him as City TV jokingly .
He does appear a bit nervous that Villa with the Liverpool connections could ruin it for City.
With that back 4 looking so bad against Wesh Ham , Watkins and Ings could score a couple and Countnio could bang in a free kick too
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:32 - May 16 with 2529 viewsPaddyhoops

Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:29 - May 16 by CLAREMAN1995

Good post here , I watch him on the ESPN FC American broadcast and he is very calm and informative just like when he was our Captain.
Very occasionally he will say something about QPR but the boys on ESPN refer to him as City TV jokingly .
He does appear a bit nervous that Villa with the Liverpool connections could ruin it for City.
With that back 4 looking so bad against Wesh Ham , Watkins and Ings could score a couple and Countnio could bang in a free kick too


In fairness ,Clareman, Villa could ship Seven or eight as well!! That type of team.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:34 - May 16 with 2523 viewslondonscottish

Nedum on the QPR pod on 12:55 - May 16 by Phildo

He is a very impressive figure - you suspect he would have been successful in life whatever he went into. He tends to talk about his experiences at QPR in very mixed terms and does not use we or us when referring to the club generally. I do not think he rates the club hierarchy too much.


Not a lot of love for Les......

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:40 - May 16 with 2506 viewsCLAREMAN1995

Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:32 - May 16 by Paddyhoops

In fairness ,Clareman, Villa could ship Seven or eight as well!! That type of team.


That is exactly what City are counting on Paddyhoops a 5-2 win or something like that but even KDB is showing the strain of carrying that heavy load.
Pep is cracking too IMO little hints at his interviews and not making changes Sunday like Foden etc.
Still I watched Liverpool beat Chelsea and they are cracking under the load of another crazy schedule.
The silver lining of QPR collapsing is not facing either of those 2 teams away it might be rough
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 15:58 - May 16 with 2412 viewsenfieldargh

Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:34 - May 16 by londonscottish

Not a lot of love for Les......


seemed to imply a fair bit about our DoF.

Love Les but then I was a fan of Jimmy Greaves back in the day until he told me to f*&k off for wanting to say hello as we were waiting for the hovercraft back to blighty.

Have never wanted to speak to any of my heroes after that, find it best to remember them as I saw them

Just ordered the book

captains fantastic
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 21:34 - May 16 with 2164 viewsDejR_vu

Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:34 - May 16 by londonscottish

Not a lot of love for Les......


Hmm, bright, articulate, principled ex-pro who’s seen the club from the inside doesn’t think much of LF. Hmmm, wonder why 🤔
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 09:58 - May 17 with 1886 viewsjoe90

Such a good listen.

I have a lot of respect for Nedum, an understated professional. Comes across really well and gives a really fascinating insight into the running of the club and life as pro footballer.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 10:55 - May 17 with 1817 viewsdaveB

really interesting listen, personally thought he was wrong about the fine for that sending off at Hull, sticking up for team mates is one thing but running 20 yards to shoulder barge someone and get yourself sent off wasn't helping anyone. It's a very modern view to be exasperated at managers etc for having a go after a poor performance but can see what he means. Looking forward to reading his book
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 18:04 - May 17 with 1603 viewsJigsore

Nedum on the QPR pod on 10:55 - May 17 by daveB

really interesting listen, personally thought he was wrong about the fine for that sending off at Hull, sticking up for team mates is one thing but running 20 yards to shoulder barge someone and get yourself sent off wasn't helping anyone. It's a very modern view to be exasperated at managers etc for having a go after a poor performance but can see what he means. Looking forward to reading his book


to be fair I had no problem with that, were 4-0 down, I think, and that was the only thing that made me smile all game

compare that to a few years earlier on the same ground with Captain Barton getting him sent off early on during a pivotal relegation battle

“The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.”

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 18:24 - May 17 with 1572 viewsPunteR

I didnt really rate Nedum for the first few seasons but he grew on me. He stood out as a model pro but he was on a fat wage.
Will give the podcast a listen when i get the chance.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 20:38 - May 17 with 1480 viewsAntti_Heinola

Nedum on the QPR pod on 18:24 - May 17 by PunteR

I didnt really rate Nedum for the first few seasons but he grew on me. He stood out as a model pro but he was on a fat wage.
Will give the podcast a listen when i get the chance.


Took a pay cut to stay with us at one stage, and not his fault what the club were willing to pay.

Bare bones.

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 21:21 - May 17 with 1417 viewspaulparker

Nedum on the QPR pod on 15:58 - May 16 by enfieldargh

seemed to imply a fair bit about our DoF.

Love Les but then I was a fan of Jimmy Greaves back in the day until he told me to f*&k off for wanting to say hello as we were waiting for the hovercraft back to blighty.

Have never wanted to speak to any of my heroes after that, find it best to remember them as I saw them

Just ordered the book


Greaves was a rsole
Told me to fcuk off as well and also a load of other young kids outside Wembley

“I wipe my ass with your feelings.” (Tony Soprano )

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Nedum on the QPR pod on 23:10 - May 17 with 1260 viewsBenny_the_Ball

Nedum on the QPR pod on 12:42 - May 16 by sparkey

Just ordered his book. Not only am I interested in the dealings at QPR but his troubles in general. Being a white man it is difficult to get my head around the effects racism has and hopefully this book will enlighten me


Perlease. I've nothing against Nedum but he's led a charmed life. Average player, nice guy by all accounts, reasonable pundit (smart if a little boring), but let's not paint him now as some modern day Nelson Mandela. If you want to understand the effects of racism, I'll happily enlighten you.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 23:43 - May 17 with 1222 viewsPunteR

Nedum on the QPR pod on 20:38 - May 17 by Antti_Heinola

Took a pay cut to stay with us at one stage, and not his fault what the club were willing to pay.


You are right, it's not his fault what the club paid him. And I guess you can apply that same logic to every other footballer. I just remember he got cut a lot more slack then the other players at the time. My point was he wasn't very good for the money we paid. Same as all the others at that time.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 14:18 - May 18 with 1012 viewsWestonsuperR

Nedum on the QPR pod on 20:38 - May 17 by Antti_Heinola

Took a pay cut to stay with us at one stage, and not his fault what the club were willing to pay.


Nedum was still being very well paid and we had to cut costs, the club offered him a deal (admittedly pay as you play) and he turned it down, this is only natural in football as a player ages and especially if a club is trying to work to a budget.
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Nedum on the QPR pod on 16:49 - May 18 with 868 viewsSheffieldHoop

Nedum on the QPR pod on 20:38 - May 17 by Antti_Heinola

Took a pay cut to stay with us at one stage, and not his fault what the club were willing to pay.


This and the fact nobody else wanted him at anywhere close to the money we offered
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