Friday, 28 October 2011

QPR players to decide Taarabt's fate

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ADEL Taarabt could be fined for petulant behaviour in the future – but QPR boss Neil Warnock will let his squad decide how much.
In the week dominated by the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand saga, the other major talking point was Taarabt’s peevish reaction to being substituted during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Chelsea, and comments insisting a move to Paris St German is still on in January.
Warnock’s patience with the mercurial talent set to face old club Spurs on Sunday has already been stretched to the limit. But the manager revealed he has never fined the player, although there are plenty who now can.
“There used to be no code of conduct until this season,” the manager explained. “Everything of that sort was done on a willy-nilly basis.
“But the senior players went away, drew up their own list, and if they want to fine Adel, they can.”
The manager actually increased penalties on a few points, and gave a glimpse to the code when he revealed anyone daft enough to wear an earring on the training pitch is going to be £50 lighter.
Warnock added: “Players would never fine each other as much as a manager, so I’ve added a bit more here and there.
“But as regards him wanting away, Adel can go. He knows that. And personally, I’ve no got no problem with him showing he’s unhappy.
"But if he ever gesticulates in a manner that would not sit favourably with fans, players or management – then he’s in for it.”

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