Date: 2nd July 2012 at 7:44pm
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Fabio was looking forward to life in West London

Fabio was looking forward to life in West London

United’s Brazillian full back Fabio Da Silva has joined West Londoners Queen’s Park Rangers on a season long loan deal.

The youngster will link up with former Red Mark Hughes at Loftus Road in what is surely an attempt to try and give Fabio some much needed experience which will hopefully see his game develop.

A few years ago, Fabio was deemed good enough to start a Champions League final against the mighty Barcelona, yet in the last campaign he had to settle for a paltry five Premier League appearances.

Fabio hasn’t been helped by an injury record that would make even Michael Owen blush, well maybe that’s a bit harsh, but he has spent an awful lot of his career so far on the treatment table.

I’ve long been an advocate of sending our youngsters to Premier League clubs for several reasons:

1. That’s the league we want them to play in so it makes more sense than shifting them abroad.

2. If they’re good enough to make it at United, then even at a young age they should be good enough for lower Premier League clubs.

3. On occasion it can even give us an advantage when we play these sides as all of a sudden a key player for them, who they’re used to having and rely upon is no longer available. Cleverley at Wigan, Howard at Everton – I know he’d signed a permanent deal but it was the same principle in 2007.

4. It keeps them nearby -ish so they don’t get too unsettled.

I’ve always claimed that I don’t blame QPR for City’s title win last season- I don’t- we blew it, they deserved it, I can live with that no matter how many Blues ram it down my throat. That stance however doesn’t mean I’m particularly fond of the West London club or want to see them look after some of our prized-assets.

It’s not just the fact that rent-a-pillock Joey Barton will eventually share the same dressing room as an impressionable young player. There’s Kiko Macheda making less than two hours worth of appearances for QPR in the Premier League while on loan last season.

Let’s not forget the sight of QPR fans celebrating City’s winner AGAINST THEIR OWN TEAM in what must surely rank as the saddest display of sychophancy any visiting fans have ever shown a home side.

QPR could be the ideal place for a youngster who needs to not only try and improve physically but also learn his craft, but as shown with our previous loanee to Loftus Road, it doesn’t always work out that way.

Am I being bitter? Are QPR the perfect club for young Fabio to try and prove himself at? Answers on a brick through the usual window please.


37 responses to “Is QPR Really The Best Club For Fabio Da Silva?”

  1. QPR_BMPT says:

    Really do fancy a rendition of Blue-and-White Moon in honour of Ashley Young when we play them this year, possibly chuck in a bit of Craig David ‘Ashley Tell Me What’s Your Favour?’ For good measure. All rounded off with ‘Where’s Your Title Gone!’ Hate United, more to the point hate Ashley Young….Diving then asking for a favour the bare faced cheek of the little man! Some People these days!

  2. Dont Ask says:

    why are there so many QPR fans on a Manchester United Blog? This article was directed at man utd fans so i dont know why the QPR boys/girls are being so childish. I have never been on another teams blog to comment or troll. Weird.

    Anyway, i hope he gets plenty of games for them as he is a bright, bright talent and can play in Midfield too very competently. He was classed better than his bro before he came! Just hope QPR dont have relegation battle on hands again. Mind you he will be doing a lot of defending if they are….which is good i suppose!?

  3. west london is rrrs says:

    well said manU article about what is and not what could or should you say you had the title in your grasp and it slipped are man utd a big club, we are a small club but very proud of our club as are you with yours.lets hope next seasons premiership is the best ever…come on you rrrrs

  4. Islehoops says:

    Looked at this site because am genuinely interested in our loan signing, wouldn’t care about it otherwise.

    We’ll welcome Fabio to West Twelve and look forward to him giving it his best for the Rs, a tenth of Federico’s effort and there’ll be no complaints.

    Was at both Manchester games and (like the time they came to Loftus Road) the City match was the most entertaining, shat them up at length both times. The celebration was definitely about Rangers staying up but which non United supporter wouldn’t enjoy the Blues’ achievement, particularly after the numerous stitch ups and patronising prior?

    You Rs!