Monday, 23 July 2012

Ji-Sung Park is more than just a shirt signing for QPR

QPR's signing of South Korean midfielder (and heart-throb) Ji-Sung Park is an astute one both on and off the field.

He's a tireless worker with excellent technical ability who will considerably improve the Rs midfield which will have to survive (!) without loveable rogue (!) Joey Barton until after Christmas. Let's not forget that you don't play over 100 times for Fergie's Man Utd without having a lot of talent and tactical discipline. Having Park pulling the levers in the midfield engine room will allow Moroccan magician (and the club's new number 10) Adel Taarabt to fully express himself in a way he hasn't since the 2010/2011 promotion season. I've said it many times on here and elsewhere but I'll say it again for the newbies ... Taarbs is technically up there with the likes of Messi and Cwissy (seriously) and has the potential to be the best player in the Premiership (sadly no longer The Greatest League In The World in terms of worldie star players).

Secondly, the signing of Park is a dead smart 'shirt signing'; it really does aid Uncle Tony Fernandes' attempts to launch QPR as a Global Brand which is recognised outside the blue-and-white hooped enclaves of west London. 32-year-old Park is bigger than Beckham in footy-crazy Asia and the QPR fan messageboards (and club shop) have been inundated by new fans from Korean and elsewhere in Asia since the hyped-up signing.

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