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Fans` Anguish: QPR Get Barker

Vital Cardiff have confirmed the transfer of Colchester United`s top summer transfer target Chris Barker to QPR.

The 28-year old said: "I had several options but the move to QPR excited me and I hope to help them challenge for promotion next season."

As part of the Welsh club`s squad cull, Barker was released for a nominal fee. His decision not to join Colchester comes in the wake of comments from several quarters about a lack of ambition and competitiveness in the transfer market, including by former star Chris Iwelumo.

Barker joins the London outfit having made 38 appearances for Colchester last season.




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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 5 2007

Time: 12:02PM

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sad to see him go but it has to about money
john Us
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05/06/2007 12:41:00

Gregory says we lost out to "four of five" other sides to get him. Good signing for QPR.
Matt_Us
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05/06/2007 13:43:00

cureton has handed in a transfer request!?!?!?!?
united4life
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05/06/2007 23:31:00

nice comment matt
john Us
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06/06/2007 13:19:00

He was indeed a high earner at Cardiff we are certainly not going to braek the bank for him here.
Deeno
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06/06/2007 22:14:00

Barker is a decent LB but nothing special, there are plenty others out there as good for half the wages!
BomBom
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07/06/2007 03:16:00

Perhaps he was elevated too a high status; I agree with boom boom. It's not that he was fab - it's more about the fact that he really was supposed to sign. But it's good that WiG spends money as if it were his own.
Matt_Us
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07/06/2007 11:09:00

 

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