Queens Park Rangers - Alonso Misses Child Birth...And?
UK time is: 18:58:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Alonso Misses Child Birth...And?

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso may have put his Anfield future in doubt by missing the Champions League match against Inter Milan to attend the birth of his first child but what about millions of other fathers whom, for whatever reason miss the birth of their child?

Ex-QPR midfielder Martin Allen who made 136 appearances for the club back in the 80's voiced his opinion by adding...

"There is only one thing that should ever come first in your life and it isn't football...it's your family."

"As a professional player I paid for making my decision to be at the birth of my son George because I seemed to be substituted far more often afterwards by QPR manager Trevor Francis."

"I was also fined two weeks' wages which was later reduced to one week on appeal. But do I regret it? No. And I'm certain Alonso doesn't".

Allen (42) who went onto play for West Ham, Portsmouth and Southend United told The Sun...

"I was shocked and stunned at the way I was treated. I just couldn't understand it all".

After hanging up his boots Reading born Allen went onto manage Barnet before moving onto Brentford, MK Dons and finally Leicester City spoke with his managerial head-on...

"As a manager there were situations when my players' wives were due to give birth. I asked them for up-to-date news then gave them a choice."

"If they wanted to be at the birth, then fantastic, I would not pick them for a match. I'd like to think I got some respect for the way I handled things."

The journalist

Writer: Hoops Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 13 2008

Time: 7:24PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
that is rude and not acceptable to be so dedicated to football is great but miss one game you pratt his poor wife i do no longer rate you mate
ozanne park rangers
Report Abuse
13/03/2008 21:46:00

but good on ya fonso
ozanne park rangers
Report Abuse
14/03/2008 03:53:00

Insanity that a club doesn't understand teh importance of your wife giving birth. Do they realise that Xavi's life would not be worth living if he missed the birth for a football match- his wife would surely see to that!
Candid NCFC
Report Abuse
14/03/2008 11:01:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR v Leeds United - Match Preview (Friday November 27 2015)

Late penalty sinks QPR at the Riverside (Friday November 20 2015)

Middlesbrough v QPR - Match Preview (Thursday November 19 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To QPR (Thursday November 12 2015)

QPR Stifled By Purposeful Preston (Saturday November 7 2015)

Team News - QPR v Preston North End (Saturday November 7 2015)

QPR v Preston North End (Friday November 6 2015)

Who R Ya - Preston North End (Friday November 6 2015)

Chris Ramsey 'Relieved of Duty' (Wednesday November 4 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Preston
Derby County 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Brentford 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 3 - 0 MK Dons
Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Sheff Wed

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Fulham 17 5 6 6 1 21
13. Blackburn 17 4 8 5 1 20
14. Wolves 17 5 5 7 -1 20
15. Q.P.R. 17 5 5 7 -3 20
16. Leeds Utd 17 4 7 6 -4 19
17. Preston 17 3 8 6 -3 17
18. Forest 17 4 5 8 -5 17

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Fulham v Preston - Stat Attack
Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:39:01
Fulham v Preston - Early Team News
Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:30:00
Vital Preview - Cardiff City v Burnley
Burnley : 27/11/2015 18:30:00
Forest v Reading; Vital's Match Preview
Forest : 27/11/2015 18:24:01
Vital Preview - Fulham v Preston
Preston : 27/11/2015 18:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Preston
Suggested By:  
Green 29%
Henry 13%
Hall 0%
Onuoha 6%
Konchesky 0%
Faurlin 33%
Sandro 0%
Phillips 0%
Fer 13%
Hoilett 0%
Austin 6%
Emmanuel-Thomas 0%
Chery 0%