QPR1st Supporters’ Trust notes that the Daily Telegraph has named QPR in a top ten of badly run clubs. This can’t be a surprise as it is based on the extraordinary £135 million plus debt built up by the club in recent years. We have raised this issue and have made our view clear – that over-spending on this scale could put the future of our club at risk.
We hope change has come. The Daily Telegraph article does not reflect what appears to be a change in transfer policy based on dealings in the current window so far; with more emphasis on bringing in up and coming players rather than hugely expensive big names. Also, the cub has appointed a chief executive with a track record of financial competence in football. Our hope is that the club is entering a new phase, and our first meeting with the new chief executive, Lee Hoos, gives us room for optimism. We trust that a major part of improved management will be more openness, consultation and the involvement of supporters in decision-making, and we look forward to supporting the club in achieving this.
Our sympathy goes to supporters of the club identified as the worst run in the country – Blackpool.
Here is the Telegraphs’ view: