The next QPR Supporters Consultation Committee meeting is scheduled to take place w/c 29/01/2018 . Representatives from QPR1st will be attending. if you have any issues that you would like to be raised during the meeting please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 26/01/2018.
Our condolences goes to the family and friends of young QPR supporter Jason Issacs who died on Tuesday following an unprovoked knife attack by a group on mopeds in Northolt last Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police has announced a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the killing.
QPR announced on Tuesday that that its appeal to an arbitration panel against the English Football League’s Financial Fair Play fine, reported as being as much as £40m, had failed. An appeal by QPR against the arbitration decision is expected.
This fine is far greater than any other fine imposed by the English authorities on any club in England, and has been reported as potentially the largest fine in sport. We note that these FFP regulations have demonstrably affected a number of medium and small clubs while the real big-spenders in football have been free to splash the cash year after year.
QPR is not only a football team but it is also a major contributor to the local community, not least through its Community Trust. It cannot be acceptable to put a football club’s future on the line in pursuit of outdated fair play regulations.
As a supporters’ trust, QPR1st has always campaigned for the club’s owners to act in a financially responsible manner and always to put the club’s security and stability at the forefront of its strategy.
The financial record of QPR has improved markedly since the appointment of Lee Hoos as CEO two years ago. QPR1st want to see this new responsible stewardship of the club’s finances continue, without a disproportionate fine.
In due course, we expect a full account of decisions made by our owners which appear to have led to QPR being in breach of the rules and to fully meet any financial consequences that may result from such decisions. We shall be writing to Mr Fernandes to stress this point.
QPR1st and the LSA met representatives of the club, the police and Millwall fans. Based on current intelligence the police have said that their response will be ‘graduated and proportionate’. There will be no specific escort of Millwall fans to the ground although officers will be stationed at key points. Millwall fans will not be held back at the end of the game.
The club has confirmed that Ellerslie Road will be the only entry/exit point for Millwall fans. At the end of the match they will be directed towards Bloemfontein Road. QPR fans are advised by the police to arrive early and those in Ellersie Road to leave in the direction of Loftus Road.
QPR1st representatives suggested keeping Millwall fans in after the match for a short period to minimise contact between the two sets of fans. It is understood that this option will only be considered if there is trouble on the night prior to the match ending.
We now have the details for this year’s London football charity cycle ride to support the work of Prostate Cancer UK. On 1 September join other London club fans and cycle to all the league grounds in a day, or just some of them. The riders are at Loftus Road early afternoon. Details here: https://prostatecanceruk.org/rlfg17