QPR1st Supporters’ Trust has welcomed the willingness of Chairman Tony Fernandes, CEO Phillip Beard and COO Mark Donnelly, alongside Rodney Marsh, to respond to questions from supporters at last night’s fans’ forum.
We welcome assurances given that the club has a plan for next season’s player wages bill, the support expressed for youth development, pledges for further consultation on the new stadium, to support former players, and to help fans with a disability to enjoy the away play-off game.
We also welcome confirmation that QPR will own the new stadium.
We hope this forum was a first step to an ongoing dialogue between the club’s owners and management with supporters. In particular, we hope there will be more information on the plans the club has to manage its debt. Plans were referred to, but not their possible implications for purchasing players, ticket prices or other aspects of club development.
To build on the success for the fans’ forum, we ask that Tony Fernandes takes part in a similar meeting at least once a year, and look forward to meetings between ourselves as the Supporters’ Trust and the chief executive. Together, the club and its supporters can build the strong culture for QPR that the chairman has said he wants to achieve.