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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Expressions of Condolences


Besides the outpouring of statements by QPR fans, also expressions of sympathy are being offered by numerous fans of various clubs

QPR Official Site - FAN TRIBUTES Sent to QPR - Read QPR Tributes

LSA - Ray Jones - RIP

Heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and team mates of Ray Jones. Thank you Ray for the wonderful times you gave us, you will always be remembered in our hearts as part of the QPR family.
May you Rest In Peace.
John Reid, Secretary

QPR1st Ray Jones R.I.P
August 25, 2007
QPR 1st would like to extend its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Ray Jones. We mourn the loss of a bright talent at such a young age. We also send our condolences to the families of the other victims of this terrible tragedy. QPR1st

QPR Official Site - Profile of Ray Jones: Ray Jones RIP

BBC - Former QPR manager Ian Holloway, who is now at Plymouth, added his own tribute: "It's a terrible tragedy. A young life taken away. A young talent gone.
"I knew him, he was a great kid and a fantastic talent as well, so my heart bleeds for all of them. For me there's no worse thing than to have to bury your child and I'm so sorry for them." BBC

BURNLEY - A sad day in football: Cotterill
The Citizen - Suzanne Geldard
"..Clarets boss Cotterill said: "It has been a difficult day all round and certainly more so for Queens Park Rangers then ourselves.
"It's a very, very sad day in football. He was a nice young man and budding young footballer who I am sure had a good career ahead of him.
"I spoke to John Gregory (QPR manager) and Mick Harford (assistant manager) this morning, we've liaised with Queens Park Rangers all along and they have our deepest sympathy.
"It was never a problem to call the game off. Sometimes football is put into perspective and whilst we were looking forward to the game, we were more than happy when we knew that QPR perhaps weren't in the right frame of mind..." News

QPR captain Adam Bolder has issued the following statement on behalf of the entire QPR first team squad.
We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the news regarding the untimely death of Ray Jones.
Ray was one of us. A footballer with a passion to succeed for himself and for Queens Park Rangers Football Club.
It goes without saying that Ray was the most gifted player at the Club. He had fantastic raw ability and was destined for a very bright future, both at Club and international level.
He was a great character, a very popular figure in the dressing room and he will be sadly missed.
Words can't really express how we all feel at the moment, but our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.
It is a tragedy that we are all struggling to come to terms with, but we will pick ourselves up and play our hearts out for Ray.
Every kick, every shot, every tackle will be for him. He was one of us and he will never be forgotten.
May he rest in peace. QPR

QPR Official Site - 'A HUGE LOSS'
Gianni Paladini has expressed his shock and sadness at the untimely death of QPR player Ray Jones.
Jones died in a motor accident in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Paladini told www.qpr.co.uk: "We are all shocked and saddened by the news. It's a huge loss for this Football Club.
"Ray had the world of football at his feet and he will be sorely missed by everyone connected to Queens Park Rangers.
"Our thoughts at this time are with his family and friends and we will be doing everything we can to help them through this terrible time.'' QPR

" Breaking News - Burnley v QPR postponed
Queen's Park Rangers' match at Burnley this afternoon has been postponed following the death of Rangers' striker Ray Jones in a motor accident in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Football League Head of Communications, John Nagle, said: "This is tragic news. Ray Jones was just at the start of his playing career but he had already shown tremendous potential.
"The thoughts of everyone at The Football League and its member clubs are with Ray's family and friends, as well as all his colleagues at QPR." Football League

BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB - Open Training Session & Collection
Following the tragic death of Queens Park Rangers player Ray Jones earlier today, the Championship game has been cancelled as a mark of respect.
Instead, Burnley Football Club will be holding an open training session on the pitch at Turf Moor, at 3.00pm.
This will be free to all supporters, who will be asked to honour a minute's silence in memory of Ray Jones.
Supporters will also be asked to contribute to a collection, with all proceeds raised going to a nominated charity of Queens Park Rangers... Burnley

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