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Friday, April 03, 2009

QPR Announce "Global Ambassador".... Ramage Praise for Axed-QPR Manager Iain Dowie...Anniversary of QPR Reaching Wembley

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- Queens Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Yuko Yamazaki as our Global Ambassador.
- The appointment, which brings a multi-million pound investment in to the Club, is for a three year term and will see Mrs. Yamazaki represent the Club as a Global Ambassador in the Far East.
- As Global Ambassador, Mrs. Yamazaki will be working to develop the Club's brand and commercial relationships within Japan and South Korea.
- QPR Holdings Ltd Chairman, Flavio Briatore, said: "I've known Mrs. Yamazaki for over 20 years, in which time she's enjoyed unrivalled success in every venture she's undertaken.
- "Queens Park Rangers Football Club is a unique opportunity and I'm convinced Mrs. Yamazaki is the right individual to position the Club within the Far East market.
- "This is a first for QPR and shows the appetite the Club has, not only domestically, but globally too."
- Mrs. Yamazaki said: "I have had the pleasure of knowing Flavio Briatore for many years and it is a privilege to be associated with his new brand at QPR.
- "I'm thoroughly looking forward to working with Flavio, Bernie Ecclestone and the Mittal Family on this exciting adventure and I thank them for approaching me to assist the Club.
- "QPR is a magical opportunity and I'm really excited about the prospect of building the brand in the Far East and maximising the opportunities that I believe are available."
- As Global Ambassador, Mrs. Yamazaki will assist in the acquisition of new partners to join Santander, Gulf Air, Lotto Sport Italia and Chronotech as the Club's main partners. QPR - Express your views re this appointment

Coventry Telegraph - Peter Ramage: Iain Dowie vital to Newcastle United's Premier League survival
- GEORDIE Peter Ramage says Iain Dowie will play a vital role in helping Alan Shearer keep Newcastle United in the Premier League.
- The former Coventry City manager has been appointed as the Toon legend's right hand man for the remaining part of the 2008-09 season.
And Ramager, the QPR defender and former Toon battler, told Chronicle Live: "I spoke to a few people about the gaffer, Alan included, before I signed, and he's highly regarded.
"Unfortunately, it didnt work out for him here, but Iains a good coach, and hell get his point across.
"He'll definitely help Newcastle, and hell definitely help Alan.
"It's just a shame he didnt spend more time down here, as he was one of the reasons I came here." - Report

- Also: Ramage talking on the Official Site about QPR's Prospects for the Rest of the Season

Twenty-Seven Years Ago Today: QPR REACH WEMBLEY
- April 3, 1982: QPR Reach Wembley For Their First FA Cup Final: Hucker - Gillard Hazell Roeder Fenwick - Flanagan Waddock Currie Micklewhite - Allen Stainrod - The Goal
- Post Any Memories of that day?!

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