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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Routledge Revised...The Committee of the QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC)...Out Monday: Club-OSC Meeting Minutes

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Routledge Update: Luke Edwards/The Journal - Wayne Routledge QPR deal hits snag
- WAYNE Routledge's permanent transfer to Queens Park Rangers has stalled because the winger is waiting for a so-called "loyalty" payment from Newcastle United before he agrees to the move.
- Routledge is holding out for the six-figure sum as he did not ask for a transfer, even though United have agreed a fee with QPR and he has accepted personal terms.
- Whether the stalemate continues once pre-season training gets under way remains to be seen, but The Journal understands the club will not be paying the money to Routledge.
- As things stand, the winger is expected to report for the start of pre-season training – even though he spent the last half of the previous campaign on loan at Loftus Road and has made it clear he wants to sign for them on a permanent basis.
- QPR boss Neil Warnock is still keen to bring Routledge into his squad following his side’s promotion to the Premier League.
- While ex-Newcastle boss Chris Hughton – now in charge of Birmingham – would also like to take the former Tottenham prospect to St Andrew’s following his appointment as manager this week, QPR remain in pole position ti sign him.
- United are happy to let Routledge leave as manager Alan Pardew does not think he is good enough for a top-half-of-the-table Premier League side.
- However, they do not see why they should have to compensate him for that move after just 18 months on Tyneside – six of which he was a QPR playe
- In reality, Routledge is likely to break first. Although he has every right to remain on Tyneside for the remaining year of his contract, he will hardly be involved in the first team following the signing of Sylvain Marveaux and the return to fitness of Hatem Ben Arfa.
- In contrast, he is expected to be a key member of the side under Warnock and will also be able to live in his hometown where he spent much of his spare time, even when playing regularly for the Magpies..." Journal Live

Update re The QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC)

- Three weeks ago, the club and the Official Supporters Club(OSC) announced in a joint statement that they had met. Various questions were subsequently asked about the Official Supporters Club. (See below some "Open Questions" below)

The club have now responded to a questioner and have promised that minutes of the meeting will be posted on Monday, June 26.

According to another QPR Report poster: the following seven people make up the Committee of the Official Supporters Club:
- Karen Hampshire
- Zach Hampshire
- Brian Ahearne
- Linda Favell
- Rebecca Favell
- Brian Patterson
- Simon Patterson
- Ian Stenning

QPR and the Official Supporters Club: Some Open Questions

Two weeks ago, (June 3rd) QPR and the QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC) issued a joint statement about the OSC meeting with Club Representatives about among other things, ticket prices. The joint statement went on to say "The meeting also highlighted the importance of the OSC as a mouthpiece for the fans. It was agreed that moving forward, the OSC would continue to meet frequently and will aim to meet monthly with the Club to discuss any issues or concerns that the fans might have. The Club proposes to publish a reminder of the upcoming meeting a week in advance and encourage the fans to contact the OSC with any topics they would like discussed. A summary of the points of discussion and the agreed next steps will be made available on the Club website following each meeting. The Club hopes that other supporters groups will also be able to hold regular meetings with the OSC, in order to allow the OSC to better communicate their views to us."

As others have noted, the OSC Constitution sets out certain things and a number of questions have been asked re the Official Supporters Club and how things are run. And a letter to the OSC was sent from 30+ fans, meeting the OSC bylaws. Two weeks later, things remain as unclear as two weeks ago.

So: Four Open Questions to the OSC and the Club (and there are probably quite a few other questions that could be posed.

[Note: These Questions were composed by someone else and were sent to the club several days ago. Thus far, the questions have yet to be answered.]

1) What was the response by the club to the OSC comments regarding the incredible rises in the cost of season tickets?

2) When will the minutes of the meeting be published?

3) As a member of the OSC (by being a ST holder) please could you inform me as to whom the representatives are?

4) How are the representatives of the OSC elected?

- The Official Supporters Club (OSC) Website
- The Official Supporters Club (OSC) Constitution

- Also:

- QPR Fan Groups Speaking Out in Protest

- QPR Report Blog June 7- The Club's Effort to "Syphon" Access Through Its Designated Fan Group

- Any Corrections or Response for publication can be posted on the QPR Report Messageboard or emailed to QPR Report

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