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Monday, May 21, 2012

QPR Report Monday: Air Asia Sponsorship Worth 2.5 Million for the Year...Ferdinand June Ghana Game....Updates and Flashbacks


- The QPR Squads of 2008-09 (and 2007-2008...and 2006-2007)

- Fitz Hall Departing
Fitz Hall Tweets "Sad day for me just been told my contract is not being renewed at QPR.Been at the club 5yrs would of liked to of heard it frm the manager"
Just want to wish everyone associated with QPR all the best for the future! Thank you for all your support,the club is in good hands. FitzHallTweet

- 2012-13 QPR Relegation (and Title!) Odds

- Two Year Flashback: Leon Clarke Joins QPR

- Ex-QPR Dave Needham Turns 63

- The British SportsBooks of the Year Awards are Tonight: Best Football Book Shortlist

- Premiership Attendances in 2011-12

The Sun Daily (Malaysia)
AirAsia signs RM12.4m shirt sponsor deal with QPR
Posted on 21 May 2012

PETALING JAYA (May 21, 2012): AirAsia Bhd has signed a £2.5 million (RM12.4 million) deal with Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) to sponsor the QPR shirt in the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League (BPL).

The budget airline has been the sponsor for the QPR "Away" shirt for the 2011/2012 BPL season, which expires end of this month.

Under the one-year sponsorship deal signed last Friday, which included an option to extend it for another year, AirAsia has the branding rights through logo placement on the home, away and third QPR shirt, the primary and secondary boards, the interview backdrops, and the stadium access areas and match day advertising together with the use of the name, fame and imagery of QPR for promotional purposes in all media worldwide.

It also has the use of the 'official partner logo' of QPR, which will enable AirAsia to develop a specialised co-branded merchandising sales with the QPR brand.

AirAsia also has the right to exercise the option to sponsor QPR's pre-season tour for an additional amount up to a value of £500,000.

"As football is the top global spectator sport and the BPL having a large following in Asia, AirAsia sees that the association with the sport of football will further elevate its brand," the airline said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia last Friday.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun collectively own a 75% shareholding in Tune QPR Sdn Bhd, which in turn owns a 66.02% shareholding in QPR Holdings Ltd, parent of the QPR football club. Fernandes is QPR chairman.

In a separate announcement, AirAsia said it had on Friday entered into a Letter of Termination with Malaysia Airlines to formally terminate the proposed warrants exchange and the warrants exchange agreement entered into between the two airlines on Oct 21 last year.

Under a share swap deal between MAS and AirAsia that was recently scrapped, MAS shareholders were to get one AirAsia warrant for every 30 MAS shares they own, while AirAsia shareholders would get one MAS warrant for every 10 AirAsia shares they own. Sun Daily


Soccerex - QPR lands AirAsia extension
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has celebrated survival in the Barclays Premier League by signing a new contract that sees AirAsia become the club’s official shirt sponsor and main partner.
Having won promotion as victors of the Championship in 2010-11, the London club secured its Premier League safety on the final day of the 2011-12 season. AirAsia had initially announced that the airline would be the away and third kit sponsor of QPR for the 2011-12 season following chief executive Tony Fernandes’ takeover of the club in August. However, the new agreement will see AirAsia’s logo displayed on QPR’s home, away and third shirts for the 2012-13 Premier League season.
“Moving AirAsia onto all three of our playing kits allows them the maximum exposure to the growing worldwide football audience,” said QPR marketing director, Becky Grote. “We have great ambition for the growth of QPR in the Asian market, and AirAsia provide us with the perfect platform to raise awareness of the club in new territories.”  Kathleen Tan, group commercial head of AirAsia, added: “QPR’s achievement of securing their Premier League status mirrors our own hard work and challenges that we went through in making AirAsia the world’s best low cost airline for three years in a row. We’re proud to associate ourselves with QPR, a team with remarkable history in English football, whose unrelenting spirit reflects our own endeavour for success.”  Soccerex

- What other clubs Get from Sponsorship

Ghana Today - Anton Ferdinand expected in Ghana for reloaded star soccer fiesta
kwajo | May 3, 2012   

English defender Anton Ferdinand is one of numerous superstars expected at this year’s Star Soccer Fiesta, organizers have confirmed.

The QPR ace will join a host of Ghanaian footballers (predominantly Black Stars players) to battle a team made up of Ghanaians from the entertainment industry in the annual charity event.

The latest edition of the event which has been running for the past five years by Sports Marketing and Events management firm GoldStar Consult is dubbed “Stars Soccer Fiesta” due to the infusion of fresh stars will be held on June 24 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

This year’s event with celebrities such as George ‘Oppong’ Weah, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kwami Sefa-Kayi , Majid Michel, John Dumelo, Chris Attoh, Jocelyn Dumas and a host of musicians will test their footballing skills against the more established Black Stars players will be used to promote peace ahead of the the general electyions in Ghana on December 7.

“This event started as a silly idea in the corridors of Samini’s (Ghanaian musician) house and now it has eveolved to become one of the main features in the off-season football calendar,” head of the event organizers, Samuel Anim-Addo said at the press launch on Thursday.

“With the infusion of more celebrities we hope to have a more entertaining event this year and also see whether the entertainers can get one over the footballer this term.”

A percentage of the total proceeds will be commited to improving juvenile football in Ghana with the rest going to charity. - Source Ghana Soccer Ghana Today

Joey Barton-Nick De Marco
    Former QPR Director and Legal Counsel Nick De Marco (who was on the Legal Team that Defended QPR vs the FA over "Faurlingate" is representing Joey Barton vs the FA

Blackstone Chambers - Nick De Marco
  "Current and recent work - FA v Joey Barton (May 2012)
Nick is representing Joey Barton in the disciplinary proceedings brought against him by the Football Association for violent misconduct following his dismissal from the Manchester City v QPR game in May 2012." Blackstone Chambers

Dave McIntyre/West London Sport - 
   QPR are to freeze season ticket prices for the 2012-13 campaign.
The news is expected to be confirmed in the coming days, along with details of a pre-season visit to South East Asia.
Massive increases in prices, introduced a year ago by the Flavio Briatore-led regime, caused uproar among R’s fans. West London Sport


- Slime Photo of the Day: Banned-from-Playing John Terry Holding up the (Stolen) Trophy

- Premiership Club Finances and  Losses: YEAR-OLD Article re Club-by-Club but will probably be in the ball-park of what finances will be again like this year. (Imagine the QPR losses will again be rather large)

- Manchester City Call in Police to Get Their Ball Back from that Final Game Against QPR!

- Four Year Flashback: New QPR Manager Iain Dowie Speaking About Promotion and generally making sens

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