Oldham Official Site - LEE LEAVES LATICS
Posted on: Mon 28 May 2012
Sheffield Wednesday have today confirmed the signing of Latics' player-of-the-year Kieran Lee.
The out-of-contract Lee has joined the Hillsborough club on a three-year contract.
Lee initially spoke to the Owls a fortnight ago, but the transfer was not completed until he returned from holiday.
The 23-year-old right back has made a near clean sweep of Latics' player-of-the-year awards for each of the last two season.
Lee, who made most apperarances for Latics playing in 53 of their 56 matches in 2011/12, leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Latics.
Manager Paul Dickov said: "I would like to wish Kieran all the best and he has been a fantastic player and I am happy he is joining a Championship club as he deserves to play at that level.
"Kieran has been consistently our best player for the last two season."
Lee kicked off his career at Manchester United from whom he had a half-season loan at QPR in 2008.
He signed for Latics four years ago, but had a difficult start at Boundary Park and it took almost 18 month before he became a first-team regular.
Since then, however, Lee has been one of the mainstays of the Latics' side and leaves having made 134 appearances for the club having scored five goals.
Lee joins a number of other ex-Latics' players at Hillsborough - Jermaine Johnson, Chris O'Grady and Daniel Jones.
Lee is pictured receiving one of his recent player-of-the-year awards from Paul Dickov.
2011/12 - THE NUMBERS GAME
Tue 29 May 2012
The 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season was one QPR fans will never forget ... here's some weird and wonderful stats from our first season back at the top table of English football.
8 - The number of Premier League goals scored by top-scorer Heidar Helguson
9 - The number of red cards the R's received; the highest in the Barclays Premier League
6 - The number of assists by Shaun Wright-Phillips; the most in the QPR squad
21 - The number of fouls committed by R's loanee Samba Diakite in his seven league appearances
14 - The number of players signed in the 2011/12 season
18, 076 - The highest home attendance at Loftus Road, against Manchester City on November 5th 2011
2, 802 - The number of minutes Joey Barton spent on the pitch throughout the season
43 - The number of goals the R's scored throughout the season
1.3 - The average number of goals per game the R's conceded at Loftus Road throughout the season
35 - The average time QPR scored their first goal of the game at Loftus Road
33 - The number of league appearances made by R's number one Paddy Kenny; the most in the QPR squad
37 - The number of points the R's finished on in the 2011/12 season
1.3 - The average number of goals per game the R's scored at Loftus Road throughout the season
13 - The number of times Tommy Smith entered the fray as a substitute throughout the season
10 - The longest streak the R's went without registering a draw
17, 295 - The lowest home attendance at Loftus Road, against Bolton Wanderers on August 13th 2011
3-0 - The R's biggest victory margin of the season, both at home (v Swansea City) and away (v Wolverhampton Wanderers)
66 - The number of goals Rangers conceded throughout the season
90.3 - Djibril Cisse average a goal every 90.33 minutes he pulled on a QPR shirt; i.e. a goal a game!
8 - The R's quickest goal of the season arrived on eight minutes; Joey Barton's scuffed effort against Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 17th 2011
QPR1st - Season Tickets and the Family Stand
Published May 28, 2012
QPR1st is pleased that prices for existing season ticket holders wishing to renew have not been increased. We urge the Club to publish the cost of new season tickets immediately for sake of clarity and transparency as it is not presently obvious if these will be the same price as renewals or different.
We also sympathise with the club’s ambition to create a family stand in the Lower Loft and acknowledge that the aim is to create an environment that will encourage families and a new generation of QPR supporters.
It is disappointing that this initiative comes at the cost of moving fans that have had seats in that area for many years. Supporters build an emotional relationship with their part of the ground and the people who they watch with: they are more than just seats in a sports stadium
We ask the club to reconsider this policy and request that fans are only asked to move on a voluntary basis to reduce upset and resentment created between fans and club. The trust will support the club in having a vigorous behaviour policy in the stand to ensure an atmosphere that is conducive to attracting families to QPR. QPR1st