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Thursday, November 15, 2012

QPR Report Thursday....QPR: A Club for Christians, Muslims, Hindus...and Jews?...Hughes: Can Do No More...18 Year Flashback Wilkins Appointed...9 Year Flashback: QPR-QPR Fan Meeting Report



- Next: Southampton: Old Progammes/Past Results

- Adel Taarabt Being Sponsored by Zoom Technology

- 18 Year Ago Today: Ray Wilkins Takes Over at QPR

- 9 Years Ago Today:  Comprehensive Report on QPR's Top Brass Meet With QPR1st - Discussing Takeover Bids (Including Peter Ridsdale!), Impact of the ABC Loan, and so forth.

The Gianni Paladini Takeover Effort of Birmingham City Moves Closer


  A simple "Open Question" to Queen's Park Rangers Football Cub, which I've previously raised in tweets and on the QPRReport Messageboard, but never received any club response: Will the Club be sending out "Holiday Greetings" to its Jewish Supporters, as it does in Greetings to other faiths?

   Football (or "Soccer" as it's known in the United States) is a sport beloved by, played by and followed by people of every race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation ideology, etc. It is truly the universal (and best!) sport.

  Every year, as one would fully expect - and as they have probably since their founding - the club sends out "Christmas Greetings" to QPR Fans around the world. In the old days, it used to be in the programme: With the advent of Social Media, such Holiday Greetings have also been transmitted in other formats.

A few weeks ago, the club tweeted "QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) 10/26/12, 8:03 AM "Wishing all of our Muslim supporters around the world Eid al-Adha #QPR #AllTogether"

Then  a couple of days ago, the club tweeted to their Hindu and Sikh supporter "QPR FC ‏@OfficialQPR Happy Diwali to all our supporters #QPR."

Such greetings are a wonderful thing to do and should be strongly praised and encouraged.

Unfortunately, thus far, the Club hasn't sent out greetings on Jewish Holidays - such as for the Jewish New Year, which occurred in September - and given that the club sends out greetings for other religious holidays,  that is both puzzling - and even troubling.

I noted a few months ago on this blog  regarding Chairman Fernandes serving on the "World  Advisory Board" of the "Global March to Jerusalem."  The Chairman is obviously entitled to hold and advocate whatever views he wishes on any political or social issue.  And I have no idea about the views of the other owners of QPR.  (Nor is it really any of our business)

But here we're talking about a religion, which the club has overlooked - perhaps an oversight. But one I find deeply distressing, especially since this is "My" Club and has been for over four decades; and it is something I strongly hope - and expect - the club to rectify. A very simple thing to do. A very big message to send.

Paul Warburton/Fulham Chronicle - Hughes: I can't do any more for QPR

WHATEVER happens to Mark Hughes on Saturday – the QPR manager insists he could not have done more to change the fortunes of the club.
Even though he teeters on the brink of the bullet after going 12 Premier League games without a win, and desperately needs a victory over fellow strugglers Southampton – it won’t have anything to do with the preparation of the team.
   Sparky prides himself on checking the minutest detail before a game, usually starting with a long hard mental plan at 6.30am when he walks the dogs.
He said: “Sometimes you can be undermined if you don’t do things correctly on a daily basis and that’s one of my strengths and my staff that nothing is left to chance.    
“Everything is thought about and addressed with the intention of winning Premier League games.
“So if people start looking at what we do on a daily, weekly basis, or over a period of time in terms of preparation, looking for reasons why we are not winning games they won’t find any, because we prepare better than any.”

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