Saturday, March 09, 2013

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EALING GAZETTE/James Gates
Council accused of 'gifting' Warren Farm to QPR

A SPORTS development planned for Southall has been given a frosty reception by neighbours, who claim the council is ‘gifting’ the site to Queens Park Rangers.
Warren Farm sports ground is set for a £30million makeover from the Premier League football club.

However, following a public meeting in Hanwell last week organised by the council, Olde Hanwell Residents’ Association said it had several fears, in particular that the low price QPR will be paying for the land is tantamount to it being ‘gifted’ to the club.
The association’s Malcolm Weller said: "The concern is that in terms of what QPR will be paying for the site as a one-off, rather than Ealing Council making income from leasing it to them, is relatively very little.
"There is also concern about how many sporting fixtures residents will be able to hold at the ground once QPR takes over. Currently there are three to four games of cricket and football there every Sunday, but that could all stop. Representatives from QPR did try to address us, but I think we all thought their responses were flimsy."

One resident who attended the public meeting, but did not wish to be named, said: “They tried to duck the issue by going on at length about the amount of money QPR will be spending on the site. However, they were eventually forced to admit that the club will be paying nothing at all to the council. That did not go down well.”

Ealing Council chose the club last year as its preferred partner for redeveloping the ground, which had fallen into disrepair.
The proposal includes training facilities for the club with a two-storey building, a three-storey multi-functional building, as well as three first-team pitches and seven academy/youth pitches.

QPR has said they will involve community groups in the project.
An Ealing Council spokeswoman said: “The council has entered into an agreement to develop with QPR and negotiations about the site are still on-going. The land has certainly not, nor will it be, ‘gifted’ to the club.
“At a time when budgets are being cut and other councils are forced to close sports facilities, we have been looking into new ways to invest in them to offer the community long-term access to excellent facilities.”
She added that plans are subject to planning permission and further public consultation.

The club would be responsible for constructing, maintaining and operating the redeveloped facilities at no cost to the council or taxpayer, it says. An advisory panel, including representatives from the community, council, QPR and sports organisations, has also been set up for consultation purposes and to develop a community plan for the site.

QPR were asked to comment but had not replied by the time the Gazette went to press. Ealing Gazette





QPR OFFICIAL SITE
AIRASIA ON BOARD WITH R’S AGAIN
New one-year shirt sponsorship deal announced...

QUEENS Park Rangers football club is delighted to announce a new shirt sponsorship deal with AirAsia.

The new one-year deal, which will commence from the start of the 2013/14 season, will see the AirAsia brand once again displayed on the front of the R’s home, away and third strips for the entire campaign.

The club has worked closely with AirAsia over the past two seasons and this latest announcement will serve to strengthen the relationship that exists between the two brands.

QPR Commercial Director, Euan Inglis, told www.qpr.co.uk: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with AirAsia for a third consecutive season.

“The club has focused on growing the QPR brand globally, with particular emphasis on the Asian market since Tony Fernandes and his partners took ownership of the club.

“AirAsia continues to provide QPR with a perfect platform to develop this strategy, and offers us new opportunities to achieve even greater reach in wider Asia, as AirAsia continue to penetrate new markets throughout the region, as well as a number that sit outside of South East Asia”

AirAsia Group Head of Brand and Ancillary Income, Al-Ishsal Ishak, said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship with Queens Park Rangers for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. 

“QPR's genuine display of unwavering determination throughout the season personifies the founding spirit of AirAsia - Dream the impossible, believe the unbelievable and never take no for an answer.” QPR



CURRENT TABLE


CLUB
PLD
PTS
28
71
27
56
28
52
27
51
27
47
28
45
28
42
28
40
28
40
28
33
28
33
28
33
28
32
28
30
28
30
28
27
28
24
27
24
28
23
28
20






















LAST SEASON's TABLE AFTER 28 GAMES


POS

LP
CLUB
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
(1)
Manchester United
28
21
4
3
68
27
41
67
2
(2)
Manchester City
28
21
3
4
69
20
49
66
3
(3)
Tottenham Hotspur
28
16
5
7
52
34
18
53
4
(4)
Arsenal
28
16
4
8
57
39
18
52
5
(5)
Chelsea
28
14
7
7
48
32
16
49
6
(6)
Newcastle United
28
12
8
8
40
41
-1
44
7
(7)
Liverpool
28
11
9
8
33
26
7
42
8
(8)
Sunderland
28
10
7
11
36
31
5
37
9
(9)
Everton
28
10
7
11
28
31
-3
37
10
(10)
Fulham
28
9
9
10
37
37
0
36
11
(11)
Swansea City
28
9
9
10
31
34
-3
36
12
(12)
Norwich City
28
9
9
10
39
45
-6
36
13
(13)
Stoke City
28
10
6
12
27
39
-12
36
14
(14)
West Bromwich Albion
28
10
5
13
34
37
-3
35
15
(15)
Aston Villa
28
7
12
9
31
35
-4
33
16
(16)
Blackburn Rovers
28
6
7
15
40
60
-20
25
17
(17)
Bolton Wanderers
28
7
2
19
31
57
-26
23
18
(18)
Queens Park Rangers
28
5
7
16
29
48
-19
22
19
(19)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
28
5
7
16
30
58
-28
22
20
(20)
Wigan Athletic
28
4
9
15
24
53
-29
21

And how things finished

POS

LP
CLUB
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
(1)
Manchester City
38
28
5
5
93
29
64
89
2
(2)
Manchester United
38
28
5
5
89
33
56
89
3
(3)
Arsenal
38
21
7
10
74
49
25
70
4
(4)
Tottenham Hotspur
38
20
9
9
66
41
25
69
5
(5)
Newcastle United
38
19
8
11
56
51
5
65
6
(6)
Chelsea
38
18
10
10
65
46
19
64
7
(7)
Everton
38
15
11
12
50
40
10
56
8
(8)
Liverpool
38
14
10
14
47
40
7
52
9
(9)
Fulham
38
14
10
14
48
51
-3
52
10
(10)
West Bromwich Albion
38
13
8
17
45
52
-7
47
11
(12)
Swansea City
38
12
11
15
44
51
-7
47
12
(13)
Norwich City
38
12
11
15
52
66
-14
47
13
(11)
Sunderland
38
11
12
15
45
46
-1
45
14
(14)
Stoke City
38
11
12
15
36
53
-17
45
15
(15)
Wigan Athletic
38
11
10
17
42
62
-20
43
16
(16)
Aston Villa
38
7
17
14
37
53
-16
38
17
(17)
Queens Park Rangers
38
10
7
21
43
66
-23
37
18
(18)
Bolton Wanderers
38
10
6
22
46
77
-31
36
19
(19)
Blackburn Rovers
38
8
7
23
48
78
-30
31
20
(20)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
38
5
10
23
40
82
-42
25