Sunday, 18 November 2012

An Open Letter to Tony Fernandes #QPR


Proud days........
UPDATE: 19th November 2012

Tony Fernandes replied to my email, "thanks for your letter and all the points are noted".

I couldn't ask for any more.  Embroiled in another media hype and he took time to read and reply.   What a top man!

Annie x

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18th November 2012 - 4 points from 12 games.........

Dear Tony Fernandes

Pride and Passion

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to you.  I do understand how much you have invested in our club, and I really do appreciate you getting us away from the old administration, but I am struggling....

Us fans are loyal, and wear passion and pride on our sleeves.  I know you understand that and I appreciate you tweet often about it, but am sure it is getting a little (?) frustrating having to apologise/explain/promise of coming good after every game?

I am not a Mark Hughes basher, I don’t like him, never have done, and have tried to accept him, but honestly I do not believe he has the pride or passion to represent the hoops.  Am afraid this may have reflected onto the new signings - happy to take the money and pull on the hoops shirt as a “job”!

You’re a West Ham fan, so I know you understand.   On Saturday we endured the gutless loss against Southampton.  It was very telling how excited we were to see our championship heroes on the pitch!   13 new players and yet the pride and passion is only in the likes of Adel, Mackie, Derry, etc.  Don’t get me wrong Nelsen is immense and Cesar outstanding, I like Diakite and Granero is good, but inconsistant. It does smack of us being individuals, we are not a team out there!

I then hear about Sean Wright Phillips blaming the fans for our downfall and Cisse tweeting about taking another fan *out*.  Do I need to say more????  The goal machine Cisse we were promised - who is a liability and prone to the red mist!  We do not need a hero to zero man but for him to step up to the plate and deliver!

The boo boys have taken a lot, and you must understand where they are coming from - we live and die supporting our hoops!  Its not like supporting a band and deciding you don’t like their latest album, that is it, contract for life- but again I know you know that!

What is worse, and am sure you can appreciate, is that the banter on twitter between clubs has been lost.   We are actually getting sympathy instead of banter, and that hurts a lot!

I appreciate you have a 5 year plan, and the new managerial team is so integrated into our system, but I urge you to have a think and come up with a plan B – something that Mark Hughes doesn’t seem to have – cheap jibe I’m sorry!

I’m not sure how to finish this letter, and am not sure what I am expecting if anything........but please Tony, just please!

Annie x
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cc: Mr Amit Bhatia
     Mr Philip Beard

p.s. This letter from Al Fayed was brought to my attention, sounds all too familiar, beware fallout!  Via my pal @Padja1 !

p.p.s.  Also this open letter from a Man City Fan All sounding a little too familiar

8 comments:

  1. How about adding, Can you recommend and decent hotels in Hull for next year?

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  2. Great piece Annie, Saturday was the last straw for me and I've backed Hughes up to this point. But not now.

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    1. I've tried so hard to remain positive, wishing and hoping it would indeed turn around, but shows no signs, I've cracked too!
      Annie x

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  3. Phil Hutchinson-May19 November 2012 at 09:57

    Well done Annie. I am a big QPR fan and always will be. I'm so pleased we are in the Premier League, but I agree we need more pride and passion. Come on Tony, Mark and all the team - getting "angry" will not achieve results. I'm with Annie we need more pride and passion.

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    1. Cheers Phil, it's so heartbreaking and worse that I can't see it changing any time soon :(
      Annie x

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  4. I think I was the last remaining bastion of "back Hughes we don't need more change" even though I didn't want him in the first place but Saturday's abject 'performance' did me, finished me off. We have a chairman that dreams are made of and a manager that belongs to the stuff of nightmares. Enough, end it now, before it REALLY is too late.

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    1. With you 100% that's exactly where I was, Saturday was just too much, I even thought we might have won it as was my hope, but to lose so gutlessly and Mackie running his lion heart out, just told so many truths.

      I am gutted Tony, absolutely gutted!

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