We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that – but what do they do? They hire Jim Magilton.
Now, I’m the type of fan that will give Jim time to prove what he can do – but will the other Rangers fans do the same? I very much doubt it. On the positive side, Jim Magilton plays football the right way and I always admired him as a player – so here’s hoping this translates onto the pitch at Loftus Road. However, you can’t escape the fact Jim was sacked as the manager of divisional rivals Ipswich Town and their fans don’t seem too bothered to see the back of him (despite worshipping him as a player). Has the appointment inspired me to renew my season ticket? No, not really.
Toying with our loyalty
The noise eminating from the Loftus Road boadroom certainly doesn’t match the decisions they are making. We we’re all sucked into the hype at the end of last season when new owners Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone, Lakshmi Mittal and Amit Bhatia marched onto the pitch alongside QPR greats Sir Les Ferdinand, Paul Parker, Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh. Pyroclastics, cheerleaders and a huge unvieling of the new club crest joined them on the pitch – whipping the crowd into a frenzy – promising Champions League football in four years. Wow! (well, to be honest I thought it was all a bit of a let down personally – I mean, where was Zidane?).
Anyway, one season later where have we gone? How far have we come? Not far at all. One minute we’re being promised Premiership football, high profile players and managers and the next we get season tickets hiked, Iain Dowie, Samuel Di Carmine and Gary Borrowdale. What the fuck are they doing with our club? We’re not a toy – so stop toying with my years and years of loyalty. All I ask is that you listen to the fans, stop telling outrageous porkies and deliver on achieveable promises. We’re not stupid. Loyalty does not equal stupidity. Treat us honestly and fairly and we’ll repay you with a buzzing Loftus Road – uniting under the same cause – promotion.