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QPR chief issues rallying cry

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is determined they will carry on the fight for Premier League survival despite their 3-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Saturday.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 14:40 Post Comment

Tony Fernandes: Convinced QPR can avoid the drop

Tony Fernandes: Convinced QPR can avoid the drop

That result leaves the R's seven points adrift of Premier League safety going into the international break.

But despite admitting he is hurting at the moment, Fernandes has urged the club fans to believe they can avoid the drop, citing an impressive win over west London rivals Chelsea and back-to-back victories against Southampton and Sunderland as evidence of what they can achieve.

"I sit here in Malaysia feeling miserable. I am down. The fact that I and my other shareholders are feeling so miserable just means we care," Fernandes told the club's official website.

"We should have won at the weekend and made it easier for ourselves, but we didn't. So what!

"There are still eight games to go. We beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (1-0 on 2 January) and showed against Southampton and Sunderland that we are capable of putting wins together.

"We have scored seven goals in our last three fixtures, so anything can happen.

"We fight and we fight. I am not despondent at all. QPR has come a long, long way from where we were, and the plan continues.

"We inherited a club that lacked so many things, and we are rebuilding every aspect. That's a huge challenge.

"In any business there will be hiccups. But this is not a one-year or two-year project. This is a lifelong commitment. The shareholders have that commitment. The journey ahead is so exciting.

"We need a new training ground, a new stadium, a more successful academy. That's so exciting. How can anyone feel down for too long?

"Forget Aston Villa. Focus on the future. The path in front of us is exciting.

"So come on, let's show the world NOW what type of club we are. We're a club that believes, a club that has passion, and a club that never gives up."

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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