Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Rehman Thrown Out Of Platinum Bar!

Rehman Thrown Out Of Platinum Bar!

VitalQPR member, Number8buser, had a very different experience whilst trying to warm up in the Platinum Bar at half-time of Saturday`s match against Coventry City.

He saw Zesh Rehman, recently returned to Rangers after a disappointing loan period at Blackpool, try to get into the Platinum Bar, along with another player. (Number8 confessed to me that he didn`t recognise the other player!!)

For those of you unfamiliar with the procedure for Platinum ticket holders, you must produce your season ticket booklet, or ticket stub, which clearly shows your "Platinum" status. Without said ticket, the twocharming officials on the door of the Platinum Bar will absolutely not let you enter. It doesn`t matter how hard you beg, plead, shout, cry or even threaten - they just will not let you into that bar area without a valid entry pass.

I saw a Platinum season-ticket holder throw a "wobbly" last week (Burnley FA Cup game) because he didn`t have his booklet with him and, because he had failed to buy his seat for the FA Cup and could only get a Gold ticket, those officials wouldn`t let him into the Platinum Bar. He tried to dodge past the officials, one of whom followed him into the Bar and proceeded to frog-march him out just as he was about to order his pint!

Back to yesterday! Zesh comes to the door and tries to get inside the Bar. He and his mate managed to get into the Bar and were actually standing next to our very own Number8buser. But then, all hell broke loose!

The officials didn't like the fact that non-Platinum members were in the Bar. So they went to Zesh and demanded he and his colleague leave the Bar immediately. Zesh explained that he is, in fact, a QPR player. But that didn`t wash with the official. He just wasn`t interested!

No matter what Rehman said or did, he wasn`t going to be staying in the Bar any longer. Fans inside the Bar, including Number8 himself, started calling out to the officials that Rehman was indeed a player and they should let him stay. The officials wouldn`t budge and so Rehman and his mate were frog-marched out of the Bar and had to go elsewhere in the ground for their half-time beverage! As Number8buser eloquently summed it up "they got slung out - you couldn't make that up!"

And whilst we are onto anecdotes about the game yesterday - how about some of the Platinum season ticket holders who, after Fox scored for Coventry, were so incensed that they stood up and hurled abuse at Gianni Paladini. The gist of their anger and frustration was the quality of players being bought by the Club, apparently on the say-so of our Sporting Director, one Mr Gianni Paladini.

These fans had just witnessed Heidar Helguson send the ball off for a throw-on to Coventry when standing in or around the penalty spot; instead of planting the ball in the back of Coventry`s net - which seemed the easier option considering that he is (a) a striker and (b) in front of goal virtually one-on-one with the goalie! They were very annoyed!

I have to say, though, their frustration petered out pretty quickly - and was re-directed at the team once Dex equalised for us, as they urged the Rs on to a last-gasp winner. But it was a bit different for Flavio Briatore!

When Helguson missed that golden opportunity (not the first he missed yesterday afternoon - a bad day at the office for our newly acquired striker!), Briatore threw his hands up in disgust and ran up the stairs of the Directors` Box and straight out of the Box! Clearly he was not happy with that display of ineptitude either. Briatore did return, a few minutes later, to sit in the front row so I am pleased to say that he was around to witness our equaliser!!

Thanks for this Number8 - seems I missed a lot by staying outside wrapped up in my blanket!

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

Sousa - A Missed Opportunity.

Dexter Snatches A Point.

Stats: QPR v Coventry City .




Share article via email
Writer:sandydl
Date:Sunday January 11 2009
Time: 5:58PM

Comments

0
What a cracking article Sandy! Hillarious stuff all round, what a club we support!
Boxer
11/01/2009 18:03:00
0
And I missed it - boo! hoo!
sandydl
11/01/2009 18:11:00
0
Hillarious and as much i would have loved to see it, I cant help thinking that the only news coming out of our club that makes me smile is just another incident making our club look silly.
LeeCookFan
11/01/2009 23:06:00
0
Just another incident in which QPR is like your Grandma, means well but just doesn't get it right!
Boxer
11/01/2009 23:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Brentford Too Jota To Handle

QUEENS Park Rangers came up woefully short at Griffin Park with Brentford taking a deserved three points.

Spanish midfielder Jota put QPR to the sword - scoring two and having a hand in the ope

One to Watch - Jota

Ryan Forrester outlines forward Jota as tomorrow's One to Watch

The Men in Black - Brentford v QPR

We take a look at the man who also officiated the reverse fixture between Rangers and Brentford - James Adcock.

Vital QPR Social Media

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Brentford
Suggested By:
Smithies2%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Lynch0%
Bidwell15%
Mackie0%
Luongo0%
Goss0%
Freeman0%
Washington 0%
Smith76%
LuaLua0%
Sylla0%
Ngbakoto 7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk35
2.QPR4Me14
3.nowexpat2
4.Boxer1
The Vital Football Members League