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Committed to Queens Park Rangers for Life

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They say you make your own luck in professional sport.

I can't say I disagree with that to be honest, but sometimes things just don't go your way for one reason or another.

This season, at Queens Park Rangers, we've definitely suffered our fair share of bad luck.

These aren't excuses, they are facts.

We lost Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson at a time when they were really starting to gel again, showing signs of the great partnership they sparked up at Fulham before joining us. Losing them both to injury was a bitter pill to swallow and whilst we've welcomed Bobby back into the team in recent weeks, even though he's not 100% fit, AJ's absence has hit us hard.

I firmly believe their injuries have had a big impact on our season.

Then we lost our captain, Ryan Nelsen, in February.

That was bad luck because he had been fantastic for us, leading by example week after week and producing one solid performance after another at the heart of our defence.

No one envisaged him moving into coaching during the season but the opportunity to manage Toronto was just too good for him to turn down and we reluctantly allowed him to move on with our best wishes after he gave everything during his short spell with us,

On the pitch, we've had three penalties this season and missed them all. Adel Taarabt missed a crucial spot-kick against Norwich earlier this season and the latest saw Loic Remy's effort saved by Mark Schwarzer at Fulham on Monday night.

Call it bad luck. Call it misfortune. Call it what you like.

But whilst those things have gone against us, we still remain focused and determined on achieving our short, medium and long term objectives at the club.

In Harry Redknapp, we have one of the great English managers of this or any other generation. Harry is a special man and a great character of the game. We are very lucky to have him at the club.

We also have a very talented squad of players, with the January additions of Christopher Samba and Loic Remy - to name just two - further evidence of how far we have come at the club in such a short space of time.

At times this season we have played some fantastic, free-flowing attacking football and on our day we have proven what a good side we are.

Our win at Chelsea was extra special for our fantastic, loyal supporters, who packed into the away end and make some incredible noise throughout the 90 minutes.

Wins like that are special and one of the many reasons I love being chairman of our great club.

But I've said before that I learn more about being chairman when things aren't going our way. I look back to the heavy defeats we suffered at Chelsea and Fulham last season and the way in which the Rangers fans supported the team to the very end.

That's what fills me with pride and that's the reason this club has got under my skins much in the last 18 months or so.

This is not a one-year or two-year project at QPR. This is a lifelong commitment.

We need a new training ground, a new stadium and a more successful academy. The path in front of us is exciting.

With a little bit of luck along the way, I am confident we can fulfil the dreams of the R's supporters over the coming weeks, months and years.

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