LIFELONG R’s fan Chris Guy has been named as QPR’s new Honorary Club Historian.
Last month, the club welcomed applications for the role, following the sad passing of the much-loved Gordon Macey. Gordon served QPR with distinction for some 27 seasons and was a big supporter of all club events.
Holding a similar keen interest in the history of our club, Chris has been following Rangers since the mid-1970s – as a season ticket holder for the majority of that time – and is also on the club’s Forever R’s committee, QPR’s former players and managers’ association.
He told us: “It's a massive honour for me to be awarded the role of club historian, following in the footsteps of such a well-respected figure in Gordon Macey.
“I have enjoyed Gordon's work ever since he took on the role as the club's first-ever historian in 1992. His books have been a great point of reference for myself and many fans over the years.
“I first took an interest in the history and statistics of the club from a young age. This was mainly through the Derek Buxton column in the matchday programme – it was always the first page that I would turn to.
“I set up retroQPR on various social media platforms in 2014 to celebrate the great history of our club, and one of the aims of this was to push for a recognised group to honour past players and managers.
“This was achieved in 2016 with the launch of Forever R's. I was proud to be asked to be a fan advisor on the inaugural committee and we have now inducted more than 100 players or managers.
“Being offered this role makes me immensely proud and I look forward to carrying on the work of Derek Buxton, Gordon Macey and numerous other Rangers fans who always show such an interest in the history of our club.”
As mentioned, Chris takes on the role from Gordon Macey.
Gordon’s daughter, Karen, added: “We hope his new role will bring Chris as much enjoyment as it did for Dad – and wish him well as he builds upon the legacy left by him.
“We’re sure that Dad would be pleased to see the historian role continuing, especially with a passionate QPR fan, so that others can be reminded where the club has come from.”