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Pete Dohertys Fußball-Fanzine

Rockstar Pete Doherty gründete einst ein Fanzine für die Queens Park Rangers. Sein Mitautor Chris Hewitt erinnert sich.
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Ich lernte Pete kennen, als er ungefähr 14 Jahre alt war. Wir nannten ihn »Young Pete«, eben weil sein Vater auch Pete hieß. Er war ein absoluter Fan von QPR, obwohl er 300 Meilen von London entfernt geboren wurde. Sein Vater war in der britischen Armee und so lebten sie immer in ganz Europa verstreut.

»Young Pete« war ein lustiges Kerlchen mit einem nahezu enzyklopädischen Wissen über QPR, sogar über Spiele, die 20 Jahre vor seiner Geburt stattgefunden hatten. Beim Thema Rock und Musik generell konnte er sich genauso an alles Mögliche haargenau erinnern.

Pete kam in den Neunzigern zu den Spielen der Reserve. Dann eröffnete er uns, dass er ein Fanzine namens »All Quiet On The Western Avenue« gründen wolle. Die Western Avenue war eine große Straße neben dem QPR-Stadion. Auf sein Bitten steuerten wir auch Artikel bei, obwohl ich mich darauf konzentrierte, bestimmte Spieler niederzuschreiben (vor allem Brian Croft, den allerschlimmsten unter der Sonne).




Alles mit Tippex überstreichen

Ein Artikel aber handelte Pete ordentlich Ärger ein. Ich machte mich über einen total absurden Werbespot der Firma Bodyform lustig, in dem sie sich durch ein Fußballspiel von Models am Strand bei Fans anbiedern wollten. Ich konnte mir nicht verkneifen zu schreiben, dass eine von ihnen ein Tor aus klarer Abseitsposition schoss.

Meine Sprache war nicht besonders fein, zugegeben, da waren einige unbeholfene Wortspiele drin, aber Pete druckte es genau so und fügte an: »Wir haben Chris’ Kontaktdaten an die Polizei gegeben.« Zwei Tage später fuhr ich zum QPR-Spiel nach Anfield, als Pete auf mich zukam und um Verzeihung bat. Er war total rot angelaufen. Ich wusste nicht, was er meinte, bis ich das Heft sah.

Pete war damals erst 15, wohnte noch bei seiner Oma und hatte ihr das Heft gezeigt. Beim Lesen wurde die alte Dame so sauer, dass sie Pete zwang, jedes einzelne Schimpfwort mit Tippex zu überstreichen. Es müssen an die 500 gewesen sein. Das Fanzine überlebte dann auch nur fünf Ausgaben bis ins Jahr 1996.

Plötzlich war er im Fernsehen

In der Folge schloss Pete die Schule ab und ging auf die Uni. Zu dieser Zeit verloren wir uns aus den Augen. Im Jahr 2003 schaltete ich den Fernseher an, um mir die Musiksendung »Top Of The Pops« auf BBC anzuschauen. Plötzlich sah ich da diesen Typen, der »Time for Heroes« in einer Band namens »The Libertines« sang. Ich dachte mir, dass der Kerl doch »Young Pete« sein müsse. Also griff ich zum Telefonhörer und fragte herum.

Und tatsächlich: Er war nun ein Rockstar. Ich erfuhr, dass die B-Seite von »Time for Heroes« den Titel »General Smuts« trug. Das war ein südafrikanischer General, aber auch der Name eines absolut heruntergekommenen Pubs in der Nähe von Loftus Road, dem Stadion von QPR. Also wenn da draußen irgendjemand die Liebe von Pete Docherty zu QPR in Frage stellen sollte, so kann ich versichern: Er war von Kindesbeinen an verrückt nach diesem Verein.



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http://www.11freunde.de/artikel/pete-do ... ll-fanzine

Heres the full article including photos.









I bet you didnt know I was bilingual. Neither did I !!!!! (Blame martin63)



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Dumbkoff! :lol:



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Heres the 'pwopa' version ....(.or the English version)





Chris Hewitt - QPR season ticket holder and regular fanzine article writer since 1987

I first met Pete Doherty when he was a gangly 14 year old kid. We nicknamed him Young Pete for obvious reasons. It’s well known that he is a Queen's Park Rangers supporter despite being born nigh on 300 miles from London and living all over Europe due to his fathers career in the British Army. His father, also named Pete, is a QPR fan and the baton was handed onto Pete at a very early age.

In the early 1990s Pete started turning up at QPR reserve team games when they played at Harrow Borough's football ground. As his father knew a well known QPR fan named Alan Barnes young Pete would talk to Alan at games and by virtue myself too as I would stand with Alan and other friends. We were all in our 30s and 40s at the time. My first impression of ‘young Pete’ ( his father was sometimes called Big Pete or Pete Senior) was of a very funny kid who seemed to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of QPR games that took place 20 years before he was even born. I’m guessing he would listen to stories from his father and had a great memory.

Young Pete also seemed to have a broad knowledge of rock bands and music genres. It was at one reserve game at Harrow Borough in about 1994 when Pete announced to Alan Barnes and myself that he was going to write a football fanzine about QPR. He asked us if we would write articles for his magazine and we both agreed to do so. That magazine was called All Quiet On The Western Avenue, the Western Avenue (A40) being a major road near to QPR's stadium in Shepherds Bush, London W12. To those who don’t know him, Alan Barnes is possibly THE uberfan of Queens Park Rangers. Since 1958 Alan has missed no more than 5 QPR first team games anywhere in Europe, one of which was missed when he broke his leg in 1984. That did not stop him from travelling to Belgrade to watch QPR lose 4-0 to Partizan Belgrade and going out on away goals having beaten Partizan 6-2 in the first game in London. Alan also watches the under 21s, under 18s, under 15s and literally every representative football team of Queen's Park Rangers. Not only that , he has an amazing memory of EVERY player that has ever played for QPR, even if they only played for a month for one of the youth teams. So Alan's articles were all about the youth teams and the individual players telling those that didn’t watch these more obscure games how they were getting on etc. My articles on the other hand were of a comical nature with me taking the piss out of certain players ( in particular I did a critique on THE worse professional footballer I have ever seen, one Brian Croft ).

There was also an article that I found in the Sun newspaper with the then QPR first team centre forward Daniele Dichio appearing in a photo story from the ‘problem page’ with him playing the role of a lothario waiter who bedded a female English holiday maker in some Mediteranean resort. Then there was the article that I wrote that got Pete into BIG trouble. In 1995 there was a famous British tv advert for a well known ladies sanitary product called Bodyform. In the advert it showed a group of beautiful women playing football on a sandy beach. My article came in the form of a rant about women not knowing the rules of football as when one of the women scored a goal she was actually in an offside position. The next 5 or 6 lines contained literally every swear word known in the Oxford English Dictionary in the form of puns. Pete printed it verbatim and even had the comedic nous to add “we have given Chris’ details to the Police” at the end of the article. As usual Pete sent me my copy of the fanzine by post. About two days later I travelled up to Anfield, Liverpool to see QPR play. On seeing me, Pete came running up all apologetic and very red around the face as he begged me to forgive him. I was perplexed as to why he would apologise but amused to find out the reason. In his magazine he had tippexed out EVERY swear word I had used after they had been printed. It turns out he was staying at his grandmother's house in Liverpool when he had collected the magazine from the printers. He proudly showed one to her and, on seeing my article, she became very angry. Considering he was still only 15 at the time he had to explain that I was in fact a real person and he hadn’t used a pseudonym and written the article himself. So she forced him to tippex every swear word in every copy of which I think there were about 500.

When Pete left school and started at University I lost touch with him. The fanzine ceased after 5 issues I believe in late 1996. Then about 8 years later in 2003 I was watching Top Of The Pops when I recognised Young Pete singing 'Time For Heroes' with a band called The Libertines. The first person I telephoned was Alan Barnes who confirmed ‘yes that is Young Pete’ as I couldn’t believe it. So if anyone were to ever question Pete Doherty's love of QPR I can confirm that he has been a very loyal and enthusiastic fan from a young age.



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Great read Chris.......


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A mate of mine looked after him whilst at Her Majestys Pleasure! Funny old World. Glad he has moved on


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