Aussie Grecian supporter contender for award

Last updated : 09 March 2005 By Holgate

Exeter City supporter Stephen Perrot has been nominated in the April 2005 uhlsport/FourFourTwo FQ Awards.

uhlsport, the world’s largest football-only company and official kit suppliers to Pavel Nedved, developed The FQ Awards, in conjunction with FourFourTwo, to recognise those who display an ‘advanced understanding of the beautiful game’ or an FQ.

Paul Reaney, Chairman of the FQ Award committee commented: “Those with FQ will go to any lengths to support their team. Exeter-born Stephen Perrot took that to new levels during January. Perrot flew from Australia to see Exeter City take on Manchester United in the FA Cup not just once, but twice, travelling over 36,000 miles in the process. Perrott also saw the two teams play each other in 1969! Great FQ.”

In the April 2005 uhlsport/FourFourTwo FQ Awards, Perrot’s FQ will be measured against:

Ø Bob Marley, the football philosopher would have been 60 in February

Ø East Stirling supporters, bottom of The Scottish Third Division the band remain merry men

Ø Graham Poll, a man who, in the Arsenal/Manchester United game kept his head while all around him failed to

Each month FourFourTwo readers will be asked to vote on who has the greatest FQ at with the winner going into a final vote to decide the individual or team who has shown the strongest FQ in 2004/5. One voter a month will also win an uhlsport team kit with an end of season prize entitling a winner and his/her guest to take in a Serie A game featuring uhlsport endorsee Pavel Nedved. Readers can record their vote or make a nomination for a future FQ nominee by visiting

The previous winners are:

June ‘04 Celtic/Barca Supporters’ for their integrity in the aftermath of the Madrid Rail bombings.

July ’04 AFC Wimbledon Supporters for their battle against the franchising of the game.

Aug ‘’04 Michael Hutson for his stunning photographic exhibition of Sunday Morning football.

Sept ’04 Referee Pierluigi Collina for his ability to disarm, deflect and cajole.

Oct ‘04 Parry & Brazil for re-inventing and re-invigorating football debate.

Nov ’04 Gary Johnson for demanding Yeovil concede an equaliser in the most unlikely of circumstances.

Dec ’04 Charlton Athletic Coaches for their continued program of South African football schools.

Jan ‘05 Iain Dowie for his refreshingly honest, and often humorous take on The Premiership.

Feb ’05 Kjell Skerven, a Norwegian who gave up his job and moved to Leeds to support the team for one season.

March 2005 Graham Turner, the Hereford Manager who almost single-handedly has kept Hereford United in business.