A rare copy of a Queens Park Rangers fanzine created by Pete Doherty some 25 years ago has been discovered.
The Libertines frontman is a well known fan of the White City side and published the short-lived All Quiet On The Western Avenue fanzine – which provided independent comment and analysis on the club as they competed in the Premier League in 1994.
A rare first copy of the fanzine was discovered in the offices of football magazine When Saturday Comes, which came accompanied with a handwritten note from a then 15-year-old Doherty.
“Dear WSC, please enclosed issue 1 of my fanzine”, Doherty writes. “It is a bit thin but I’ve just broken even and issue 2 will be much more value for money. Please list it. Yours, Peter Doherty – Editor.”
Tidying up in the WSC office and we've found issue one of #QPR fanzine All Quiet on the Western Avenue from August 1994, with a handwritten note from its editor @petedoherty… pic.twitter.com/R6BewAhdj9
— When Saturday Comes (@WSC_magazine) April 30, 2019
As for the programme itself, it sees Doherty mulling QPR’s chances of getting a result against Manchester United without the likes of Les Ferdinand and Trevor Sinclair.
“You will be reading this after the Old Trafford game, it’s unlikely that without Les and Trevor we can really test the Mancs but there’s a very encouraging saying for a situation like this… if only I could remember it.”
Signing off with a plea for support across the season, Doherty concludes: “Let’s all get right behind the lads this season and MAKE them do something. It’ll be interesting to see how the atmosphere is changed. With a seated loft it’s a very hard thing to imagine really, but hopefully there’ll be nothing subdued about it all as both tiers should make plenty of noise.
“C’mon u R’s! – Pete Doherty Jr – youngest fanzine editor in the country.”
Doherty is still known to be an avid QPR fan and previously serenaded their former striker Charlie Austin when he performed on Soccer AM back in 2015.
Meanwhile, Doherty yesterday paid tribute to the NHS after an infected hedgehog spike landed him in hospital.
The injury came midway through Doherty’s tour with his new band The Puta Madres – who released their debut album last Friday.