Leeds Fan Nominated for ‘Football Quotient’ Award

Last updated : 16 February 2005 By Kevin Markey
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 FQ.

Paul Reaney, Chairman of the FQ Award committee commented: "The fact that Kjell, a lifelong fan of Leeds United, has taken 10 months unpaid leave from his job in order to move to the area and follow the Whites, takes football loyalty to a whole new level. Is there a better supporter in the domestic game? The FQ Panel don’t think so."

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

Fans United who have collectively shown football to truly be the people’s game.
The Dutch Football Federation who, in the aftermath of Spain’s monkey chanting, ruled referees could abandon games subject to racial intolerance.
Rotherham Football Club, the manager and fans have shown real loyalty to each other by sticking together through thin, thick and thin again.

Each month FourFourTwo readers will be asked to vote on who has the greatest FQ at www.precisionfootball.com 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 www.precisionfootball.com

The previous winners are:

June 2004 Celtic/Barca Supporters’ for their integrity in the aftermath of the Madrid Rail bombings.
July 2004 AFC Wimbledon Supporters for their battle against the franchising of the game.
Aug 2004 Michael Hutson for his stunning photographic exhibition of Sunday Morning football.
Sept 2004 Referee Pierluigi Collina for his ability to disarm, deflect and cajole.
Oct 2004 Parry & Brazil for re-inventing and re-invigorating football debate.
Nov 2004 Gary Johnson for demanding Yeovil concede an equaliser in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Dec 2004 Charlton Athletic Coaches for their continued program of South African football schools.
Jan 2004 Iain Dowie for his refreshingly honest, and often humorous take on The Premiership.