The Tenth Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette card – Sidney Sugden

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is now the tenth QPR card that I have featured from the first series issued in 1907. On the reverse side of this original card it reads: ‘Grapnel Mixture – A delightfully cool pipe tobacco, combining the sweetness and fragrance of the better class Virginia Tobaccos with the rich flavour of Latakia. Rather a full-flavoured but an eminently pleasant mixture.’ Their second set was issued the … Continue reading

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QPR v Manchester United – A 2-0 Defeat and Mauro Zarate Remained Benched!

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne (Caulker), Onuoha, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer (Taarabt), Austin, Zamora (Kranjcar) Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Hoilett, Zarate Attendance: 18,098 (including 1,814 away fans in the Upper School End) Will this prove to be Harry Redknapp’s last stand? Losing to Manchester United was never, truly, going to decide whether Queen’s Park Rangers sack their manager but the nature of this defeat may have added further evidence as to why the club is considering a change. Chasing … Continue reading

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‘Harry Redknapp Must Stop Playing Blame Game’ – by Jason Burt

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There was a small piece of news from Queen’s Park Rangers on Wednesday that was barely news – but the reaction it provoked spoke volumes about the tense mood around the club. Josh Laurent, a 19-year-old midfielder, joined Brentford for an undisclosed fee. But QPR supporters reacted as if Charlie Austin had been sold rather than a young prospect who had not kicked on as everyone hoped. It was a sign, for the fans, that the club was failing to … Continue reading

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Burnley v QPR – Harry’s Latest Throw of the Dice and Another Away Defeat!

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill (Traore), Vargas (Zarate), Henry (Zamora), Barton, Fer, Taarabt, Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Onuoha, Mutch, Phillips Attendance: 17,523 (including 1,104 R’s fans) It’s rare that I come away from a game without taking at least something from it…but this was not one of them! Both the goals we conceded were not due to Burnley producing some great piece of team play, but by ‘seasoned’ pros who cannot defend. They managed to make Arfield and … Continue reading

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The Keith Rutter Sticker – Issued by Rover and Adventure Comic in 1961

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Issued in 1961 by Rover and Adventure comic, the ABC Chart of Football Colours featured 130 clubs from the English and Scottish Football Leagues on four large cards. The idea was to cut the face of the player from gummed sheets and then match it onto the chart. Number 93 was QPR player Keith Rutter. They are now quite hard to find in unused form as normally they are found stuck together. In the early 1930’s, the publishers D.C. Thomson … Continue reading

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QPR v Sheffield United – The Latest Cup Humiliation!

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FA Cup 3rd Round Team: McCarthy, Onuoha, Caulker (Isla), Ferdinand, Traore, Fer, Henry (Vargas), Mutch, Phillips, Austin, Hoilett (Zamora) Subs Not Used: Murphy, Furlong (D), Hill, Grego-Cox Attendance: 12,972 (including 2,735 away fans) With Lou Reed on your side, there is always the chance of a ‘Perfect Day’, but even Nigel Clough cannot have imagined such a convincing victory for his League One side as they defeated Premier League opponents for the fifth time in 12 months. Sheffield United did … Continue reading

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QPR v Swansea

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Vargas, Henry, Barton, Fer, Zamora (Hoilett), Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Traore, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Mutch, Phillips, Attendance: 17,729 (including 1,496 away fans) Historically relegation-bound sides don’t get their fair share of decisions from the officials, never get the run of the ball and also get punished by sides when making defensive errors. Well, if this game is anything to go by our luck has changed and despite the players giving their all and being … Continue reading

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QPR v Crystal Palace – Austin and Zamora Starved of Service

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Hoilett, Barton, Henry, Fer (Vargas), Austin, Zamora (Phillips) Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Wright-Phillips, Mutch Attendance: 18,011 (including 1,771 away fans) As I hit the keyboard I had the worst neck ache ever – the ball spent more time in the air than I can remember for a very long time. I was worried about their pace but overall the back-four did well as did theirs because of the ‘hoofball’ tactics. The game … Continue reading

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Arsenal v QPR – Too Little, Too Late in 9th Straight Away League Defeat

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Team: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Mutch (Zamora), Henry (Fer), Kranjcar, Traore (Hoilett), Vargas, Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Phillips Attendance: 59,947 (including 2,912 R’s fans) I quoted Rodney after the Everton game: “Rangers play away like a team just fulfilling a fixture”, and so it goes on Rodney. The system and tactics give no belief to the players that we will get a corner let alone a sniff on goal. Add into the mix giving two goals … Continue reading

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Opposition Q&A – Arsenal – Redknapp “reasonably entertaining but I wouldn’t want him as our boss”

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This week we spoke to media producer, podcaster and Arsenal fan Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) for his thoughts ahead of our Boxing Day clash at the Emirates… Q. How far is this Arsenal team off from being a title-winning side? What are the priorities during the upcoming transfer window? Who’s on your shopping list? A. We’re quite far off winning the title with this current squad. We need a couple of first rate defenders who can go straight into the side … Continue reading

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