50 Years Ago Today: ‘Marsh (plus the Roar) puts QPR in League Cup Semi-Final’

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Football League Cup 5th Round Team: Springett, Watson, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, Morgan (R) Attendance: 19,146 I remember this match as being a very tense encounter indeed. That said, I can still see in my mind’s eye Mark Lazarus bombing down the wing without his shorts after the elastic had broken! In the ‘Supporters Corner’ of the programme it read: ‘We have appealed on many occasions in this section of the programme for increased support from … Continue reading

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QPR U23 (3) – Colchester United U23 (2)

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U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Kakay, Hamalainen (Arthur), Manning, Finney, Paul, Bowler, Akinola, Alfa (Crichlow), Eze, Prohouly Subs Not Used: Herdman, Klass It was the turn of Timothy Seny Dieng to be made captain and this Friday afternoon encounter at Loftus Road kicked off in blazing sunshine. For some reason the Rangers defence looked very shaky and all over the place in the opening 15 minutes or so! This early pressure was elevated when a long ball from Eze … Continue reading

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24th October 1903: Fulham (2) – QPR (2)

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Team: Collins, Lyon, White, Bowman, Hitch, Bull, Hamilton, McCairns, Murphy, McGowan, Wilson Attendance: 16,000 Rangers travelled to Craven Cottage on 24th October 1903 to take on Fulham in a Southern League fixture. The following match report appeared the following week in the ‘Illustrated Police News: ‘The Southern League fixture between Fulham and Queen’s Park Rangers on Saturday at Craven Cottage was very interesting, seeing that these same teams will again meet on Saturday next to contest which side shall have … Continue reading

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An hour with Ollie

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Podcasters and people from fan sites alike gathered at Loftus Road on a chilly Tuesday evening in late November to meet QPR’s new manager Ian Holloway. The first hour of the meeting consisted of the recording of the 200th QPR Podcast, with ‘Ollie’ being interviewed by the founder members, Messrs Fraser, Finney, Mendes and Charles. The recording can be heard from the IndyR’s homepage. As the recording finished and the equipment was packed away, Ollie began to relax and enjoy … Continue reading

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Falkland Cup Final – 1st May 1966: QPR Supporters’ Club (1) – Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Club (0)

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Team: T. Wall, N. Sells, J. Buller, J. Payne, P.W. Dale, P. Dale, B. Sheridan, P. Wall, B. Hunt, D. Dobson, D. Samuels Reserves: P. Jackson, J. Forsyth The Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters Club team took on a Charlton side in the Falkland Cup Final on Sunday, 1st May 1966 at Ilford FC. The game kicked-off at 11am and the match programme included the following pen pictures of the QPR squad: (a) – T. Wall (goalkeeper). Started the season as … Continue reading

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A 1908 Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card from Series 2 – Harry Duff

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series: 1907, 1908 and finally 1913. The first series has already been featured and this particular card is the third from the second series that was issued in 1908. Once again the series included two different back designs, ‘Imperial Tobacco’ and ‘Grapnel Mixture’. Rangers signed Harry Duff from Manchester City and he made his debut on 7th September 1908 at the Park Royal Stadium against Watford. He went … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Norwich City (1) – ‘We got the Result, We got Ollie Back but Moreover, We got our Rangers Back!!

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Robinson (Sandro), Hall, Cousins, Luongo (Shodipo), Chery, Washington, Polter (Sylla) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Borysiuk, El Khayati, Ngbakoto Attendance: 17,187 (including 3,214 Norwich fans) HQ rocking, there truly is no place quite like it! A scintillating first-half, two upfront, played on the deck, some great balls, movement and real passion about the place. The lead up to Seb Polter’s goal was simply wonderful! A deserved win, but we made hard work of it, and let … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ray Brady

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Ray Brady, QPR centre-half: 1963-1965 has sadly passed away. Ray was part of a clan of Irish Republic footballers spanning the 1957-1979 era, which included brothers Pat and the more famous, Liam. Ray represented his country six times at full international level. Ray was signed by the R’s from Millwall, along with his full-back brother Pat in July 1963. He played 97 first team games during his spell with us and scored one goal. A massive physical presence in the … Continue reading

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QPR U23 (3) – Coventry City U23 (2)

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U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Kakay, Williams, Paul, Arthur, Finney, Prohouly, Manning, Darbyshire (Akinola), Eze, Bowler Subs Not Used: Herdman, Klass, Barzey Prior to kick-off we all observed a minute’s silence in memory of the fallen and the word was that Ian Holloway had been at the club all day. Alex Finney had played a few games recently and as far as I know he’s still on trial so I was surprised to see that he was wearing the … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

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The following servicemen had at some point in their careers, played for Queen’s Park Rangers and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Albert Edward Bonass was born in Yorkshire in 1911 and before joining the R’s in 1939 had played for Darlington, Chesterfield, West Hartlepool and York City. He became a reserve policeman before joining the RAF. Between 1940 and 1945, he guested for a number of clubs including; Fulham, Watford and Southampton before losing his life when … Continue reading

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