On this Day in 1968: That Dramatic 2-2 Draw at Ipswich

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Team: Kelly, Finch, Harris, Keen, Keetch, Hazell, Morgan (I), Leach, Clarke, Marsh, Morgan (R) Sub: Allen Attendance: 28,000+ This was the start of the final run-in of the 1967/68 Division 2 campaign. What a nail biter! With Ipswich, QPR and Blackpool all battling it out for the two promotion places to the top flight with just three fixtures to go. The game at Portman Road was not surprisingly an all-ticket 28,000 sell out. I had travelled up on a packed … Continue reading

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Chasing rainbows, learning lessons, rewriting history

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Queen’s Park Rangers co-chairman Tony Fernandes has given an interview to North American-based website Vice Sports in which he talks about the club and the near six years of ownership by him and his Malaysian business partners. https://sports.vice.com/en_uk/article/ive-learnt-the-hard-way-tony-fernandes-on-football-fandom-and-attempting-to-build-the-new-qpr It’s a wide-ranging, if unchallenging, piece where Fernandes talks about lessons learned, his passion for the club and his hopes for the future. For many Rangers fans I know it will prove a confirmation of all the reasons they love the man, … Continue reading

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Christine Spiller, of South Harrow, is a QPR Fan

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I have picked up a number of QPR related cuttings recently and amongst them was this b/w pic of a Christine Spiller. Apparently it appeared in a football magazine in 1966 and the only details are that: ‘Christine Spiller, of South Harrow, is a QPR fan.’ I wonder if there was any particular reason why she was featured in the magazine? Does anyone know her? Steve Russell

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The 21st Independent R’s Badge is a Fundraiser for the QPR Tiger Cubs

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The 21st Indy R’s badge is now available and is a designated fundraiser for the QPR Tiger Cubs. I am asking for £5.00 per badge in order to raise £500.00 for them. Also available are a very limited number of a few of the previous issues. I’m always happy to do mail order and for further information please email me at: stevenrussell67@icloud.com Steve Russell

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Tony Ingham: A New Suite should fit Mr Rangers!

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Tony Ingham sadly passed away seven years ago today. Dennis Signy wrote the following tribute to the QPR legend for issue 13 of the Club newspaper, ‘Bush Ranger’ in 1989: ‘When Tony Ingham joined Leeds United in 1947, he was earning the princely sum of £6 a week. And the original contract for the Yorkshireman is on display in the re-named Rangers restaurant – the Tony Ingham Suite – along with pictures of his record 514 league appearances for the … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace U23 (2) – QPR U23 (1)

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U23 Professional Development League Played at Dulwich Hamlet FC Team: Dieng, Paul, Hamalainen, Owens, Arthur, Finney, Bowler, Eze, Wright, Chair, Grego-Cox Sub Not Used: Herdman This was my first trip to the Champion Hill Stadium, the home of Dulwich Hamlet FC. This new, smaller Stadium, was built on the same site as their old one and was opened in time for the commencement of the 1992-93 season. Now, apparently, they are regarded as London’s most ‘hipster’ football club! I was … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today: Third Division Champions – Oldham Athletic (0) – QPR (1)

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Team: Springett, Hazell, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Allen, Wilks, Morgan (R) Sub: Watson Attendance: 14,359 The R’s were confirmed as the Third Division Champions after the 1-0 win at Oldham on 15th April 1967. The following match report appeared in the ‘Green Final’, the Sports edition of the Oldham Evening Chronicle: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers had enough chances in the first-half at Boundary Park this afternoon to have ensured their promotion. Fortunately for Athletic they missed them all…..until … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (1) – Huddersfield Town U18 (2)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Dickinson, Springer-Downes, Antwi, Orafu, Noel-McLeod, Gubbins, Goather-Braithwaite, Akinola, Francis-Adeyinka, Dauti, Ribeiro This final league game of a disappointing season, kicked off at Harlington in splendid sunshine at the slightly earlier time of 10.30am. Romeo Akinola captained the Rangers side and Tyla Dickinson had to replace Myles Bowman in goal. The Terriers had the first real effort of the morning when a decent shot was blocked by an R’s defender. Rangers replied soon after when … Continue reading

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QPR U23 (1) – Birmingham City U23 (3)

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U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Rowe, Paul, Doughty, Arthur, Finney, Walker, Morrison, Wright, Eze, Chair Sub Not Used: Hudnott Apart from the likes of Ravel Morrison and Michael Doughty, the starting line-up also included a big No.9 trialist, Andre Wright. In the opening minutes QPR had a big shout for a penalty when their defender appeared to knock the ball away with his arm but Mr. Kelly wasn’t interested! Rangers took the lead after 11 minutes when Eze laid … Continue reading

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Derby County (1) – QPR (0) – “We’ll go back and Start again. We’ll go back to the Basics I Want”

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Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Perch, Furlong, (Sylla), Hall, Wszolek (Goss), Manning, Freeman, Smith, Washington (Ngbakoto) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Robinson, Petrasso Attendance: 27,690 (including 563 R’s fans) The talk at half-time was of the tactics being wrong, our midfield therefore being over-run and us defending too deep. So if us mere supporters could recognise what was wrong why couldn’t Ollie, Birch and Fleming? Derby were there for the taking as they have been so poor recently. Their fans celebrated like … Continue reading

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