QPR U23 (1) – Millwall U23 (1)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Kakay, Williams, Owens, Phillips, Wells. Oteh, Chair, Sylla, Tilt, Mackie Sub Not Used: Brzozowski, The game was scheduled to kick-off at 2pm but was delayed for at least five minutes whilst two goals, situated at each end, between the pitch perimeter and the bye-line, were dismantled. Millwall turned out Continue reading

The Early Days of Vic Mobley

Rangers signed Vic Mobley from Sheffield Wednesday in October 1969 for a fee of £55,000. The following article appeared in ‘The Wizard’ on 10th April 1971. However, his playing career was set to end just three months later on medical advice. He later took up part-time management with Oxford City. Steve Russell

Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Hammersmith “Shooting Stars”

Two articles appeared in the West London Observer in 1957, regarding a very young Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Hammersmith. Firstly they were featured on 25th January: “The Shooting Stars”, youngsters from the Caroline Estate, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, were the big hit at the children’s Christmas party sponsored by the Caroline Estate Tenants Association Continue reading

Too Dark to Continue: The 1897 London Senior Cup Tie v Leyton that had to be abandoned, but Rangers did win the Replay

Team: Hunt, Smith (J), Hughes (F), Walburn, Musselwhite, McKenzie, Hadwick, Hughes (R), McDavid, Wallington (A), Wallington (E) Attendance: 5,000 Rangers entered the London Senior Cup at the Round Three stage and took on Leyton at West Kilburn on 27th November 1897. A match report appeared in the Sporting Life two days later: ‘At West Kilburn Continue reading

From 1936: Boxing at the Hammersmith Stadium at 45 Brook Green Road

The following article appeared in the West London Observer on 14th February 1936: ‘The first bout on Monday evening was a six-round contest between Billy Gibbs (Notting Hill) and Young Fraser (Westbourne Park). Both fought well, but Fraser was more pronounced in his left-hand deliveries and he was given the referee’s award. Another six-round contest Continue reading