Kings Langley (1) – QPR U21 (4)

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Team: Lumley, Kakay, trialist (Davide?), Sandro, trialist (Matt Smythe), Arthur, Crichlow, Comley, Grego-Cox, Manning, Prohouly Sub Not Used: Hudnott Joe English picked up Alan Barnes and myself from outside Harrow & Wealdstone Station. The team sheet revealed two trialists, which included Matt Smythe (the other one wasn’t named) plus, surprisingly, Sandro. We were still finishing our pints as the R’s players trooped out in last season’s kit. Reece Grego-Cox had the ball in the net as we were still heading … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The 2016 Pre-Season Tour to Holland

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As everyone knows the tour was to entail two friendly matches in Holland but a week before we were due to set off, Dutch Police put a spanner in the works. As it turned out, by not being allowed into the PSV game, the day eventually became one that will go down in QPR fans folklore. DAY ONE: Friday 8th July Up at 2am to get to Luton Airport via Shanks’s pony, a night bus and Easybus. Easyjet departs Luton … Continue reading

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The Opening League Game of the 1939/40 Season: QPR (2) – Watford (2)

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Team: Allen, Reay, Jefferson, Lowe, Ridyard, March, McEwan, Mallett, Mangnall, Fitzgerald, Bonass Attendance: 8,000 The 1939/40 season had kicked off the previous week when the R’s had taken on Northampton Town in a Football League Jubilee Fund match at Loftus Road. On 26th August, Watford were Rangers’ opponents in the first league game of a season that was to be halted after just three matches, as the country went to war. A report of the match appeared in the Marylebone … Continue reading

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The 1974 7” Single: ‘Give ‘Em The ‘Ol One Two’ b/w ‘Goal’

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In April 1974, ‘Shoot’ magazine were giving away in a competition, 15 copies of the latest QPR single: ‘As you may know, Queen’s Park Rangers players have just released a record “Give ‘Em The ‘Ol One Two” which looks like being a real hit. Well, they’ve given us 15 copies of the disc to offer as prizes in a free SHOOT competition. All you have to do is study the two photographs and identify the Rangers stars shown. List the … Continue reading

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‘Patient Waiters’ – Ian Evans, Richard Teale, John Delve, Ron Abbott and John Beck

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The following article was written by Eric Nicholls and appeared in ‘Goal’ magazine on 18th May 1974: ‘Every time Gordon Jago pinned up the Queen’s Park Rangers first-team sheet, he spared a thought for five young men, waiting in the shadows of reserve football for a chance to break into the big time. Indeed, add the names of Martyn Busby, a first-team star in his own right until he broke his leg last season, and Alan Mayes, who has yet … Continue reading

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Wealdstone (1) – QPR U21’s (2)

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Team: Hudnott (Brzozowski), Springer-Downes (Akinola), Kelly (Barzey), Manning (Fox), Arthur (Eales), Eales (Darbyshire), Bowler (Folkes), Anastasiou (Klass), Adams (Eshun), Eze (Clarke), Elliott Attendance: 333 Rangers took early control and on 4 minutes deservedly took the lead. Following a good move through midfield, Ryan Manning finished well from the edge of the box. QPR continued to have most of the possession and create openings. The Stones keeper was forced into making a flying save to deny the R’s a second goal. … Continue reading

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Aldershot Town (2) – QPR (3)

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1st half line-up: Ingram, Robinson, Perch, Hall, Hamalainen, Henry, Comley, Gladwin, Shodipo. Emmanuel-Thomas, Grego-Cox 2nd half line-up: Lumley, Onuoha, Kpekawa, Caulker, Furlong, Kakay, Doughty, Prohouly, El Khayati, Polter, Chery Attendance: 1,429 Simon Staal was over from Sweden for the weekend and I met up with him at Waterloo Station. We headed for the Crimea Inn, which is situated on the fringe of the town centre and conveniently, it’s also very close to the ground. It wasn’t long before other Rangers … Continue reading

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There’s a Riot going on…with Cliff Richard? Are you sure?

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Cliff Richard is possibly not the first name to spring to mind in answer to the question ‘Whose show at the Chiswick Empire was stopped by a riot?’ But I swear it’s true. It was 1 May 1959 and you never know, there may be a few readers out there today who were in the Upper Circle that May evening 57 years ago. It’s odd to think of Cliff as a dangerous rock and roll star. People of my vintage … Continue reading

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Peterborough United (2) – QPR (1): FA Cup 2nd Round Replay – 9th December 1964

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Team: Smith, Brady (P), Hazell, Malcolm, Brady (R), Keen, Collins, McAdams, Leary, Bedford, Morgan (R) Attendance: 15,298 In April I wrote about the dramatic FA Cup 3-3 draw at Loftus Road with Peterborough in 1964. Alec Stock made two changes for the replay four days later with Pat Brady and Billy McAdams replacing Peter Angell and Ian Morgan respectively. ‘Peterborough have learned their lesson well. After watching Rangers drag themselves away from seemingly unavoidable disaster in the first meeting they … Continue reading

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Part 2 of the KLM/QPR Years, 1987 to 1990 – An Interview with Barry Evans

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In part one of this interview, Barry Evans the Deputy General Manager – UK and Ireland for KLM during the 1980s and 1990s, went into the details of how the Dutch national airline came to be involved in sponsoring football initially with Brentford and later with QPR before continuing to talk about his love of the club, his trips to three World Cup Finals and his views on Jim Gregory as an owner and Chairman. In this concluding part, Barry … Continue reading

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