QPR U18 (2) – Charlton Athletic U18 (4)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Herdman, Arthur, Kakay, Williams, Garnett, Matthews, Komodikis, Butler, Grego-Cox, Darbyshire, Shodipo. Subs: O’Sullivan, Bowles, Mitford, Adams, Donnellan. Paul Furlong’s U18’s side had come into this match at the Concorde Club on the back of a 0-2 home defeat to Sheffield United the previous week. It was the Addicks who came closest to scoring in the opening stages when Martin Herdman was forced down to block a shot from the visitors after they had cut … Continue reading

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Burton Albion v QPR – How Predictable it all was!

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Capital One Cup 2nd Round Team: Murphy, Simpson, Dunne, Onuoha, Hill, Henry (Mutch), Faurlin (Fer), Wright-Phillips (Zamora), Hoilett, Phillips, Taarabt. Subs Not Used: Green, Harriman, Ehmer, Doughty. Attendance: 3,999 Burton Albion FC was formed as recently as 1950, but prior to this the town has had various football clubs, namely; Burton Wanderers who were formed in 1871 and later merged with Burton Swifts to form Burton United. There was also Burton All Saints who originated in the 1900’s before becoming … Continue reading

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Spurs 4 QPR 0 – Queen’s Park Reality Check

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Team: Green 6, Caulker 7, Dunne 5 (Onuoha 6), Ferdinand 6, Barton 6, Traore 6, Mutch 7, Isla 6, Fer 5 (Faurlin 6), Remy 6, Phillips 6 (Zamora 6) Substitutes not used: Simpson, Wright-Phillips, Murphy, Hoilett One of the most sobering stats ahead of Sunday’s defeat at White Hart Lane was that Rangers had only won three on all the previous 23 visits. It’s an intimidating place to go to at the best of times. For this fledging Premier League … Continue reading

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In Memory of a QPR Legend – Mrs Daphne Biggs

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Daphne sadly passed away twelve years ago today. One of her many roles during her long association with our club included her involvement with the Supporter’s Club Ladies Section. The following article appeared in the 1951-52 Handbook: ‘The Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters Club Ladies’ Section was formed last November as a result mainly of the efforts of Mrs Ray Sonin, wife of the President of the Supporter’s Club. After acting as chairman for some months she unfortunately had to leave … Continue reading

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The Comic Connection – No.15 – Roy of the Rovers – 21st March 1981

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The R’s were featured numerous times in ‘Roy of the Rovers’ and on the 21st March 1981, Simon Stainrod was included as their ‘Star Portrait’. ‘Mighty Mouse!’ is first up – Kevin Mouse, known as ‘Mighty’ Mouse on the football field, was a student at St Victor’s Hospital and a part-timer with Tottenford Rovers in the First Division. Mouse was also in charge of the St Victor’s soccer team and he arranged for them to play their last match of … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1977 Interview with Peter Eastoe for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No.7 of the Supporters Club magazine, ‘The Superhoop’ included an interview with Peter Eastoe. Keith Friend recorded the interview at Rangers Stadium on the afternoon of the League Cup Semi-Final on 1st February 1977: KF: Right, Peter, would you like to outline your career so far. PE: Yes, well I was spotted by a Wolves scout while I was playing in my home town of Tamworth on a Saturday afternoon. He asked me to train two nights a week … Continue reading

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Promising QPR Display succumbs to Chester Pain

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Despite an overall impressive display, QPR were given a timely reminder of how unforgiving a place in the Premier League can be. A defensive error, involving new signing Rio Ferdinand and a missed penalty from Charlie Austin insured Hull City left Loftus Road with 3 points for the first time since 1963. In a game where Rangers can boast of having 19 shots on goal, it was the visitors who took one of only 2 clear chances to snatch a … Continue reading

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Athlone Town v QPR

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I had been staying with JJ and his good lady in beautiful Co. Mayo for a few days before setting off in good time for the pre-match gathering in the Bounty Bar in Athlone. Paul Finney had flown over to Dublin earlier in the day and had been picked up by Eamonn Kenny. Also in attendance were Pat and Tom, Martin Botwright, Tony Ryan, Qprmeath, Amanda, whose dad used to run the Cowshed in Ladbroke Grove, and many others. A … Continue reading

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