Chelsea Opposition Q&A – Rivalry with QPR is “one-sided”…

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This week I spoke with Chelsea fan Spencer Millman (@spencermillman) to get his thoughts ahead of our eagerly-awaited visit to Stamford Bridge… – With a spending power few can match, Chelsea has made some high-profile signings over the summer like Cesc Fabregas, Diego Cost and notably for us Loic Remy. What would you say the new faces have added to your squad? Apart from the fact that every time I watch Costa I feel like i’m watching someone from a … Continue reading

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QPR v Aston Villa – A Charlie Austin Brace Lifts Rangers off the Bottom of the Table

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young, Vargas (Traore), Henry, Sandro, Fer (Kranjcar), Zamora (Hoilett), Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Ferdinand, Hill. Phillips Attendance: 18,022 (including 1,845 Villa fans) How Queen’s Park Rangers needed this result. Harry Redknapp has cut a disconsolate figure for the most part this season but two goals from Charlie Austin lifted his side off the foot of the Premier League and also lifted the gloom that has been hovering over the London club following a week … Continue reading

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5th September 1967: QPR v Aston Villa – Slow Motion Win for Rangers

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Team: Springett, Clement, Harris, Keen, Hunt, Hazell, Lazarus, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Leach, Morgan (R) Attendance: 21,438 Sub: Langley I had witnessed the 3-1 win at Rotherham a few days earlier and this was soon followed by a superb win under lights against Aston Villa. A bumper crowd of over 20,000 turned out and generated a great atmosphere which continued up the South Africa Road after the game. Brian James wrote the following match report: ‘Aston Villa, the most honoured club … Continue reading

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Opposition Q&A – Aston Villa

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This week I spoke with Aston Villa fan and writer Crippy Cooke (@Crippy4Villa) to get his thoughts ahead of our Monday night clash at Loftus Road…   How pleased are you with Villa’s decent start this term? I was happy prior to our meeting against Arsenal, but playing against opposition boasting significant possession has sent us crashing back down to earth. Nevertheless, I still consider our start to be impressive, considering how difficult the fixture list has been. We’ve been … Continue reading

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QPR v Liverpool

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Team: McCarthy, Onuoha (Phillips), Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young, Isla, Henry, Sandro (Traore), Fer, Zamora (Vargas), Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Ferdinand, Kranjcar, Hoilett. Attendance: 18,069 The players showed fight, passion and commitment…… what a shame it wasn’t evident from day one! The writing was on the wall when we never took our chances in the first-half, having had the vast majority of possession…crucial. Against a side who were relatively potent upfront, the risk of counter-attack was always there. Some great performances, … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1976 Interview with Dave Clement for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No.4 of the Supporters Club magazine: ‘The Superhoop’, included extracts of an interview with Dave Clement. Keith Friend recorded the interview on Friday 26th March 1976: KF: How did your career begin Dave? DC: Well, I was still at Battersea County School at the time, and I was playing for Surrey Schoolboys, when Derek Healy, the Rangers Chief Scout, spotted me and invited me along for trials. He was impressed with me at the trials and I signed for … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (0) – Crewe Alexandra U18 (3)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Hudnott, Springer-Downes, Hamalainen, Butler, Garnett, Matthews, Komodikis, Donnellan, Mitford, Corkery, Shodipo. Subs: Herdman, Williams, Crichlow, Darbyshire, Adams. As we awaited the kick-off, Alan Barnes pointed out to us that Paul Furlong had in fact used six goalkeepers already this season. The match got underway slightly later than the scheduled 12 o’clock kick-off and within a minute or so the visitors missed a very good opportunity from close range. The R’s were living dangerously as … Continue reading

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Match Preview Q&A With ‘The Liverpool Way’ Fanzine

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This week I spoke to Liverpool fan Dave Usher from The Liverpool Way fanzine and website (www.liverpoolway.co.uk) to answer a few questions ahead of Sunday’s match… – The Reds have had a number of high-profile players moving in and out of Anfield over the summer. How do you rate Liverpool’s business in the transfer market? Hit and miss so far. Alberto Moreno and Adam Lallana have definitely added something, Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli haven’t had the greatest of starts, … Continue reading

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Major Access Problems to the Lower Loft

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It would appear that at some point between May 2013 (the end of the 2012/13 Season and August 2014, the start of the 2014/15 Season), the Club changed their Season Ticket terms and conditions, making it compulsory for any adult Season Ticket holder in the Lower Loft to enter with either an under-8, an under-16 or an under-21. It would also appear that no consultation with the fans was undertaken before being implemented and that also many R’s fans were … Continue reading

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QPR’s final Southern League Match, 1920

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Team: Merrick, Blackman, Watts, Cain, Mitchell, Baldock, Pidgeon, Birch, Smith (J.W.), Gregory, Donald. Attendance: 12,000 QPR played their final Southern League match on 30th April 1920. John (Jack) Gregory scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win over Norwich City. The following match report appeared in the West London Observer on 7th May: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers completed their Southern League programme in fitting fashion on Saturday, at Loftus Road, Shepherd’s Bush, by a victory over Norwich City … Continue reading

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