The 12th Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – Evelyn Henry Lintott

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This latest one is the 12th QPR card that I have featured from the first series issued in 1907. On the reverse side of this original card it reads: ‘A ripe, full flavoured pipe tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned briar or a well-coloured meerschaum it will be found an admirable tobacco.’ Evelyn Lintott was born in Godalming on 2nd November 1883. He was signed from … Continue reading

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QPR’s first ever Match at the White City Stadium

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Team: Shaw, McDonald, Pullen, Ovens, Mitchell, Wake, Revill, Tosswill, McKie, Thornton, Barnes Attendance: 26,000 Rangers’ home game scheduled for the 5th April 1912 against Southampton had to be switched from Park Royal due to the consequences of sympathy action for the miners by Willesden railwaymen. This Good Friday fixture was the first time that QPR played at the White City. The following match report appeared in the local press: ‘Owing to the inability of the Great Western Railway to run … Continue reading

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The 1904 QPR Club Trials – Special Trains from Paddington & details on how to get to the Ground

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The following fascinating article appeared in the Willesden Chronicle on 19th August 1904: The Directors of the club have been overwhelmed with offers of help from rising amateur players, and on Saturday a trial game was given to two and twenty of these amateur “youngsters”. The teams played Whites v Stripes, the Whites eventually being the winners by no less than seven goals to one. I was informed that each team had been carefully selected, and whatever a good local … Continue reading

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QPR v Chelsea: “We are still in with a fight, everyone is disappointed and I just feel sorry for the Crowd” – Chris Ramsey

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Team: Green, Isla (Dunne), Onuoha, Caulker, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Sandro (Kranjcar), Henry, Austin, Zamora (Hoilett) Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Comley, Mitchell, Grego-Cox Attendance: 17,939 This is the kind of result on which fates can seem settled. Chelsea’s victorious players had gathered in front of the away support in the upper tier of the School End at the final whistle, punching the air in triumph as they celebrated the retention of a seven-point lead which had edged the Premier League title … Continue reading

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‘Skipper Mike Keen gets a Hat-Trick to shatter Luton’

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Team: Springett, Brady(P), Nash, Hazell, Brady (R), Keen, Morgan (I), Collins, Leary, Bedford, Morgan (R). Attendance: 5,175 The R’s had lost 0-2 at Carlisle the previous week, but the 6th November 1964 was certainly a memorable ‘Friday Night is Rangers Night’ occasion! A report of the match follows: ‘One down after 13 minutes, Rangers staged a ruthless, second-half blitzkrieg at Loftus Road on Friday night. And the man behind the goal-storm? Who else but skipper Mike Keen, the half-back whose … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1976 Interview with Phil Nutt for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No.3 of the Supporters Club magazine: ‘The Superhoop’, included an in-depth interview with 17-year-old Phil Nutt at the ‘Rangers Stadium’ on Friday 16th January 1976: KF: Phil, you live in Pimlico, which is not really Rangers territory, so which team did you support as a boy? PN: Spurs. I never used to go and watch them though because I was always playing, but I had a soft spot for them more than any other team. KF: What made you … Continue reading

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Aston Villa (3) – QPR (3)

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Team: Green, Isla (Traore), Onuoha, Caulker, Hill, Phillips, Sandro (Doughty), Barton, Kranjcar (Henry), Austin, Zamora Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Mitchell, Hoilett, Grego-Cox Attendance: 33,708 (including 1,214 R’s fans) In the tense, tight world at the bottom of the Premier league, a land where the supposed dead men walking have shown signs of life, this was a manic, utterly absorbing relegation scrap ultimately satisfying neither side. Aston Villa were probably the more relieved after Christian Benteke’s late free kick secured a … Continue reading

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When Rangers caused a Cup upset in 1900: Wolves (0) – QPR (1)

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FA Cup First Round Replay Team: Clutterbuck, Knowles, McConnell, Crawford, Hitch, Keech, Turnbull, Haywood, Bedingfield, White, Hannah Attendance: 7,000 At the start of their 1899/1900 FA Cup campaign, QPR saw off London Welsh. The next preliminary stage victims were Fulham, followed by; West Hampstead, Wandsworth, the Civil Service and Luton Town. They were then drawn against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the First Round proper. Wolves were one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888 and FA Cup … Continue reading

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West Bromwich Albion (1) – QPR (4)

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Team: Green, Isla, Onuoha, Caulker, Suk-Young (Hill), Phillips, Barton, Sandro, Vargas (Kranjcar), Austin, Zamora (Henry). Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Doughty, Sutherland, Hoilett Attendance: 25,735 (including 2,241 R’s fans) Queen’s Park Rangers stunned West Bromwich Albion with three first-half goals as they secured a precious second away victory of the season at the Hawthorns. Goals from Eduardo Vargas, Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora laid the foundations for an emphatic result which lifts Rangers prospects of avoiding relegation. Victor Anichebe’s 58th minute … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (0) – Leeds United U18 (2)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Hudnott, Springer-Downes, Williams (J), Klass, Eales, Thompson, Komodikis, Corkery, Alfa, Darbyshire, Bowler A Nathan Corkery free kick cleared the bar but Rangers were struggling to get going. It was the visitors who were soon creating the better chances and Conor Hudnott made a great save from close range with his legs. Rhys Springer-Downes brought down an opponent in the box, and not surprisingly, the referee awarded a penalty. The spot kick was very casually … Continue reading

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