Portrait of a Chairman…Jim Gregory, the Millionaire Boss of QPR

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The following article was written by John Anthony and appeared in a football monthly, dated September 1968: ‘Fifteen minutes after Queen’s Park Rangers had won the match which put them in the First Division, I met Jim Gregory in a tiny corridor behind the main stand at Villa Park. I offered him the clumsy congratulations usual on such occasions and he mumbled his thanks. I asked him the clumsy, obvious questions about how he felt at “making” Division One and … Continue reading

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An Emotional but Happy Return for Michael Doughty

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The following interview with Michael Doughty appeared in the Forest match day programme last month: ‘The year 2012 heralded perhaps the saddest news in our long history – that our owner and lifelong supporter Nigel Doughty had died aged 54. Doughty’s passing hit everyone hard – none more so than members of his family, who had shared in the inevitable ups and downs associated with owning a football club. For son Michael, he had lost a father who inspired him … Continue reading

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Enfield Town Ladies (0) – QPR Ladies (4)

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Capital Women’s Cup Quarter-Final. Team: Cheadle (Caldwell), Read (Hayes), Fogarty, Denny, Rackham, Cooper, Maggs, Layton, Wilson, Puddefoot, Richardson (Whitter) Enfield Town FC were awarded a grant of £81,504 in 2010 towards the first phase of work on their new ground and they relocated there in November 2011. I met up with Clive Kingham at Acton Town Underground Station and we made our way to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. There had been some doubt that the match would go ahead, but … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest (0) – QPR (0)

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Luongo, Faurlin, Phillips (Chery), Hoilett (Washington), Fer, Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Angella, Henry, Tozser, Mackie Attendance: 17,030 (including 349 R’s fans) Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches, but they were shut out by QPR. Ben Osborn struck the left-hand post for Forest before Robert Tesche saw his 25-yard strike hit the bar. The R’s went close when keeper Dorus de Vries pushed Alejandro Faurlin’s curling free kick on to the … Continue reading

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QPR (1) – Wolverhampton Wanderers (1)

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Henry (Chery), Luongo, Phillips, Hoilett (Washington), Fer, Polter Subs Not Used: Lumley, Angella, Hill, Faurlin, Mackie Attendance: 15,266 (including 1,356 Wolves fans) James Henry’s deflected effort gave Wolves a deserved point against QPR at Loftus Road in the Championship. German striker Sebastian Polter had put Rangers ahead after two minutes by heading in Matt Phillip’s free kick. Henry levelled proceedings just after the break with a strike that deflected off two home defenders before … Continue reading

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Ambitious alterations were proposed for the White City Stadium in 1937

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The following article was written by ‘The Ranger’ and comes from the Portsmouth Evening News, dated the 10th December 1937: ‘Irrespective of whether it will be used for staging the Cup Final or the Olympic Games, one of the greatest sports stadiums in the world is to be constructed in London. Pictures have already been published of the model of the White City Stadium as it will look when the proposed alterations have been carried out at an estimated cost … Continue reading

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On this Day in 1905 – A 5-0 Win over Bristol Rovers at Park Royal

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On 21st January 1905, Rangers recorded an emphatic victory over Bristol Rovers at Park Royal. Two days later the Western Daily Press filed the following comprehensive match report: ‘The Rovers did not look upon their visit to Park Royal with any degree of confidence. Their dismay was justified, for they sustained the heaviest defeat of the season from Queen’s Park Rangers. There were 11,000 spectators, and the ground was very treacherous. The players were: Queen’s Park Rangers: Collins, goal; Lyon … Continue reading

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Rotherham United (0) – QPR (3) – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Secures his First Win as QPR Manager

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Henry, Luongo, Phillips (Chery), Fer, Hoilett (Mackie), Polter Subs Not Used: Lumley, Angella, Sandro, Tozser, Petrasso Attendance: 9,594 (including 1,286 plus at least 3 in hospitality} My mission was accomplished and it was a very enjoyable day all round. Due to the harsh weather on Friday night we had to leave earlier (3.10am) and we eventually arrived in Rotherham at about 12 o’clock. After meeting up with the QPR Meath branch, Michael Whelan and … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1977 Interview with Frank McLintock for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No. 8 of the Supporters Club magazine: ‘The Superhoop’, included an in-depth interview with Frank McLintock at the Rangers Training ground on Thursday, 31st March 1977: KF: Frank, the leading question – what made you decide to quit football at the end of this season? FM: A number of reasons. I’ve got a business, as you probably know – my pub is in Islington, which takes up a lot of my time. Then the training and all the matches … Continue reading

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Blackburn Rovers (1) – QPR (1)

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Team: Lumley, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Henry, Faurlin, Phillips (Petrasso), Fer, Hoilett (Chery), Polter Subs Not Used: Hudnott, Angella, Luongo, Tozser, Mackie Attendance: 12,285 (including 335 R’s fans) Hope Akpan’s late equaliser earned Blackburn a draw against QPR in a tightly fought Championship encounter. Leroy Fer opened the scoring from close range after Rovers keeper Jason Steele had missed Junior Hoilett’s cross. Sebastian Polter had a shot well saved by Steele, while Shane Duffy had a header cleared off the … Continue reading

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