QPR U23 (5) – Bolton Wanderers U23 (0) – ‘We just like watching Clint Hill’

U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Kakay, Williams, Goss, Paul, Hill, Petrasso, Borysiuk, Oteh, Chair, Grego-Cox Subs: Herdman, Hamalainen, Tilt, Rowe The big pre-match news was the confirmation that Clint Hill was indeed in the starting line-up! The visitors also included an over-age player, 35-year-old former Brazilian international Julio Baptista. Bolton could well have taken Continue reading


QPR (2) – Ipswich Town (1) – A very Impressive Team Performance in W12

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Baptiste, Robinson, Wszolek (Wheeler), Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Washington (Smith), Mackie (LuaLua) Subs Not Used: Lumley, Furlong, Manning, Osayi-Samuel Attendance: 14,060 (including 2,384 Ipswich fans) A well deserved win, with the players getting their just rewards, having put in a very decent shift. The Tractor Boys had little to offer on a Continue reading


7th September 1940

On the night of September 4th 1940, Hitler, in his speech at the Berlin Sportpalast stated amongst the cheers of the partisan audience: “…the people in Britain ask, but why doesn’t he come?” And Hitler gave his reply: “Calm yourselves, be calm, for he is coming!” At the meeting on August 30th with Goring, Hitler Continue reading


Cardiff City (2) – QPR (1)

Team: Smithies, Furlong, Onuoha, Caulker (Wszolek), Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Mackie (Sylla), Smith, Washington (Ngbakoto) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Robinson, Baptiste, LuaLua Attendance: 18,520 (including 638 R’s fans) Cardiff City beat Queen’s Park Rangers in a breathless encounter to stay top of the Championship table. Matt Smith nodded QPR in front before their former winger Continue reading


QPR (2) – Hull City (1) – “James Perch did his Knee & I wanted him to come off & he wouldn’t come off”

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Baptiste (Wszolek), Onuoha, Perch, Freeman, Luongo, Scowen, LuaLua (Smith), Mackie (Sylla), Washington Subs Not Used: Ingram, Furlong, Manning, Borysiuk Attendance: 12,609 (including 829 Hull fans) Having made hard work of it, I thought we got what we fully deserved. Missed chances in the first-half almost cost us the game. We need a Continue reading


Another Fruitless Journey to Carrow Road in 1960: Norwich (1) – QPR (0)

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Whitfield, Kerrins, Longbottom, Bedford, Andrews, Locke Attendance: 17,053 The following in-depth match report appeared in the local ‘Pink Un’, the ‘Eastern Football News’, later that day: ‘A golden goal by Terry Allcock sent Norwich City off to a winning start on their three-match programme at Carrow Road. But it Continue reading