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


Sheffield Wednesday (1) – QPR (1) – R’s Produce Impressive Performance

Sheffield Wednesday (1) – QPR (1) – R’s Produce Impressive Performance Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Lynch, Perch, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman (Manning), Wszolek (Furlong), Mackie (LuaLua), Washington Subs Not Used: Ingram, Baptiste, Borysiuk, Smith Attendance: 25,537 (including 712 R’s fans) Make no mistake this was an excellent performance by the R’s. We played good quality football Continue reading


QPR (2) – Reading (0): ‘A Perfect Performance. A Perfect Start’

Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell (Robinson), Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Mackie (Ngbakoto), Washington (Sylla) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Furlong, Borysiuk, Smith Attendance: 14,460 (including 2,208 away fans) Reading were poor because we made them look poor. We pressed them from the 18-yard box as the keeper was always playing the ball short. The No.24, Continue reading


The Trip to Berlin & the 12 Minutes, 38 Seconds of Football

Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Mackie, Borysiuk, Scowen, Ngbakoto, Washington, Smith Attendance: 12,000 (including approx. 300 R’s fans) As we went through the security scanning process at Heathrow, I looked over (as was everybody else) at the passenger who had removed his trousers and was awaiting further inspection in his y-fronts! We flew out Continue reading