The Wonderful Growth of Queen’s Park Rangers FC. and Loftus Road in 1920.

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The following gem was plucked from the archives recently by Colin (ESSEXURs) and Bernard (Kerrins). The article appeared in the West London Observer on 20th August 1920 and provides such fascinating and interesting detail: The wonderful growth of Queen’s Park Rangers FC was illustrated on Tuesday when the new grandstand – which is able to accommodate between 3,000 and 4,000 persons, and which has been erected at a cost of £22,000 – was opened. The Rangers now have one of … Continue reading

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Manchester United v QPR

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Team: Green, Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill (Traore), Sandro (Henry), Phillips, Fer, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Austin (Vargas). Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Onuoha, Taarabt, Zamora. Attendance: 75,355 (including 1,418 R’s fans) There is no mistaking the gentle hum of a satisfied full-house at Old Trafford, a noise that acknowledges victory is assured, the universe is in its proper order and the only quandary for the locals is whether to nip to the car early and risk missing the last goal in a rout. … Continue reading

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An appeal to QPR fans to help find Alice Gross

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Can you help us find Alice? Alice Gross, 14, has been missing since 28 August from Hanwell, Ealing. As a family we are appealing to QPR fans and the wider community to please come forward with any information that will help find Alice. Alice was captured on CCTV at 3.45pm on Thursday 28 August walking alone on the Grand Union Canal tow path near the Holiday Inn at Brentford Lock, walking towards Hanwell, then again at 4.26pm at Trumpers Way … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (1) – Brentford U18 (0)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Gogic, Arthur, Kakay, Williams, Garnett, Matthews, Komodikis, O’Sullivan, Mitford, Corkery, Darbyshire. Subs: Adams, Todd, Donnellan, Crichlow, Springer-Downes. Following the disappointing home defeat to Charlton Athletic, Paul Furlong’s side then bounced back with a superb 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday. Tyrell Mitford’s 2nd half goal was enough to give his U18’s team their first win of the season. George Butler was nursing an injury, Reece Grego-Cox was on international duty and Aleksander Gogic made his … Continue reading

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67 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill – Making Toys for British Nurseries in 1915

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This picture, shown below, appeared in the Daily Graphic on 16th March 1915 with the following caption: ‘The first great British Toy Fair and Market opens at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, today, when the public will have an opportunity of seeing for itself how far against the enemy’s toy trade has progressed.   The picture gives some idea of what will be seen there. The girls who are learning toy-making in a garden work-room at 67, Lancaster Road, W., are … Continue reading

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The 16th Independent R’s Badge – Latest News

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The 16th Indy R’s badge commemorates our magnificent victory at Wembley in the play-off final in May. Of the 102 badges that were produced, currently just ten remain. Also available are the final two of the famous QPR pub, the Crown & Sceptre, and very limited numbers of some of my previous badges. These badges are priced at £3.00 each and to place an order please email me at: srussell@harrrow.ac.uk I’m always happy to do mail order for anyone interested. … Continue reading

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QPR v Sunderland – A Change of Formation and a Vital Three Points

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Team: Green, Caulker, Hill, Isla, Ferdinand, Phillips, Mutch, Hoilett (Traore), Barton, Fer (Taarabt), Austin (Zamora). Subs Not Used: Murphy, Onuoha, Dunne, Henry. Attendance: 17,930 (including 1,772 Sunderland fans) Harry and Hoddle changed the shape on Saturday and for the first time we looked organised both with and without the ball. All players were 7/8 out of 10 for me and Joey Barton was the star performer, a real leader in the middle of the park. W12boy Jordon Mutch was my … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (2) – Charlton Athletic U18 (4)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Herdman, Arthur, Kakay, Williams, Garnett, Matthews, Komodikis, Butler, Grego-Cox, Darbyshire, Shodipo. Subs: O’Sullivan, Bowles, Mitford, Adams, Donnellan. Paul Furlong’s U18’s side had come into this match at the Concorde Club on the back of a 0-2 home defeat to Sheffield United the previous week. It was the Addicks who came closest to scoring in the opening stages when Martin Herdman was forced down to block a shot from the visitors after they had cut … Continue reading

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Burton Albion v QPR – How Predictable it all was!

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Capital One Cup 2nd Round Team: Murphy, Simpson, Dunne, Onuoha, Hill, Henry (Mutch), Faurlin (Fer), Wright-Phillips (Zamora), Hoilett, Phillips, Taarabt. Subs Not Used: Green, Harriman, Ehmer, Doughty. Attendance: 3,999 Burton Albion FC was formed as recently as 1950, but prior to this the town has had various football clubs, namely; Burton Wanderers who were formed in 1871 and later merged with Burton Swifts to form Burton United. There was also Burton All Saints who originated in the 1900’s before becoming … Continue reading

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Spurs 4 QPR 0 – Queen’s Park Reality Check

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Team: Green 6, Caulker 7, Dunne 5 (Onuoha 6), Ferdinand 6, Barton 6, Traore 6, Mutch 7, Isla 6, Fer 5 (Faurlin 6), Remy 6, Phillips 6 (Zamora 6) Substitutes not used: Simpson, Wright-Phillips, Murphy, Hoilett One of the most sobering stats ahead of Sunday’s defeat at White Hart Lane was that Rangers had only won three on all the previous 23 visits. It’s an intimidating place to go to at the best of times. For this fledging Premier League … Continue reading

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