Monthly Archives: March 2007

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The First Independent R’s Badge

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My first Independent R’s badge became available at the end of February. It was limited to just 100 and to date around half of these have been sold. The badge commemorates the first Walk to Wembley forty years ago. They are available from me at ¬£3.00 each on match days and if ordered by post, please add on ¬£1.00 for postage and packing.Cheques to be made out to, ‘Independent R’s’¬† and send to: 91 Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 … Continue reading

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Reg Allen’s War Time Experiences

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Reg Allen was possibly our greatest ever goalkeeper or most certainly one of the greatest along with Charlie Shaw, Ron Springett, Phil Parkes and David Seaman. What follows is the account of his war time experiences which appeared in the first Club Handbook produced after the War. The Press photo shown below is the moment he broke his finger in the FA Cup Quarter Final replay against Derby County. Also pictured is George Smith, Reg re-appeared in the 2nd half … Continue reading

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QPR U18 2 – 2 Southend United U18

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Team: Goodchild, Ford, Goode, Howell, Brown, Rose, Coyne, O’Brien, Arthur, Maguire, St.Aimie An amazing fight back by Joe Gallen’s U18 side saw them gain a precious point at an overcast and windy Harlington. The R’s got off to the worst possible start. After just 3 minutes, the Southend centre forward ghosted in behind the QPR back four to flick a header over Goodchild to give the visitors the lead. Rangers struggled to gain any momentum against a very good Southend … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.2 – ‘Are You Being Served ? Goodbye, Mr Grainger’

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Number two in the series of screen references to the R’s over the years, is from Are You Being Served ?’ The episode, ‘Goodbye Mr Grainger’ was first broadcast on 1st April, 1977. The sitcom was written by the successful team of David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd and ran from 1972 up to 1983 incorporating 10 series and 69 episodes. It was set in the Department store of ‘Grace Brothers’ and the main characters were, ‘Mr Humphries’, played by John … Continue reading

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The Parrett Family – Memories Of QPR – Final Part

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What a proud day that was when we received the letter inviting us to go to the England Training Camp in Buxton. Dean was nervous and he had to be there for a week. We drove him there and left him at the hotel. He telephoned home every night to tell us how he was getting on. He was sharing with a lad from Liverpool and they got on ok. That lad got injured and had to return home so … Continue reading

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We Won’t Quit If We Go Down ‚Äì Paladini

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QPR’s Italian owners will stay in charge even if the Club are relegated, according to Chairman Gianni Paladini. Sliding into League One would be a disaster for Rangers and destroy Paladini and major shareholder, Antonio Caliendo’s dream of owning a Premiership Club. But any disgruntled fans who believe the silver lining might be a regime change at Loftus Road will be disappointed. Paladini insists that he and Caliendo will not be prepared to cut and run if Rangers lose their … Continue reading

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We Made The Club What It Is – We Should Of Been Appreciated More

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My happiest and best times were at QPR, even though I played for six Clubs during my career. It’s just a shame that they’re not that appreciative of what we achieved. The Supporters Club had a 25th anniversary dinner for us but the club has done nothing up until now although I do get well received whenever I go there. There’s still plenty of fans that appreciate what we achieved. I got all the players to attend a game against … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th March 1967 – Third Account

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I awoke that sunny spring morning and made every effort to convince myself that I was not still dreaming. The R’s were at Wembley in the League Cup Final. My ten years of dedicated support was about to be rewarded. The first thing I did was to rush round to the Newsagents in Askew Road and buy a copy of each national newspaper to read the match previews. Then a quick breakfast, early lunch and off to the game decked … Continue reading

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‘The Way We Lived’ By Audrey Jacobs

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The marketing officer at BookForce sent a copy of your email to me and I’d be delighted if you would put something on your website.¬† My family have been supporters of the Rangers for many, many years.¬† My youngest daughter is now the fourth generation of QPR fans in the family and we were Season ticket holders in the Ellerslie Road Stand for years – until we moved to Wiltshire in about 1995/6. In this book I mention the fact … Continue reading

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Article By Mark Tallentire In the Guardian Dated 5th March

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Gianni Paladini wandered back to his seat in the Directors’ Box after half-time, alone and deep in thought. After a dreadful month in which his QPR team had dipped back into the bottom three and attracted adverse headlines on front pages as well as back, he would have been entitled to be wondering where it is all going to end. One down to an Ipswich team who had not scored for 8 minutes short of 10 hours was merely the … Continue reading

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