Monthly Archives: July 2007

The 1967 ‘Olive Tournament’ And The Goal Scored At Ten To One In The Morning

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Alec Stock wrote the following article for the August/September issue of ‘Rangers Roar’ about the trip to Spain in 1967 and a goal scored at ten to one in the morning:- As a result of winning the Football League Cup and Division Three, we found that certain pleasant things happen. One of them is that we are constantly receiving invitations to play clubs on the Continent. After much consideration, we turned down games in Brussels, Luxembourg, Germany and decided to … Continue reading

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Ron Bannister R.I.P.

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It was with great sadness that earlier this week I learnt that Ron Bannister had died suddenly at the weekend. Ron suffered a heart attack on Saturday, 14th July.¬† Ron had been an ardent supporter of QPR for over 45 years and was Chairman of QPR Official Supporters Club Committee.¬† All the OSC Committee members join me in sending their heartfelt sympathy to Ron’s wife Teresa and all his family in their great loss.¬†¬† ¬† It was at the age … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th March 1967 – Seventh Account

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For the semi ‚Äì final, second leg at Loftus Road, my Dad took me and my Brother to the game on the Metropolitan Line. We had moved to the East End by then but I was born in Paddington. Anyway,we were all fully engrossed, talking away when suddenly my Brother pipes up, ‚ÄúWe Are Here‚Äù, so we all jumped off the train and as the doors closed behind us, we realised that we were actually at Latimer Road Station. As … Continue reading

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The Name’s Romance‚Ķ.Dick Romance

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Well, Dick Romance BLBAIAACW, to be precise. To be honest, I don’t know what all these letters after my name stand for but I was told when I qualified as a Junior Barrister, that this is a special and unique qualification which the legal profession has only ever deemed fit to bestow on me. Quite an honour, I think you will agree. As the self appointed Legal Advisor to all Football League Clubs in the UK, I am exercising my … Continue reading

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Tribute To Joe Gallen – Part Two

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Like a lot of others Joe, I was shocked and upset to hear how things turned out for you. Just to be at Loftus Road at the final home game and see you and your players walking around the pitch was special. The respect and pride amongst QPR fans for your lap of honour is something I will not forget. Best of luck for the future. Garry Coady ‚Äì Ireland QPR Joe, many thanks for all your hard work and … Continue reading

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Alan Barnes’s Tribute To Joe Gallen

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In my Youth Report for last Season, I pointed out the problems that Joe Gallen had had in getting his U18 team to be CHAMPIONS. In it I said, ‚ÄúThis highlights what a good Manager and Coach he is.‚Äù On 28th June, he was called to a meeting and then ‘Laid Off’. Well, at least Joe has one thing in common with Fabio Capello (ex ‚Äì Real Madrid), they both finished as Champions and lost their jobs !!! Joe came … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.5 ‚Äì ‘Bottom’ – Episode: ‘Dough’

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This episode is from Series 3 and was first transmitted in January, 1995. The main two characters are ‘Richie Richard’, played by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson plays ‘Eddie Hitler’. They live in a squalid flat in Hammersmith and spend much of their time together in it, insulting and fighting each other which often results in all out violent slapstick. In the opening scene, Richie has just finished reading ‘War and Peace’ and has become bored because he hasn’t seen … Continue reading

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Message Of Hope From Africa ?

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From: Chief Sunny Bomolayarlayo C/o The Central Post Office The Capital City The People’s Republic Of Sub Sahara Sub Tropical Motoboland. Addressed to: The Special Personage of Chief G Paladini Queens Park Rovers Futball Clubs Great England Land London City Town Greetings my Brother, Please make patience, as I explain reason for make contact with such special Chief as yourself. Today the Gods and Spirits have truly blessed me‚Ķ‚Ķthey have ordered me make contact you and share my wonderful good … Continue reading

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