Monthly Archives: December 2007

Roma (Alec Stock’s Italian Adventure)

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the wall. A.S.Roma, the Italian First Division Club, appointed me team manager in August 1957 because they felt they needed the iron fist of an English manager; and Leyton Orient agreed to release me from a ten-year contract because they believed that when I returned to them two years later I would be a better manager for my continental experience. It did not work out. Four months after that I … Continue reading

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QPR Seek Slice Of Mittal’s ¬£26bn

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QPR Seek Slice Of Mittal’s ¬£26bn There had been some rumours regarding the possibility of another big investor coming in and then the following article, written by Tom Collomosse appeared in the ‘The Daily Telegraph’:- Queens Park Rangers hope to persuade Lakshmi Mittal, the world’s fifth-richest man, to invest some of his estimated ¬£26 billion fortune in the Club. The Indian steel magnate was a guest of Rangers co-owners Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore for the 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton … Continue reading

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Introduction By Cos Ataliotis To Alec Stock’s Italian Adventure

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Introduction By Cos Ataliotis To Alec Stock’s Italian Adventure So, what do you know about Alec Stock as a Manager ? Almost certainly, you’ll know that he ranks amongst the best Managers in the history of Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club, responsible for back to back promotions to the top flight and our famous League Cup win during the Sixties. Probably, that he went on to manage successfully at both Luton and Fulham and finally Bournemouth during the late Sixties, … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.7 ‚Äì ‘Home To Roost’

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¬†Episode: ‘Crime Watch’ I didn’t know anything at all about this series until very recently. John Thaw plays Henry Willows, a middle aged divorcee who lives alone with the assistance of a ‘Home Help’.¬† Then one day, much to his amazement, his 18 year old son Matthew turns up after falling out with his mum. Henry is by now very set in his ways and Matthew is not made welcome. Despite this, he moves in and the constant bickering between … Continue reading

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QPR U18’s (3) ‚Äì Ipswich Town U18’s (5)

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FA Youth Cup 3rd Round Team: Goodchild, Coyne, Ford, Lawrence, Brown, Arthur, M.O’Brien, Davenport, Parker, Balanta, Rose. Subs Used: Morgan-Cummings for Parker, Harris for Ford and Vanterpool for Arthur. Subs Not Used: L.O’Brien and Smith I went onto the FA Website recently to check the ruling on the players age limit and it stated on there that, ‚ÄúOnly those players are eligible to take part who have not reached the age of 18 years as at midnight on 31st August … Continue reading

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QPR In Iceland

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On 18th September 1984, Rangers played K.R. Reykjavik in the UEFA Cup. The R’s won this first leg 3-0 in front of a crowd given as 1,600. Nigel Clarke wrote in the ‘Daily Mirror‚Ķ‚ÄùSimon Stainrod the striker who gives Rangers such style and swagger, last night hit two goals to tie up this European adventure. Gary Bannister also scored as Rangers strolled to an emphatic victory here in this UEFA Cup first round, first leg, in a ground set against … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (4) – Brentford U18 (0)

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Team: O’Brien, Coyne, Waters, O’Brien, Ford, Lawrence, Balanta, Davenport, Parker, Rose, Arthur. Subs Used: Mirzai for Waters, Vanterpool for Balanta and Morgan-Cummings for Rose Subs Not Used: Crowther and Cox This proved to be a comfortable victory over Brentford and it took just two minutes for the R’s to open the scoring. Matt O’Brien picked the ball up on the right of the box and his cross found Romone Rose who nodded it home. On 18 minutes, a fine run … Continue reading

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The Hammersmith Badge

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Despite the Club dispensing with it in the early 70’s, I had wondered when the old Borough Coat of Arms had been adopted. Some time ago, Michael Benwell asked me to contact the Shepherd’s Bush Historical Society for an explanation as to what it all actually means ? Then by chance, I happened to come across a home programme dated 7th September 1953, in which the R’s were playing Southampton and opening it up for a good read, I found … Continue reading

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