Monthly Archives: April 2008

In Memory Of Ray Drinkwater

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Ray Drinkwater sadly passed away on 24th March, aged 76. He was the first QPR keeper I ever saw and he made 214 league and cup appearances for the R’s before moving on to Bath City. Michael Woodley kindly sent me the image of the Northway Youth Club team in Guildford. Ray is shown third from the left and he went on to play for Guildford City, Portsmouth and then QPR. Bernard Lambert (Kerrins) sent me his own memories of … Continue reading

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Congratulations To The U18’s On Winning The Title Again

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I was unable to attend the match due to illness but Pat Harrison informed me that they lined up against Brentford as follows:- Team: Goodchild, Coyne, Wright, O’Brien, Ford, Harris, Morgan-Cummings, Maguire, German, Fernandez, Arthur. Known Subs: Folkes, Vanterpool and Terry Smith The R’s took the lead after about 30 minutes but the home side scored 2 goals within 5 minutes in the 2nd half. So 2-1 down with about 20 minutes to go, Rangers came back with 2 goals … Continue reading

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QPR OSC Race Night

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The Race Night will take place in the Tony Ingham Suite at Loftus Road on 23rd April. Its entry by ticket only and they are still available from the Box Office at ¬£4.00 each or from the following Committee Members: Pat on 07710 178653 Karen on 07809 229882 All the money raised will go to the QPR Girls teams. The Independent R’s have sponsored one of the races‚Ķ’The Indy R’s Triumph Hurdle’ and Big Dave has kindly sponsored four horses. … Continue reading

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From Milk Cup To Potless (The 2007 Accounts)

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This all started 6 months ago‚Ķin a pub where most of these things tend to start. There I was minding my own business, when one of the owners of this Site blindsided me. I know two or three of them but this one pretends to be my friend but I know that he really hates me. How do I know this ? Well, the conversation went something like this: Him: ‚ÄúHow’s life Frog ?‚Äù Me: ‚ÄúRubbish, what could be worse, … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (3) – Leyton Orient U18 (2)

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Team: Bulmer, Coyne, ilesanmi, O’Brien, Ford, Brown, Morgan-Cummings, Maguire, German, Fernandez, Arthur. Subs: Smith, Lawrence, Harris, Wright. In goal today was Niki Bulmer who was on Manchester United’s books and we think that he has signed for two years. At left back was Femi ilesanmi, the trialist from AFC Wimbledon who turned out for the Watford Reserve game last week. Amazingly, Danny Davenport was walking about after spending some time in the Gym following his recent foot operation. The U16’s … Continue reading

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Raj Park Rangers (Extracts From An Article In ‘Eastern Eye’ by Zohaib Rashid)

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The vice chairman of QPR plans to turn the minnows into the Manchester United of India. In an exclusive interview with ‘Eastern Eye’, Amit Bhatia explained his short term, three year plan. Lakshmi Mittal’s involvement in the Championship side in December, when he bought a 20% stake in QPR, has helped raise the English club’s profile in the Indian subcontinent. He said: ‚ÄúMost definitely, we want to take the club to India. Of course, we have a little harder time … Continue reading

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The Opening Of The New Stand At Loftus Road In 1938

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The match against Crystal Palace on 29th October, 1938 marked the opening of the new Stand in the Loftus Road End. The programme notes began with an appreciation from a Shareholder. Seventy years on, we have entered a new era of even greater magnitude: ‘Today will undoubtedly stand out as a red-letter day in the history of our grand old Club, marking as it does the opening of a new era. For many years, ever since adopting the League banner … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (1) – Gillingham U18 (3)

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Team: Crowther, Coyne, Brown, O’Brien, Ford, Harris, Morgan-Cummings, Maguire, German, Arthur, Lawrence Sub Used: Smart (the only available substitute) A very strong wind blew across the pitch which didn’t help to make it a good game and not very pleasant for watching either. Gillingham opened the scoring within the first few minutes. There were times when the R’s upped the pace and pressed well but couldn’t make it count. In fact, at one time, QPR kept possession with ten or … Continue reading

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