Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ray Jones – Forever In Our Hearts

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One year ago we heard the terrible news. I was travelling up the motorway with Dave Llewellyn and Roger Stokes. We were in good spirits and looking forward to the game at Burnley. We were then stunned when Jbee phoned me on my mobile with news of the tragedy. I phoned as many other R’s fans as possible and asked if the news was in the public domain. We pulled off at the next Motorway Services to gather our thoughts … Continue reading

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QPR Centre Of Excellence – Germany 2008

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QPR Centre Of Excellence – Germany 2008 Twenty one Youth team players travelled to their Edenkoben training base on Saturday 2nd August. They played four games against strong German opposition over a seven day period. The first pic shown below is of the U18 squad and the other is of Danny Davenport exchanging pennants with the Bayern Munich captain. The match details are as follows:- (a) Lost 0-2 to Borussia Monchengladbach Team: Bulmer, Wright, Mirzai, Smith, Harris, Bailey, Nanetti, Davenport, … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (3) – Peterborough United U18 (2)

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Team: Bulmer, Harriman, ilesanmi, Smith, Harris, Wright, Nanetti, Davenport, German, Fernandez, Ehmer Subs: Brittain, Vanterpool, Waters, Perring and Daniel Bailey It was a warm, sunny morning at Harlington and as usual the game kicked off late. Rangers took a while to get going and the visitors went into the lead after 4 minutes. Michael Wright tried to clear the ball but a Posh player hooked it in from close range. Christian Nanetti was looking very lively and his corner was … Continue reading

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The Bribery Scandal

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There is no need to reach for the smelling salts, QPR were the innocent party in the whole affair. During the years 1962 and 1963, a group of Football League players and their associates formed a crooked gambling syndicate with the objective of pulling off betting scams on the football results fixed odds. The famous names that hit the headlines were Tony Kay, Peter Swan and David ‘Bronco’ Layne, all of Sheffield Wednesday but there were others who also featured … Continue reading

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Cook Gets A Chance To Make Dream Come True

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It’s always good¬†to read about Lee Cook and the following article by Yan Tear appeared in the local Gazette this week ‚Äì Steve Russell Lee Cook has promised to give his agent a big kiss for getting him back to Loftus Road after a dead-end spell down the road at Fulham. Unlike many players who have turned up at Loftus Road in the past professing to love the club, Cook really means it. He was prepared to pass on his … Continue reading

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Kilmarnock

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Jimmy kindly dropped me off in Kilmarnock before driving straight back to Edinburgh for his flight home. The following day, Michael Benwell who was staying with his in-laws near-by, paid me a visit with his eldest son. After lunch and a few pints, we set off for the town and then the Ground. We met up with a number of R’s fans in the hotel bar adjacent to Rugby Park.¬† Inside the Ground, there were nearly 140 Rangers fans present … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.11 ‚Äì ‘The Sweeney’

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Episode: ‘Ringer’ There were four series consisting of 53 episodes, two Films for the big screen and started life as an ‘Armchair Cinema’ production called ‘Regan’.¬† Apart from the title change, the basic ingredients remained intact for the TV series. Euston Films were set up by Thames TV and because they had offices in Colet Court, Hammersmith, many of the locations used were in West London although the Peckham area is featured in this episode. ‘Ringer’ was the very first … Continue reading

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Falkirk

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I met Alan Barnes, Ron Hill, Jim Mellins, Rob Bennett and Martin Botwright at Kings Cross for the 7am departure. Because of vandalism around the Durham area my¬† rendezvous with Jimmy (jj) in Edinburgh was about thirty minutes later than planned. He had flown up from Luton earlier that morning. The others missed their connection to Falkirk by a couple of minutes and had to wait half an hour for the next one. We knew that many R’s fans were … Continue reading

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