Monthly Archives: December 2008

Do The Mime By ‘Irish Jack’ Lyons

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Hammersmith is a well populated area of West London, a commercial centre with a lot of indigenous Irish people who’ve made London their home. A kind of city within a city in a sense…surrounded and linked by other areas like Shepherd’s Bush, Fulham, Acton, Ealing, Chiswick and of course, the White City Estate.¬† Hammersmith had its own Police Station, a place I had seen the inside of once or twice. There was a Wimpy Bar on the Broadway, a Fire … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.12 – M*A*S*H

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Episode: ‘Tea and Empathy’ Keith Wilkins surprised me a few years ago when he happened to mention a reference to the R’s in this popular American television series set in the Korean War in the early 50’s. Luckily, finding it wasn’t too difficult as the episodes are shown regularly on the Paramount Comedy Channel and the title was an easy give-away. ‘Tea and Empathy was originally broadcast in January 1978. Some wounded British soldiers from the Gloucester Regiment arrive at … Continue reading

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Football Aid (Live Your Dream)

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Barbara Davidson, the sales and website co-ordinator for Football Aid has been in touch again regarding the next opportunity to play at Loftus Road. Football Aid is a charity organisation that helps to bring fans closer to their club by allowing them to play a 90 minute game on the hallowed turf of their favourite team:- If you, or someone you know, wishes to take part in a unique experience at Loftus Road, please visit the Football Aid website at: … Continue reading

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The Golden Goal Of 1946

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In June I wrote about the prospect of a golden goal in an FA Cup replay against Crystal Palace played at Craven Cottage in 1946. The rule wasn’t needed and Rangers won the game 1-0. Moreno Ferrari commented after the article that: ‚ÄúIt would seem that there was indeed a match that year where the ‘golden goal’ was used. Near the end of the season QPR were still very much involved with the Division 3 (South) Cup and were to … Continue reading

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QPR U18’s (5) ‚Äì Bristol City U18’s (3)

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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FA Youth Cup 3rd Round Team: Putnins, Wright, ilesanmi, Ehmer, Harris, Olley, Parker, Davenport, German, Smith,Vanterpool. Subs Used: Cox for Davenport, Nanetti for Vanterpool and Perrin for Ehmer. Subs Not Used: Bulmer and Bailey. We didn’t know too much about the visitors but we did know that just over ten years ago their Academy was launched. Since then Bristol City fans have been digging in their pockets to ensure that they retain their Academy status. On a bitterly cold … Continue reading

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Saturday 11th May 1968 – Fifth Account

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Most of the match detail is a blur after all these years but the joy of the occasion is clear in my memory. I was living in the Vale Flats over at Acton Vale at the time and our group, Peter Clarke, Keith Hunt, Steve Bass and myself made the trip to Villa Park by train from Euston Station. We were packed in like sardines but with hope in our hearts, ‘Come On You R’s’ ! When we arrived at … Continue reading

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Rob Partridge R.I.P.

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The following is an extract from the tribute made by Chris Salewicz in ‘The Independent’ to Rob Partridge who was also an R’s fan. Rest in Peace. In his time at Island, Partridge revealed himself to be a sardonic but kindly man who genuinely loved great music and delighted in helping bring it to the ears of the world. As well as discovering U2 and eventually personally making the phone-calls that announced the death of Bob Marley in May 1981, … Continue reading

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The FA Youth Cup Run Of 1963-64

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With the FA Youth Cup tie at Loftus Road coming up next week against Bristol City, some R’s fans may not know that QPR reached the semi-final for the first time in 1964. There was a convincing 4-2 away win at Southend in Round One with Ian Morgan and Mick Leach grabbing a couple of goals each. Rangers were then drawn away again in the next Round and forced a replay with Watford after drawing 2-2. Leach and Vafiadis were … Continue reading

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