Monthly Archives: February 2009

Dagenham & Redbridge U18 (1) – QPR U18 (2)

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Team: Bulmer, Cox, Ilesanmi, Smith, Harris, Olley, Perring, Davenport, Parker, German, Nanetti Subs: Wright, Bailey, Brittain, Ehmer, Fernandez. We eventually found the entrance to the May and Baker Sports ground and as Alan Barnes, Rob Bennett, Roger Stokes and myself shuffled into position, Clive Kingham walked over and joined us. Part of the pitch perimeter was inaccessible so we stayed in the same spot for the duration of the game. The Daggers had lost 2-5 to Peterborough on Thursday despite … Continue reading

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Charlie Connor Woodley – Born 6th February 2009

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As you can see, the indoctrination has already started with Charlie, resplendent in his Gap Hoops babygrow ! Charlie Connor Woodley was born just after 7am on Friday 6th February and hopefully this will keep the long line of R’s supporting sons in the Woodley family. This began with my father who probably started following the R’s in the 1930’s and was an ever present home supporter until his sad passing away in 1986. I started attending the R’s in … Continue reading

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The House of Fun By Dave McIntyre – BBC Sport

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Even a cynic like me couldn’t fail to be impressed at the official unveiling of the ‘QPR In The Community Trust’ at the House of Lords on Tuesday evening. I must be going soft. Either that or they spiked my orange juice. The event marked the re-launch of Rangers community scheme, which has been run by Andy Evans since 1994. When I first heard the scheme was gaining Trust status, my initial thought was that it was about the club … Continue reading

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The U20’s Bow Out Of Tournament.

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In their second match of the Tournament, Rangers easily defeated A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers by three goals to nil. Watching the highlights on-line, they created a number of scoring opportunities. Playing on an artificial surface, the R’s took the lead when Alberti laid off a wonderful pass out to Rose wide right, who then cut in and slotted the ball away with a low drive. QPR went further ahead when as a result of a long ball, Josh Parker raced into … Continue reading

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‘We Were Duped’ Complain Young QPR Fans

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That was the headline in the local paper following Rangers friendly against Hendon in 1972. The match was played on Saturday, 26th February, Hendon won the game 3-0 and 1,492 attended the match. The four page programme cost 2p and there was a special welcome for the R’s physiotherapist, Ron Woolnough who was previously with Hendon. A certain Fred Harris wrote the following newspaper report…… ‘QPR were severely criticised by some of their own supporters for turning out a near … Continue reading

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QPR U20’s (1) ‚Äì Inter Primavera (2)

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The U20 ‘s had their hardest possible start on Monday in the Coppa Carnevale Tournament, when they played¬† against the holders, Inter Primavera, who are Inter Milan’s Youth team. The squad consists of 21 players but Danny Maguire was unfortunately injured in training the day before the match and was therefore unavailable. I’ve just received the following short report…… ‘I’ve just returned from Viareggio and must tell you how close to a win the boys came. Recovering from the worst … Continue reading

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Golden Boy Going Through Hoops At QPR

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¬† Thanks to Julia for passing on Alex Wade’s excellent article that appeared in ‘The Times’ on 9th February ‚Äì Steve Russell ‚ÄúFor the past five or six years, England has been the centre for football. The atmosphere, the crowds, the way the game is played ‚Äì for everyone involved, from players to coaches, referees and fans, the game here is the best. It’s the country that can give the best feeling for everyone who loves football.‚Äù So says Paulo … Continue reading

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Bid To Play At Loftus Road

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Barbara Davidson has been in touch again to inform me that the Football Aid Auction has kicked off, with over five positions at Loftus Road, ranging from defenders to midfielders, going under the hammer. The auction closes at various intervals throughout February depending on the position, Unfortunately we have just missed the first one. Barbara sent me the following Press Release:- It’s that time of year again, the weather is colder, money is minimal and the New Year’s resolutions are … Continue reading

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The 1968-69 Season – Second Account

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Charles Dickens probably said it all when in the opening lines of his book, ‘Tale of Two Cities’ he wrote: ‚ÄúIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times.‚Äù At the start of the 1968-69 campaign, QPR FC were in the First Division (the top level of English football) for the first time in their history. This was a dream come true for all supporters. We would be watching the R’s compete against the elite teams of … Continue reading

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