Monthly Archives: May 2009

QPR Screen References: No.13 ‚Äì ‘The Last Detective’

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Kerrins put me on the trail of ‘The Last Detective’ and I have to say that at the time I didn’t know anything about it whatsoever. The screenplay is by Richard Harris and is based on the book by one time R’s fan Leslie Thomas, on the character ‘Dangerous Davies’. D.C Davies is based at Willesden North Police Station and is anything but ‘dangerous’. Peter Davison plays the lead role and is well known for his performances in ‘Doctor Who’ … Continue reading

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When The QPR U18 Girls Won The League Cup Final Last Month

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When The QPR U18 Girls Won The League Cup Final Last Month Paul picked me up from South Ruislip and we followed the team bus up the motorway and eventually down a leafy lane near Redhill in Surrey. To the south-east of Merstham village is a large housing estate which was built after the War to house Londoners including many from Bermondsey. We disembarked with the Coaches and team heading for the Ground and we made for the Clubhouse for … Continue reading

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In Memory Of Mike Keen

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Although I went with my dad pre-1959, I always say that year was the start of me supporting QPR. For the next ten years or so, the one person that always seemed to be on the pitch was Mike Keen. He was tall for a mid-field player, over 6ft, but looked quite elegant. He had a long striding run and was good at carrying the ball. Strangely though, he was one of those players that took time to win the … Continue reading

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The Black Lion

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Following on from last year’s article on Francis Smith and the ‘Hammersmith Ghost’, a visit to the Black Lion then became essential. The pub is situated in Black Lion Lane and although it’s located very close to the river, any view of it is unfortunately obscured. Inside, I found the atmosphere very relaxed and had the sort of feel of a country pub. The fish and chips were very nice but rather expensive at ¬£11.00. The author A.P. Herbert used … Continue reading

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The 2009 Youth Kit Sponsors Evening & Our Trophy Presentation.

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This year’s Youth Kit Sponsors Evening was held on Tuesday 28th April in the W12 Suite, otherwise known as the First Floor Lounge. The Fair Play Cup from the recent Trofeo Sardegna Tournament was on display and most of the sponsored players were seated down one side. As the sponsors and guests began to arrive, I was pleased that Kiyan’s parents, Mark and Tracy, were able to attend. They really are such inspirational people and it was also good to … Continue reading

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Mike Keen – QPR FC Legend

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It was very sad to hear the recent news of the death of Mike Keen, a great QPR Club servant and true legend. Mike played over 400 first team games for the R’s during his spell at Loftus Road covering the period from June 1958 to January 1969 and scored 44 league and Cup goals from a wing half/midfield position. He was captain of the QPR team that won the League Cup and Division 3 Championship in 1967 and was … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (0) – Gillingham U18 (0)

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Two days earlier a small contingent of the Saturday Morning Mob witnessed one of the best performances of the season.¬† Despite some of the regulars being rested, the 3-0 victory against Leyton Orient clinched the runners-up spot courtesy of 2nd half goals from Josh Parker, Javonne Molloy and Max Ehmer. They lined up as follows: Bulmer, Mirzai, Harriman, Morley, Waters, Davenport, Bewick, Sutherland, Graham, Molloy and Parker. Keith Ryan again made numerous changes for this final U18’s fixture on Bank … Continue reading

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Steve Marriott & The 1964 Friendly Against Hibernian.

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I’m still a huge fan of the Small Faces and¬† I first became aware that Stevie Marriott had performed at Loftus Road when a picture of him with ‘The Moments’ appeared in a fanzine some years ago. I do remember seeing a local band, ‘The Midnites’ play at Loftus Road later in the 60’s but unfortunately I had missed Steve Marriott.¬† Then two years ago, Richard Maclennan scanned a similar image for me which he had seen in a book. … Continue reading

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