Monthly Archives: November 2009

QPR v Coventry City

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Team: Cerny, Borrowdale, Hall, Connolly, Leigertwood, Routledge, Faurlin, Watson, Buzsaky, Taarabt (Reid), Simpson Subs Not Used: McWeeney, Ramage, Williams, Gorkss, Pellicori, Agyemang Attendance:¬† 13, 712 As we know, Coventry have been a bit of a bogey side for us in recent times. Although the visitors had their share of good chances, we really should of taken all the three points with our second half display. Best was unmarked when his looping header sailed into the net to put Coventry in … Continue reading

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Stadium Tours (And A Mention From 1956)

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Conducted tours of the stadium were resurrected recently. So far there have been groups of R’s fans from Norway, Denmark and Finland etc. The tour lasts for around 45 minutes and the details are as follows: .Reception area (League Cup) .Changing Rooms .Pitch-side dugouts .Executive Boxes. .The W12 .C Club .Press Room The tours are conducted throughout the week from 10am until 4pm.The last tour on matchdays commences at 5pm. On Saturday matchdays, they begin at 10.00am and 11.15am.It’s ¬£10.00 … Continue reading

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George Whitelaw ‚Äì QPR Centre Forward In 1959 ‚Äì ‘Raging Bull’ !!!

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Scotsman George Whitelaw’s spell at Loftus Road was quite short lived. He played a total of 26 First Team games for the R’s from the date of his arrival from Sunderland in March 1959, up to his transfer a few months later to Halifax Town, scoring ten goals along the way. This however is only a basic statistic, there is far more to it than that. In the grand scheme of QPR FC history, burly George Whitelaw would probably be … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (5) – Peterborough United U18 (2)

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Last week the U18’s defeated Brentford 1-0 and Pat Harrison put the following report up on the message board: Team: Bulmer, Harriman, Sanderson, Doughty, Bailey, Olley, Bewick, Perring, Cox, Molloy, Sterling The Subs included: Christian Nanetti and Frankie Sutherland who came on for Sam Bewick in the second half. It was a bright and sunny day at Harlington for this Youth Alliance Cup match. The match was pretty tight with few chances for either side. Rangers dominated but it remained … Continue reading

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Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane & The Night The Small Faces Played The Goldhawk Club By Irish Jack

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The introduction to Paulo Hewitt and John Hellier’s wonderful book on the late, great Steve Marriott reads:¬† ‘Steve Marriott ‚Äì All Too Beautiful’ ‚Äì ‚ÄúI can’t live to anyone else’s rules.‚Äù ‘Steve Marriott was one of the music world’s most extraordinary individuals. A supremely gifted songwriter, singer and…schemer. A vocalist from the same mould as Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon and Steve Winwood…but arguably the greatest white soul singer of them all. Marriott never held back from anything, least of all … Continue reading

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Interview With Kevin Gallen – Part One

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PF: First question is from jjcolls. Which front men did you enjoy playing with in your time at Rangers ? KG: Well, obviously I would say Les Ferdinand, great player as everyone knows. Great thrill when you’re a young lad starting off in your professional career and you get to play with someone with so much experience, so much quality. Les was just all-round strong, quick and great in the air. In the latter years, I enjoyed for about 20 … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

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The Southend programme of 7th February 1959, states that, ‘One of our oldest servants, Assistant- Trainer Jimmy Eggleton, is ill with a touch of Bronchitis. Jimmy was gassed in World War 1, and his present chest condition is a repercussion from this.’ Last year, I mentioned that Dennis Higgins was an amateur defender who played thirty times for the R’s before joining the Sportsmen Battalion and becoming an officer. He was so badly injured at Ypres in Flanders that he … Continue reading

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Sheffield Wednesday v QPR

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Team: Cerny, Ramage, Leigertwood, Hall (Connolly), Gorkss, Routledge, Mahon, Watson, Buzsaky (Faurlin), Taarabt (Vine), Simpson. Subs Not Used: Heaton, Alberti, Ephraim, Agyemang. Attendance: 19,491 So a different back four yet again, with Ramage fitting in at left-back alongside Hall, Gorkss and Leigertwood, playing in front of Cerny. Up-front, Taarabt was playing just off Simpson, leaving Buzsaky left, Routledge right, and a Watson/Mahon central midfield. The first 10 minutes was all Rangers, playing their one-touch passing game. It came as no … Continue reading

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QPR v Crystal Palace

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Team: Cerny, Borrowdale, Hall, Gorkss, Leigertwood, Buzsaky (Ephraim), Faurlin, Watson, Routledge, Taarabt (Agyemang), Simpson (Vine)¬† Subs Not Used: Heaton, Ramage, Alberti, Ainsworth. Attendance: 14,377 Sky Sports News have just done an article on the game as Warnock reckons his keeper is the best in England !!! They showed the three fine saves he made from Faurlin, Buzsaky and Vine. They also showed Routledge’s one-on-one first half miss. I thought the Faurlin one was the best as he bent the ball … Continue reading

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