In Memory Of Fred Durrant

Kenneth Westerberg emailed me the sad news recently that Fred Durrant had died after reading it on the Brentford website. Their Obituary read as follows:- ‘Brentford Football Club are saddened by the news that Fred Durrant passed away Friday afternoon, aged 88. He was the club’s oldest living player. Signed in 1939 by Harry Curtis Continue reading


QPR v Watford (A Game Of Two Halves?)

Team: Cerny, Ramage, Gorkss, Tosic, Leigertwood, Buzsaky (Oastler), Faurlin, Ephraim, Taarabt (Cook), Vine, German (Simpson). Subs Not Used: Putnins, Brown, Parker, Priskin. Attendance: 13,171 This could also be called a ‘season of two halves’. As we all know, the corresponding game at Watford earlier in the season ended with Buzsaky getting all the headlines and Continue reading


QPR v Cardiff City

Team: Cerny, Ramage, Leigertwood, Gorkss, Tosic, Buzsaky, Faurlin, Ephraim (Parker), Priskin (German), Taarabt, Simpson (Cook) Subs Not Used: Putnins, Hill, Oastler, Vine. Attendance: 12,832 I think the only reason that there was a slight delay with the Cardiff fans departing the stadium at the end of the game, was because they had continued with their Continue reading


Crystal Palace v QPR

Team: Cerny, Ramage, Stewart (Simpson), Gorkss, Tosic, Leigertwood, Buzsaky, Faurlin, Ephraim, Taarabt (Parker), Priskin. Subs Not Used: Putnins, Brown, Oastler, Cook, German. Attendance: 20,430 A terrible clash of heads resulted in Damion Stewart, worryingly, going down for some time before being rushed to hospital ! We didn’t realise how serious it was at the time. Continue reading


Derek Gibbs R.I.P.

Derek William Gibbs died on November 19th 2009. I only found out about his sad passing when Declin gave me the latest issue of the excellent football retro magazine, ‘Backpass’. He was born in Fulham on 22nd December, 1934 and featured in the ‘Meet The Newcomer’ programme series in 1963: ‘The signing of Derek Gibbs, Continue reading


QPR v Sheffield Wednesday

Team: Ikeme, Ramage, Stewart, Gorkss, Hill, Leigertwood, Faurlin, Ephraim (Cook), Taarabt, Simpson (German), Priskin (Vine). Subs Not Used: Cerny, Oastler, Buzsaky, Balanta. Attendance: 13,405 This was one of those games that you would describe as a “six pointer” for Rangers, whatever that means ? The team walked out into a Loftus Road not quite bathed Continue reading


QPR Screen References: No.16 ‚Äì ‘The Sweeney’ ‚Äì Episode: ‘I Want The Man’

Although there is no verbal reference to the R’s, this one is included because of the superb visual shots of Loftus Road. This episode is from Series 2 and was first transmitted at 9pm on 10th November, 1975. The opening scene shows Popeye, Regan’s ‘Snout’, calling him from a phone box facing towards Julie’s restaurant Continue reading