Monthly Archives: June 2010

‘It’s The Cup Final But I Don’t Care, I’m QPR’ – Glen Matlock

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Every now and again the topic of so called personalities that follow the R’s is discussed. What about so and so, he used to be seen at Loftus Road, does he still go ? Some years ago, I picked up a copy of the ‘Metro’ and inside was a short interview with Glen Matlock, one time Sex Pistol who proudly proclaimed his allegiance to the Superhoops. The following year, the flyer for the Olympia Record Fair stated that he would … Continue reading

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‘How We Tried To Buy QPR’ ‚Äì El Tel & Adam Faith Lose Race For Rangers

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Inside the back pages of the Daily Mirror dated, 25th February, 1987, Harry Harris wrote exclusively about Terry Venables and his consortium’ s bid to take over at Rangers from Jim Gregory. It would have been interesting to have known who else was behind the bid ? ‘Terry Venables last night revealed how he lost a secret bid for Queen’s Park Rangers. The Barcelona boss was backed by a multi-million pound consortium involving actor, financier and former pop star Adam … Continue reading

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Pitshanger Football Club Are Forging Links With QPR

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The initiative currently being demonstrated by our Community Department is certainly a massive positive for QPR in helping to strengthen the local fan base. I read recently in the local Gazette about the latest link with Pitshanger Football Club. They have been based at Scotch Common in North Ealing for over 25 years and were associated with Brentford. They draw their membership from the surrounding area as well slightly further afield in Greenford, Southall, Acton and Northolt. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Interview With Ron Springett – Part Two

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This is the second and final part of a very interesting interview that took place a few years ago. Once again, thanks to Terry Springett and Mark Jamieson for their help. SR: Do you remember any memorable games at the Rangers ? RS: Not really, I obviously remember the League Cup Final at Wembley when they beat West Brom. I wasn’t here as a player, but my brother was. SR: Ron, you have never decided to do a book. RS: … Continue reading

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The Comic Connection – No.2 – Roy of the Rovers – 16th April, 1977

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‘Roy of the Rovers’ started off as a weekly comic strip and first appeared as long ago as 1954. Roy Race was introduced on 11th September, 1954 in an edition of the ‘Tiger’. His exploits became so popular that his own comic was launched on 25th September, 1976 and proved to be very successful. This particular issue is from April, 1977 and cost 7p at the time. Phil Parkes, one of Rangers greatest ever goalkeepers is the connection and was … Continue reading

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Interview With Ron Springett – Part One

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I had met Ron Springett briefly at a Youth Team Kit Sponsors Evening and through his daughter Terry, an interview was then arranged prior to the Millwall game a few years ago. Mark Jamieson kindly agreed to come along and help out with the recording etc. We all sat down in Bobby Ross’s office and the first part of the interview follows:- SR: Ron, you were born in Fulham and your first team was Victoria United. Who were they and … Continue reading

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The 2006 Friendly Match At Lewes

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With some interesting and affordable pre-season friendly matches commencing next month, I thought that I would look back to my first visit to Lewes FC four years ago. This game was played the following day after the infamous Training Ground shambles. Not only were the players and coaching staff denied access to certain areas, but a vigorous counter-campaign was launched on the message boards against me and the few fans that spoke out at the time. Amazingly, this has continued … Continue reading

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Tony Ingham – A Tribute & A Memory

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Tony Ingham, QPR legend, loyal club servant, first-class left back, captain and one of the true gentlemen of football. This is no hype I can assure you. Following his transfer from Leeds United, Tony played a record 514 league games for the R’s over the period from June 1950 to May 1963 and scored 3 goals. One of which I had the pleasure to witness at Loftus Road in a Division South fixture against Watford on 30th November, 1957. Rangers … Continue reading

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The Alan Barnes Youth Team Report

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For me, there are two big reasons why we did not win the Alliance League. One, there was no prolific goalscorer and two, a poor away record. Fernandez and Cox finished joint top scorers in all competitions with just 9 goals each, and Elliott Cox is a wide player. To be fair, Fernandez was injured for some time, and German was rightly promoted to the 1st team, and did very well. The season started ‘iffy’¬† with a draw and a … Continue reading

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A Boxing Supper Night In Honour Of Queen’s Park Rangers F.C.

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On Monday 17th April, 1967, the Anglo-American Sporting Club presented a ‘Boxing Supper Night’ in honour of the R’s at the London Hilton in Mayfair. Rangers had of course, lifted the League Cup the previous month at Wembley. The evening was due to commence with Major General, The Viscount of Brenchley, C.B., O.B.E., M.C. proposing toasts for ‘Her Majesty The Queen’ and the ‘President of the United States of America.’ The Secretary then made the welcome address and ‘Our Guests … Continue reading

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