Monthly Archives: November 2011

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The 1901/02 Ogden’s QPR Football Card

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Thomas Ogden established a tobacconist shop in Liverpool in 1860. By the time of his death in 1890, the company was operating from six different factories and warehouses and had become one of the largest tobacco companies in Great Britain. In 1894, Ogden’s supplied free photographic cards with its Guinea Gold brand. Apparently they issued their first set of football cards in 1906. These depicted the various star players of Everton, Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield … Continue reading

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Wycombe Wanderers U18 (2) – QPR U18 (3)

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The game versus Wycombe Wanderers was the first of what was to turn out to be two fine 3-2 away wins of the day, with the Rangers first team matching the result later at Stoke City. The Wycombe Wanderers team were a far stronger and much better organised outfit than the side that lost 5-1 in the same fixture exactly 8 months previously. They pushed the visitors hard throughout and after 9 minutes nearly took the lead with a low … Continue reading

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Stoke City v QPR – Throwing in the Towel

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Team: Kenny, Hill, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Young (Orr), Traore, Barton, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Helguson. Subs Not Used: Derry, Buzsaky, Smith, Hewitt. Murphy was originally named but got injured. Attendance: 27,678 A great trip to the Potteries. My brother is a Stoke fan and regularly sees them play away from home, but he had not been to a home game since they lost 8-0 to Liverpool in the Worthington Cup eleven years ago. Rangers visit to Stoke was therefore another unhappy occasion … Continue reading

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QPR Flag Signed by (Viva) Brother – Independent R’s Fundraiser for the QPR Ladies.

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This autographed QPR flag was kindly donated to the Indy R’s by Bob Cartwright, a Rangers fan from the East Midlands. Bob got the flag signed by the band at their gig at the Leadmill in Sheffield. The band includes at least two R’s fans. If you’re interested in making a bid, this collectable item is about to be auctioned on ebay. All the monies raised will go to the QPR Ladies football team. Viva Brother come from Slough and … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (3) – Colchester United U18 (1)

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Team: Deane, Walker, Downes, Champion, Browne, Sendles-White, Sutherland, Simmonds, Gibbons, Andrade, Webb. Prior to kick-off, the players, officials and spectators observed a minute’s silence in memory of the fallen. Marcel Henry-Francis was rested as he was still recovering from a slight thigh strain and we were surprised to see Bruno Andrade start up-front. Frankie Sutherland took up a wide left position. It was a high tempo start from the visitors and an early opportunity for them resulted in the ball … Continue reading

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Corporal Albert ‘Ben’ Butler – QPR Player & the First Professional Footballer in the Ranks of the 17th Middlesex to be Killed in Action

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Gordon Macey refers to a ‘J. Butler’ who made his debut for the R’s against Arsenal on Boxing Day, 1916 and went on to make 7 appearances. Dennis Signy had previously mentioned a player named ‘Butler’ in his book as ‘being a victim of the Great War’. Colin Woodley recently lent me a copy of, ‘When the Whistle Blows’ by Andrew Riddoch & John Kemp in which they tell the story of the Footballers’ Battalion in the Great War. I … Continue reading

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

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Youth Alliance Cup Team: Deane, Monthe, Downes, Champion, Browne, Sendles-White, Sutherland, Simmonds, Gibbons, Henry-Francis, Adekunle Subs: Comley, Webb, Hubble, Daly + 1 other The Dagenham entourage brought along their own bench, something perhaps the Saturday Morning Crew should consider ? The match kicked off over 10 minutes late, but Rangers got off to a lively start and had the ball in the opponents net within a minute. Unfortunately the referee disallowed it because of a foul on the keeper. Then … Continue reading

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QPR v Manchester City – If Carlsberg Did Football Adverts

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QPR came so close to ending Manchester City’s unbeaten league start in a five-goal thriller at a packed Loftus Road. The mega rich team with an abundance of international footballers were given a stern test by QPR with a promising display that bodes well for the future. When the fixtures were revealed back in June, many R’s fans, myself included, would’ve looked at the last three fixtures with trepidation and a squeaky bum no doubt. Fifteen thousand Rangers fans left … Continue reading

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16th December 1944: Queen’s Park Rangers (4) – Fulham (4)

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Team: Gregory, Rose, Dawes, Daniels, Ridyard, Attwell, Sibley, Shaw, Heathcote, Mallett, Darragon Attendance: 10,000 The previous Saturday Rangers had recorded a 5-4 win at Southampton which amazingly was a reversal of a 4-5 defeat in September ! This line-up against Fulham included a number of guest players which was common practice during the War years. The match report in the Willesden Chronicle by ‚ÄúBird’s Eye‚Äù the following Friday was as follows: ‘Twice in the match at Loftus Road on Saturday … Continue reading

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Disabled R’s Fans Cry Foul Over Paltry Ticket Quota

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The Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle recently highlighted the allocation problems facing disabled R’s fans: ‘QPR are looking to form a disabled supporters ‘ association following howls of protest over the paltry 14 tickets allocated for the Spurs derby on Sunday in a ground that holds 36,000. The 14 disabled fans get a carer’s pass as well, but it pales by comparison with the 3,000 able-bodied Hoops in the away end at White Hart Lane. Steve Lewington looks after disabled son … Continue reading

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