Monthly Archives: June 2012

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A Guide to Some of QPR’s Rumoured Transfer Targets

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The list of transfer targets that QPR have been linked with reads like a who’s who of the football world: ……’s free agents and players not getting first-team football. So I’ve come up with a handy pocket guide (if you have a wifi in your pocket) on who some of them are, the likelihood of them coming to Loftus Road and if they’d fit in: Stephen Ireland: Current club ? Aston Villa Most famous for ? Being absolutely ridiculous, even … Continue reading

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Alan ‘Macca’ McDonald: QPR Legend – God Bless Him

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The Rangers Community is in a state of shock and deeply saddened following the terrible news that Alan McDonald had died. We heard that he had died suddenly after collapsing while playing golf this morning, he was only 48. Sammy McIlroy said: ‚ÄúI’m shell-shocked. Words can’t even enter my head at the moment. Forty-eight is so young. Alan was always larger than life – during his career and after. I have spoken to Norman Whiteside and he is devastated.‚Äù From … Continue reading

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The Comic Connection – No.6 – Rover – 10th January 1970

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Published by D.C. Thomson, the ‘Rover’ started up as long ago as 1922. It merged with ‘Adventure’ in 1961 and two years later ‘The Wizard’ was discontinued and became the ‘Rover and Wizard’. The Rover is particularly famous for the text stories that later went on to become strips in comics such as the ‘Hornet’ and the ‘Valiant’. One such well known character was Alf Tupper, ‘Tough of the Track’, the athlete who was always eating fish and chips. This … Continue reading

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Season Review – December 2011

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December opened with a home fixture against West Brom on Saturday 3rd. How did we contrive to not win that match ? We led from yet another Heidar Helguson strike on 20 minutes, but couldn’t turn our superiority into goals. How could Shaun Wright-Phillips’s superb effort have been ruled offside (which TV later showed should not have been disallowed) ? Barton was guilty of a glaring miss when he only had Ben Foster to beat and Wright-Phillips, Mackie and even … Continue reading

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‘Yes I Do Dive, But Only to Avoid Injury !’ – Rodney Marsh

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The following interview with Rodney Marsh appeared in ‘Shoot’ magazine sometime, I would think, during the 1970-71 season: Q: You have a reputation for being a soccer clown. Is this deserved ? A: It used to be. When I¬† was playing for Fulham I made the crowd laugh purely by chance – I had been fouled a lot and finally I went down and bowed my head in the direction of the player who had tackled me. The crowd laughed … Continue reading

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Would You Like a New Ground With Your Television Money ?

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Yesterday the Premier League renewed its television rights deal, with BSkyB and BT, sharing the total of 154 live matches between them (in a 116-38 split). The total paid by the two broadcasters was a staggering ¬£33bn, a rise of more than 70% on the previous arrangement, which was worth ¬£1.773bn. While Queen’s Park Rangers won’t expect to be featuring in too many of these games, the announcement confirms the sheer value, in purely financial terms, of remaining in the … Continue reading

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The Goal That Meant Everything and Nothing

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Last month there was a new addition to my daily routine, my list of basic tasks to complete each day is now; get out of bed, turn my alarm off, shower, brush teeth, go to work, come back from work and watch Jamie Mackie’s goal versus Man City from the last day of the season and, eat three meals. The Jamie Mackie goal is the newest one, if you were wondering – I’ve been brushing my teeth daily for almost … Continue reading

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Season Review – November 2011

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We didn’t have much time to draw breath as November dawned and, on Bonfire Night, we faced Manchester City in yet another Sky Sports TV firecracker of a match ! City arrived full of confidence as league leaders yet QPR showed no fear and a full house witnessed City falling behind for the first time in the league this season as Jay Bothroyd scored a rare goal (with his head !) QPR fans played the City fans at their own … Continue reading

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It’s a Game of Two Halves by Fred Hartman

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Fred Hartman has been an R’s fan for some 30 years now and has just completed his first book: ‘It’s a Game of Two Halves’. I first met Fred almost exactly a year ago at Paul Farley’s funeral. A month later he wrote his own personal tribute to Paul for our Home Page: ‘In Memory of my Friend Paul Farley’. His book was inspired by our promotion back to the Premier League and Paul’s untimely passing. He tells me that … Continue reading

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The Five Year Plan for a “Global” Brand

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Queen’s Park Rangers will take part in a pre-season tour of Malaysia and Thailand, beginning in Bangkok on 10th June. Courtesy of owner Tony Fernandes’ connections, which have already brought in the sponsorship of Air Asia, the tour is somewhat of an upgrade on the trips to the south-west of England that were commonplace during Neil Warnock’s time as manager. Speaking to the ‘Daily Mail’, Fernandes said: ‚ÄúWe are very excited and honoured to be heading to Asia for our … Continue reading

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