Monthly Archives: July 2012

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I Had a Dream (Growing Up In the Bush Saga)

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I have produced various items for this site which have covered my growing up period from 1946 (from 1950 in Shepherd’s Bush). Several contributors of more tender years than I have commented on the uncluttered (but deprived !) times we lived in. For those of you who grew up from the late 60’s onwards I can understand how difficult it must be to understand what life was like in ‘the olden days’ ! Living in the 50’s was like living … Continue reading

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Aldershot Town (1) – QPR X1 (0)

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EBB Stadium: Tuesday 24th July 2012 Attendance: 851 Rangers fielded a side that was a mixture of last year’s successful U18 side and experienced 1st team players. They lined up in a fluid formation of; Lennox in goal, defenders Simmonds, Brown, Parmenter, Sharif; midfield of Andrade, Sutherland, Smith and Campbell; with Hitchcock just behind Hulse as a central forward. The game started in brilliant sunshine on a lush even pitch. The first chance fell to the home side with the … Continue reading

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Woking (1) – QPR X1 (2)

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Team: Lennox, Monthe, Simmonds, Albert, Brown, Parmenter, Sharif, Hitchcock, Hulse, Garcia, Andrade. Attendance: 739 Rangers had won the previous encounter 4-3 on 3rd August 2011. My previous trip to the Kingfield Stadium had been for a Reserve fixture with Roger Stokes about 6 years ago. It was a hot, humid afternoon, but it managed to stay dry. Glyn Hodges and Marc Bircham took charge and it soon became apparent that the starting line-up according to the team sheet was incorrect. … Continue reading

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Season Review – March 2012

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March opened with a home game against Everton on Saturday 3rd. A 1-1 draw stopped the rot (having lost 3 on the spin last month) but did not improve our league position. Everton took the lead after sloppy play from Adel Taarabt, just inside our half, had resulted in him easily losing the ball to Marouane Fellaini. The resultant attack led to a pile-driver from Royston Drenthe from all of 30 yards which nestled in the bottom left-hand corner of¬† … Continue reading

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The 14th Indy R’s Badge is Now Available

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Rangers were invited to play in the 1912 Charity Shield match against Blackburn Rovers in aid of the Titanic Disaster Fund. As Southern League champions they met the Football League champions at White Hart Lane on 4th May, 1912. Accordingly, the 14th Independent R’s badge commemorates the match and the design is based on the programme cover. 100 badges have been produced and they are now available at ¬£3.00 each plus ¬£1.35 postage/packing within the UK, for any number. International … Continue reading

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QPR v Blackburn Rovers – The 1912 Kinnaird Shield Match in Aid of the Titanic Disaster Fund

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Team: Shaw, MacDonald, Pullen, Whyman, Mitchell, Wake, Smith (A.R.), Revill, McKie, Thornton, Barnes As Southern League champions again in 1912, Rangers were invited to play in another Charity Shield match. This time they met the Football League champions Blackburn Rovers at White Hart Lane on 4th May, 1912. The match was played in continuous rain and only 7,111 attended the game due mainly to the poor weather conditions. Blackburn won 2-1 and the Rangers goal was scored by Teddy Revill. … Continue reading

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With a Month to Go, Can We All Wait That Long ?

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What fun it must be to work in the Queen’s Park Rangers press office these days. Normally attuned to the latest managerial casualty being splashed all over the back pages, the boys at Loftus Road have been churning out the positive news as though it’s a never-ending, renewable source ‚Äì and what a difference it makes. Season tickets have already sold out, and there is a buoyant air of expectation among the QPR family on Twitter. Rumours continue to circulate, … Continue reading

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Special Screening of ‘Quadrophenia’ on 28th July at the Portobello Pop-Up Cinema in Aid of the Campaign to Save Cooke’s Pie & Mash Shop

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Following Mr Justice Wilkie’s ruling against the local authority at the Royal Courts of Justice in May, last month Hammersmith and Fulham Council hit back by issuing compulsory purchase order notifications to the Goldhawk Road traders. This now means that the case goes before the Secretary of State via various stages including a Public Inquiry. On Saturday, 28th July, the Portobello Pop-Up Cinema is putting on a benefit screening of ‘Quadrophenia’. This special event is in aid of the campaign … Continue reading

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Season Review – February 2012

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February 1st saw us heading to the Midlands for an evening match at Villa Park. The evening didn’t get off to a good start for me when I discovered that our seats were right at the back of the upper stand – I don’t do heights and this was high ! Thankfully, a kind steward (yes, there are some if you look hard enough !) moved us to lower seats and I was therefore able to enjoy the opening exchanges … Continue reading

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The World of Luke Ming Flanagan aka Ming the Merciless – Irish MP and QPR Fan

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The discussion on overseas QPR fans websites has highlighted not just the number of fans from different countries, but the level of commitment and love for the club that we overseas R’s carry with us back home. Some carry it from even further back… When Ming the Merciless was Emperor of Mongo, a long time ago in a galaxy far, Flash Gordon saved the Universe from evil domination. Today there is a similar threat closer to home in West London … Continue reading

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