Monthly Archives: September 2012

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QPR’s Fringe Players Begin to Break into the Mainstream

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Injuries have begun to stretch the Queen’s Park Rangers squad thin. The absence of Anton Ferdinand on Sunday brought about a return for Clint Hill, while Kieron Dyer replaced the injured Jose Bosingwa at full-back. Adel Taarabt, Jamie Mackie and Junior Hoilett have all been left out of the side at one point or another in favour of Shaun Wright-Phillips. So what does this tell us ? As the title suggests, it implies that the first team squad is beginning … Continue reading

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Tottenham Hotspur (2) – QPR (1) – Gutted and Yet Proud !

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Team: Cesar, Hill, Onuoha, Nelsen, Bosingwa (Dyer), Park, Wright-Phillips (Mackie), Granero, Hoilett, Faurlin, Zamora (Cisse). Subs Not Used: Green, Ehmer, Derry, Diakite, Attendance: 36,052 I got home from Spurs and dived into a very hot shower to warm up ! And to try to spend some quiet time trying to work out just how we played such amazing football – some of the¬† best football I’ve seen in years – dominated a game of football for so long and yet … Continue reading

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The North Pole Pub Will Be Ceremoniously Wrapped in ‘Crime Scene Do Not Enter’ Tape and There Will Be a Show of Local Dissatisfaction on Saturday to Plans for a Tesco Express Store

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The North Pole is an historic pub on the corner of Latimer Road and North Pole Road, but now, it is sadly boarded up. There had been rumours for some time that firstly Sainsbury ‘s were interested in the site, but now there are plans to turn the pub into a Tesco Express store. The word now is that Tesco’s have taken a 20-year lease on the ground floor and basement from Riding House Investments and are currently seeking planning … Continue reading

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QPR U21 (3) – Barnet U21 (2)

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U21 Professional Development League Two – South Team: Lennox, Harriman, Magri, Parmenter, Ehmer, Sutherland, Andrade, Doughty, Hewitt, Balanta, Sharif After losing their first game in this league 0-1 against Charlton, Rangers bounced back to win their next two against Millwall and Cardiff City respectively. On Saturday, the R’s lined up as above, with no over-age players, and Max Ehmer captained the side. It was a glorious morning at Harlington and the match kicked off at 11.03am. The R’s got off … Continue reading

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QPR (0) – Chelsea (0) – A Draw That Felt Like a Win

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Team: Cesar, Bosingwa, Nelsen, Ferdinand, Fabio (Onuoha), Wright-Phillips (Cisse), Park, Granero, Faurlin, Zamora, Johnson (Mackie) Subs Not Used: Green, Taarabt, Dyer, Hoilett Attendance: 18,271 On a day when HQ was simply buzzing, we almost got what we deserved…3 points. Before a ball was even kicked and to the delight of the fans, Anton Ferdinand did the right thing, by showing that the law can be an ass. As for the game, we rode our luck early on…10 minutes in and … Continue reading

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In Memory of Pat Woods

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Pat Woods was a good full-back and a wonderful club servant for QPR FC. He played over 300 games for Rangers during the 1950’s and early 1960’s, nearly all at right-back and scored in excess of 14 goals in all competitions. He was one of my Loftus Road heroes. In my early days of supporting the R’s, 1957-1961, the Woods/Ingham full-back partnership seemed forever, but alas nothing, no matter how solid, is eternal. ‚ÄúSplinter‚Äù as he was sometimes known amongst … Continue reading

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Mike Rigg’s New Structure is Almost in Place – Dave McIntyre Explains All

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Mike Rigg’s major re-structuring of the club is reportedly almost complete. Dave McIntyre explains all in his recent comprehensive article for West London Sport (I wonder what Alec Stock would have made of all this ?) – Steve Russell ‘Four-and-a- half months since his appointment as technical director, the basic model which Mike Rigg has been looking to introduce at QPR is already almost in place. When Rigg arrived at Loftus Road he immediately conducted an audit with a view … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Recruitment Raises Eyebrows

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One has to feel sorry for Robert Green. Castigated in the wake of England’s diabolically poor World Cup two years ago, centring on his terrible mistake against the United States of America, he was a national joke for a while. Green endured relegation with West Ham United and remained under the footballing radar for a year in the Championship. Now he has decided to step back into public life, with similarly hard to swallow consequences. At 32-years-old, Green has forged … Continue reading

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October 1952: An Outbreak of Malicious Damage at Loftus Road & the QPR v Newport County Match

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Team: Brown, Poppitt, Ingham, Clayton, Spence, Farrow, Gilberg, Smith, Addinall, Quinn, Shepherd Attendance: 14,800 ‘Behind the Scenes’ -The Editor begins his programme notes with not one, but two stern warnings: ‘A WARNING – The amount of malicious damage being done at this ground has reached such proportions that drastic steps have to be taken to ensure that it stops. Therefore WE NOW GIVE WARNING THAT OBSERVATION WILL BE KEPT AND ANY OFFENDERS, WHATEVER THEIR AGE, WILL BE PROSECUTED. It is … Continue reading

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‘The Club is Delighted with its Continued Positive Relationship with the OSC’

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News appeared on the official website recently of a meeting between the club and the Official Supporters Club last month: ‘The club met with the QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC) in August and since the meeting both parties have been in contact to follow up key points that were raised. The first action that came out of the meeting was the decision that all Season Ticket Holders who purchased tickets to ten or more away fixtures in the 2011/12 season … Continue reading

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