Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Arsenal v QPR – A Little Bit of History Repeating

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It was with a mixture of pride, anger and frustration that the 3,000 R’s trudged away from the Emirates on Saturday afternoon; Pride at the Tiger Cubs walk which encapsulates so much that is special about QPR; Pride at the battling display that this team had put up against the predictions of the pundits for 80 minutes; Anger and frustration at the way a point was carelessly tossed away in a moment’s indiscipline. This wasn’t the match report I was … Continue reading

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Tiger Feet 4 – The Sponsored Walk to the Emirates in Aid of the QPR Tiger Cubs

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Fiona Hodgson is the Business Development Manager for QPR in the Community Trust and she forwarded us the following details regarding Saturday’s ‘Tiger Feet’ walk to the Emirates: ‘QPR in the Community Trust’s last three sponsored walk events have been a great success. Our first ‘Tiger Feet’ walk was to Crystal Palace, in the second year we walked to Watford and last year Tottenham’s White Hart Lane was our destination. This season ‚ÄúTiger Feet 4‚Äù will be a sponsored walk … Continue reading

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Oh Sparky, How We Were Right

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It took a mere two minutes on Sunday for Junior Hoilett, recalled to the Queen’s Park Rangers side for the first time in the league since Tottenham Hotspur away this time last month, to make his mark. In stark contrast to Shaun Wright-Phillips, who has been largely anonymous and bafflingly ever-present thus far, he attacks with purpose and more than makes up for a lack of defensive merit. A recent parody saw a fake Facebook conversation between members of the … Continue reading

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QPR v Everton – Once Again We Gave Away a Soft Goal and Ran Out of Ideas in the Final Third

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Team: Cesar, Traore (Onuoha), Mbia, Nelsen (Ferdinand), Bosingwa, Diakite, Park, Taarabt, Granero, Hoilett, Zamora (Cisse) Subs Not Used: Green, Faurlin, Mackie, Wright-Phillips Attendance: 17,959 When I saw the team sheet and subsequent bench, I thought it looked a very decent side, however, once again there too many players who didn’t perform. Zamora…not only did he rarely win a ball in the air, but he could hardly stand up…nice boots…shame about the suds. Park…works hard, but not near strong enough on … Continue reading

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‘Defenders Who Keep Me Guessing’ by Tom Cheetham of Queen’s Park Rangers F.C.

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Last year, Colin Woodley kindly sent me a fascinating article regarding Tommy Cheetham that had appeared as part of a series in ‘Football Weekly’ in 1936. No others from the series have yet surfaced, but I did get my hands on another periodical that features the legendary centre-forward. The following article appeared in ‘Topical Times’ in 1938, week ending 22nd January: ‘As a centre-forward, I say nearly every defender keeps me guessing, especially the defensive centre-half. In my brief soccer … Continue reading

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Stan the Man: A Footballer in Limbo – ‘Street Life’ Article from June 1976 – Part One

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‘Street Life’ cost 25p and hit the streets fortnightly, but I don’t remember it lasting very long. It was mainly music related and this particular issue also included interesting articles on Tom Waits and Dr. Feelgood. Issue No.17, Volume 1 is dated June 12 – 23, 1976, and features a superb article/interview with Stan Bowles which will go up in three parts: ‘In the close season, Stan Bowles contemplates his future, his past, and thinks about Hamburg. Can this man … Continue reading

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The 1907/08 Cohen Weenen Cigarette Card Featuring QPR Captain William Yenson

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The tobacco company Cohen Weenen & Co. issued a series of cards for the 1907/08 season which depicted football club captains. This set of 60 included captains in Division 1, Division 2 and also from the Southern League. This particular card features William Yenson and is from series No.5. I don’t know what the current valuation is, but the book price for these cards was stated at around ¬£13.00 each. These sets were re-printed in 1998 by Card Promotions. The … Continue reading

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The Swan, 66 Bayswater Road, London W2

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Simon Staal was over from Sweden and as he was staying in Lancaster Gate, I thought that it was a good opportunity to have a pint with him down the Bayswater Road. Situated on the edge of the Manor and opposite Kensington Gardens, ‘The Swan’ dates back as a coaching Inn to at least 1721, and as a tavern or similar, to possibly the early 1600’s ? It is also thought that it was once called ‘The Saracen’s Head’? There … Continue reading

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West Bromwich Albion (3) – QPR (2)

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Team: Cesar, Bosingwa, Nelsen, Ferdinand, Hill (Traore), Mbia (Hoilett), Granero, Wright-Phillips (Mackie), Park, Taarabt, Zamora Subs Not Used: Green, Onuoha, Faurlin, Cisse Attendance: 23,987 Jimmy picked me up at the Target and we made it to ‘The Vine’ before it got rammed. Although it’s a 15/20 minute walk to the ground, it really is an excellent pre-match venue with decent beer and the tandoori chicken with nan bread is very popular of course. West Brom were 1-0 up within 5 … Continue reading

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Wormholt Park – The First Hundred Years

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Written by Peter Trott and edited by Cat Moulton Peter kindly wrote a superb article for us in 2010 titled: ‘Thorpebank Road, Shepherd’s Bush & the QPR Connection’: Last month I was invited to the launch of his book: ‘Wormholt Park – The First Hundred Years’ at the Hummingbird Cafe on Oaklands Grove. It was also nice to finally meet up with Peter. Following this very successful launch, a Press Release was issued on 21st September: ‘Local resident, Peter … Continue reading

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