Monthly Archives: January 2013

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QPR v Manchester City – A Battling Performance and it was Goodbye and Thanks to Ryan Nelsen

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Team: Cesar, Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Traore, Mbia (Faurlin), Derry, Fabio, Granero (Park), Taarabt, Remy (Zamora) Subs Not Used: Green, Murphy, Ben Haim, Bothroyd Attendance: 17,894 Ryan Nelsen bowed out of his short but distinguished spell at Queen’s Park Rangers with a fine performance against the English champions. On another night when Redknapp got his tactics right against a top side, Rangers put in a battling performance to secure a vital point. As expected, the visitors dominated possession and played a … Continue reading

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QPR Screen References: No.17 – ‘Boys From The Bush’ – Episode: ‘Tall Poppies’

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‘Tall Poppies’ was the fourth episode from the first series and was transmitted onto our screens on 15th February 1991. Reg’s daughter Arlene has just streaked across the pitch during a Test Match ‚Äúto get herself noticed‚Äù and the fact that it was shown on television certainly helped. Although Reg is naturally horrified, his business partner Dennis, suggests that they can cash in on Arlene’s instant fame. As they watch Arlene’s awkward appearance on a TV Chat Show in their … Continue reading

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QPR v MK Dons – Disaster as Rangers Second String Capitulates against the Franchise Club

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FA Cup 4th Round Queen’s Park Rangers crashed out of the FA Cup with customary ignominy with a desperate performance at Loftus Road. The manner of this defeat ranks as one of the lowest of the low points in this wretched season. Ghosts of recent league debacles and infamous cup exits echoed around a chilly Loftus Road in what became a febrile poisonous atmosphere. Harry Redknapp made his intentions clear by picking a line-up which was distinctly different to the … Continue reading

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Reading between the Lines: QPR are being Eclipsed by Relegation Rival’s Resurgence

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There is a rather unfortunate habit emerging at Reading that is spoiling the Queen’s Park Rangers party and detracting from the great story of manager Harry Redknapp’s ‚Äúmiracle‚Äù turnaround. Not content to struggle on abysmally as they did happily for months, the Royals have earned themselves a reputation for being unable to compete for 80 minutes per game. However, after being put to the sword for the vast majority of their clashes with Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion, Brian … Continue reading

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Dale Youth ABC to Host Boxing Gala on Friday 25th January at the Harrow Club, W10

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On Friday (25th January), the Dale Youth Boxing Club will be hosting a boxing gala at the Harrow Club in Freston Road, W10. Commencing at 7.30pm, 20 fights have been scheduled including a 71kg bout between the Dale’s Will McDermott and All Stars’ Obi Egbunike from Harlesden. Tickets are just ¬£15 and its pay on the door. Further details appeared in last Friday’s local Gazette: ‘Dale Youth are hoping it will be third time lucky when they host their first … Continue reading

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From the 1966/1967 Season: ‘Why I Support the Top Team – QPR – The Go-Go Goal Getters’

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As far as I can remember, this leaflet was handed out to fans as they entered the ground, probably before the Bristol Rovers home game on 3rd December 1966 (Rangers scored three more that day): ‘As a good friend and loyal supporter of Q.P.R. please help us to win more friends and more loyal supporters by passing this message to a friend of yours’ – I kept mine of course, besides, Rangers had a big following at Selborne School in … Continue reading

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West Ham United v QPR – Rangers Beat off the East End Chill to Hold on for a Point

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With fears over the threatening snowy weather put aside, Queen’s Park Rangers went to the Boleyn Ground in search of a vital three points which would catapult them towards the holy grail of Premier League safety. Redknapp made a single change from the side which bravely battled for a point last weekend against Tottenham Hotspur. The underperforming Ji-Sung Park made way for Rangers’ new record signing from Marseilles, Loic Remy. The Frenchman started as the sole out-and-out striker with Taarabt … Continue reading

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West Bromwich Albion v QPR

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FA Cup 3rd Round Replay Team: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Ben Haim. Derry, Faurlin, Bothroyd (Mbia), Park, Mackie (Taarabt), Cisse (Wright-Phillips) Subs Not Used: Murphy, Ehmer, Ephraim, Hulse Attendance: 11,184 Jay Bothroyd headed QPR into the fourth round of the FA Cup – and a home tie against MK Dons -¬† but the visitors were most indebted to their keeper, Robert Green, for a series of saves in front of only 11,184 at the Hawthorns. Green denied Romelu Lukaku, Markus … Continue reading

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When a Broken Jaw was a Blessing in Disguise for Mike Kelly

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The following article was written by Chris Coles and appeared in ‘Goal’ magazine: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers star Mike Kelly is today rated among the game’s most useful keepers. Yet only last season he was wondering if he had any future in the Football League. When QPR went from Third to First Divisions in successive seasons – and stopped off to win the League Cup on the way – Kelly languished in the reserves at Loftus Road. Guarding the QPR goal … Continue reading

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QPR v Tottenham Hotspur – No Favours from the Pack as Rangers Stand Firm

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Results elsewhere at the bottom of the Premier League provided slim comfort to the R’s faithful as they took great heart from a battling performance in the day’s early kick-off at a packed Loftus Road against third-place Spurs. In an afternoon of mixed feelings, QPR were left five points adrift of safety and flat bottom once again after three points for fellow strugglers Southampton and a shock late winner for Reading against West Brom. There were a number of changes … Continue reading

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