Monthly Archives: March 2013

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“With a Goal in Mind” РBBC TV Documentary Aired on 30th March 1988

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  In this day of wall-to-wall football, with every conceivable game from almost every country on dozens of channels and all the other associated programming that goes with it, it seems weird that 25 years ago this very weekend there was great excitement about a football related programme on our television screens. Especially in our little corner of West London for our Queen’s Park Rangers were to feature in a documentary on BBC1, the nation’s most watched channel, of which … Continue reading

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Interview With David Bardsley

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SR: Dave, growing up in Manchester in the 60’s, were you a City or United fan and did you have any footballing heroes at the time ? DB: Well I was a schoolboy with Coventry City for a long time, but in the end they decided that I was not good enough. When I began as an apprentice professional at Blackpool I was a Manchester United fan, and still am, behind my beloved QPR. SR: After signing professional for Blackpool … Continue reading

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Tony Currie’s Sentimental Journey

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The following article appeared in ‘Shoot’ magazine in 1979: ‘It had been quite a day for Tony Currie. After putting in a hard morning’s training with Tommy Docherty and his new mates at QPR, he went back to the London streets he knew as a boy for a sentimental journey. ‚ÄúIt was always my dream to become a professional footballer,‚Äù Tony said. ‚ÄúThat was my ambition right from the start. I used to watch Hendon, the local amateur side. They … Continue reading

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Detailed Minutes from the Recent Supporters Group Meeting with QPR Representatives

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Date: Monday 18th March 2013 Time: 5.45pm In attendance: From the club: Philip Beard, Mark Donnelly and Andy Rees From the supporter groups: Neil Dejyothin (QPR 1st – http://www.qpr1st.com) John Reid & Joe Hylton (QPR LSA – http://wwwqprlsa.co.uk) Paul Finney & Jonathan McKee (Independent R’s – http://www.indyrs.co.uk) Paul Moore (QPR DSA – http://www/facebook.com/pages/QPR-diab…99?fref=ts) Apologies: Dave Thomas (AKUTR’s – http://www.akutrs.co.uk) Introduction: The Club stressed the importance placed on regular and constructive dialogue with supporters. QPR 1st, the LSA and the Indy … Continue reading

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The Sun – 120 Askew Road, London W12

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The Sun – 120 Askew Road, London W12 ‘The Sun’ was one of the oldest pubs in the Borough and was included on a list in 1716. Although there may well be some confusion with another establishment in the Borough with the same name ? On 13th March, 1715 at the ‘Kings Arms’ in Fulham, the first annual list was made for 1716, it contained the names of 25 persons licensed to keep alehouses in Hammersmith, but apart from three … Continue reading

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It’s the Hope that Kills You

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‘I Know it’s Over’. ‘This Charming Man’ we brought in as manager has, despite all his bluff and media savvy, been unable to save Queen’s Park Rangers from relegation. Continuing the theme of ‘The Smiths’, as a football club, QPR are very much ‘Still Ill’. That there are eight games remaining and ‚Äúplenty of football to be played‚Äù, as the clich√© goes, is irrelevant. Naturally, having netted a paltry 11 goals at home all season, Aston Villa put on a … Continue reading

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Aston Villa v QPR – Rangers’ Revival Extinguished at Villa Park

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The last time I went to Villa Park was nearly twenty years ago. To be precise it was Saturday 13th August 1993, the first game of the season. It was a forgettable game and a forgettable score-line. Ron Atkinson’s side mullered us 4-1 that day. A brace from Dalian Atkinson, and goals from Dean Saunders and Steve Staunton, were met with a single reply from Les Ferdinand. The back-line that day included Tony Witter, who was visibly out of his … Continue reading

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Bobby Cameron of Queen’s Park Rangers says: ‚ÄúYou are never too Young to Start‚Äù

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The following article dates from the 1950’s and I think it appeared in ‘Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly’: ‘Can you remember your sixth birthday ? I can. My home was in Greenock, and the local Well Park was a favourite childhood haunt. One day I walked into the park and asked a group of older boys if I could join them in their kick-about. ‚ÄúYou’re too young to play with us,‚Äù they said. ‚ÄúBut I’m six years old today,‚Äù I protested. … Continue reading

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QPR v Sunderland – Another Big Step towards Reigniting the Race for Premier League Safety

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Team: Green, Samba, Hill, Bosingwa, Fabio, Park, Townsend, Mbia, Hoilett (Wright-Phillips), Remy (Jenas), Zamora (Mackie) Subs Not Used: Murphy, Onuoha, Granero, Bothroyd Attendance: 18,169 Queen’s Park Rangers took another big step towards reigniting the race for Premier League safety with a convincing 3-1 win against Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland side. Harry Redknapp once again raised eyebrows by omitting Adel Taarabt from the matchday squad. Bobby Zamora however returned to the starting eleven upfront with Loic Remy. Ji-Sung Park and Stephane Mbia … Continue reading

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German R’s Vox Populi – Part Two

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Back in the summer of last year, a number of us travelled to Germany for the pre-season friendly in Augsburg. We were surprised to meet several German Rangers fans who had travelled considerable distances to be at the game. Since then several of them have travelled to the UK to attend both home and away games. Paul Finney and I discussed recently about running a feature on them for the Indy R’s site so I then mailed some of them … Continue reading

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