Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Reading v QPR – ‘It Felt like both sets of Players had no Desire to Prolong the Agony’

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Team: Green, Traore, Hill, Onuoha, Bosingwa (Fabio), Taarabt (Hoilett), Granero, Jenas, Mbia (Mackie), Remy, Bothroyd Subs Not Used: Cesar, Ben Haim, Park, Derry Attendance: 23,388 (including 1,601 R’s fans) In the end Reading and Queen’s Park Rangers conspired to put each other out of their misery. On a day when both knew that nothing less than a victory was needed to keep their faint hopes of avoiding relegation alive, all they could manage was the most humdrum of goalless draws. … Continue reading

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A Testing Two Years

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Following a testing two years in the Premier League, Queen’s Park Rangers have become a club that many supporters barely recognise. The top flight adventure has come at a heavy price indeed. On Tuesday, a photograph circulated on social network Instagram, which showed goalkeeper Julio Cesar posing with fellow Brazilian and Chelsea defender David Luiz wearing a Blues shirt. In the days of Alan McDonald and Kevin Gallen, this would have been a crime punishable by a public flogging at … Continue reading

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The Ripley Bros. QPR Card

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When Ray’s Jazz Shop was located in Shaftesbury Avenue, there used to be a box of records described as ‚Äúrare as hen’s teeth‚Äù by the counter. This particular card is probably in that category. It is not known exactly how many cards in the Ripley Bros club colours set there are or when they were issued ? The Football Cartophilic Info Exchange website doesn’t know either, but they do list over 50 other known cards which includes a number of … Continue reading

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QPR v Stoke City – Going through the Motions

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So it really is all over bar the shouting down at Loftus Road. Not even the most rose-tinted of spectacles could enable the wearer to entertain that there is any hope left in this moribund Premier League campaign. Once again our beloved Hoops meekly capitulated to a poor Stoke side that had the feel of a second tier clash about it. Never mind that the quality of the football offered up in the spring sunshine was inferior – it once … Continue reading

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Notting Hill to Wembley – Milk Cup Final Day 1986

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The run-up to the Milk Cup Final in 1986 was fantastic, beating the South-West London side and singing: ‘Michael Robinson from the Half-Way Line’ and: ‘Thank You Very Much for the Milk Cup Chel$ea, Thank You Very, Very Much (the old Scaffold hit and Cadbury Roses TV advert). Then a very drunken night in Liverpool where some of us nearly didn’t make it into the ground, but the Scouse stewards and turnstile operators thought that it would be safer all … Continue reading

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QPR Project may not be Derailed by Relegation

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Should they lose against Stoke City on Saturday, and all the relegation-threatened sides currently above them in the table win over the weekend, QPR’s descent back to the Championship would be confirmed with fully four weeks of the season remaining. The financial impact on a club that have consistently outspent their natural resources will be vast. This is a business that, at the last count, was ¬£89 million in debt and running at an annual loss of ¬£23 million. Since … Continue reading

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

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This is the final part of an article/interview by Roger Hutchinson, titled: ‘Stan the Man: A Footballer in Limbo’, which first appeared in No.17 (Volume 1) of ‘Street Life’ and was dated June 12 – 23, 1976: ‘Perhaps the absence of Ron Harris from the First Division contributed to Bowles’ consistent excellence last season. More likely, the uncanny accuracy of Don Masson’s passes from midfield gave him more time to think on the ball, and allowed him to spread wider … Continue reading

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Everton v QPR

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Team: Cesar, Onuoha, Hill, Samba, Bosingwa, Park (Taarabt), Jenas, Granero (Diakite), Townsend, Hoilett, Remy. Subs Not Used: Green, Fabio, Ben Haim, Mackie, Bothroyd. Attendance: 34,876 Harry Houdini remains tightly buckled into a straitjacket at Loftus Road, showing little sign he is capable of wriggling free. Defeat for Queen’s Park Rangers at Everton effectively means this is one relegation escape act even Harry Redknapp, once considered the Premier League’s patron saint of lost causes, is incapable of pulling off. It was … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (0) – Millwall U18 (1)

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Team: Lumley, Furlong, Monthe, Comley, Downs, Kpekwa, Petrasso, Mitchell, Skapetis, Hunt-Laurent, Fitzpatrick It’s always windy in the wide open spaces of the Harlington training ground. This time, we are informed, the polar jet stream is responsible for the current cold snap. The R’s almost conceded early on when a Joe Lumley clearance came off a Rangers defender and only just cleared the goal. This was followed at the other end by an absolute belter from defender Manny Monthe which flew … Continue reading

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From 1950: Queen’s Park Rangers on Parade – Sports Reporter Magazine

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The Soccerbilia website states that ‘Sports Reporter’ started life as a small format magazine. It first appeared on 21st August 1948 and continued up until at least 15th February 1950. However this particular edition is slightly later than that, dated 18th March 1950. The illustrated weekly was available every Saturday and by now had gone up from 4d to 6d. Interestingly, it describes itself as ‘the paper that supports the Man who supports football.’ That leads me into the letters … Continue reading

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