Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Tony Pennie – Rest in Peace.

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Tony Pennie, a loyal R’s supporter for over 56 years passed away on the 5th May 2013 following a short illness. The funeral service was held at St. George’s Church, Southall, with the reception at the British Legion in Greenford. There were a number of fellow QPR supporters and members of the Ealing Referee Association present at both gatherings. Tony was a personal childhood friend of mine dating back to the 1950’s and as the years rolled by we always … Continue reading

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Exeter City v QPR – 12th March 1910

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Team: Shaw, McDonald, Fidler, Morris, Hartwell, Wake, Wyatt, Travers, Steer, Wyman, Barnes Attendance: 6,000 according to Gordon Macey’s book: ‘The Complete Record’ whereas ‚Äúabout 5,000‚Äù was the figure stated in this match report. Exeter City joined the Southern League in 1908 and that season QPR made their first visit to St. James Park on 24th February 1909. More recently, Rangers ran out 5-0 winners in a Carling Cup tie on 11th August 2009 and the R’s are now set to … Continue reading

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The 1907 Taddy & Co. Cigarette Card Featuring QPR Centre-Forward Ernest Hitchcock

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cigarette cards in their ‘Prominent Footballers’ series; 1907, 1908 and finally 1913 This particular card is from the first set of 595 cards which included 15 Queen’s Park Rangers players. Ernest Hitchcock was signed from Aston Villa in 1907 and only made two 1st team appearances for the R’s despite scoring in both of them ! He made his debut in the opening Southern League game (Division One) of the 1907/08 season against … Continue reading

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‚ÄúIt’s About Fans Seeing Everyone Putting that Effort in and that’s been one of the Main Concerns‚Äù – Clint Hill

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The following article appeared in ‘The Telegraph’ earlier in the week: ‘In a frank assessment of the club’s calamitous Premier League season, the QPR skipper also said the squad assembled by Mark Hughes last summer was woefully unbalanced, packed with players who had no experience of playing for ‚Äúsmaller‚Äù clubs and overloaded with midfielders. ‚ÄúI’m not sure what the manager (Hughes) was thinking of,‚Äù Hill said. Hill insisted he and the other less expensive members of the QPR squad would … Continue reading

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Liverpool v QPR – Well Done Michael Harriman

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Team: Green, Traore, Hill, Onuoha, Harriman, Derry, Park (Hoilett), Townsend, Mbia, Remy (Granero), Zamora (Mackie) Subs Not Used: Murphy, Fabio, Ehmer, Bothroyd Attendance: 44,792 I was pleased to see 20-year-old Michael Harriman start and relieved that Jose Bosingwa didn’t. Max Ehmer was named as one of the substitutes and I would of liked to have seen him involved at some stage. Michael Harriman had a good game as did Rob Green who made a string of fine saves. From a … Continue reading

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QPR U18 v Huddersfield Town U18

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Professional Development League Two Play-Off Final Team: Lumley, Furlong (Downs), Monthe, Hunt-Laurent, Wise, Kpekawa, Young (Fitzpatrick), Mitchell, Skapetis, Carreiro, Petrasso Subs Not Used: Smith, Comley, Beckles The U18’s league campaign saw Rangers winning 16 of their 20 matches and finishing runners-up to Charlton Athletic. This sealed them a place in the semi-final play-off and the R’s played the winners of the equivalent Northern Section, Leeds United. Petros Skapetis scored a dramatic winner in added time at Thorp Arch whilst Huddersfield … Continue reading

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When Gerry Francis Fell Foul of the Law at a Photo-Shoot in 1976

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The pic shown below was taken on 27th February 1976 and shows Gerry Francis being questioned by the police during a photo-shoot: ‘England soccer captain Gerry Francis is ‚Äúbooked‚Äù by the law. The incident happened after the Queen’s Park Rangers’ star went to buy an airgun from a shop in Redhill, Surrey. He agreed to pose outside the shop with the shotgun for the benefit of photographers, but the police blew the whistle on the move before it had fully … Continue reading

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QPR v Newcastle United – The Final Home Game of the Season, Nothing to Celebrate, Nothing to Treasure

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Team: Green, Traore, Hill, Onuoha, Bosingwa (Fabio), Jenas, Hoilett (Taarabt), Townsend, Mbia (Derry), Remy, Zamora Subs Not Used: Murphy, Park, Granero, Mackie Attendance: 17,278 What more can you say about this most rotten of football seasons ? The home atmosphere was the most angry that I have witnessed in my two decades of following Rangers. I guessed the way the afternoon was going to progress when boos rang out for Bosingwa and Mbia (amongst others) before kick-off. It was such … Continue reading

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QPR Diary: Relegation, Rumours and Recriminations

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After Queen’s Park Rangers were finally relegated at the Madejski Stadium, it looked as though the cameras, reporters and tabloids would turn their attentions elsewhere. For the story was over: Rangers had sleepwalked into the Championship, squandering vast sums of money in the process, and a private disintegration was about to begin. Except this is QPR, where no crisis can ever be as bad as it seems, only worse, and any disaster must be followed by an immediate aftershock, perhaps … Continue reading

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18th January 1919: QPR (3) – Millwall (0)

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London Combination (Principal) Team: Denoon, Mitchell, Whyman, Grendon, Wake, Baldock, Jefferson, Smith, Dale, Gregory, Fox Attendance: 6,500 The West London Observer reported on the game as follows: ‘Rangers gained a highly creditable victory at Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday, when they defeated Millwall by three goals to nil. In the absence of Wingrove, Mitchell had to partner Whyman at full-back, and he gave a wonderfully fine display while Wake , at centre half-back, proved to be a tower of strength to … Continue reading

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