Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Down at the ‘Bush’ in 1957 with Queen’s Park Rangers

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The team picture shown below was taken from the cover of that popular national football weekly, ‘Soccer Star’. Dated 14th September 1957, the caption reads: ‘Last season, Queen’s Park Rangers enjoyed one of their most successful post-war campaigns and this season, they have started at a cracking pace. Pride of place on our cover this week is the whole of the Queen’s Park Rangers playing staff. They read, left to right: (Back row): A. Allum, K. Rutter, T. Newcombe, J. … Continue reading

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The Southend Calm after the QPR Storm

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QPR put behind them a turbulent week of off-the-field events with a professional yet confident 3-1 victory over League Two Southend United at Roots Hall on a balmy summers evening in Essex. Being a West London born R’s fan now living and working in Basildon, Essex, most of my journeys to watch QPR involve at least a three hour round trip. When the Southend friendly was announced, I was delighted that I could make the short trip down the A127 … Continue reading

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Staines Town v QPR EDS XI

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Team: Lennox, Magri, Monthe, Laurent, Young, Ben Haim, Balanta, Doughty, Hitchcock, Ephraim, Andrade This was my first visit to Wheatsheaf Park and the programme noted that the R’s had played Staines on three previous occasions. The first occasion was on 15th April 1944 against Staines Vale, as they were then, at their ‘Lino ground to raise money for the St. John Ambulance. QPR won 3-2 with two goals from Bow and one from Shaw. The next encounter was played on … Continue reading

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Udinese v QPR

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Team: Green, Simpson (Harriman), Hill (Ehmer), Onuoha, Suk-Young, Park (Mbia), Faurlin (Granero), Jenas (Derry), Hoilett (Sutherland), Johnson (Sharif), Zamora (Wright-Phillips) Sub Not Used: Murphy Friend of mine, Pedja and me travelled by bus for eight hours from Belgrade to Ljubljana and arrived in the Slovenian capital on Friday morning. Had a few hours of rest in our hotel then went out for sightseeing and to meet our Serbian friend, Tijana, who works in Ljubljana. After several drinks, Tijana decided to … Continue reading

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QPR were Trying to Solve their Water Problems in January 1977

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The caption on the back of the photo shown below is dated 28th January 1977 and reads as follows: ‘The waterlogged state of the ground at Loftus Road is causing Queen’s Park Rangers F.C. severe problems. Five matches have had to be postponed because of the state of the ground and unless something can be done now it may be necessary to again put off the already postponed¬† League Cup Semi-Final against Aston Villa due to be played there on … Continue reading

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Letter Dated 6th April 1934 from QPR Manager/Secretary Mick O’Brien to the Football League

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This letter is dated 6th April 1934, and was written by the QPR Manager/Secretary to F. Howarth, the Secretary of the Football League. It reads as follows: Dear Sir – Re our claim for compensation for our match versus Northampton from that Club, respecting the game on 27th January last, postponed owing to a FA Cup tie, I have pleasure in enclosing herewith our amended claim re this match, and trust this is now in order. Yours Faithfully, Michael T. … Continue reading

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Peterborough United v QPR

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Queen’s Park Rangers played their second first-team friendly in what incredibly was the second Saturday in July. Both sides turned out at London Road in the most punishing of British conditions with shade temperatures topping 30 degrees. (Before kick off) And like the game at Exeter in the previous midweek, it was largely uninspiring fare on offer from the away team. Whilst some players came looking ready to put in a shift, such as Andy Johnson, Nedum Onuoha and new … Continue reading

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Riding for Promotion – Tommy Docherty Gives Glenn Roeder a Lift

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The pic shown below is dated 27th July 1979 and the caption on the reverse side reads: ‘With the First Division firmly in their sights after last season’s dramatic relegation, Tommy Docherty, the manager and Glenn Roeder the team skipper, are hoping that they’re on their way to putting Queen’s Park Rangers back in the big time. Tommy Docherty gives Glenn Roeder a lift during the Queen’s Park Rangers annual photo-call on Thursday (26.7.79).’ Leicester City were to be crowned … Continue reading

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QPR’s Move to St. Quintin Avenue/Latimer Road in 1901

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At the end of the 1900-01 season the club were forced to move from the Kensal Rise Athletic Ground because the landlord terminated the lease. Largely thanks to one of the Club’s Directors, T. R. Eagle, the R’s, or I should say the Royalists as they were then, moved to a new ground somewhere off of St. Quintin Avenue near Latimer Road. This move in 1901 was not approved by some of the local residents. In response to this, a … Continue reading

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From 1932 – A Walk Through Shepherd’s Bush Market

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The following article appeared in the West London Observer on 1st July 1932: ‚ÄúNow Ladies, ‘ere you are, just the very leg you’re looking for, with a pound of sausages thrown in -‘arf a crown the lot.‚Äù The ladies looked at one another and then at the butcher who was doing his level best in the scorching sun to impress upon his prospective customers that he, and he alone, had got just the particular part of the animal’s anatomy they … Continue reading

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