Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Leslie Thomas – Once a Ranger (Not) Always a Ranger ?

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The following article, titled: ‘On With the Show’, was written by the author Leslie Thomas and appeared in the match programme dated 9th March 1974 (FA Cup 6th Round against Leicester City): ‘There are times when I truly wish I supported an ordinary team. Staggering away from yet another Loftus Road melodrama with Coventry City, defeated with that final off-hand kick by Stanley Bowles, I began to wonder just how much the stomach frame can stand. I seemed to have … Continue reading

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QPR vs Middlesbrough – Three points clear, and what? You mean there’s room for improvement?

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Queen’s Park Rangers reached their final fixture of September top of the league with twenty points – a fantastic return given the patchy nature of some of their performances. So far the Superhoops haven’t taken flight in footballing terms, grinding out results in tough, tight games. This was typified by the previous game in Yeovil where Rangers had to fight hard and can count themselves lucky to take all three points. The talk on many lips before this game was … Continue reading

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QPR’s First Southern League Match at St. Quintin Avenue/Latimer Road on 7th September 1901

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Team: Collins, Newlands, Aston, Freeman, Bowman, Edwards, King, Pryce, Millar, McQueen, Seeley. Attendance: 5,000 The following match report appeared in the Kensington News: Disappointment was written on the faces of the majority of those four or five thousand who witnessed the meeting between the Queen’s Park Rangers and Watford representatives at Notting Hill on Saturday. And the reason was because the Rangers shaped so badly when before goal, and were unable to gratify the wishes of their many supporters by … Continue reading

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Yeovil Town v QPR – Winning ugly in the West Country…

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Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Traore (Wright-Phillips), O’Neil (Barton), Carroll, Jenas, Phillips (Kranjcar), Austin Subs Not Used: Murphy, Ehmer, Faurlin, Henry Attendance: 9,108 (including 2,105 R’s fans) As I sat in the traffic jam of rubberneckers crawling past Stonehenge on the A303 to Yeovil, I couldn’t help making comparisons between the ancient monument and the current QPR team. Certainly those impressive stones have a timeless quality about them, like our central defence on Saturday. Stonehenge also conveys a strong … Continue reading

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An 1899 Interview with the QPR Secretary – Mr G. H. Mousell at 89 Lancefield Street, Queen’s Park

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This article with the then QPR Secretary, Mr G. H. Mousell, appeared in the Willesden Chronicle on 14th July 1899 and gives a wonderful insight into the early development of the Club: With cricket in full swing, and a visitation of tropical heat about us that makes any suggestion of violent exertion objectionable, the football item is a little previous perhaps, but the gentleman who has undertaken to follow the Rangers for us next season has sent in his first … Continue reading

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QPR v Brighton & Hove Albion – ‘We’re Queen’s Park Rangers, We’re Top of the League’

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Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Onuoha (Assou-Ekotto), Hill, Phillips (Traore), Barton, Henry (Jenas), O’Neil, Wright-Phillips, Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Carroll, Faurlin, Hitchcock. Attendance: 17,246 Strange atmosphere last night, a lot of frustration around that we couldn’t make our second-half possession advantage count. The fact that we are top of the league seemed to pass many R’s fans by as the final whistle went. No it wasn’t a great game (again) and entertainment was in short supply. Both sides set up … Continue reading

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QPR v Ipswich Town – U21 Professional Development League 2

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Team: Lennox, Gibbons, Monthe, Ehmer, Sendles-White, Magri, Sharif, Ephraim, Hitchcock, Kranjcar, Andrade Subs Not Used: Lumley, Brown, Kpekawa The first decent chance of the afternoon came within a couple of minutes following a corner awarded to the visitors. A good ball into the box was headed over the bar by their No.6, Jonny Leddy. However, Rangers were soon in the ascendancy. Bruno Andrade was receiving plenty of the ball on the right wing and his pace and sharpness enabled him … Continue reading

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Queen’s Park Rangers Vs Birmingham City 14 September 2013: Never mind the style, look at the table…

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The Championship returned to Loftus Road after another of those tiresome international breaks. Just when a season is beginning to gather momentum, a blank window in the schedule comes along and lets a good deal of the air out. The day began with a visit to the Crown & Sceptre where I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time our very own John O’Donohue and his good lady wife. I found John and Ann in good form, and … Continue reading

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To Transfer or not to Transfer that is the Question?

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Now the dust has settled on a difficult period of QPR’s recent history, namely the summer transfer window, I thought I’d look at the changes Redknapp has made in personnel in the First Team squad. We all knew that the First Team squad, as it was made up in May 2013, was nothing short of a disaster ! The on-and-off-field problems that haunted us all last season were testament to the disunity and disparity of an unbalanced side filled more … Continue reading

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Don Givens – QPR and Irish International Legend

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The 30th October 1974 will stand forever in the memory of sports fans the world over, for it was on that date that Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the ‚ÄúRumble in the Jungle‚Äù in the heat of Kinshasa, Zaire. Another event happened on that historic evening in 1974 that will never be forgotten by Irish football fans. The USSR soccer team visited Dublin for the opening fixture in a European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at Dalymount … Continue reading

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