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

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 Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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

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 Continue reading

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

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 Continue reading

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

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 Continue reading