‘You don’t want to see that Rubbish – Come with me to Loftus Road to see Rangers get Promotion to Division One’

The following letter was written by Kevin Conlon to Ron Phillips and appeared in its entirety in the Ipswich Town match programme on 12th April 1974. One of the things I love about it is how Kevin describes student writing paper exactly how he became an R’s fan after a chance meeting with a bus Continue reading


Burnley v QPR – Unbeaten league record goes on a frustrating Lancashire afternoon

Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Henry (Jenas), O’Neil (Chevanton), Barton, Kranjcar (Phillips), Hoilett, Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Onyewu, Traore, Faurlin. Attendance: 16,074 This was the only QPR league fixture this season where I have not seen the R’s dominate play. Right from the kick-off we were never really in it. Overall Rangers lacked Continue reading


‘It Ain’t all Lavender’ – The Life Story of a very Ordinary Professional Footballer by F. B. Pentland

Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland was a colourful character and certainly no ordinary footballer. He later serialised his career over a number of weeks in ‘All Sports Weekly’. I only have part of this one edition which is dated 3rd December 1921: ‘I concluded last week by remarking that footballers who took things cosy during the close Continue reading


Independent R’s named by Londonist.com as ‚Äúbest QPR blog‚Äù

We are both surprised and honoured to be named by the Londonist.com website in a list of the best London football blogs http://londonist.com/2013/10/londons-best-football-bloggers.php The article, entitled “London’s Best Football Bloggers”, cited one blog / website per London league club. It praised the Independent R’s site as follows: The writing standard on the site is excellent Continue reading