Monthly Archives: November 2013

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November 1966 – QPR Fan and Top Comedy Star Arthur Haynes Dies Suddenly

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The following article appeared in the ‘News of the World’ on 20th November 1966: ‘One of television’s top ten comedy stars, Arthur Haynes died suddenly yesterday – a few weeks before he was due to start a new series. Haynes, who was 52, had a heart attack at his home in Ealing, London, when he was on the brink of international fame. ‚ÄúCary Grant had been trying to tempt me to work in Hollywood, either in films or a TV … Continue reading

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Fred Pentland: Ex-QPR Player and the Man in the Bowler Hat who gave Spain their Footballing Identity

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Last month I put up a 1920’s article about ex-QPR player Fred Pentland. Sam Hughes wrote the following article which was published a couple of years ago in the second issue of the superb football magazine, ‘Late Tackle’. Sam kindly gave me permission to use it: ‘Somewhat unsurprisingly, there was much debate about the inadequacies of the English national team once yet another international break had passed. The nation was left hopelessly bereft of their usual entertainment, and the outcry … Continue reading

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Video Vox Pop – 23 November 2013 – Charlton game

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Here is the third in our series of video interviews with real fans… This time – What are your first memories of watching QPR, and what does Harry Redknapp need to do in the transfer window? Thanks to everyone who took part. You can find the Independent Rs YouTube channel here.

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Austin Powers Rangers to Narrow Victory

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A fantastic 30 yard strike from Charlie Austin was enough to secure 3 more points as QPR’s excellent home form continued. The former Swindon front man’s 8th goal of the season was enough to separate the two teams in what was a fairly tepid London Derby. On a day when Harry Redknapp celebrated 30 years in football management, he has Austin’s goal as a great memory for his own personal milestone. With Charlton just 5 minutes away from going into … Continue reading

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The Day after John F Kennedy’s Assassination: Luton 4 – QPR 4

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Team: Springett, Brady (P), Angell, Gibbs, Brady (R), Keen. Lazarus, Leary, Bedford, Graham, McQuade. Attendance: 6,598 Most people of a certain age can recall where they were and what they were doing when USA President John F Kennedy was shot down and killed on the 22nd November 1963. I must admit that I can’t really confirm my whereabouts and activities at the time the news broke (although I reckon I was probably playing table tennis at the Sulgrave Boys Club … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Return to the White City was a total Washout

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The following article is dated 4th October 1962 and appeared in the local Gazette and Post: ‘The biggest night in the history of Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club ended in a big washout at White City on Monday evening. After torrential rain had flooded the pitch, the referee postponed the match against Hull City half-an-hour before the kick-off. This was probably the biggest anti-climax in the history of football. For their move to the White City – which manager Alec … Continue reading

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Home Game for the Irish R’s in Kilkenny

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In the build-up to the big day I’d been toying with the idea of getting an Irish Indy R’s flag made up, but I couldn’t get myself to agree on an Irish logo to go with the hoops and the Indy R’s badge; the tricolour would make it a Republic of Ireland Indy R’s and that wasn’t what I wanted. Anyway I left it too late to get it printed. I rang my son-in-law Ken, who works for Guinness/Diagio on … Continue reading

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Minutes of meeting – QPR and fan websites 12 November 2013

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The latest meeting between various unofficial QPR websites, message boards and podcasts and the club’s media team was held at Loftus Road on Tuesday November 12. From the club: Press and media manager Paul Morrissey (PM) and multi-media officer Adam Hulme (AH) From the sites: Paul Finney (PF) from the Open All R’s Podcast; Ron Norris (RN) from QPR Net; Simon Dorset ‘Roller’ (SD) from the Not606 board; Matthew Woolf (MW) from WATRBs; Ian Gamber ‘Bushman’ (IG) from QPR Report; … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Story of Alec Stock – The First Gentleman of Soccer

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The following article appeared recently in the Guardian as ‘The Forgotten Story of Alec Stock’. It’s not a forgotten story as far as R’s fans are concerned of course. However, this article does give a further insight into the disgraceful treatment of a QPR legend: The tale of the QPR manager who took the club to two promotions and what remains their only major trophy, before he was sacked and left out in the cold. ‘It is possible that before … Continue reading

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Reading v QPR

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Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne (Onuoha), Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Phillips, O’Neil (Johnson), Barton, Jenas (Kranjcar), Hoilett, Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Traore, Henry, Chevanton Attendance: 21,497 A cracking start, where the game should have been all but over in the first 15 minutes, but this is QPR. We made enough chances throughout the game to finish them off, but our ratio of goals scored to chances made must be frightening. Our wide men did well, but so often the final ball was … Continue reading

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