News of a Limited Edition QPR t-shirt depicting Bobby Zamora’s Winning Goal at Wembley

Luke Cuthbert of ‘Art in Football’ has been in touch regarding the limited edition t-shirt and art print they’ve just produced. It depicts that magical moment when Bobby Zamora dramatically scored our winning goal in the 90th minute at Wembley. The goal is described on their website as follows: ‘With Derby coming in with emphatic Continue reading

QPR v Derby County – Championship Play-Off Final – Wembley Stadium

Team: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill (Henry), Kranjcar (Traore), Barton, O’Neil, Hoilett, Doyle (Zamora), Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Suk-Young, Hughes, Morrison. Attendance: 87,348 (including around 40,000 R’s fans) Many QPR supporters walked to Wembley for this Championship play-off, and they must have set off home feeling like they could walk on water after this Continue reading

Drama in January 1950 at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire when Madame Kocka was strangled by her 14ft Python

In January 1950 the thrill of the tropics arrived at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and what a show it must have been! Pete Collins’ exotic ‚ÄúJungle Fantasy‚Äù opened there on Monday 16th January. The complete programme of events were listed as follows: 1. Prologue spoken by Planter Norman Prince 2. The Indian Jungle: (a) From Continue reading

QPR v Wigan Athletic – Championship Play-Off Semi-Final – 2nd Leg – ‘We’re the Famous Queen’s Park Rangers and We’re going to Wemberlee’

Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill (Suk-Young), Onuoha, O’Neil (Morrison), Barton, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Doyle (Zamora), Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Hughes, Henry, Benayoun. Attendance: 17,061 (including 1,237 Wigan fans) Monday night will go down as one of the great nights at Loftus Road, but what will stay with me forever is seeing the sheer joy on Continue reading

‘My 416 Goals in 3 Seasons and the tie that was always a tie’ – From Soldier to Soccer Star by Tom Cheetham – Queen’s Park Rangers’ Centre-Forward

In 2010 Colin Woodley sent me a superb newspaper article that appeared in ‘Football Weekly’ on 14th November 1936. This was part of a series titled: ‘From Soldier to Soccer Star’ and at the end of the article I questioned how many more articles there might have been in the series and whether anyone else Continue reading