Monthly Archives: May 2014

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

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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 form, many had ruled the R’s out of winning the richest game in football. And after a tense first hour they were handed the crushing … Continue reading

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

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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 miracle. Totally against the run of play, and down to 10 men, QPR prevailed, scoring with their only shot on target through Bobby Zamora in … Continue reading

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A “QPR Room” somewhere in Norway: Room with a View РNo.2

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I have around 50 shirts, 4/5 of them are signed. For me the most special one is the play-off final shirt. I was outside the entrance at Loftus Road after the Chesterfield match the season after (03/04), when Steve Russell introduced me (cheers for that Steve!) to the then Club Director, Nick Blackburn. Blackburn brought me straight into the dressing room so that I could meet the players and staff, and to get my shirt signed. This was maybe 10 … Continue reading

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28 Years Later … the Milk Cup nightmare lives on

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The film ’28 Days Later’ and the follow up ’28 Weeks Later’ depicted a desolated, post apocalyptic London with a handful of human survivors feeling totally lost whilst they wandered amongst the devastation. For many Rangers fans that was precisely how we felt on 20th April 1986, after the 3-0 Milk Cup Final defeat versus Oxford United. For the past 28 years many of us have wondered why Rangers were so awful that day, against what was a fairly unremarkable … Continue reading

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

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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 the bazaar of Cawnpore Yogi Zahoor on the swaying bamboo pole. (b) Tarzan with Pongo the human gorilla. (c) The artificial elephant ‚ÄúTessie‚Äù the pride … Continue reading

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In Memory of Former QPR Winger – Clive ‘Chippy’ Clark

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Clive Clark, our very own version of George Best and ‘Will O’ the Wisp’ winger during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s has sadly passed away. Perhaps this recent news was no great shock because he had been in ill health for quite some time and was receiving 24-hour a day medical care. In my opinion, Clive Clark was the greatest winger to play for Queen’s Park Rangers in the last 60 years. Only Dave Thomas has claims to be … Continue reading

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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’

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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 the face of my son and grandson on the final whistle knowing that we are going to Wemberlee. We have had some dross in the … Continue reading

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Wigan Athletic v QPR – Championship Play-Off Semi-Final – 1st Leg

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Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Onuoha, Traore (Doyle), O’Neil, Barton, Hoilett (Suk-Young), Morrison (Kranjcar), Austin. Subs Not Used: Murphy, Hughes, Henry, Carroll. Attendance: 14,560 (including 3,059 R’s fans) Harry’s tactics and team selection was spot on and while Wigan were there for the taking in the second-half, a clean sheet was the order of the day to take into Monday’s game. The only niggle I have is playing the wingers on the wrong side. This narrows our shape and reduced … Continue reading

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W12 Boy and the Class of ’68 Revisited

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The summer of 1967 was a long one for this W12 boy. All I could think of was who Rangers would play in our first game in Division Two? When the fixtures came out I was disappointed that it was Pompey and Bristol City away in the first two games but Norwich at home the following Saturday couldn’t come quick enough. With a start of a draw and five straight wins, without an injured Rodney, this set us up nicely … Continue reading

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‘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

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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 had any of them? Well, out of the blue the other day, and much to my delight, Paul Handley emailed me a copy of an … Continue reading

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