Monthly Archives: June 2014

Veberods AIF v QPR – 31st July 1982

Posted on by Steve Russell

Rangers embarked on a Swedish tour in the summer of 1982 which commenced with a match against IS Halmia on 25th July. The R’s won the game 3-2 with goals from Simon Stainrod, Terry Fenwick and Steve Wicks. Two days later the opponents were Myresjo IF, Clive Allen scored the only goal of the game. The R’s were then defeated 0-1 by Kalmar FF the following day. Three days later, QPR ran out 5-0 winners against Veberods AIf with two … Continue reading

Posted in History | Comments Off on Veberods AIF v QPR – 31st July 1982

The Comic Connection – No. 14 – Scorcher and Score – 26th January 1974

Posted on by Steve Russell

I have featured Scorcher and Score before and this edition dates back to 26th January 1974. The R’s were featured on the front cover and for the uninitiated all readers had to do was solve some of the clues and.‚ĶSPOT THE TEAM! As for some of the contents inside, ‘The Boy in the Velvet Mask’ is first up – Alan Hemmings, son of an ex-England goalkeeper who had been paralysed after an accident on the field, had been forbidden by … Continue reading

Posted in Memorabilia | 1 Comment

Macca – The Passing of a QPR Legend Two Years Ago Today

Posted on by Steve Russell

Big Dave got to know Alan McDonald personally and to commemorate his sad passing two years ago today, I’ve put together some of Dave’s memories: ‘My son Dan used to play for Acton Ealing Whistlers football team. Many of the managers and players were supporters of the R’s. Kevin Gallen’s dad was also with the club. As the end of the season came closer, I was asked if I could get Mac to present the end of year trophies. He … Continue reading

Posted in History | 2 Comments

The Eighth Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – John McLean

Posted on by Steve Russell

Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is now the eighth QPR card that buy cialis 5mg I have featured from the first series in 1907. They issued another set the following year and a number of these cards would have included the same players. This card was issued with Taddy’s ‘Myrtle Grove’ Medium Cigarettes and on the reverse side it reads as follows: ‘A ripe, full flavoured Pipe Tobacco, fine cut. In … Continue reading

Posted in Memorabilia | Comments Off on The Eighth Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – John McLean

The 1974 Terry Venables 7‚Äù Single -‘What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?

Posted on by Steve Russell

Whilst still a Rangers player, Terry Venables recorded his version of; ‘What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For? Backed by the Billy Amstell Jazz Band, the single was released by Decca in 1974 (catalogue no. F 13500). The song was written by; Joseph McCarthy, Howard Johnson and James V. Monaco in 1916. Then the following year the first known recording of the song, featuring Ada Jones and Billy Murray, was released by Victor Records. Probably the … Continue reading

Posted in Memorabilia | 4 Comments

Memories of QPR winning the Championship Play-Off Final: Part Two – Dundee to Wembley

Posted on by Site Admin

My Wembley plans started rolling as soon as Charlie Austin scored the winner against Watford, to secure our play-off spot. A bit premature I know, but, what if? The finances were worked out, I had saved enough pound coins to pay for the train and I would ask my wife for a match ticket for my birthday, which was three days before the date of the final, sorted! We just had to get past Wigan first! My thoughts were, if … Continue reading

Posted in Fanzone | 12 Comments

The 1951 Hammersmith Palais Jazz Band Ball (Jiving is Forbidden!)

Posted on by Steve Russell

The following article was written by Robert Raymond and appeared in the Picture Post on 7th April 1951: ‘Jazz as they play it at the Hammersmith Palais, is a serious matter. Youth goes mad about it – one way or the other. It’s the music of an unsafe, unsure, age. Hundreds of boys and girls danced vigorously, tirelessly, for four hours, while hundreds more listened voraciously. The amateur musicians played music, the golden age of which passed away long before … Continue reading

Posted in West London | 1 Comment

We Are QPR – A Visual Record of Flag Day at Wembley

Posted on by Steve Russell

In 2011 I put together a selection of Martin Percival’s pics on the Home Page as a ‘flag day’ record of our promotion celebrations. Consequently we wanted to put buy cialis 5mg together something similar following our recent visit to Wembley for the Championship Play-Off Final against Derby County. Apart from the abundance of fans banners on display, the Club had also arranged for nearly 40,000 flags to be distributed around the stadium to every single Rangers supporter. The results … Continue reading

Posted in Fanzone | 2 Comments

‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ – The QPR Connection

Posted on by Martin Percival

Last Saturday at Wembley, when they played Jeff Beck’s ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ at the end of the game, it reminded me of Daphne Biggs, the long-standing QPR Supporters Club secretary and away travel organiser. I thought to myself ‚ÄúI’m sure there’s a lot of Ranges fans here today who don’t know the significance of why the song is played after home games when we win – let alone today‚Äù and so I contacted long-standing R’s fan Pat Harrison for … Continue reading

Posted in History | 8 Comments

Memories of QPR winning the Championship Play-Off Final: Part One – Dublin to Wembley

Posted on by Finney

I have a trade union activist friend who was sacked once, in his youth, for having his haircut in the canteen during working hours. The company sought an injunction to stop the resulting strike which was contested on grounds that the shop steward’s sacking was trumped up. At the High Court, the judge asked the man why he thought it was ok to have a haircut on company time. ‚ÄúIt grew on company time‚Äù he answered. ‚ÄúCome, come, my good … Continue reading

Posted in Fanzone | 10 Comments
Instagram

 

Latest QPR Podcasts

View podcast archive >>