Monthly Archives: July 2014

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RB Leipzig (2) – QPR (0)

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Samstag 26Juli 2014. Stadion der Freundschaft, Gera, Germany. Harry Redknapp was left scratching his head following this defeat in the last of the two games of the German tour as QPR succumbed to a two goal defeat to their lower league Bundesliga hosts. In a game played in atrocious conditions at times, the hosts took advantage of the multiple changes QPR made in the second-half and ran out comfortable winners. Despite QPR starting the game with over half the team … Continue reading

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Bray Wanderers v QPR U21’s

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Team: Aaron Lennox, Darnell Furlong, Osman Kakay, Brad Spencer, Harly Wise, Cole Kpekawa, Brandon Comley, Josh Hunt-Laurent (captain), Olamide Shodipo, Reece Grego-Cox, Shpat Ismaji. Subs: Aaron Mitchell, David Raise, James Harran, George Butler, Ben Pattie. A day out by the sea they said. A day in the sunshine they said. After all, the country’s been awash with sunshine all week hasn’t it. So as referee Paula Brady signalled for kick-off in the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co. Wicklow, at 2.20pm, … Continue reading

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‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ – Dusty Springfield’s Early Duet with Peter Miles: Rehearsed in West Ealing and Recorded in a Studio in Queensway.

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The following article was written by Michael Russell and appeared in the Ealing Gazette on 27th August 2010: ‘A jazz singer and actor who duetted with Dusty Springfield is to have his track released by a major record company more than 50 years after they first sang together. Peter Miles, of Bradley Gardens, West Ealing, was a close friend of Dusty while in her late teens, and often used to visit her at her home in Kent Gardens, West Ealing. … Continue reading

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In Memory of Norman (Jimmy) Golding

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Sadly the march of time has caught up with Norman Golding and another ex-QPR player of the 1959/61 era is no longer with us. Norman Golding burst upon the Loftus Road scene during the early stages of the 1959/60 Division 3 season. He was one of several fresh faces installed into the first team squad under the new regime of Alec Stock. His initial impact was eye catching indeed. Here was a young, sharp, dangerous goal scoring right-winger who gave … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1975 Interview with Dave Thomas for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No.2 of the Supporters Club magazine, ‘The Superhoop’ included an in-depth interview with the legendary Dave Thomas. Editor Keith Friend conducted his interview at the Rangers Training ground on Thursday, 23rd October 1975: KF: Right Dave, tell us a little bit about yourself and your family. DT: Well, my wife’s name is Brenda and I have a little daughter, called Helen who is 15 months old. We have no pets and I drive a Lancia car. KF: I see … Continue reading

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From 1904 – Park Royal from a Football Aspect (Its Possibilities as regards the Future)

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The following fascinating article was written by J.V.A. Kelly and appeared in the Great Western Railway magazine in 1904: ‘Park Royal sprang into prominence like a streak of lightning as the permanent head-quarters of the Royal Agricultural Society and with equal suddenness it seemed likely to disappear from notoriety when in June last that society’s annual show for a second time proved a financial failure. At that time, however, the directors of the Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club were at … Continue reading

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David McCallan – My Perfect Cousin

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David McCallan is one of the most prolific goal scorers in Irish League history, he is also my cousin. During a career spanning the 1980’s and 90’s, David’s goals clinched several important trophies for the many teams he has served with great distinction. He also has a special place in the history of Bangor FC where, in several spells as a player, he is the club’s all-time record goal scorer. I can remember many Saturday afternoons watching the local sports … Continue reading

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Memories of QPR winning the Championship Play-Off Final: Part Three – Belgrade to Wembley

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For Easter holiday, Rangers played away in Leicester and at home to Watford. Injury to Charlie Austin and run of bad results took Rangers out of automatic promotion spots, so these two games were just some kind of warm-up for play-offs. I went to Leicester alone, by train. Due to rail maintenance, I travelled only to Bedford and after that by bus to Leicester. Over four hours in one way and then four hours back. Due to early kick-off, I … Continue reading

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A New Era of Luxury for the Fans as QPR Move into London’s White City

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In November 1962, QPR manager Alec Stock was the guest writer in Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly: ‘Now it has happened and we are on our way. Right now I should say that the switch from Loftus Road to the fabulous White City Stadium for the rest of the season’s games is just about the most interesting happening in football this season. I could start by citing our brochure which details the covered accommodation, the bars and restaurants and the spacious … Continue reading

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The 1979 QPR Open Day at the West London Sports Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12

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The 1979 Open Day was held at the West London Sports Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 and admission was by programme (50p). The Secretary of the Supporters Club, Daphne Biggs, welcomed Rangers fans to this summer event: ‘This afternoon you will be able to meet the players, watch them train, ask for their autographs, even take their photographs. There will be sideshows, stalls and other attractions. I would like to thank all concerned with the six-a-side football competition and all … Continue reading

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