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The Comic Connection – No. 17 – Roy of the Rovers – 18th December 1976

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This edition of ‘Roy of the Rovers’ is dated 18th December 1976 and features across the centre pages: ‘The Big Action’ – QPR v Stoke. The caption reads: ‘Loftus Road, home of last season’s First Division runner’s up, Queen’s Park Rangers, is the setting of our super action picture this week. The scene shows several Rangers’ players (in the blue hoops) and a number of Stoke City stars very much involved in the action. At this stage in the season … Continue reading

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Opposition Q&A Stoke City – “Hughes is just who we need right now”

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This week we spoke to Britannia Stadium season ticket holder Donna from Stoke (@DoubleD1908) and here’s her take on our upcoming fixture. Q. How pleased are you with the Potters’ progress this season? In the Premier League and in the cup? A. I’m not surprised by how well we are playing we have built on last season and are improving all the time. There is still a lot to see as Mark Hughes says his teams are better second half … Continue reading

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When Women were drafted in as Ticket Collectors at Paddington Station and Railway Porters at Marylebone Station in 1915

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The following article appeared in ‘The Illustrated War News’ on 14th April 1915: ‘Since the Government instituted the ‘Register of Women for War Service’, with a view to filling up gaps in the ranks of labour for making war material, and also for releasing men of military age for the Army, large numbers of women have registered as willing to undertake work of various kinds, and some have already entered on their new duties. The left-hand photograph, (above), for instance, … Continue reading

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The Tenth Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette card – Sidney Sugden

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is now the tenth QPR card that I have featured from the first series issued in 1907. On the reverse side of this original card it reads: ‘Grapnel Mixture – A delightfully cool pipe tobacco, combining the sweetness and fragrance of the better class Virginia Tobaccos with the rich flavour of Latakia. Rather a full-flavoured but an eminently pleasant mixture.’ Their second set was issued the … Continue reading

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QPR v Manchester United – A 2-0 Defeat and Mauro Zarate Remained Benched!

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne (Caulker), Onuoha, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer (Taarabt), Austin, Zamora (Kranjcar) Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Hoilett, Zarate Attendance: 18,098 (including 1,814 away fans in the Upper School End) Will this prove to be Harry Redknapp’s last stand? Losing to Manchester United was never, truly, going to decide whether Queen’s Park Rangers sack their manager but the nature of this defeat may have added further evidence as to why the club is considering a change. Chasing … Continue reading

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‘Harry Redknapp Must Stop Playing Blame Game’ – by Jason Burt

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There was a small piece of news from Queen’s Park Rangers on Wednesday that was barely news – but the reaction it provoked spoke volumes about the tense mood around the club. Josh Laurent, a 19-year-old midfielder, joined cialis canadian pharmacy Brentford for an undisclosed fee. But QPR supporters reacted as if Charlie Austin had been sold rather than a young prospect who had not kicked on as everyone hoped. It was a sign, for the fans, that the club … Continue reading

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Burnley v QPR – Harry’s Latest Throw of the Dice and Another Away Defeat!

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill (Traore), Vargas (Zarate), Henry (Zamora), Barton, Fer, Taarabt, Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Onuoha, Mutch, Phillips Attendance: 17,523 (including 1,104 R’s fans) It’s rare that I come away from a game without taking at least something from it‚Ķbut this was not one of them! Both the goals we conceded were not due to Burnley producing some great piece of team play, but by ‘seasoned’ pros who cannot defend. They managed to make Arfield and … Continue reading

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The Keith Rutter Sticker – Issued by Rover and Adventure Comic in 1961

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Issued in 1961 by Rover and Adventure comic, the ABC Chart of Football Colours featured 130 clubs from the English and Scottish Football Leagues on four large cards. The idea was to cut the face of the player from gummed sheets and then match it onto the chart. Number 93 was QPR player Keith Rutter. They are now quite hard to find in unused form as normally they are found stuck together. In the early 1930’s, the publishers D.C. Thomson … Continue reading

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QPR v Sheffield United – The Latest Cup Humiliation!

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FA Cup 3rd Round Team: McCarthy, Onuoha, Caulker (Isla), Ferdinand, Traore, Fer, Henry (Vargas), Mutch, Phillips, Austin, Hoilett (Zamora) Subs Not Used: Murphy, Furlong (D), Hill, Grego-Cox Attendance: 12,972 (including 2,735 away fans) With Lou Reed on your side, there is always the chance of a ‘Perfect Day’, but even Nigel Clough cannot have imagined such a convincing victory for his League One side as they defeated Premier League opponents for the fifth time in 12 months. Sheffield United did … Continue reading

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QPR v Swansea

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Team: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Vargas, Henry, Barton, Fer, Zamora (Hoilett), Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Traore, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Mutch, Phillips, Attendance: 17,729 (including 1,496 away fans) Historically relegation-bound sides don’t get their fair share of decisions from the officials, never get the run of the ball and also get punished by sides when making defensive errors. Well, if this game is anything to go by our luck has changed and despite the players giving their all and being … Continue reading

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