Monthly Archives: April 2015

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A Memorable Match from April 1930: QPR (8) – Swindon Town (3)

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Team: Cunningham, Pollard, Pierce, Wiles (G), Armstrong, Yates, Coward, Burns, Goddard, Rounce, Howe Attendance: 7,534 On 12th April 1930, QPR beat Swindon Town 8-3 at Loftus Road. This match report appeared in the West London Observer the following week: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers had a day out on Saturday at Loftus Road at the expense of Swindon Town, whom they beat 8-3. The fact that the Rangers found their marksmanship so successful augurs well for a brilliant close of the season. … Continue reading

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QPR (0) – West Ham United (0)

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Team: Green, Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Hill (Suk-Young), Phillips, Barton, Sandro, Henry, Zamora (Fer), Austin Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Isla, Wright-Phillip, Kranjcar, Taarabt Attendance: 18,036 That this goal-less draw was QPR’s best home result since New Year’s Day explains why they appear destined for a swift return to the Championship. The cruel twist is that victory could have been theirs but for a missed penalty by Charlie Austin, the man whose goals have hitherto stood between them and the drop. Austin … Continue reading

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When R’s fans offered assistance to the Club Photographer

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Issue No.5 of the Club Newspaper, the ‘Ranger’, dated Jan/Feb 1984, reported on the occasion when a group of R’s fans came to the assistance of Club photographer Keith Creckendon, who had broken down on the motorway, en route to the match at Leicester: Headlined: ‘Motorway rescue fans keep ‘Ranger’ in the picture!’ it reads: ‘Club photographer Keith Creckendon was heading up the motorway to cover the Leicester game when gear change problems threatened to leave him stranded. The friendly … Continue reading

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The 12th Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – Evelyn Henry Lintott

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This latest one is the 12th QPR card that I have featured from the first series issued in 1907. On the reverse side of this original card it reads: ‘A ripe, full flavoured pipe tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned briar or a well-coloured meerschaum it will be found an admirable tobacco.’ Evelyn Lintott was born in Godalming on 2nd November 1883. He was signed from … Continue reading

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QPR’s first ever Match at the White City Stadium

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Team: Shaw, McDonald, Pullen, Ovens, Mitchell, Wake, Revill, Tosswill, McKie, Thornton, Barnes Attendance: 26,000 Rangers’ home game scheduled for the 5th April 1912 against Southampton had to be switched from Park Royal due to the consequences of sympathy action for the miners by Willesden railwaymen. This Good Friday fixture was the first time that QPR played at the White City. The following match report appeared in the local press: ‘Owing to the inability of the Great Western Railway to run … Continue reading

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The 1904 QPR Club Trials – Special Trains from Paddington & details on how to get to the Ground

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The following fascinating article appeared in the Willesden Chronicle on 19th August 1904: The Directors of the club have been overwhelmed with offers of help from rising amateur players, and on Saturday a trial game was given to two and twenty of these amateur ‚Äúyoungsters‚Äù. The teams played Whites v Stripes, the Whites eventually being the winners by no less than seven goals to one. I was informed that each team had been carefully selected, and whatever a good local … Continue reading

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QPR v Chelsea: “We are still in with a fight, everyone is disappointed and I just feel sorry for the Crowd” РChris Ramsey

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Team: Green, Isla (Dunne), Onuoha, Caulker, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Sandro (Kranjcar), Henry, Austin, Zamora (Hoilett) Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Comley, Mitchell, Grego-Cox Attendance: 17,939 This is the kind of result on which fates can seem settled. Chelsea’s victorious players had gathered in front of the away support in the upper tier of the School End at the final whistle, punching the air in triumph as they celebrated the retention of a seven-point lead which had edged the Premier League title … Continue reading

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‘Skipper Mike Keen gets a Hat-Trick to shatter Luton’

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Team: Springett, Brady(P), Nash, Hazell, Brady (R), Keen, Morgan (I), Collins, Leary, Bedford, Morgan (R). Attendance: 5,175 The R’s had lost 0-2 at Carlisle the previous week, but the 6th November 1964 was certainly a memorable ‘Friday Night is Rangers Night’ occasion! A report of the match follows: ‘One down after 13 minutes, Rangers staged a ruthless, second-half blitzkrieg at Loftus Road on Friday night. And the man behind the goal-storm? Who else but skipper Mike Keen, the half-back whose … Continue reading

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Keith Friend’s 1976 Interview with Phil Nutt for the ‘Superhoop’

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Issue No.3 of the Supporters Club magazine: ‘The Superhoop’, included an in-depth interview with 17-year-old Phil Nutt at the ‘Rangers Stadium’ on Friday 16th January 1976: KF: Phil, you live in Pimlico, which is not really Rangers territory, so which team did you support as a boy? PN: Spurs. I never used to go and watch them though because I was always playing, but I had a soft spot for them more than any other team. KF: What made you … Continue reading

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Aston Villa (3) – QPR (3)

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Team: Green, Isla (Traore), Onuoha, Caulker, Hill, Phillips, Sandro (Doughty), Barton, Kranjcar (Henry), Austin, Zamora Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Mitchell, Hoilett, Grego-Cox Attendance: 33,708 (including 1,214 R’s fans) In the tense, tight world at the bottom of the Premier league, a land where the supposed dead men walking have shown signs of life, this was a manic, utterly absorbing relegation scrap ultimately satisfying neither side. Aston Villa were probably the more relieved after Christian Benteke’s late free kick secured a … Continue reading

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