Monthly Archives: November 2015

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In Memory of Bobby Campbell: 23rd April 1937 – 6th November 2015

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Bobby Campbell sadly passed away earlier this month. He was born in Liverpool on 23rd April 1937 and was one of 12 children. He played for the Reds 24 times between 1958 and 1961. Bobby then joined Wigan in the summer and later played for Portsmouth and Aldershot. Following his retirement through injury, he returned to Pompey to coach before moving to the Rangers to join up with manager Gordon Jago. The R’s were promoted to the First Division in … Continue reading

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Middlesbrough (1) – QPR (0)

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Team: Green, Perch, Hall, Onuoha, Phillips, Fer, Konchesky, Henry, Sandro (Emmanuel-Thomas), Faurlin (Tozser), Suk-Young (Petrasso), Subs Not Used: Smithies, Angella, Luongo, Blackwood Attendance: 20,299 (including 314 R’s fans) We certainly did not look like scoring in the first-half apart from the free kick near half-time, other than that it was a hard working effort by the rear guard. How Nugent missed that chance for Boro’ from a few yards out only he will lose sleep over it. I thought that … Continue reading

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QPR U21 (1) – Ipswich Town U21 (1)

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U21 Professional Development League 2 Team: Lumley, Diakite, Lobjoit (Kakay), Arthur, Hamalainen, Furlong, Komodikis, Chery (Mitchell), Manning (Prohouly), Rosenthal, Polter Subs Not Used: Herdman, Bowler As we examined the team sheet the main surprise was the inclusion of Tjaronn Chery. Mick Harford was spotted over to our left. Darnell Furlong was looking lean and sharp following his loan spell at Northampton. In the early stages he set up Ryan Manning who spun round to face goal but he didn’t get … Continue reading

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The Packhorse & Talbot, 145 High Road, Chiswick, London W4

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My latest meet-up with Bill Burnett was in the Packhorse & Talbot, another historic pub in the Chiswick High Road. There is an interesting plaque close to the bar (and replicated on the wall outside), which reads as follows: ‘The Packhorse & Talbot was simply called the ‘Pack Horse’ between 1698 and 1811 and was frequently confused with the other ‘Packhorse’ on Chiswick High Road. The current name was probably an amalgamation of two licenses and it has been suggested … Continue reading

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“It was Probably the Best Goal I ever Scored” РRoy Wegerle

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On 20th October 1990 the R’s played Leeds United at Elland Road. QPR won the game 3-2 with two goals from Roy Wegerle and one from Ray Wilkins. However, the R’s had been 2-0 down after 17 minutes. Ray Wilkins pulled one back 12 minutes later and then in the 40th minute, Roy Wegerle scored his ‘six-step sizzler’. It was 2-2 at half-time, but Wegerle rounded it off to score the R’s winner with his second goal ten minutes from … Continue reading

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The 15th Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – Archie Mitchell

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is the 15th and final QPR card from the first series that was 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.’ The legendary Archie Mitchell was born in Smethwick on 15th December 1885. He joined the Rangers … Continue reading

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QPR U21 (1) – Cardiff City U21 (0)

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U21 Professional Development League 2 Team: Lumley, Kakay (Williams), Lobjoit, Wise (Rosenthal), Arthur, Comley, Prohouly (Komodikis), Mitchell, N’Guessan, Manning, Petrasso. Sub Not Used: Herdman International football had reduced the Loftus Road attendance considerably and also the sudden drop in the temperature may have been a factor.¬†Surveying the South Africa Road Stand, Tony Mowbray was spotted to our left. The teams and match officials lined up before kick-off as we all observed a minute’s silence in memory of our former goalkeeper … Continue reading

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QPR (0) – Preston North End (0) – ‚ÄúIt’s better than being sat at Home or Fishing‚Äù – Neil Warnock

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Team: Green, Angella, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Sandro (Emmanuel-Thomas), Faurlin, Phillips, Fer, Hoilett (Chery), Austin Subs Not Used: Smithies, Angella, Luongo, Tozser, Polter Attendance: 15,190 (including 1,031 Preston fans) It was great to meet up with so many in the Crown & Sceptre before the match; Steve R, Pat Harrison, Saycey, Bungers from Aberdeen, Paul Finney, ChrisPTenner and also Martin and Bill Elkins after the game. In fact I met up with almost as many people last weekend as there were … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them – Including Robert McLaren Law who Died of his Wounds in 1915

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The following servicemen had at some time in their careers, played for Queen’s Park Rangers and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Corporal Albert ‘Ben’ Butler – Apart from playing for QPR, he was also the first professional footballer in the ranks of the 17th Middlesex to be killed in action. Albert Bonass – He joined the R’s in 1939 and later became a reserve policeman before joining the RAF. Between 1940 and 1945 he guested for a … Continue reading

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Rams Ramp up Pressure on Ramsey

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QPR succumbed to their second 1-0 defeat on the road in four days as in-form Derby County continued their rise up the table. Despite this defeat there was a sizable difference in the performance here than at Griffin Park (plus against lowlier opposition). What was similar was the bizarre team selection and formation used against a top six side. Chris Ramsey made three unforced changes from the Brentford game with the trio of Luongo, Chery and Emmanuel-Thomas not even on … Continue reading

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