Monthly Archives: March 2016

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QPR Defeated 1-0 at Tottenham in 1899 and over 3,000 Fans Travel from North-West London

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Team: Clutterbuck, Knowles, McConnell, Crawford, Tennant, Keech, Smith (T), Haywood, Bedingfield, Turnbull, Cowie Attendance: 16,000 Rangers had successfully joined the Southern League (Division 1) for the 1899/1900 season. They had won the first league match on 2nd September 6-0 against Brighton United. However, the result was later expunged as Brighton later resigned from the league. QPR then travelled to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur. The following match report appeared in ‘Athletic News’ two days later: ‘The meeting of Tottenham … Continue reading

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QPR U21 (3) – Sheffield Wednesday U21 (2)

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U21 Professional Development League 2 Team: Hudnott, McMahon (Folkes), Lobjoit, Diakite, Wise, Kpekawa (Matthews), Prohouly (Butler), Akinola, N’Guessan, Corkery, Shodipo Sub Not Used: Brzozowski For the final U21’s game of the season at Loftus Road, Paul Hall made five changes to the starting line-up from last Friday, which included a trialist at right back, Josh McMahon. No sign though of Eusebio Bancessi, who I thought would have at least made the bench again following his two goals against Watford. Another … Continue reading

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Sammy Shields ‘put in some very apposite references’ to QPR at the Willesden Hippodrome in 1926

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The following newspaper review of ‘The Greatest of all Burlesque Shows’ appeared in ‘The Era’ on 10th February 1926: ‘An item of much interest was provided for the Willesden patrons last week by the presence on the programme of Mr Arthur Hands, the eminent flautist from the Covent Garden Opera, etc. Mr Hands’ impeccable techniques and clarity of tone were shown to great advantage in a series of well-selected morceaux, including the ever-popular ‚ÄúSoftly Awakes My Heart‚Äù from Saint-Saens Opera, … Continue reading

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Preston North End (1) – QPR (1)

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Team: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch, Henry, Faurlin, Mackie (Luongo), Chery (Hall), Hoilett (El Khayati), Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Tozser, Petrasso, Washington Attendance: 11,322 (including 675 R’s fans) My young lad and I had a great trip on Saturday to Preston (a home game for us!). We left Dundee at 8.30, and after changing at Edinburgh we arrived in Preston at 12.45. A taxi up to ‘The Sumners’ pub was taken for pre-match drinks and conversation. Into the ground … Continue reading

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QPR U21 (2) – Watford U21 (1) – Eusesbio’s Brace Sinks the Hornets

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U21 Professional Development League 2 Team: Hudnott, Butler, Traore, Wise, Kpekawa, Robinson (Hamalainen), Manning, Diakite, N’Guessan, Grego-Cox (Shodipo), Prohouly (Bancessi) Sub Not Used: Brzozowski I was really pleased to see Jack Robinson’s name amongst an interesting starting line-up that also included Armand Traore and Samba Diakite. Six minutes in, Rangers had two efforts on target in quick succession. Firstly, when Axel Prohouly’s shot was tamely directed at Luke Simpson. Then, Reece Grego-Cox’s low strike forced down the Watford custodian and … Continue reading

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QPR Ladies (1) – C&K Basildon Ladies (0)

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FA Women’s Premier League (Southern Section) Team: Caldwell, Denny, Odeniyi, Dempster, Maggs, Layton, Puddefoot (Rackham), Wilson, Fogarty (Lopes), Whitter (Albert) Sub Not Used: Andersson The QPR Ladies had recorded a 2-1 win at Lewes the previous Sunday. Today’s visitors at Honeycroft were sitting in 7th place and six points ahead of the Rangers. Five minutes into the game the referee deemed that the Rangers keeper’s kit clashed with the visitors. As Victoria Caldwell’s changed her shirt and shorts, some team … Continue reading

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The Rise of a Ranger

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Back on a cold Christmas Eve night in 1969 I came into the world at the world’s best hospital, and so my love for West London was born. My first memories are from Wendell Road, just off the Askew Road. My Dad worked at Claridges and my Mum worked part-time. We went to Ravenscourt Park at least once a week, weather permitting. I clearly remember the red ash pitch, many a cut and graze having since healed! (Top picture from … Continue reading

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QPR (3) – Brentford (0)

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Team: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch, Faurlin, Henry (El Khayati), Phillips, Chery (Luongo), Hoilett, Polter (Mackie) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Kpekawa, Tozser, Washington Attendance: 17,894 (including 3,026 Brentford fans) The key to yesterday’s win against Hounslow United was playing the same team and system as Tuesday night – Jimmy didn’t tinker and hey-ho success! I was surprised to see Clint Hill start as he got an injury against Derby and he seemed to struggle before half-time but in true old … Continue reading

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R’s Fan James Mills is Running in the London Marathon in Aid of Cancer Research & in his Dad’s Honour

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James dad, Tony Mills, sadly has terminal cancer and James will be running the London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research. He wrote to me recently to explain why he is doing it: ‘So we was hit with the worst ever news in 2012 when we found out that my dad had terminal cancer. He was given a 10% chance of a five-year survival, which has now entered the fourth year. Last Tuesday he was once again having a major … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Derby County (0) – ‘That’s more like it’

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Team: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch, Phillips, Henry, Faurlin, Hoilett (Petrasso), Chery (Mackie), Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Konchesky, Tozser, El Khayati, Washington Attendance: 14,049 (including 1,295 Rams fans) Floyd Hasselbaink’s impersonation of a Tinker man is wearing thin, now I know he wants to look at all the players, BUT don’t tinker with the style of play. Birmingham and last night proved that we can compete with anyone in this league by pressing and winning the ball high, playing … Continue reading

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