Monthly Archives: November 2016

Falkland Cup Final – 1st May 1966: QPR Supporters’ Club (1) – Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Club (0)

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Team: T. Wall, N. Sells, J. Buller, J. Payne, P.W. Dale, P. Dale, B. Sheridan, P. Wall, B. Hunt, D. Dobson, D. Samuels Reserves: P. Jackson, J. Forsyth The Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters Club team took on a Charlton side in the Falkland Cup Final on Sunday, 1st May 1966 at Ilford FC. The game kicked-off at 11am and the match programme included the following pen pictures of the QPR squad: (a) – T. Wall (goalkeeper). Started the season as … Continue reading

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A 1908 Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card from Series 2 – Harry Duff

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series: 1907, 1908 and finally 1913. The first series has already been featured and this particular card is the third from the second series that was issued in 1908. Once again the series included two different back designs, ‘Imperial Tobacco’ and ‘Grapnel Mixture’. Rangers signed Harry Duff from Manchester City and he made his debut on 7th September 1908 at the Park Royal Stadium against Watford. He went … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Norwich City (1) – ‘We got the Result, We got Ollie Back but Moreover, We got our Rangers Back!!

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Robinson (Sandro), Hall, Cousins, Luongo (Shodipo), Chery, Washington, Polter (Sylla) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Borysiuk, El Khayati, Ngbakoto Attendance: 17,187 (including 3,214 Norwich fans) HQ rocking, there truly is no place quite like it! A scintillating first-half, two upfront, played on the deck, some great balls, movement and real passion about the place. The lead up to Seb Polter’s goal was simply wonderful! A deserved win, but we made hard work of it, and let … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ray Brady

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Ray Brady, QPR centre-half: 1963-1965 has sadly passed away. Ray was part of a clan of Irish Republic footballers spanning the 1957-1979 era, which included brothers Pat and the more famous, Liam. Ray represented his country six times at full international level. Ray was signed by the R’s from Millwall, along with his full-back brother Pat in July 1963. He played 97 first team games during his spell with us and scored one goal. A massive physical presence in the … Continue reading

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QPR U23 (3) – Coventry City U23 (2)

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U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Kakay, Williams, Paul, Arthur, Finney, Prohouly, Manning, Darbyshire (Akinola), Eze, Bowler Subs Not Used: Herdman, Klass, Barzey Prior to kick-off we all observed a minute’s silence in memory of the fallen and the word was that Ian Holloway had been at the club all day. Alex Finney had played a few games recently and as far as I know he’s still on trial so I was surprised to see that he was wearing the … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

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The following servicemen had at some point in their careers, played for Queen’s Park Rangers and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Albert Edward Bonass was born in Yorkshire in 1911 and before joining the R’s in 1939 had played for Darlington, Chesterfield, West Hartlepool and York City. He became a reserve policeman before joining the RAF. Between 1940 and 1945, he guested for a number of clubs including; Fulham, Watford and Southampton before losing his life when … Continue reading

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When there was an Outbreak of Highway Damage by Treasure-Seekers in Shepherd’s Bush (and Beyond)

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The following article appeared in the Cornish & Devon Post on 30th January 1904: George Stevenson, twenty-four, plasterer, was brought up at West London Police-court, on a charge of wilfully damaging the surface of the highway on Loftus-road, Shepherd’s Bush. A police-constable said he saw defendant scraping the earth away from the roots of trees on the footway with a trowel. He told him that he should arrest him, and he replied, ‚ÄúWhat for. I am doing no harm. I … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest (1) – QPR (1) – A Share of the Points and it was Goodbye to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Hall, Onuoha, Robinson (El Khayati), Henry, Wszolek (Shodipo), Cousins, Washington (Sylla), Chery, Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Hamalainen, Lynch, Gladwin Attendance: 20,043 (including 1,190 R’s fans) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gone, after a decent performance, in a game where we could of taken all three points. An excellent turnout from the travelling faithful, who sensed victory in the dying minutes of a second-half that we totally dominated, but it wasn’t to be. Shame we saw a first-half with … Continue reading

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QPR (0) РBrentford (2) Р“It was Frustrating and Painful, as I did not see it coming. We made Brentford look very good”

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Team: Smithies, Robinson (Wszolek), Caulker, Onuoha, Perch, Borysiuk (Gladwin), Cousins, Luongo, Washington (Polter), Chery, Sylla Subs Not Used: Ingram, Hamalainen, Hall, Henry Attendance: 16,888 (including 2,542 Bees fans) Before the game in the pub last night, I was defending Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Not because I think he is any good, but I desperately want a period of stability, and am fed up with the non-stop ‘sack the manager’ response to any run of poor form. At the start of the … Continue reading

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Jago ‘Sells’ Rangers the American Way

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Jago ‘Sells’ Rangers the American Way John Anthony’s superb article from 1973 on the public relations ideas that Gordon Jago brought with him from America to bring the club closer to the fans: The seeds of success, which have sprung up at Loftus Road, were sewn full-time more than 3,000 miles away in a land where serious full-time football does not even exist. That’s the gist of an incredible story, which has seen newly promoted Rangers flourish into one of … Continue reading

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