In Memory of Roy Bentley

It was very sad to hear last month that Roy Bentley, the star post-war footballer of the West London soccer scene during the 1947-62 era, had passed away at the ripe old age of 93. In his spell as a centre-forward at Chelsea (1947-1956), he was without doubt the crowd favourite and his goals were Continue reading


Bolton Wanderers (1) – QPR (1) – All Square at the Macron Stadium

Team: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Manning (Washington), Sylla (Wheeler), Mackie (Smith), Freeman Subs Not Used: Lumley, Furlong, Cousins, Ngbakoto Attendance: 14,243 (including 848 R’s fans) This was an encounter QPR could ill afford to lose and thankfully in wet and windy conditions, a point was eventually secured. Basement boys Bolton just had Continue reading


Barnsley (1) – QPR (1) – “We’ve only got two points away from home all season and I can see why”

Team: Smithies, Baptiste, Caulker (Smith) Robinson, Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Osayi-Samuel (Washington), Freeman, Mackie (LuaLua), Wszolek Subs Not Used: Lumley, Lynch, Manning, Wheeler Attendance: 10,920 (including 335 R’s fans) QPR needed a late equaliser as they secured a deserved point at Barnsley. Harvey Barnes’ stunning goal put gloss on an otherwise drab first-half as he curled Continue reading


QPR (2) – Ipswich Town (1) – A very Impressive Team Performance in W12

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Baptiste, Robinson, Wszolek (Wheeler), Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Washington (Smith), Mackie (LuaLua) Subs Not Used: Lumley, Furlong, Manning, Osayi-Samuel Attendance: 14,060 (including 2,384 Ipswich fans) A well deserved win, with the players getting their just rewards, having put in a very decent shift. The Tractor Boys had little to offer on a Continue reading


7th September 1940

On the night of September 4th 1940, Hitler, in his speech at the Berlin Sportpalast stated amongst the cheers of the partisan audience: “…the people in Britain ask, but why doesn’t he come?” And Hitler gave his reply: “Calm yourselves, be calm, for he is coming!” At the meeting on August 30th with Goring, Hitler Continue reading