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Weston’s Cider House – 339 Harrow Road, London W9

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My father told me a few tales about ‘Weston’s Cider House’, cheap “Lunatic Soup” cider, served by men in white coats! There was sawdust on the floor and sometimes you’d need a boat to get to the WC as most of the piss was on the floor. Not a place to bring a first date! Walshy Next door to the ‘Cider House’ there used to be the National Cash Register building/factory. My late mum’s eldest brother, Uncle Ern, was known … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Barnsley (1) – ‘Nice One Sylla, Nice One Son, Nice One Sylla, Let’s Have Another One’

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Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Hall, Perch (Furlong), Freeman, Luongo, Manning, Wszolek (Washington), Ngbakoto (Morrison), Sylla Subs Not Used: Ingram, Goss, Doughty, Smith Attendance: 11,635 (including 526 Barnsley fans) Queen’s Park Rangers made it four wins in five Championship games with a clinical victory over Barnsley. QPR’s top scorer Idrissa Sylla gave the hosts the lead early on, touching in Yeni Ngbakoto’s cross. James Perch struck the crossbar, but Barnsley went close through Adam Armstrong and Marley Watkins. Barnsley’s Angus MacDonald … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Cardiff City (1) – Rangers fight back from 1-0 down on the 50th Anniversary of Winning the League Cup

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Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Lynch, Perch, Hall, Luongo (Morrison), Goss (Ngbakoto), Mackie (Wszolek), Smith, Washington Subs Not Used: Ingram, Furlong, Manning, Sylla Attendance: 15,103 (including 1,852 visitors) Substitute Yeni Ngbakoto created one goal and scored another as QPR came from behind to beat Cardiff City and ruin Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock’s return to Loftus Road. Sol Bamba’s header just before the interval put the Welsh side ahead. But Rangers levelled when Ngbakoto smashed the ball in after a fine team … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Wigan Athletic (1) – “We got an Ugly Win but the Character has come & you can see that the Lads are Growing”

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Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Lynch, Furlong, Hall (LuaLua), Wszolek, Manning, Freeman, Washington (Ngbakoto), Smith (Sylla) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Perch, Luongo, Mackie Attendance: 12,101 (including 326 Wigan fans) I felt we at last have a team that will build and work as one. The fact that Conor Washington and Matt Smith are scoring puts to bed the whole issue of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and getting more time. It was as I said, then and now, the right thing to do. … Continue reading

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On this Day in 1968: A 1-1 Draw at Bolton, which included a Half-Time Punch-Up!

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Team: Springett (R), Clement, Harris, Keen, Keetch, Hazell, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Clarke, Marsh, Morgan (R) Attendance: 14,733 The quality of football during this encounter could best be described as run of the mill, but the point that the R’s gained in this 1-1 draw was of vital importance for their promotion hopes. True the standard from both sides was certainly mundane, however, this fixture was marked out by a couple of really bizarre incidents. When Bolton took an early lead … Continue reading

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Birmingham City (1) – QPR (4) – ‘Their Four-Goal Second-Half Super-Show was Courageous & Unforgettable!’

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Football League Cup Semi-Final (1st Leg) Team: Springett, Watson, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, Morgan (R) Sub: Morgan (I) Attendance: 34,295 The following match report was written by Alan Williams and appeared in the Daily Express the following morning: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers are within 90 minutes of becoming the first visitors to Wembley from the Third Division. They were roaring runaway winners last night over Birmingham’s Second Division promotion raiders. So Rangers face only the formality (well, … Continue reading

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QPR (1) Blackburn Rovers (2) – ‚ÄúThat team, who haven’t played before, will never be picked again. Simple as that‚Äù

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FA Cup 3rd Round Team: Ingram, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Hall, Luongo (Cousins), Wszolek, Eze (Ngbakoto), Gladwin (Shodipo), Mackie Subs Not Used: Lumley, Hamalainen, Manning, El Khayati Attendance: 7,482 (including 917 Rovers fans) Blackburn beat fellow Championship side QPR in the FA Cup third round. The visitors took an early lead when Joel Lynch put the ball into his own net after Matt Ingram had saved Sam Gallagher’s header. Liam Feeney tapped home from close range to double the Rovers … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Ipswich Town (1) – Well Done Jamie Mackie!

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Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Lynch, Perch, Borysiuk (Onuoha), Cousins, Wszolek, Manning (El Khayati), Mackie, Sylla (Washington) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Sandro, Ngbakoto, Shodipo Attendance: 15,136 (including 2,324 Ipswich fans) Pawel Wszolek’s late winner saw Ian Holloway win back-to-back games for the first time since taking over at QPR. Idrissa Sylla volleyed the hosts ahead when he reacted quickest to Christophe Berra’s poor defensive header. Tom Lawrence spectacularly equalised early in the second-half as he blasted into the top corner from … Continue reading

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IndyRs Art of Football competition

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We’ve teamed up with Art of Football to give away one of their QPR t-shirts or prints just in time for Christmas. They currently have 3 QPR designs including Zamora’s dramatic play off winner, Trevor Sinclair’s audacious overhead kick and club legend Stan Bowles. The lucky winner can choose one of these great Rangers items. You can see the full range here. To enter the competition simply answer the following question‚Ķ.. Which team was Stan Bowles’s last game for Queen’s … Continue reading

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QPR (1) – Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) – Wolves end their Nine-Game Winless Run against 10-Man QPR

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Team: Smith, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Robinson, Sandro (Henry), Hall, Luongo, Chery. Polter (Sylla), Washington (Ngbakoto) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Bidwell, Cousins, Gladwin Attendance: 12,222 (including 804 Wolves fans) Wolves ended their nine-game winless run and picked up their first victory under new boss Paul Lambert by beating 10-man QPR. R’s defender James Perch was sent-off before half-time for two yellow cards, and Dave Edwards fired in from 10 yards on the hour to put Wolves ahead. Helder Costa then cut … Continue reading

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