Beggars can’t be choosers

Mansion, Betway, UK-K8.com, Dafabet, Bet365, BETEAST, SportPesa, 138.com…. gambling companies are everywhere in football. That list is just some Premier League sponsors from last season. Throw in the companies who sponsor the stadiums, the leagues, the electronic animated hoardings and the television coverage, Bet365, Skybet, BetVictor, Betfair… a football world soon appears which is saturated Continue reading


Chasing rainbows, learning lessons, rewriting history

Queen’s Park Rangers co-chairman Tony Fernandes has given an interview to North American-based website Vice Sports in which he talks about the club and the near six years of ownership by him and his Malaysian business partners. https://sports.vice.com/en_uk/article/ive-learnt-the-hard-way-tony-fernandes-on-football-fandom-and-attempting-to-build-the-new-qpr It’s a wide-ranging, if unchallenging, piece where Fernandes talks about lessons learned, his passion for the club Continue reading


An hour with Ollie

Podcasters and people from fan sites alike gathered at Loftus Road on a chilly Tuesday evening in late November to meet QPR’s new manager Ian Holloway. The first hour of the meeting consisted of the recording of the 200th QPR Podcast, with ‘Ollie’ being interviewed by the founder members, Messrs Fraser, Finney, Mendes and Charles. Continue reading


QPR (0) – Preston North End (2) – ‘It was Obvious from the Word Go that it wasn’t going to Work!’

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Caulker, Perch, Cousins, Henry (Washington), Luongo, Ngbakoto (Khayati), Chery, Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Kakay, Paul, Shodipo, Grego-Cox. Attendance: 13,307 (including 835 Preston fans) It was an unbelievable pedestrian performance that shocked me. Second best in every tackle (the second goal summed it up), no quality and reduced to pumping pointless Continue reading