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Are plans for a new stadium at Old Oak Scrubbed?

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Last week QPR responded to newspaper speculation that the club would be turning its attentions away from a planned new stadium and wider complex at Old Oak. Instead it confirmed it was looking at “…a potential partnership with an athletics club such as Thames Valley Harriers to create a new community stadium” at the Linford Christie Stadium adjacent to Wormwood Scrubs. When this news broke, the response across social media felt quite muted. It was almost like a collective shrugging … Continue reading

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An hour with Ollie

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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. The recording can be heard from the IndyR’s homepage. As the recording finished and the equipment was packed away, Ollie began to relax and enjoy … Continue reading

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

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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 long balls to an isolated Sebastian Polter (100% effort but ineffective) from the very start! Cousins looked like a schoolboy hiding in a men’s match. … Continue reading

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“I’d love Polter in a North End shirt” – PNE next at Loftus Road

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This week I spoke to Preston North End fan Stephanie Lambert to get her insight on Saturday’s game at Loftus Road. Stephanie runs the PNEFansForum Twitter and Facebook accounts, and gave me an honest assessment of her hopes for the game… Q. Former Leeds player and manager Simon Grayson has been in the hotseat at Deepdale for 3¬Ω years, making him one of the longer-serving managers of the 92. How do you view his time at the club? How popular … Continue reading

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“Cellino is an absolute parasite” – Leeds Utd first up at QPR

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Ahead of our Sunday lunchtime season-opening clash at Loftus Road, I spoke to Leeds Utd fan Alex Metcalf (@AlexMetcalfLUFC) to find out the fan’s view of our first visitors… Q. The Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has a reputation for ‚Äúinteresting‚Äù decision-making which arguably surpasses the owners of QPR in recent times. Where do you stand on Cellino? Is the club making progress? A. Massimo Cellino is an absolute parasite, one that we really need to get rid of. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas and Changing Lives in Zimbabwe

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For one QPR fan, Greg Sangwine, his wife Sophie and young child Jack this Christmas will be unlike anyone else’s. They live in Harare and work on a very special project to improve the lives of children in Zimbabwe. However they will still be following the fortunes of our beloved Hoops over the festive fixtures. I caught up with Greg to learn more about his story… SS:How did you come to support QPR? When was your first game and what … Continue reading

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Visitor preview Q&A – Nottingham Forest

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Ahead of this Saturday’s early kick off at Loftus Road, we spoke to blogger and Forest fan Christian Brown (@Chris78901) for his take on the clash… Q. Under former R Dougie Freedman Forest achieved a 14th place finish last term. How did the fans respond to the team’s performance over the season? View image | gettyimages.com A. It’s been a mixed response. Personally, I feel as if we would have gone down under Stuart Pearce, and a run of 3 … Continue reading

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Visitor preview Q&A – Rotherham United

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Ahead of ‘Stan Bowles Day’, the home fixture with Rotherham United, we spoke to budding writer and Millers fan George Sanders (@GeorgeyRUFC). Here’s what he told us… Q. The Millers secured their Championship status on the penultimate day of last season. How did survival feel? A. It felt amazing, it was the same kind of relief and joy we felt when we won at Wembley. To be deducted points and still remain a Championship side was the best feeling ever! … Continue reading

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Visitor preview Q&A – Cardiff City

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To kick off this season’s visitor previews, we spoke this week to Bluebirds fan Adar Gleison (@AdarGleision) who also runs the @CCFC_Central Twitter account. Here is what he had to say… Source: Jon Candy / Creative Commons Q. Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade has been in charge of the Bluebirds for ten months. What do you think of his approach and style? How does he compare to other recent appointments? A. I think his approach to start off with … Continue reading

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Charlton Athletic 2 QPR 0 – Underprepared, undercooked and plain unfit

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Team: Green 5, Perch 5, Onuoha 6, Hill 6, Konchesky 6, Luongo 6, Henry 6 (Faurlin 6), Chery 7 (Emmanuel-Thomas 6), Phillips 5, Austin 6 (Polter 6), Mackie 7 Substitutes not used: Hall, Lumley, Doughty, Hoilett I was going to title this report ‚ÄúQueen’s Park Reality Check‚Äù until I spotted that’s what I called my match report from Spurs away. Two seasons running, same message? Hmmmm‚Ķ. It was a great turnout from the Rangers fans on a sweltering day in … Continue reading

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