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Christine Spiller, of South Harrow, is a QPR Fan

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I have picked up a number of QPR related cuttings recently and amongst them was this b/w pic of a Christine Spiller. Apparently it appeared in a football magazine in 1966 and the only details are that: ‘Christine Spiller, of South Harrow, is a QPR fan.’ I wonder if there was any particular reason why she was featured in the magazine? Does anyone know her? Steve Russell

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The 21st Independent R’s Badge is a Fundraiser for the QPR Tiger Cubs

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The 21st Indy R’s badge is now available and is a designated fundraiser for the QPR Tiger Cubs. I am asking for £5.00 per badge in order to raise £500.00 for them. Also available are a very limited number of a few of the previous issues. I’m always happy to do mail order and for further information please email me at: stevenrussell67@icloud.com Steve Russell

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Tony Ingham: A New Suite should fit Mr Rangers!

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Tony Ingham sadly passed away seven years ago today. Dennis Signy wrote the following tribute to the QPR legend for issue 13 of the Club newspaper, ‘Bush Ranger’ in 1989: ‘When Tony Ingham joined Leeds United in 1947, he was earning the princely sum of £6 a week. And the original contract for the Yorkshireman is on display in the re-named Rangers restaurant – the Tony Ingham Suite – along with pictures of his record 514 league appearances for the … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace U23 (2) – QPR U23 (1)

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U23 Professional Development League Played at Dulwich Hamlet FC Team: Dieng, Paul, Hamalainen, Owens, Arthur, Finney, Bowler, Eze, Wright, Chair, Grego-Cox Sub Not Used: Herdman This was my first trip to the Champion Hill Stadium, the home of Dulwich Hamlet FC. This new, smaller Stadium, was built on the same site as their old one and was opened in time for the commencement of the 1992-93 season. Now, apparently, they are regarded as London’s most ‘hipster’ football club! I was … Continue reading

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QPR U18 (1) – Huddersfield Town U18 (2)

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U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Dickinson, Springer-Downes, Antwi, Orafu, Noel-McLeod, Gubbins, Goather-Braithwaite, Akinola, Francis-Adeyinka, Dauti, Ribeiro This final league game of a disappointing season, kicked off at Harlington in splendid sunshine at the slightly earlier time of 10.30am. Romeo Akinola captained the Rangers side and Tyla Dickinson had to replace Myles Bowman in goal. The Terriers had the first real effort of the morning when a decent shot was blocked by an R’s defender. Rangers replied soon after when … Continue reading

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QPR U23 (1) – Birmingham City U23 (3)

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U23 Professional Development League Team: Dieng, Rowe, Paul, Doughty, Arthur, Finney, Walker, Morrison, Wright, Eze, Chair Sub Not Used: Hudnott Apart from the likes of Ravel Morrison and Michael Doughty, the starting line-up also included a big No.9 trialist, Andre Wright. In the opening minutes QPR had a big shout for a penalty when their defender appeared to knock the ball away with his arm but Mr. Kelly wasn’t interested! Rangers took the lead after 11 minutes when Eze laid … Continue reading

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‘Our Policy should be a Youth Policy’ – QPR Manager Jack Taylor

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The following article was No. 7 in the series, ‘Soccer Sketch Presents Your Team’, and appeared on the 16th October 1954: ‘Like Frank, my brother, who’s now managing Stoke City, I’m a Buckley Boy. Like Frank, I’m proud of it. Both of us were lucky enough to work as players under one of the greatest managers in football, Major Frank Buckley, of Wolves and now of Walsall. I’ve forgotten few of the priceless things Major Buckley used to tell us … Continue reading

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Born on this Day in 1917 – QPR Legend, Alec Stock

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Alec Stock was born in Peasedown St. John, Somerset, on 30th March 1917. As a player, Alec had previously played for Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic before joining the R’s in February 1938. Later that month he made his debut against Reading at Loftus Road and scored one of the goals in the 3-0 win. Alec made a total of 47 appearances, scoring 16 goals, before the outbreak of war halted his career. He was drafted into the Army and … Continue reading

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A 1908 Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card from Series 2 – Frank Cannon

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series; 1907, 1908 and finally in 1913. The first series has already been featured and this particular card is the fourth from the second series that was issued during 1908. Once again the series included two different back designs, ‘Imperial Tobacco’ and ‘Grapnel Mixture’. On the reverse side of this card it reads: ‘A ripe, full flavoured Pipe Tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned briar or a … Continue reading

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24th February 1906: QPR (0) – Norwich City (0)

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Team: Kingsley, White, Newlands, Yenson, Hitch, Ryder, Thompson, Sugden, Bevan, Fletcher, Roberts Attendance: 12,000 On 17th February 1906, Rangers had drawn the derby match at Brentford 2-2 and the following week took on Norwich City at the Agricultural Showground in Park Royal. The Sporting Life reported on the game two days later: ‘There was a decidedly Rangers-cum-Luton element about the Norwich City team which visited Park Royal on Saturday, under the guardianship of Mr John Bowman, the former secretary of … Continue reading

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