Brentford (0) – QPR (7) – ‘In the Last 25 Minutes they Scored Seven Goals’

Team: Mason, Abel, Jefferson, Powell, Farmer, March, McEwan, Mallett, Mangnall, McCarthy, Bonass Attendance: 4,000 Germany invaded Poland on Friday 1st September 1939 and after Britain had declared war two days later the FAabandoned the football season and the results were expunged from the records. However, on 21st October, QPR took on Reading in their first Continue reading

QPR (7) – Swindon Town (0) – When a Deputy Linesman, clad in his Lounge Suit, ran the line

Team: Allen, Dudley, Jefferson, Smith, Ridyard, Powell, McEwan, Mallett, Hatton, Mills, Pattison Attendance: 10,000 Rangers took on Swindon Town at Loftus Road on 21stDecember 1946. The following match report later appeared in the West London Observer: ‘Abandoning their train at Ealing Broadway and completing their journey by trolley-bus, Swindon Town finished their “Cook’s tour” by Continue reading

Victory in Europe Day – ‘There were reports of impromptu Dancing in Ravenscourt Park’

Today marks the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe Day’. The day when Nazi Germany accepted the unconditional surrender of its armed forces. A few days later the West London Observer reportedthat: ‘A brilliant sun heralded the day, throughout, which large crowds assembled in the main thoroughfares. A wireless loudspeaker installed on the roof of Continue reading

The 6-0 Win at Bournemouth in 1913: ‘The Football played by the Rangers was by far the best ever witnessed at Dean Court’

Team: Shaw, Fidler, Pullen, Ovens, Mitchell, Wake, Thompson, Birch, Whyman, Revill, Barnes On 11th January 1913, Rangers had beaten Halifax Town 4-2 in the First Round of the FA Cup. They then travelled to Dean Court the following Saturday to take on Bournemouth in a friendly. A match report appeared in the Bournemouth Guardian a Continue reading