In August 1936, ‘Bushranger’ finds New Faces & Confidence at Loftus Road

Ahead of a new season, the following article titled: ‘Bushranger Finds New Faces and Confidence at Loftus Road’, appeared in the Middlesex County Times on 22ndAugust 1936: ‘There is an atmosphere of quiet confidence down at the Queen’s Park Rangers’ ground in Loftus Road. I looked in one morning this week (writes “Bushranger”) and found Continue reading

Richard ‘Dicky’ March’s Benefit Match against Brentford in 1937

‘Dicky’ March arrived at Queen’s Park Rangers in 1931 from Crawcrook Albion and made his first team debut the following year on Christmas Eve against Torquay. The ‘Ranger’s Notes’ in the Fulham reserve programme dated 17th April 1937 announced that: ‘Thursday next is Dicky March’s BIG DAY (against Brentford). For five-and-a-half years he has looked Continue reading

Remembering Willie Clark who passed away on this Day in 2006

William Clark was born in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, on 25th February 1932. Following a recommendation from QPR’s Scottish scout, Johnny Barr, the ‘Daily Mirror’ reported on 2nd February 1954: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers – no goals in seven of their last eight league games, bring down from Scotland a 13-stone, 6ft tall, twenty-one-year-old centre-forward, Willie Clark, Continue reading

QPR’s 1960 Testimonial Match against Middlesex Wanderers

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, M. Williams (Harrow Town), Petchey, Whitfield, Angell, Golding, C. Sells (Wealdstone), D. Razzell (Carshalton), Locke, Andrews Attendance: 1,668   This testimonial match on 14th March 1960 against Middlesex Wanderers, was organised by the Supporters’ Club in aid of the Players’ Benefit Fund. The Middlesex Wanderers club was founded in 1905 by Bob Continue reading

St. Albans (1) – QPR (4) – ‘At this time Fisher, one of the hitherto absent Rangers, put in an Appearance’

Team: Johnstone (substitute), Teague, Spurr, McKenzie, Ridout, two un-named substitute half-backs, (one was eventually replaced by Fisher), Wright, Macdonald, Wallington, Ward The proposed Herts Cup match between Hertford and St. Albans on 23rd January 1892 was postponed due to some of the players having the flu. So, St. Albans invited Queen’s Park Rangers to fill Continue reading