QPR U23 (4) – Sheffield United U23 (3)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Dickinson, Kakay, Domi, Bettache, Kefalas, Gubbins, Duke-McKenna, Duncan, Oteh, Bansal-McNulty, Alfa. Sub Not Used: Middlehurst On a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at Harlington, the temperature hovered around the 32-degree mark. Themis Kefalas captained the side and it was good to see the return of Osman Kakay after five months. Nineteen-year-old Continue reading


QPR’s 3-2 Win over Portsmouth in 1907 – ‘Really the Football was excellent, full of life & change & a credit to the Southern League’

Team: Shaw, White, Fidler, Mitchell, McLean, Lintott, Pentland, Skilton, Walker, Gittens, Barnes The new Park Royal Stadium hadn’t been completed so Rangers were still playing at the Agricultural Showground half a mile away. On 19th October 1907 they took on Portsmouth. The following article was written by Titybus (honest!) and appeared two days later in Continue reading


QPR U18 (4) – Barnsley U18 (3)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Cooper, Jude-Boyd, Mongwele, Kalathias, Mahorn, Fahmy, De Silva, Trevitt, Kargbo, Conte, Mema Subs Not Used: Little, Anthony The match was scheduled for 12 o’clock, but when the Barnsley team coach pulled up at 11.40, it was obvious that it would be a late kick-off. The starting line-up included two Continue reading


In August 1905, the Kensal Rise Athletic Ground came into the possession of Mr W. Ecclestone (aka ‘Jolly Jumbo)’

The following article appeared in the Kilburn Times on 19th August 1905: ‘The Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, until last year the home of the Queen’s Park Rangers, has now changed hands again, and since it has come into the possession of that well-known promoter of sports meetings, Mr W. Ecclestone, of the “Coach and Horses,” Continue reading


Haringey Borough (3) – QPR U23 (0)

Team: Dickinson, Williams-Lowe, Woollard-Innocent, Rowan, Kefalas, Wells, 1st trialist, Remy, Frailing, 2nd trialist, Alfa Used Subs: Domi, Gubbins, Carlyle, Bettache, Duncan, Bansal-McNulty, Dalling, 3rd trialist Attendance: approx. 300 Situated just a short bus ride from Wood Green Underground Station, this was my first visit to Coles Park. Originally it had been the home of Wood Continue reading


Oxford United (1) – QPR (2)

Team: Lumley, Rangel (Masterson), Hall (Owens), Barbet (Leistner), Manning (Hamalainen), Amos (Chair), Ball, Shodipo, Scowen, Osayi-Samuel, Eze Subs Not Used: Kelly, Oteh Attendance: 3,165 (including 1,088 R’s fans) I met up firstly with Swedish R, Simon Staal at Northolt Station, and we moved on to rendezvous with Michael, Zack & George Gristwood at the Target. Continue reading


Brentham (0) – QPR X1 (5)

Team: Dickinson, Drewe, Domi, Wells, Kefalis, trialist, trialist, Duncan, Kendall, Bansal-McNulty, Bettache. Brentham FC were founded in 1919 by three young soldiers returning from the War. The Club marked their Anniversary last week with a fixture against a QPR side made-up of players aged; 17, 18 and 19 respectively. The football club is part of Continue reading