In Memory of Roy Bentley

It was very sad to hear last month that Roy Bentley, the star post-war footballer of the West London soccer scene during the 1947-62 era, had passed away at the ripe old age of 93. In his spell as a centre-forward at Chelsea (1947-1956), he was without doubt the crowd favourite and his goals were Continue reading

QPR U23 (3) – Crewe Alexandra U23 (1)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Richardson, Felix Hamalainen, Owens, Paul, Phillips, Tilt, Akinola, Oteh, Mesias, Alfa Sub Not Used: Brzozowski This final U23’s home game of the season kicked off two hours earlier than originally scheduled. Niko Hamalainenwas appointed captain. Two further trialists were named in the starting line-up. In goal, from Manchester United, was Continue reading

In Memory of Bob Turpie

Former Rangers player Bob Turpie sadly passed away recently. Bob was born in Hampstead on 13th November 1949 and he gets an early mention in the final home match programme (v Exeter City) of the 1964/65 season: ‘New apprentice, Robert Turpie, 15-year-old inside or outside-left from Hendon, has signed apprentice forms for Rangers on leaving Continue reading

QPR U23 (2) – Bristol City U23 (4)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Brzozowski, Johnson, Hamalainen, Owens, Phillips, Fox, Tilt, Ochieng, Oteh, Mesias, Alfa Subs Not Used: Dickinson, Paul Henry Ochieng was once again included in the starting line-up and at No. 2 was another trialist, 20 year-old Chiori Johnson. The former Arsenal defender had recently been on trial with Blackburn Rovers. With Continue reading