QPR U23 (5) – Crystal Palace U23 (0)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Brzozowski, Kakay, Hamalainen, Goss, Bassong, Hall, Smyth, Owens, Oteh, Chair, Dalling Sub Not Used: Dickinson On a glorious sunny afternoon at Harlington with the temperature somewhere in the high 70’s, Rangers took the lead after five minutes. Paul Smyth had burst down the right -flank and after his shot hit Continue reading

Berkhamsted (4) – QPR U23 (2)

Team: Bowman, Felix, trialist, Wells, Genovesi, Alfa, Orafu, Bettache, Tilt, Shodipo, trialist. Attendance: 193 Steve Bacon collected Alan Barnes and myself from outside Greenford Station. Arriving in good time at the Broadwater ground we adjourned to their clubhouse, which was situated just spitting distance from the turnstile. Just before kick-off the two captains exchanged pennants Continue reading

AFC Wimbledon (0) – QPR (1)

Team: Ingram, Furlong, Bidwell, Leistner, Lynch, Scowen, Manning, Freeman, Eze, Washington, Smith Subs Not Used: Dieng, Genovesi, Phillips, Oteh, Hamalainen, Williams, Tilt, Felix The first person I bumped into en route was Micky Fitz at Waterloo Station. The walk from Norbiton Station took about 15 minutes. The scene outside the stadium resembled a typical hot Continue reading

In Memory of Stan Anderson

Stan Anderson sadly passed away earlier this month on 10th June, aged 85. His playing league career commenced at Sunderland where he went on to make over 400 appearances. Stan then moved to Newcastle in 1963 and two years later he signed for Middlesbrough, where he was to also manage. Stan’s association with the R’s Continue reading

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