‘The Rangers strongly objecting to this Injustice refrained from Lining Up’ – QPR’s 3-5 Defeat at Chatham in 1899

Team: Clutterbuck, Knowles, McConnell, Crawford, Hitch, Keech, Turnbull, Haywood, White, Evans, Cowie Attendance: 3,000 QPR had won 7-1 at Wandsworth on 28th October 1899 in an FA Cup qualifying round. Two weeks later Rangers travelled to Chatham in a Southern League encounter. The following match report later appeared in the local press: ‘The Rangers certainly Continue reading


We Will Remember Them

The following servicemen had at some point in their careers, played for Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club, and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Albert Edward Bonass was born in Yorkshire and joined the R’s in 1939. He became a reserve policeman before joining the RAF. Albert lost his life when his Stirling Continue reading


1st March 1975: QPR (2) – Luton Town (1) – ‘Rogers leaves Luton Reeling’

Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Masson, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Busby, Beck, Bowles, Givens. Sub: Rogers Attendance: 19,583 Luton Town return to Loftus Road on Saturday after an absence of twelve years. Rangers defeated the Hatters 2-1 at Loftus Road on 1st March 1975 and Dennis Signy wrote the following match report: ‘Substitute Don Rogers, the butt Continue reading


England (0) – Young England (5) – ‘Marsh Stuns England’

England: Peter Springett (QPR), George Cohen (Fulham), Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers), Martin Peters (West Ham), Brian Labone (Everton), Bobby Moore (West Ham), Mike Summerbee (Manchester City), Roger Hunt (Liverpool), Johnny Byrne (Crystal Palace), Geoff Hurst (West Ham), Alan Ball (Everton). Young England: Jim Montgomery (Sunderland), John Charles (West Ham), Bobby Thomson (Wolves), Colin Harvey (Everton), 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


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