Watched by about 500 Spectators & two Dogs, QPR’s first Competitive Match was against Tottenham Hotspur in 1890.

QPR’s first competitive match was played on 1st November 1890, when they took on Tottenham Hotspur at Brondesbury Park in the 2nd round of the London Senior Cup. Around 500 attended the game and the Rangers side lined-up as follows: A. Schneidan, T. Saunders, H. Sturges, J. Spurr, W. Ridout, J. McKenzie, A. Druett, F. Continue reading


On this Day in 1961: QPR (2) – Hull City (1)

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, Lazarus, Bedford, Evans, Longbottom, Whitaker. Attendance: 12,725 Alec Stock had said the previous Saturday following the defeat at Grimsby: “The glass of beer didn’t taste so good afterwards…I didn’t feel like singing!” Hull City travelled to Loftus Road on 18th February 1961. Brian Taylor wrote the following comprehensive Continue reading


‘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