QPR (2) – Everton (1) – Les Ferdinand Scores the Winner with just Two Minutes Remaining, but it was Farewell to the Old Loft

Team: Roberts, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins (Barker), Ready, Yates, Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, White, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Stejskal, Brevett Attendance: 13,330 The 16th April 1994 sadly marked the final day of the old Loft. Rangers took on Everton at Loftus Road after a 1-1 draw against Chelsea three days earlier. The following match report appeared eleven Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur (0) – QPR (0) – ‘There was a pretty good leavening of Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters, who were, of course, delighted…’

Team: Collins, Newlands, Edwards (J), Bowman, Hitch, Skinner, Colvin, Hamilton, Abbott, Busby, Wilson Attendance: 13,000 Rangers had won their opening Southern League game of the 1902/03 season at Kensal Rise on 3rd September with a 2-0 victory over Wellingborough. Three days later QPR travelled to the home of Tottenham Hotspur. The following match report later Continue reading

Ipswich Town (0) – QPR (1) – ‘Ferdinand kept the Dream Alive with his 21st Goal of the Season’

Team: Roberts, Wilson, Brevett, McDonald, Ready, Barker(Maddix), Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, Gallen (Penrice), Sinclair. Sub Not Used: Dykstra Attendance: 11,767 Following a superb 3-1 win over Arsenal at Loftus Road three days earlier, the R’s travelled to Portman Road on 11th April 1995. Tony Kell’s match report follows: ‘QPR boss Ray Wilkins was talking about Europe Continue reading

QPR (3) – Blackburn Rovers (1) – ‘Marsh Magic Thrills Fans’

Team: Springett, Clement, Harris, Keen, Keetch, Hazell, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Wilks, Marsh, Morgan (R). Attendance: 12,917 The match against Blackburn Rovers in 1967 was originally scheduled for the 4th November but was postponed. It was then re-arranged for Tuesday, 12th December and the following match report later appeared in the local Gazette: ‘Rangers jumped right Continue reading

The Home Fixture in 1962 against Watford: ‘At the Final Whistle Dave Underwood Dropped his Shorts & Bared his Backside!’

Team: Drinkwater, Bentley, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Anderton, McClelland, Towers, Evans, Collins, Barber Attendance: 11,142 The R’s were expected to win the home fixture against mid-table Watford on 10th February 1962 and keep themselves up and running with the rest of the promotion pack. Sadly, however, as ‘Sods Law’ would have it the unexpected happened and Continue reading

QPR (1) – Southend United (2) – ‘Tempers became frayed, Football was forgotten…’

Team: Brown, Woods, Ingham, Petchey, Powell, Angell, McKay, Smith, Clark, Cameron, Shepherd Attendance: 11,822 Ken Bromfield alerted me recently to a match against Southend United in 1955. The game at Loftus Road against the Shrimpers on 8th October was certainly a feisty affair and full of incident! “I remember a match against Southend in 1955, Continue reading

From May 1951: ‘QPR & La Gantoise Share the Honours’

Team (according to the match programme): Gullan, Poppitt, Ingham, Parkinson, Woodward, Clayton, Waugh, Smith, Hatton, Farrow, Shepherd. La Gantoise visited Loftus Road on Thursday, 10th May 1951. The Belgian side had expressed their interest the previous year in being part of the ‘All Nations Sports & Cultural Association’. The Association was six years old and Continue reading

QPR Reserves (4) – Watford Reserves (4) – ‘Gibbons Notched QPR’s Final Goal Two Minutes from the End’

Team: Saphin, Rose, Heath, Parkinson, Millbank, Dudley, Adams, Mills, Durrant, Gibbons, Pattison. QPR’s reserves took on Watford’s at Loftus Road on 13thNovember 1948. A match report appeared in the local press a week later: ‘Eight goals were scored at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon when QPR Reserves met Watford before a large crowd. It was Continue reading

QPR (1) – Bristol Rovers (0) – ‘A Loudspeaker Announcement went out that Mr Dawes would call the Game off if the whistling continued’

Team: Springett, Whittaker, Angell, Keen, R. Brady, Gibbs, Lazarus, Bedford, Leary, Collins, Vafiadis Attendance: 8,713 On 30th September 1963, the R’s took on Bristol Rovers at Loftus Road. This, a fixture that has been well lodged in my memory mainly because of my own personal circumstances prior to kick-off. Let me explain… I was tasked Continue reading