Chasing rainbows, learning lessons, rewriting history

Queen’s Park Rangers co-chairman Tony Fernandes has given an interview to North American-based website Vice Sports in which he talks about the club and the near six years of ownership by him and his Malaysian business partners. https://sports.vice.com/en_uk/article/ive-learnt-the-hard-way-tony-fernandes-on-football-fandom-and-attempting-to-build-the-new-qpr It’s a wide-ranging, if unchallenging, piece where Fernandes talks about lessons learned, his passion for the club Continue reading

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Brentford (0) – QPR (7) – ‘In the Last 25 Minutes they Scored Seven Goals’

Team: Mason, Abel, Jefferson, Powell, Farmer, March, McEwan, Mallett, Mangnall, McCarthy, Bonass Attendance: 4,000 Germany invaded Poland on Friday 1st September 1939 and after Britain had declared war two days later the FAabandoned the football season and the results were expunged from the records. However, on 21st October, QPR took on Reading in their first Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Leeds United (0) – ‘Followed by Ten Days of Torment for the Rangers’

Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Hollins, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Francis, Masson, Bowles, Givens Sub: Leach Attendance: 31,002 On this day in 1976, the R’s took on Leeds in their final game of an historic season. Ron Phillips’ ‘Bush Telegraph’ programme notes included the following: ‘In any normal season Rangers’ superb winning run from January to April Continue reading

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In 1964 QPR Announced that: ‘New Lights for Loftus Road will be installed next Season’

The following article appeared in the local Gazette on 11th February 1964: ‘New high-powered floodlights are to be installed at Loftus Road before the start of next season. They will cost between about £13,000 and £15,000. This news comes less than a week after 65-year-old glove manufacturer, Bert Baker, took over as chairman of QPR. Continue reading

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