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Arsenal v QPR – A Little Bit of History Repeating

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It was with a mixture of pride, anger and frustration that the 3,000 R’s trudged away from the Emirates on Saturday afternoon; Pride at the Tiger Cubs walk which encapsulates so much that is special about QPR; Pride at the battling display that this team had put up against the predictions of the pundits for 80 minutes; Anger and frustration at the way a point was carelessly tossed away in a moment’s indiscipline. This wasn’t the match report I was … Continue reading

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History in the Making – The Unveiling of the Plaque at St. Jude’s Hall

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I knew that Droop Street School was still there (now known as Queen’s Park Primary) and I knew that St Jude’s Church was no longer in Lancefield Street, but it came as a big surprise to me when some years ago, Joe English informed me that the old Mission Hall was still in existence. Then a few years ago, on a pilgrimage to the area, Jimmy Murray parked up near the hall and I stood outside in amazement. Last year, … Continue reading

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Minutes of meeting – QPR and fan websites 1 April 2014

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Date: Tuesday 1st April 2014 Venue: Loftus Road Stadium In attendance: From the club: Ian Taylor & Paul Morrissey From the fan sites: Clive Whittingham (LoftForWords – www.loftforwords.co.uk) Paul Finney (Open All Rs Podcast – http://www.qprpodcast.net) Steve Sayce (Indy Rs – http://www.indyrs.co.uk) Ron Norris (QPRnet – http://www.qprnet.com) Colin Henderson (QPR Report – http://qprreport.com) Matthew Woolf (WeAreTheRangersBoys.com – http://www.wearetherangersboys.com) Simon Dorset (QPR not606 – http://www.not606.com/forumdisplay.php/51-Queens-Park-Rangers) Neil Dejyothin (minutes) Agenda – Introduction – Social Media – Owner’s usage – Vine platform – … Continue reading

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Wembley 1967 – W12 Boy and the Magic of the Cup

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The summer of 1966 was a big one for this 11 year old W12 Boy, the World Cup, leaving a Rangers Coverdale Road Primary School to go to a Chelscum Holland Park Comprehensive and little did I know that the next nine months would put my beloved Rangers on the same stage as the big boys – coverage on TV, featured in Charlie Buchan’s Football Monthly, headlines on the back pages of all the Daily’s and the Shepherd’s Bush Gazette’s … Continue reading

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The Brook Green Hotel, 170 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6

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Built as a hotel in 1886, the premises were originally a Coach House which was owned by the Swail family until Young’s Brewery purchased it in 1944. It is said that the original Brook flows underneath the building. A review in 1981 described the Brook Green Hotel as ‘a two-bar pub that was once a hotel’. Two years later in 1983, the adjacent house and shop were acquired as part of a major refurbishment. The pub is on ground level … Continue reading

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Fred Pentland: Ex-QPR Player and the Man in the Bowler Hat who gave Spain their Footballing Identity

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Last month I put up a 1920’s article about ex-QPR player Fred Pentland. Sam Hughes wrote the following article which was published a couple of years ago in the second issue of the superb football magazine, ‘Late Tackle’. Sam kindly gave me permission to use it: ‘Somewhat unsurprisingly, there was much debate about the inadequacies of the English national team once yet another international break had passed. The nation was left hopelessly bereft of their usual entertainment, and the outcry … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Return to the White City was a total Washout

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The following article is dated 4th October 1962 and appeared in the local Gazette and Post: ‘The biggest night in the history of Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club ended in a big washout at White City on Monday evening. After torrential rain had flooded the pitch, the referee postponed the match against Hull City half-an-hour before the kick-off. This was probably the biggest anti-climax in the history of football. For their move to the White City – which manager Alec … Continue reading

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Home Game for the Irish R’s in Kilkenny

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In the build-up to the big day I’d been toying with the idea of getting an Irish Indy R’s flag made up, but I couldn’t get myself to agree on an Irish logo to go with the hoops and the Indy R’s badge; the tricolour would make it a Republic of Ireland Indy R’s and that wasn’t what I wanted. Anyway I left it too late to get it printed. I rang my son-in-law Ken, who works for Guinness/Diagio on … Continue reading

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Minutes of meeting – QPR and fan websites 12 November 2013

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The latest meeting between various unofficial QPR websites, message boards and podcasts and the club’s media team was held at Loftus Road on Tuesday November 12. From the club: Press and media manager Paul Morrissey (PM) and multi-media officer Adam Hulme (AH) From the sites: Paul Finney (PF) from the Open All R’s Podcast; Ron Norris (RN) from QPR Net; Simon Dorset ‘Roller’ (SD) from the Not606 board; Matthew Woolf (MW) from WATRBs; Ian Gamber ‘Bushman’ (IG) from QPR Report; … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Story of Alec Stock – The First Gentleman of Soccer

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The following article appeared recently in the Guardian as ‘The Forgotten Story of Alec Stock’. It’s not a forgotten story as far as R’s fans are concerned of course. However, this article does give a further insight into the disgraceful treatment of a QPR legend: The tale of the QPR manager who took the club to two promotions and what remains their only major trophy, before he was sacked and left out in the cold. ‘It is possible that before … Continue reading

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