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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Booked! The Gospel According to our Football Heroes – Dan Trelfer & John Smith

A couple of years ago, my friend John Smith tweeted out a passage from Kevin Drinkell’s autobiography (you remember him: Norwich, Cov, Rangers…Grimsby). He made a point that Drinks book was not a riveting page-turner – but there was this one bit that made his mouth drop open. In the passage, Drinks describes a fancy Continue reading

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QPR (0) – Sheffield United (0) – And the Press were invited into the Dressing Room after the Game.

Team: Parkes, Clement, Hazell, Delve (Beck), Mancini, McLintock, Thomas, Francis, Leach, Bowles, Givens Attendance: 15,843 Rangers took on Sheffield United at Loftus Road on 8th December 1973. The match programme apologised for the absence of any colour photos, which was due to the National Power Crisis at the time. The following match report appeared in Continue reading

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Queen’s Park Rangers Celebrated at Frascati’s in Oxford Street after Winning the Southern League Championship

Rangers won the Southern League (Division One) title in 1908, after finishing two points ahead of second-placed Plymouth Argyle. A dinner was held at Frascati’s in Oxford Street, a restaurant described as ‘beautiful and sophisticated and known for its excellent international cuisine.’ The following article appeared in the Sporting Life on 28th May: ‘The Queen’s Continue reading

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28th April 1965: QPR (2) – Tottenham Hotspur (2) – Rangers joint Winners of the Southern Junior Floodlight Cup

Team: Brooks, Blake, Finch, Hazell, Moughton, Sibley, Morgan (I), Parker, Leach, Adams, Morgan (R) Attendance: 1,339 Rangers had started this 1964/65 cup campaign with a 4-0 home win over Reading, followed by a 4-2 victory against Luton Town and reached the final after knocking out Fulham. The young R’s were then set to face Tottenham Continue reading

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