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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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Bray Wanderers v QPR U21’s

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Team: Aaron Lennox, Darnell Furlong, Osman Kakay, Brad Spencer, Harly Wise, Cole Kpekawa, Brandon Comley, Josh Hunt-Laurent (captain), Olamide Shodipo, Reece Grego-Cox, Shpat Ismaji. Subs: Aaron Mitchell, David Raise, James Harran, George Butler, Ben Pattie. A day out by the sea they said. A day in the sunshine they said. After all, the country’s been awash with sunshine all week hasn’t it. So as referee Paula Brady signalled for kick-off in the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co. Wicklow, at 2.20pm, … Continue reading

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From 1904 – Park Royal from a Football Aspect (Its Possibilities as regards the Future)

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The following fascinating article was written by J.V.A. Kelly and appeared in the Great Western Railway magazine in 1904: ‘Park Royal sprang into prominence like a streak of lightning as the permanent head-quarters of the Royal Agricultural Society and with equal suddenness it seemed likely to disappear from notoriety when in June last that society’s annual show for a second time proved a financial failure. At that time, however, the directors of the Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club were at … Continue reading

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David McCallan – My Perfect Cousin

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David McCallan is one of the most prolific goal scorers in Irish League history, he is also my cousin. During a career spanning the 1980’s and 90’s, David’s goals clinched several important trophies for the many teams he has served with great distinction. He also has a special place in the history of Bangor FC where, in several spells as a player, he is the club’s all-time record goal scorer. I can remember many Saturday afternoons watching the local sports … Continue reading

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Memories of QPR winning the Championship Play-Off Final: Part Three – Belgrade to Wembley

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For Easter holiday, Rangers played away in Leicester and at home to Watford. Injury to Charlie Austin and run of bad results took Rangers out of automatic promotion spots, so these two games were just some kind of warm-up for play-offs. I went to Leicester alone, by train. Due to rail maintenance, I travelled only to Bedford and after that by bus to Leicester. Over four hours in one way and then four hours back. Due to early kick-off, I … Continue reading

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A New Era of Luxury for the Fans as QPR Move into London’s White City

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In November 1962, QPR manager Alec Stock was the guest writer in Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly: ‘Now it has happened and we are on our way. Right now I should say that the switch from Loftus Road to the fabulous White City Stadium for the rest of the season’s games is just about the most interesting happening in football this season. I could start by citing our brochure which details the covered accommodation, the bars and restaurants and the spacious … Continue reading

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The Eighth Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – John McLean

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is now the eighth QPR card that I have featured from the first series in 1907. They issued another set the following year and a number of these cards would have included the same players. This card was issued with Taddy’s ‘Myrtle Grove’ Medium Cigarettes and on the reverse side it reads as follows: ‘A ripe, full flavoured Pipe Tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned … Continue reading

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In Memory of Former QPR Winger – Clive ‘Chippy’ Clark

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Clive Clark, our very own version of George Best and ‘Will O’ the Wisp’ winger during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s has sadly passed away. Perhaps this recent news was no great shock because he had been in ill health for quite some time and was receiving 24-hour a day medical care. In my opinion, Clive Clark was the greatest winger to play for Queen’s Park Rangers in the last 60 years. Only Dave Thomas has claims to be … Continue reading

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QPR v Watford – Play-Off Place Secured

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Team: Green, Simpson (Hoilett), Traore, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Barton, Carroll, Morrison, Doyle (Zamora), Austin (Henry). Subs Not Used: Murphy, Hughes, Suk-Young, Keane. Attendance: 16,951 (including 1,773 Watford fans) Harry delivered a curved ball yet again with his system of 3-5-2. Why we have to match Watford’s system is beyond me and for 60+ minutes we were overrun and second best all-round. The starting eleven was excellent as a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3, but our three centre-backs looked lost when defending … Continue reading

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