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Black History Month & QPR – Video

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The Independent R’s are proud to support QPR and QPR in the Community Trust in the club’s celebration of Black History Month. QPR in the Community Trust have commissioned two short films in partnership with Jason Nwansi, who is a professional poet and film-maker. Gianni Critchlow Source: QPR FC This piece below is titled ‘My Badge is My Culture’ and features a specially penned poem, read out by Jason against a backdrop of classic QPR footage and Academy product, Gianni … Continue reading

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Bright Future must not overlook the Lessons of History

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My thanks to Garry Coady for alerting me to this superb newsletter written by Dion Fanning for the Irish Sunday Independent: ‘QPR are a club that believes that some good will come from everything. There is very little beauty at Loftus Road yet it is currently the ground I most enjoy visiting. This is not because it is the football ground closest to my house, although maybe that adds to my affection. It isn’t necessarily because the floodlights light up … Continue reading

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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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QPR (3) – Birmingham City (1) – Another Night to Remember as Rangers Reach Wembley!

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Football League Cup Semi-Final (2nd Leg) Team: Springett, Hazell, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, Morgan (R) Attendance: 24,604 Willesden & Brent Chronicle journalist Sean Kilfeather completed his article in the souvenir match programme with the following: ‘Thus we have arrived at a night which is likely to be historic for the club and will set the tongues wagging as the older supporters remember other Trojan clashes. They will remember, of course, the year Rangers were promoted 48-49 … Continue reading

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Birmingham City (1) – QPR (4) – ‘Their Four-Goal Second-Half Super-Show was Courageous & Unforgettable!’

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Football League Cup Semi-Final (1st Leg) Team: Springett, Watson, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, Morgan (R) Sub: Morgan (I) Attendance: 34,295 The following match report was written by Alan Williams and appeared in the Daily Express the following morning: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers are within 90 minutes of becoming the first visitors to Wembley from the Third Division. They were roaring runaway winners last night over Birmingham’s Second Division promotion raiders. So Rangers face only the formality (well, … Continue reading

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QPR (1) Blackburn Rovers (2) – ‚ÄúThat team, who haven’t played before, will never be picked again. Simple as that‚Äù

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FA Cup 3rd Round Team: Ingram, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Hall, Luongo (Cousins), Wszolek, Eze (Ngbakoto), Gladwin (Shodipo), Mackie Subs Not Used: Lumley, Hamalainen, Manning, El Khayati Attendance: 7,482 (including 917 Rovers fans) Blackburn beat fellow Championship side QPR in the FA Cup third round. The visitors took an early lead when Joel Lynch put the ball into his own net after Matt Ingram had saved Sam Gallagher’s header. Liam Feeney tapped home from close range to double the Rovers … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest (1) – QPR (1) – A Share of the Points and it was Goodbye to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

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Team: Smithies, Perch, Hall, Onuoha, Robinson (El Khayati), Henry, Wszolek (Shodipo), Cousins, Washington (Sylla), Chery, Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Hamalainen, Lynch, Gladwin Attendance: 20,043 (including 1,190 R’s fans) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gone, after a decent performance, in a game where we could of taken all three points. An excellent turnout from the travelling faithful, who sensed victory in the dying minutes of a second-half that we totally dominated, but it wasn’t to be. Shame we saw a first-half with … Continue reading

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Fulham (1) – QPR (2) – Rangers’ First Win at Craven Cottage Since 1980

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Team: Smithies, Lynch (Hamalainen), Hall, Caulker, Onuoha, Chery, Henry, Wszolek (Shodipo), Luongo, Washington, Polter (Sylla) Subs Not Used: Ingram, Kakay, Sandro, El Khayati Attendance: 19,609 (including 3,302 R’s fans) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admitted the 2-1 win over Fulham – his side’s first win at Craven Cottage since 1980 – was the perfect tonic after a tough week in which he feels he has been ‚Äúfighting everybody‚Äù. It came in a week where the Dutchman had been caught up in the … Continue reading

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QPR (2) – Swindon Town (2) aet – Historic Penalty Shoot-Out Success for the R’s

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EFL Cup 1st Round Team: Ingram, Furlong, Lynch (Polter), Onuoha, Perch, Shodipo (Chery), Henry, Cousins, Ngbakoto (Kpekawa), El Khayati, Washington Subs Not Used: Smithies, Hall, Kakay, Gladwin Attendance: 5,440 (including 866 Swindon fans) Championship QPR beat League One side Swindon Town 4-2 on penalties to avoid a shock EFL Cup first-round exit. After 120 minutes, R’s keeper Matt Ingram saved Anton Rodgers and Bradley Barry’s penalties to allow Nasser El Khayati to hit the winning spot-kick. Earlier, QPR debutant Yeni … Continue reading

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