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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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Fulham (4) – QPR (0)

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Team: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Angella, Konchesky, Henry, Faurlin, Phillips, Luongo, Chery (Mackie, Fer), Austin (Tozser) Subs Not Used: Smithies, Hall, Doughty, Gladwin Attendance: 19,784 (including 4,062+ R’s fans) Chris Ramsey walked across the pitch at half-time to: “You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!” There were no leaders out there and the home side passed and moved with ease whilst nearly everything we did was laboured and poor! Fulham should have scored more. Normally I would have condemned what Tjaronn Chery … Continue reading

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Visitor preview Q&A – Nottingham Forest

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Ahead of this Saturday’s early kick off at Loftus Road, we spoke to blogger and Forest fan Christian Brown (@Chris78901) for his take on the clash… Q. Under former R Dougie Freedman Forest achieved a 14th place finish last term. How did the fans respond to the team’s performance over the season? View image | A. It’s been a mixed response. Personally, I feel as if we would have gone down under Stuart Pearce, and a run of 3 … Continue reading

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‘All In A Day’s Work’ – Working Lives and Trade Unions in West London 1945-1995 (Britain At Work London Project – June 2015)

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‘All In A Day’s Work’ is a profusely-illustrated 250 page book centred around 100 oral history interviews conducted by the Britain At Work London Group (of which I am a member). It covers an area stretching from Paddington to the outer West and North-West London suburbs. It recalls, for instance, the days when the Park Royal Industrial Estate and the Great West Road were concentrated areas of employment for West Londoners: how many of us worked there at some stage, … Continue reading

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QPR v Cardiff City – A Two-Goal Lead Frustratingly Surrendered

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Team: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hill, Konchesky, Luongo, Henry, Phillips, Chery (Doughty), Gladwin (Emmanuel-Thomas), Austin (Polter), Subs Not Used: Lumley, Kpekawa, Hall, Faurlin, Attendance: 14,927 (including 1,049 Cardiff fans) We were 2-0 up, and Cardiff had played all the football, and continued to do so, while we continued with long balls over the top. Very disappointed with the football we played. As said elsewhere, we are a team of strangers at the moment with players still settling in but there is … Continue reading

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Websites meeting with QPR CEO Lee Hoos, 7 August 2015

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Present from QPR: Lee Hoos, CEO (LH) Ian Taylor, head of media and communications (IT) Paul Morrissey, press and media manager (PM) From the sites: Steve Sayce, IndyRs (SS) Paul Finney, QPR Podcast (PF) Bethan Lang, Not606 (BL) Saffa Michail, Dot.Org (SM) Hud Saunders, WATRBs (HS) Clive Whittingham, LFW (CW) Eusebio, QPR Report (EQR) Minutes: Neil Dejyothin (ND) 1 – Introduction LH began the meeting by running through his background prior to arriving at QPR. – Been in the UK … Continue reading

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Visitor preview Q&A – Cardiff City

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To kick off this season’s visitor previews, we spoke this week to Bluebirds fan Adar Gleison (@AdarGleision) who also runs the @CCFC_Central Twitter account. Here is what he had to say… Source: Jon Candy / Creative Commons Q. Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade has been in charge of the Bluebirds for ten months. What do you think of his approach and style? How does he compare to other recent appointments? A. I think his approach to start off with … Continue reading

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The 14th Taddy & Co. QPR Cigarette Card – John MacDonald (McDonald)

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Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This latest one is the 14th QPR card that I have featured from the first series issued in 1907. On the reverse side of this original card it reads: ‘A ripe, full flavoured Pipe Tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned briar or a well-coloured meerschaum it will be found an admirable tobacco.’ According to the cigarette card the surname is spelt as ‘MacDonald’ whereas the player … Continue reading

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