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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“The Emphasis here is on Ball-Play” – Dave Sexton Points the Way

The following article appeared in ‘Shoot’ magazine in 1976: ‘Last season the brilliant, exciting Queen’s Park Rangers suffered the agony of being pipped at the post by Liverpool for the First Division Championship. It was a melancholy ending to a campaign that had been richly decorated with a sparkling mixture of silky skills and spirited Continue reading

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John Bloom – Entrepreneur & would-be Chairman of QPR F.C.

In January 1963 as a 14-year-old schoolboy, during our White City season, John Bloom the Rolls Razor and washing machine magnate, wanted to take control and become the R’s chairman. I was all for it at the time…Rangers backed with wealth…new quality players…promotion out of the Division 3 mire… fame…what a prospect! Obviously with hindsight Continue reading

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Brentford (0) – QPR (7) – ‘In the Last 25 Minutes they Scored Seven Goals’

Team: Mason, Abel, Jefferson, Powell, Farmer, March, McEwan, Mallett, Mangnall, McCarthy, Bonass Attendance: 4,000 Germany invaded Poland on Friday 1st September 1939 and after Britain had declared war two days later the FAabandoned the football season and the results were expunged from the records. However, on 21st October, QPR took on Reading in their first Continue reading

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