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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 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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The Billy Hamilton/Alan McDonald Sports Trophy Shop

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On a recent short holiday break in Northern Ireland, I took the opportunity to pay a visit to Billy Hamilton’s Sports Trophy shop. The premises are situated right in the heart of Bangor town centre, located at 4 Bingham Mall, Off Main Street. It’s a specialist trophy and engraving establishment, and quite impressive in my opinion. Upon arrival at the shop and after introducing myself as a QPR fan and a member of the Independent R’s, I was warmly greeted … Continue reading

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Statement: New QPR CEO Lee Hoos

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The Independent R’s wish to welcome Lee Hoos as the new chief executive officer of Queen’s Park Rangers. We are encouraged that the club has chosen a CEO with considerable experience in football. View image | gettyimages.com With the second relegation from the Premier League in three seasons now confirmed, our club stands at a pivotal time in its history. As such Mr Hoos faces a number of challenges in his new role as the club rebuilds for the future. … Continue reading

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David Macintyre writes… “A decade, not just four years, of papering over the cracks”

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Reproduced with permission from Dave’s blog. Follow Dave on Twitter at @davidmcintyre76. My first blog in ages. Mercifully for you, I rarely have the time. Down but probably not out I’ve never been one for doomsday scenarios when it comes to QPR. By that I mean that over the course of the 16 years I’ve covered the club, I’ve encountered people at various stages who would have you believe the end is nigh. There have been difficult times during those … Continue reading

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