QPR U23 (1) – Brentford B (4)

Team: Barnes, Kakay, Wallace, Wells, Masterson, Kefalas, trialist, Frailing, Walker, Kendall, trialist Sub Not Used: Dickinson Last week the U23’s were up against a Brentford B side in a friendly match at Harlington. Lee Wallace made his long-awaited debut, Conor Masterson captained the side, Dillon Barnes was in goal, whilst Charley Kendall was at No.10. Continue reading


England (0) – Young England (5) – ‘Marsh Stuns England’

England: Peter Springett (QPR), George Cohen (Fulham), Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers), Martin Peters (West Ham), Brian Labone (Everton), Bobby Moore (West Ham), Mike Summerbee (Manchester City), Roger Hunt (Liverpool), Johnny Byrne (Crystal Palace), Geoff Hurst (West Ham), Alan Ball (Everton). Young England: Jim Montgomery (Sunderland), John Charles (West Ham), Bobby Thomson (Wolves), Colin Harvey (Everton), Continue reading


QPR U23 (4) – Sheffield United U23 (3)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Dickinson, Kakay, Domi, Bettache, Kefalas, Gubbins, Duke-McKenna, Duncan, Oteh, Bansal-McNulty, Alfa. Sub Not Used: Middlehurst On a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at Harlington, the temperature hovered around the 32-degree mark. Themis Kefalas captained the side and it was good to see the return of Osman Kakay after five months. Nineteen-year-old Continue reading


QPR’s 3-2 Win over Portsmouth in 1907 – ‘Really the Football was excellent, full of life & change & a credit to the Southern League’

Team: Shaw, White, Fidler, Mitchell, McLean, Lintott, Pentland, Skilton, Walker, Gittens, Barnes The new Park Royal Stadium hadn’t been completed so Rangers were still playing at the Agricultural Showground half a mile away. On 19th October 1907 they took on Portsmouth. The following article was written by Titybus (honest!) and appeared two days later in Continue reading


QPR U18 (4) – Barnsley U18 (3)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Cooper, Jude-Boyd, Mongwele, Kalathias, Mahorn, Fahmy, De Silva, Trevitt, Kargbo, Conte, Mema Subs Not Used: Little, Anthony The match was scheduled for 12 o’clock, but when the Barnsley team coach pulled up at 11.40, it was obvious that it would be a late kick-off. The starting line-up included two Continue reading


In August 1905, the Kensal Rise Athletic Ground came into the possession of Mr W. Ecclestone (aka ‘Jolly Jumbo)’

The following article appeared in the Kilburn Times on 19th August 1905: ‘The Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, until last year the home of the Queen’s Park Rangers, has now changed hands again, and since it has come into the possession of that well-known promoter of sports meetings, Mr W. Ecclestone, of the “Coach and Horses,” Continue reading


Haringey Borough (3) – QPR U23 (0)

Team: Dickinson, Williams-Lowe, Woollard-Innocent, Rowan, Kefalas, Wells, 1st trialist, Remy, Frailing, 2nd trialist, Alfa Used Subs: Domi, Gubbins, Carlyle, Bettache, Duncan, Bansal-McNulty, Dalling, 3rd trialist Attendance: approx. 300 Situated just a short bus ride from Wood Green Underground Station, this was my first visit to Coles Park. Originally it had been the home of Wood Continue reading