I Wish I had…

known my Grandfather, Harry Cecil Woodley. Over the past two years I have undertaken extensive research into my family ancestry and although it is possible to find a wealth of information on such a subject, there are some areas you are frustratingly missing. My Dad’s side of the family travelled up from a life of Continue reading

QPR (3) – Cardiff City (0) – ‘Bowles, the Master& Allen the Pupil, combined again after 81Minutes to make it 3-0’

Team: Woods, Shanks, Gillard, McCreery, Hazell, Wicks, Bowles, Roeder, Allen, Goddard, Burke Attendance: 12,225 On Tuesday, 9th October 1979, the R’s took on Cardiff City at Loftus Road. Brian Woolnough wrote the following match report: ‘Clive Allen, the teenager with a golden scoring touch, pushed Second Division promotion favourites Queen’s Park Rangers towards the top Continue reading

From 1906: QPR (2) – Millwall (1)

Team: Howes, White, Newlands, Yenson, McLean, Downing, Green, Sugden, O’Donnell, Ryder, Blake Attendance: 10,000 On 22nd September 1906, the Rangers took on Millwall at the Agricultural Showground, in a Southern League (Division One) fixture. A match report appeared in the Woolwich Gazette the following Friday: ‘A capital attendance witnessed the meeting of these old opponents Continue reading

QPR (1) – Preston North End (1) – “It was like the Alamo for a Spell there in the 2nd half”

Team: Woods, Shanks, Gillard, McCreery, Hazell, Wicks, Bowles, Roeder, Allen, Goddard, Burke Sub: Walsh Attendance: 14,316 On 13th October 1979, the R’s took on Preston North End at Loftus Road. Dennis Signy filed the following match report: ‘Hoarse-voiced Nobby Stiles met Rangers’ manager Tommy Docherty outside the dressing rooms minutes after the game and said: Continue reading

QPR (1) – Hull City (1) – ‘Hectic Finish at Shepherd’s Bush’

Team: Drinkwater, Baker, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, McClelland, Bedford, Francis, Towers, Barber Attendance: 9,950 Rangers took on Hull City at Loftus Road on 30th September 1961. Brian Taylor’s comprehensive report for the Hull Sports Mail appeared later that day: ‘There must be something about the air that does something for little John McSeveney, Hull City’s Continue reading