QPR (7) – Swindon Town (0) – When a Deputy Linesman, clad in his Lounge Suit, ran the line

Team: Allen, Dudley, Jefferson, Smith, Ridyard, Powell, McEwan, Mallett, Hatton, Mills, Pattison Attendance: 10,000 Rangers took on Swindon Town at Loftus Road on 21stDecember 1946. The following match report later appeared in the West London Observer: ‘Abandoning their train at Ealing Broadway and completing their journey by trolley-bus, Swindon Town finished their “Cook’s tour” by Continue reading

Victory in Europe Day – ‘There were reports of impromptu Dancing in Ravenscourt Park’

Today marks the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe Day’. The day when Nazi Germany accepted the unconditional surrender of its armed forces. A few days later the West London Observer reportedthat: ‘A brilliant sun heralded the day, throughout, which large crowds assembled in the main thoroughfares. A wireless loudspeaker installed on the roof of Continue reading

The 6-0 Win at Bournemouth in 1913: ‘The Football played by the Rangers was by far the best ever witnessed at Dean Court’

Team: Shaw, Fidler, Pullen, Ovens, Mitchell, Wake, Thompson, Birch, Whyman, Revill, Barnes On 11th January 1913, Rangers had beaten Halifax Town 4-2 in the First Round of the FA Cup. They then travelled to Dean Court the following Saturday to take on Bournemouth in a friendly. A match report appeared in the Bournemouth Guardian a Continue reading

QPR (2) – Leeds United (0) – ‘Followed by Ten Days of Torment for the Rangers’

Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Hollins, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Francis, Masson, Bowles, Givens Sub: Leach Attendance: 31,002 On this day in 1976, the R’s took on Leeds in their final game of an historic season. Ron Phillips’ ‘Bush Telegraph’ programme notes included the following: ‘In any normal season Rangers’ superb winning run from January to April Continue reading

QPR‘s 1896 Friendly at Harrow Athletic: ‘By Brakes, Carts, Bicycles, Trains & the Humble Shanks’, they swarmed down’

Team: A. J. Kips, H. Teagle, F. Tyler, A. Knight, T. Harvey, A. McKenzie, C. Davies, A. Gilmour, B. Carr, W. Ward, E. Wallington. QPR’s 1895/96 season was made up of various cup competitions and a number of friendlies. On 15th February, Rangers travelled to Harrow Athletic. A comprehensive match report, (and interesting references to Continue reading