The following letter was written by Philippa Cohen (Miss) of Cricklewood and appeared in the Willesden Chronicle on 4th November, 1949….
Oh dear ! What can the matter be ? Every time QPR strike a bad patch the management turn on the supporters. We can’t shout anything right. After a number of missed penalties, we yell who we think should take the spot kick. The following week a reprimand appears in the programmes – it’s all our fault – if we’d kept quiet – who knows ? We might have even scored. When we keep quiet we don’t show our enthusiasm – if they’d only give us a song sheet with every programme, then we’d say what they wanted us to say, ’cause we’d hate to offend the management !
Joking apart, I’ve been to Leeds, Coventry and Sheffield this year and there’s a very gallant band of supporters worthy of mention (I’m not one of them). On most away matches they rise in the early hours to see their favourites play away. The rattles, bells and shouts that this mob produce is enough to encourage any team to victory, so enough of this criticism of the supporters.
Philippa Cohen (Miss)
The above pic shows R’s fans upon arrival in Hull that season ‘after travelling all night through ice and snow.’