In Memory of Keith Rutter

Keith Rutter, stalwart centre-half for QPR FC, has sadly passed away at the age of 89. During his near-nine-year period with the R’s, Keith was a reliable rock steady, no nonsense defender. He was rarely injured and certainly in my own personal recollection from 1957 onwards, he never dropped from the first team. You hardly Continue reading


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


In Memory of Roy Bentley

It was very sad to hear last month that Roy Bentley, the star post-war footballer of the West London soccer scene during the 1947-62 era, had passed away at the ripe old age of 93. In his spell as a centre-forward at Chelsea (1947-1956), he was without doubt the crowd favourite and his goals were Continue reading


Bolton Wanderers (1) – QPR (1) – All Square at the Macron Stadium

Team: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Manning (Washington), Sylla (Wheeler), Mackie (Smith), Freeman Subs Not Used: Lumley, Furlong, Cousins, Ngbakoto Attendance: 14,243 (including 848 R’s fans) This was an encounter QPR could ill afford to lose and thankfully in wet and windy conditions, a point was eventually secured. Basement boys Bolton just had Continue reading


Barnsley (1) – QPR (1) – “We’ve only got two points away from home all season and I can see why”

Team: Smithies, Baptiste, Caulker (Smith) Robinson, Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Osayi-Samuel (Washington), Freeman, Mackie (LuaLua), Wszolek Subs Not Used: Lumley, Lynch, Manning, Wheeler Attendance: 10,920 (including 335 R’s fans) QPR needed a late equaliser as they secured a deserved point at Barnsley. Harvey Barnes’ stunning goal put gloss on an otherwise drab first-half as he curled Continue reading