When Women were drafted in as Ticket Collectors at Paddington Station and Railway Porters at Marylebone Station in 1915

The following article appeared in ‘The Illustrated War News’ on 14th April 1915: ‘Since the Government instituted the ‘Register of Women for War Service’, with a view to filling up gaps in the ranks of labour for making war material, and also for releasing men of military age for the Army, large numbers of women Continue reading

Birmingham City U18 v QPR U18

FA Youth Cup 3rd Round: Played at Solihull Moors FC, Damson Park/Autotech Stadium Team: Collings, Kakay, Hamalainen, Butler (C), Garnett, Matthews, Komodikis, Williams, Corkery, Crichlow, Shodipo Subs: Arthur, Donnellan & Clarke Looking forward to my first visit to Damson Park/Autotech Stadium, the home of Solihull Moors FC, and hopefully progression to the next round. Changing Continue reading

QPR v Bristol Rovers in 1910 – Two Penalties and Rangers Changed Colours at Half-Time

Team: Shaw, McDonald, Fidler, Mitchell, Hartwell, Wentworth, Wyatt, Greer, Steer, Whyman, Barnes. Attendance: 6,000 The game was played at Park Royal on 30th April 1910 and the following match report was written (from a Rovers perspective} by “Reservist”: ‘Save that Wake was absent from left-half, the home side were at full strength; but the Rovers Continue reading

In Memory of Malcolm Oakley: QPR v Leicester City – More Shots than a Fairground Rifle Range on a Busy Bank Holiday

Team: Green, Suk-Young (Traore), Caulker, Onuoha, Isla, Fer, Henry, Barton, Vargas (Mutch), Kranjcar (Hoilett), Austin. Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Phillips, Wright-Phillips. Attendance: 18,054 (including 1,841 Leicester fans) Another ‘must win’ game…and we did just that, but as always, we just don’t do easy. It was another cracking atmosphere, and a team selection that looked Continue reading

Newcastle United v QPR – ‘We looked Solid without being Creative‚’ said Redknapp

Team: Green, Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young, Barton, Sandro (Kranjcar), Henry (Hoilett), Fer, Zamora, Austin. Subs Not Used: McCarthy, Isla, Traore, Phillips, Mutch. Attendance: 51,915 (including 1,600 R’s fans) Harry Redknapp has long admired Moussa Sissoko, but he could have done without the France midfielder illuminating the Tyneside dusk by scoring Newcastle United’s winning goal, on Continue reading