Brentford (2) – QPR (2) – ‘The Incessant Rain on Saturday Afternoon had its effect on the Attendance at this Match’

Team: Howes, White, Newlands, Yenson, Hitch, Ryder, Thompson, Sugden, Roberts, Fletcher, Bevan. Attendance: 3,000 Following a goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur the previous week, the Park Royalists travelled to Griffin Park on 17th February 1906. A match report appeared in the Sporting Life two days later: ‘The incessant rain on Saturday afternoon had its effect Continue reading

Beggars can’t be choosers

Mansion, Betway,, Dafabet, Bet365, BETEAST, SportPesa,…. gambling companies are everywhere in football. That list is just some Premier League sponsors from last season. Throw in the companies who sponsor the stadiums, the leagues, the electronic animated hoardings and the television coverage, Bet365, Skybet, BetVictor, Betfair… a football world soon appears which is saturated Continue reading

Chasing rainbows, learning lessons, rewriting history

Queen’s Park Rangers co-chairman Tony Fernandes has given an interview to North American-based website Vice Sports in which he talks about the club and the near six years of ownership by him and his Malaysian business partners. It’s a wide-ranging, if unchallenging, piece where Fernandes talks about lessons learned, his passion for the club Continue reading