QPR (1) – Southend United (2) – ‘Tempers became frayed, Football was forgotten…’

Team: Brown, Woods, Ingham, Petchey, Powell, Angell, McKay, Smith, Clark, Cameron, Shepherd Attendance: 11,822 Ken Bromfield alerted me recently to a match against Southend United in 1955. The game at Loftus Road against the Shrimpers on 8th October was certainly a feisty affair and full of incident! “I remember a match against Southend in 1955, Continue reading


In Memory of Glenn Roeder

Glenn sadly passed away on 28th February, aged just 65, after battling a long illness. He was born in Woodford in Essex on 13th December 1955 and began his football career at Arsenal, but it was while he was at Leyton Orient that he made his league debut. Rangers paid £250,000 for his services in Continue reading


QPR Reserves (4) – Watford Reserves (4) – ‘Gibbons Notched QPR’s Final Goal Two Minutes from the End’

Team: Saphin, Rose, Heath, Parkinson, Millbank, Dudley, Adams, Mills, Durrant, Gibbons, Pattison. QPR’s reserves took on Watford’s at Loftus Road on 13thNovember 1948. A match report appeared in the local press a week later: ‘Eight goals were scored at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon when QPR Reserves met Watford before a large crowd. It was Continue reading


QPR (1) – Bristol Rovers (0) – ‘A Loudspeaker Announcement went out that Mr Dawes would call the Game off if the whistling continued’

Team: Springett, Whittaker, Angell, Keen, R. Brady, Gibbs, Lazarus, Bedford, Leary, Collins, Vafiadis Attendance: 8,713 On 30th September 1963, the R’s took on Bristol Rovers at Loftus Road. This, a fixture that has been well lodged in my memory mainly because of my own personal circumstances prior to kick-off. Let me explain… I was tasked Continue reading