QPR (3) – Luton Town (1) – ‘The Rangers thoroughly Deserved their Victory as they were Quicker on the Ball & Showed Better Combination’

Team: Shaw, White, Fidler, Mitchell, McLean, Lintott, Pentland, Rogers, Walker, Gittens, Barnes Attendance: 10,000 QPR ended the season on Saturday with a superb 3-1 win over Luton Town. On 5th October 1907, the Rangers took on the Hatters at Park Royal and defeated them by the same score-line. The following match report appeared in ‘The Continue reading


QPR (1) – Arsenal (1) – “I’ve Had a Few Words with the Referee” – Gerry Francis

Team: Seaman, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins, Ready, Yates, Impey, Holloway, Barker, White (Allen), Penrice Attendance: 11,442 On 27th April 1994, Rangers took on Arsenal at Loftus Road. Neil Custis wrote the following match report: ‘Fuming Gerry Francis had to be restrained by a policeman at the end of a controversial clash. QPR boss Francis was furious Continue reading


QPR (2) – Everton (1) – Les Ferdinand Scores the Winner with just Two Minutes Remaining, but it was Farewell to the Old Loft

Team: Roberts, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins (Barker), Ready, Yates, Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, White, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Stejskal, Brevett Attendance: 13,330 The 16th April 1994 sadly marked the final day of the old Loft. Rangers took on Everton at Loftus Road after a 1-1 draw against Chelsea three days earlier. The following match report appeared eleven Continue reading


Tottenham Hotspur (0) – QPR (0) – ‘There was a pretty good leavening of Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters, who were, of course, delighted…’

Team: Collins, Newlands, Edwards (J), Bowman, Hitch, Skinner, Colvin, Hamilton, Abbott, Busby, Wilson Attendance: 13,000 Rangers had won their opening Southern League game of the 1902/03 season at Kensal Rise on 3rd September with a 2-0 victory over Wellingborough. Three days later QPR travelled to the home of Tottenham Hotspur. The following match report later Continue reading


Ipswich Town (0) – QPR (1) – ‘Ferdinand kept the Dream Alive with his 21st Goal of the Season’

Team: Roberts, Wilson, Brevett, McDonald, Ready, Barker(Maddix), Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, Gallen (Penrice), Sinclair. Sub Not Used: Dykstra Attendance: 11,767 Following a superb 3-1 win over Arsenal at Loftus Road three days earlier, the R’s travelled to Portman Road on 11th April 1995. Tony Kell’s match report follows: ‘QPR boss Ray Wilkins was talking about Europe Continue reading


QPR (3) – Blackburn Rovers (1) – ‘Marsh Magic Thrills Fans’

Team: Springett, Clement, Harris, Keen, Keetch, Hazell, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Wilks, Marsh, Morgan (R). Attendance: 12,917 The match against Blackburn Rovers in 1967 was originally scheduled for the 4th November but was postponed. It was then re-arranged for Tuesday, 12th December and the following match report later appeared in the local Gazette: ‘Rangers jumped right Continue reading


The Home Fixture in 1962 against Watford: ‘At the Final Whistle Dave Underwood Dropped his Shorts & Bared his Backside!’

Team: Drinkwater, Bentley, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Anderton, McClelland, Towers, Evans, Collins, Barber Attendance: 11,142 The R’s were expected to win the home fixture against mid-table Watford on 10th February 1962 and keep themselves up and running with the rest of the promotion pack. Sadly, however, as ‘Sods Law’ would have it the unexpected happened and Continue reading


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