QPR (1) – Luton Town (0): ‘The Rangers’ Raids chiefly came through the splendid use made by Birch of his Wingers’

Team: Hebden, Pierce, Plunkett, Hirst, Richmond, Pigg, Ford, Birch, Johnson, Middleton, Spottiswood Attendance: 5,198 On 19th September 1925, Rangers took on Luton Town in a Division Three (South) league fixture at Loftus Road. “Crusader’s” match report appeared in the Beds & Herts Pictorial three days later: ‘One might almost repeat exactly the report of the Continue reading


We Will Remember Them

The following servicemen had at some point in their careers played for Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club, and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Albert Edward Bonass: He joined the R’s in 1939 from Chesterfield. After serving as a reserve police officer, Albert joined the RAF but lost his life when his Stirling Continue reading


Chesterfield (0) – QPR (1) – ‘Lazarus Latched on to the Ball & made Ground for the Tall Carey to Head Past Powell’

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, Lazarus, Carey, Whitfield, Bedford, Barber Attendance: 4,474 On the 29th October 1960, the R’s travelled to Saltergate. The following match report later appeared in the Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Gazette: ‘Alec Stock, Queen’s Park Rangers manager, was forced to make wholesale forward changes for the Third Division encounter Continue reading


From February 1931: Fulham (0) – QPR (2) – ‘Tempers became frayed just after the Interval at Craven Cottage’

Team: Cunningham, Wiles (G), Harris, Sales, Smith (N), Ferguson, Coward, Burns, Goddard, Rounce, Howe Attendance: 18,955 Rangers travelled to Craven Cottage on 7th February 1931 following a 2-0 home win over Coventry City the previous Saturday. “Trojan’s” match report appeared two days later: ‘What a pity it is that “Derby” games are generally tainted with Continue reading


Coca-Cola Cup 2nd Round Tie at Blundell Park on 6thOctober 1992 & QPR go through after a Penalty Shoot-Out

Team: Stejskal, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins, Peacock, McDonald, Impey, Holloway, Bailey, Penrise (Thompson), Sinton Sub Not Used: Maddix Attendance: 8,443 On 23rd September 1992, QPR defeated Grimsby Town 2-1 at Loftus Road in the 2nd round of the Coca-Cola Cup. Les Ferdinand scored both the Rangers goals. Two weeks later the R’s travelled to Blundell Park Continue reading


Reading (0) – QPR (1) – ‘And but for Crawford in the Home Goal, Reading might have been Completely Flattened’

Team: Hill, Marsden, Blackman, Grant, Read, O’Brien, Bradshaw, Gregory, Smith (J), Clayton, Edgley Attendance: 12,000 On 17th September 1921, QPR beat Norwich City 2-0 at Loftus Road and the following Saturday the Rangers travelled to Elm Park. A match report later appeared in the Kensington Post: ‘The Rangers proved themselves to be a fine team Continue reading


QPR (3) – Coventry City (0) – ‘No Attack City Lucky to Escape so Lightly’

Team: Springett, Woods, Ingham, Petchey, Rutter, Angell, Dawson, Longbottom, Smith (E), Locke, Kerrins Attendance: 9,246 Following a 2-1 win at Walsall the previous Saturday, the R’s took on Coventry City at Loftus Road on 2nd November 1957. This match report appeared in the Coventry Evening Telegraph two days later: ‘For almost 90 minutes Graham Spratt Continue reading