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

QPR (3) – Hull City (3) – ‘But then in the 77th Minute, Collins completed his hat-trick to put Rangers ahead yet again’

Team: Springett, Watson, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Collins, Allen (Hazell), Sanderson, Morgan (R). Attendance: 12,327 On the 19th February 1966, two of the top three Third Division sides met at Loftus Road. The R’s, sitting in third position, met Hull City, one place above them. The following comprehensive match report was written by Brian Continue reading

Friendly Scottish Opposition: No.6 – Hibernian v QPR in 1995

QPR: Roberts (Dykstra), Ready (McDermott), Brevett, Barker, McDonald, Maddix, Impey, Holloway (Osborn), Dichio (Charles), Gallen, Sinclair. Hibernian: Reid, Willie Miller, Donald, McGinlay, Tweed, Hunter, Weir (Graham Miller), Millen, Harper, Evans (Greg Miller), Jackson (Riley). Attendance: 6,005 QPR have taken on Hibernian on three occasions. Firstly, at Loftus Road on 15th February 1964 when the R’s Continue reading

The Conditions were absurd,” he snapped. “It’s a wonder no-one broke his neck!”

On 12th January 1963, the R’s lost 0-5 at Swindon. It was during the Big Freeze and Colin Woodley recorded his memories of that day last month. http://www.indyrs.co.uk/2021/01/the-big-freeze-of-1963-qpr-lose-0-5-to-a-swindon-side-wearing-basketball-boots/ But what angered Alec Stock even more was the state of the pitch. Hugh John’s wrote the following article for ‘The People’: ‘Alec Stock, Queen’s Park Rangers’ Continue reading