Remembering Former R’s Player David Baker: “Two Matches – Rita & Rangers – the Same Afternoon. What a Day!”

The following article appeared in the Press in August 1959: ‘David Baker, twenty-year-old Queen’s Park Rangers centre-half, has put forward his wedding an hour so that he can take part in the Club’s public practice match on Saturday.  Baker, an Army private stationed at Devizes, marries nineteen-year-old Rita Dezzani at Shepherd’s Bush at 1.30 – Continue reading

QPR (4) – Newport County (2) – ‘Addinall Headed the Ball Down to Shepherd’s Feet for the Winger to Score his Second Goal’

Football League Division 3 (South) Team: Brown, Poppitt, Ingham, Clayton, Spence, Farrow, Gilberg, Smith, Addinall, Quinn, Shepherd Attendance: 14,800 After Rangers had suffered a 0-2 defeat at Brighton. their next opponents were Newport County who travelled to Loftus Road on 18th October 1952:  ‘George Mountford, of Stoke, did not play at outside-right, as had been hoped. He will take a few Continue reading

Leeds United (0) – QPR (1) – ‘It was a Goal which Breathed New Life & Fervour into Rangers’

League Division One Team: Parkes, Hollins, McLintock, Webb, Gillard, Francis, Masson, Kelly, Eastoe, Givens, Thomas Attendance: 22,226 After losing 0-2 at the Baseball Ground the previous Wednesday, the R’s then travelled to Elland Road on 14th May 1977. Peter Slingsby later filed the following match report: ‘Tony Currie’s showmanship and trickery almost qualified him for Continue reading

QPR (1) – Leicester City (0) – ‘Stan Bowles Sold a Beautiful Dummy by Jumping Over the Ball & Mick Leach Blasted Home…’

League Division One Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Leach, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Francis, Masson, Bowles, Givens Attendance: 19,292 On Tuesday, 23rd September 1975, Rangers took on Leicester City at Loftus Road. Bob Driscoll wrote the following match report: ‘QPR scrambled a win last night to make life even tougher at the top. Rangers are now wedged between First Continue reading

QPR (2) – Aston Villa (1) – ‘What a Glory Goal for Crack-Shot Clement!’

League Division One Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Hollins, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Kelly, Masson, Bowles, Givens Sub: Leach Attendance: 23,602 On 11th September 1976, Rangers took on Aston Villa at Loftus Road. James Mossop later filed the following match report: ‘Everyone rose to their feet, the applause refused to die, and a goal straight from the legends of Lawton, Continue reading

QPR (2) – Plymouth Argyle (2) – ‘And Substitute Richard Pacquette Exploited the Surplus Minutes to Strike Home a Spectacular Leveller’

League Division Two Team: Royce, Forbes, Shittu, Palmer, Williams, Doudou, Bircham, Rose, Thomas, Furlong, Gallen Attendance: 14,001 Plymouth Argyle were the visitors to Loftus Road on 31stAugust 2002. The match programme was dedicated to the memory of Daphne Biggs. Mike Berry wrote the following match report for the Telegraph: ‘Plymouth are making a splash on their return to Division Continue reading

QPR (6) – Blackpool (1) – ‘And Finally, Marsh gave the 19,000 Crowd the Climax they Demanded by Swerving Past Two Men for a Brilliant Sixth’

League Division Two Team: Kelly, Watson, Clement, Venables, Hunt, Hazell, Bridges, Sibley, Leach, Marsh, Clark Attendance: 19,277 Following a 3-2 win over Millwall at Loftus Road three days earlier, Rangers’ next opponents on 26th August 1969,  were Blackpool. Brian James wrote the following match report: ‘QPR took their record to nine points from a possible ten last night when Blackpool were driven Continue reading