QPR (2) – Southampton (1) – ‘Rangers Won a Controversial Penalty a Minute after the Interval when the Ball was Flicked over Richard Hall’s Head’

FA Carling Premiership Team: Roberts, Ready, Wilson, Wilkins, Peacock, Yates, Impey, Barker, Ferdinand, Penrice (White), Sinclair (Brevett) Attendance: 10,613 On 21st August 1993, the R’s took on Southampton at Loftus Road. Don Howe later provided the following match report: ‘Les Ferdinand, one of England’s hopes for goals in next month’s World Cup qualifier against Poland, Continue reading

QPR (4) – Luton Town (1) – ‘The Rangers Started as if the Result was a Forgone Conclusion’

League Division 3 Team: Hill, Blackman, Grimsdell, Grant, Mitchell, O’Brien, Faulkner, Birch, Smith, Gregory, Middlemiss After a goalless draw at Reading the previous week, it was Luton Town who travelled to Loftus Road on 25th September 1920. A match report, from a Luton perspective, appeared in the Beds & Herts Pictorial three days later: ‘It was the first time I had seen the Town Continue reading

QPR (3) – Arsenal (2) – ‘It was Soon Evident that Our Lads were Bent on Winning’

Football League South Team: Gregory, Rose, Abel, Forsyth, Ridyard, Attwell, Sibley, Daniels, Heathcote, Mallett, Darragon Attendance: 10,000 On 6th January 1945, QPR took on Arsenal at Loftus Road. The Rangers side included four guest players, namely; Gregory, Forsyth, Attwell and Sibley.  An appeal on behalf of the Red Cross Prisoners-of-War Fund was made in the match programme: ‘You are earnestly asked to be as generous as Continue reading

Watford (0) – QPR (2) – ‘And Brown had little difficulty in putting the Ball into the Net’

Southern League (Division One) Team: Collins, Newlands, White, Bowman, Hitch, Freeman, Hamilton, Mayes, Brown, Blackwood, Wilson Attendance: 4,000 On 6th December 1902, Rangers travelled to Watford. The following match report appeared in the Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette a week later: ‘This game was played at Watford on Saturday before a sprinkling of spectators, and in fine Continue reading

Port Vale (0) – QPR (0) – When Reg Allen Missed the Train & Frank Neary Started in Goal

Team: Allen, Rose, Jefferson, Daniels, Ridyard, Farrow, Neary, Mallett, Heathcote, Salmon, Whitehead Attendance: 8,000 On 22nd September 1945, QPR travelled to Port Vale. However, one player missing was goalkeeper, Reg Allen. Originally, manager Dave Mangnall was going to replace him, but when news came that Reg was on his way, ten players took the field Continue reading

QPR Reserves (3) – Reading Reserves (1) – “Sir, I Am Writing to Explain My Disapproval of the Way Football Combination Matches are Ruined.”

Mid-Week Football Combination Team: Drinkwater, Baker (P), Williams (W), Keen, Rutter, Bedford, McClelland, Collins, Evans, Towers, Barber On the previous Monday, the Rangers Combination side had lost 0-3 to Aldershot at Loftus Road. Seven changes were made for the visit of Reading on 15th January 1962, which provoked Mr Elverson to write the following letter to the Reading Standard: ‘Sir, I am writing Continue reading

QPR (2) – West Croydon (1) – ‘After the Match the Visitors were Handed Tea & Cake’

London League (Division 2) Team; Hunt, Hughes (F), Tyler, Walburn, Teagle, McKenzie, Wallington, Ward, Hounsell, Hughes (R), Davies Attendance: Between 1,500 & 2,000 On 3rd April 1897, Rangers took on West Croydon at the Kensal Rise Athletic Ground in a London League (Division 2) match. The Croydon Times filed the following match report a week Continue reading

From 1905: QPR (2) – Millwall Athletic (1) 

Southern Professional Charity Cup 1st Round​ Team: Collins, Lyon, Newlands, Bowman, Hitch, Cross (J), Downing, Stewart, Rolandson, Bevan, Singleton Attendance: 4,000 For the first round of the Southern Professional Charity Cupin 1904, QPR were drawn against the holders, Millwall.  On 26th October, the two sides initially drew 1-1 at Park Royal. This was followed in November by another 1-1 draw in South London. So, it Continue reading