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


Cardiff City (2) – QPR (2) – ‘Rangers had played a type of Football which was good enough to beat any Third Division Side’

Team: Gilfillan, Smith, Jefferson, Lowe, James, March, Cape, Mallett, Cheetham, Fitzgerald, Bott Attendance 26,268 Rangers travelled to Cardiff on 22nd January 1938.. The Acton Gazette provided news of a Football Special from London: ‘In connection with the important Third Division league match between Cardiff City and Queen’s Park Rangers tomorrow, the G.W.R. will issue cheap Continue reading


QPR (7) – Fulham (0) – ‘Clutterbuck managed to prevent the Visitors from Scoring amidst the Roars of Laughter from the Crowd’

Team: Clutterbuck, Bellingham, Newlands, Keech, Hitch, Skinner, Gray, Downing, Goldie, Humphries, Foxall Attendance: 4,000 Rangers opened their 1900 FA Cup campaign with a 3rd round qualifier on 3rd November. The following match report later appeared in the Kilburn Times: ‘The Rangers made their entry into the English Cup competition on Saturday last. Fulham were their Continue reading


Norwich City (1) – QPR (1) – ‘Smith gave Rangers the lead 11 minutes after the Interval’

Team: Brown, Rutter, Ingham, Petchey, Powell, Angell, Pounder, Cameron, Clark, Smith, Shepherd Attendance: 20,353 On 2nd October 1954 the R’s travelled to Carrow Road. The Eastern Football News, (aka ‘The Pink Un’) reported on the game later that day: ‘Norwich City dropped their third home point in four days when they were held to a Continue reading