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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Major Sad Days for QPR: This time, Ten Years Ago...Twenty Years Ago...Thirty Years Ago

Ten years ago today: April 13, 1996 QPR's 0-1 loss at Coventry assured Ray's Wilkins QPR were relegated from the Premiership. We have never looked back! Probably not in anyone's worst nightmare would they have believed how far we would sink. And the idea that we wouldn't be returning to the Premiership - at least not for a decade - was in few of our minds.

Eoin gets it Jess right!; Coventry 1 QPR 0.(Sport)
Sunday Mirror (London, England); 4/14/1996;
" EOIN JESS came off the bench and picked the perfect moment to score his first goal for Coventry - and it could well keep the Sky Blues in the Premiership.
City boss Ron Atkinson beamed: "Jessy is very much a passing player and that's what we needed. He proved a very big factor by changing the course of the game."
The priceless winner came on 69 minutes. Gordon Strachan crossed from the right, Dion Dublin headed the ball back across goal and Jess charged in to score with a bullet header.
Big Ron continued: "The whole game was very tense but in the second half we had ..."

Twenty Years ago: Things on this date, actually looked great: We had just recently beaten Chelsea 6-0. On April 12, we beat WBA 1-0 and April 14, beat Leicester 4-1 away.. The Coca Cola Cup and assured victory against Oxford United was in just a few days. Say no more...

Thirty Years ago: Moving Towards being Champions of England....We had just beaten Middlsbrough 4-2 at Loftus Road and the comparatively easy game (for a team with 11 wins and a draw from their last 12 games) at Norwich was coming up (April 17)

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