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Monday, August 21, 2006

QPR's Season Openers...Forty Years Ago...Thirty...Twenty...Ten

Forty years ago, (yesterday) QPR's March to Glory began with a 2-2 home draw at Swindon - Les Allen and ROdney Marsh scoring. The team that day. Peter Springett - Watson Hunt Sibley Hazell,Keen, Collins Lazarus, Marsh, Allen R. Morgan
Sanderson replacing Collins and Langley coming in for Watson. (A week later, QPR's "run' Continued with a 0-1 loss at Watford!)

30 Years ago...1976/77, the unbelievable opening result. Four months after finishing the season as "Champions" (for 10 days) by beating Leeds, virtually the same team lost the opening game, August 21 0-4 at home to Everton.

Twenty Years ago
...(August 23) QPR, with David Seaman making his QPR debut, Jim Smith's QPR lost 5-1 at Southampton (with future QPR forward Colin Clarke making his Southampton Debut)

And a decade ago (August 17), QPR had just beaten Oxford United 2-1 at Loftus Road.

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