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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ray Wilkins Turns 50

Happy Birthday to Former QPR Midfielder and Manager, Ray Wilkins, Turning 50.

Born September 14, 1956. Signed by QPR on the cusp of Trevor Francis and Don Howe succeeding him, November 30, 1989. Left QPR in May 1994 to join Crystal Palace on a free. Returned to QPR in November 1994 as player manager, when Gerry Francis moved on to Spurs. Had a great first season. Unfortunately the second season, Les Ferdinand was sold, and some of the signings were not so great and QPR were relegated. Started the following season, but resigned/was sacked exactly 10 years ago (+ a few days)
Dave Sexton originally tried to sign Wilkins when he was an 18 year old at Chelsea in 1974/1975. And QPR were linked again with him when he was at Manchester United and Terry Venables QPR had just won promotion.

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