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Monday, March 19, 2007

On This Day: Genius's Debut...QPR Humiliation...QPR Birthdays

On This Day: March 19

Forty-One years ago today, Rodney Marsh began his QPR Career
March 19, 1966: Marsh made his debut away to Peterborough. Drew 1-1 and didn't score.The team for Marsh's debut: Peter Springett -Langley, Hunt Sibley Watson - Lazarus, Keen, Roger Morgan, Allen, Collins Marsh.

Thiry-Eight Years Ago, Humiliation
March 19, 1969: Humiliation! Manchester United 8 QPR 1 (Marsh scored for QPR - one of four he scored that season!) AsI recall, the half time score was Man Ut 1 QPR 0 (or 2-1). Manchester United scored 4 of their goals in the last 15 minutes. It was a terrible season for QPR but this result was the worst!

QPR's Team
Clement Hazell Hunt Watson
Glover I.Morgan Sibley
Clarke Marsh Leach
Sub: Keetch for Clarke

Manchester United
Willie Morgan 3, George Best 2, John Aston, Brian Kidd and Nobby Stiles got the goals.
Man Ut's Team included: Stepney, Fitzpatrick, Dunne, Crerand, James, Stiles, Morgan, Kidd, Aston, Law, Best

Birthdays Today: Andy Sinton and Roy Wegerle-

Also Birthday of brief QPR Signing, Warren Barton - Barton. Barton was born on the day of QPR's humiliating loss to Manchester United: March 19, 1969

Andy Sinton Turns 41: Born, March 19, 1966 Sinton Record
Signed by Trevor Francis from Brentford for 350,000 pounds. Sold 4 years later to Sheffield Wednesday for almost 3 million pouns

Roy Wegerle Turns 43 - Born March 19, 1964
Wegerle's Record
Don Howe's first signing when he became QPR manager. Signed from Luton for 1 million pounds. Sold a couple of years later by Gerry Francis to Blackburn for just over a million pounds.

On this Day 22 Years ago, two more goals for QPR Midfielder (and current manager) John Gregory! (as he scored 15 goals that season in QPR's Championship winning team under Terry Venables) in the 4-0 home win versus Rotherham (Goals also for Sealy and Hazell).

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