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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hitting Sixty-Four: Rodney Marsh!

Rod...neee Turns 64:
Born October 11, 1944, Rodney Marsh... So much could be said about Marsh from 1966-1972, THE QPR star, that nothing really needs to be said. The perennial question re Marsh and QPR: Who was better: Marsh or Stan Bowles. But both were just brilliant.

A few links: Marsh Photos or Wikipedia/Marsh or Dave's Queens Park Rangers Marsh Profile and QPRnet Q&A with Marsh . -- Full career Profile/Review Rodney Marsh personal website -- Videos --- Videos II (His 1967 goal, 20 seconds into the video)

Marsh's QPR Record
1965-66 -16 league games -8 goals
1966-67 - 41 league games - 30 goals
1967-68 - 25 league games - 14 goals
1968-69 - 22 league games - 4 goals
1969-70 - 38 league games- 12 goals
1970-71 - 39 league games - 21 goals
1971-72 - 30 league games- 17 goals

Rodney Marsh joined QPR from Fulham in March 1966.
Then 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.
(The following week, Marsh made his home debut and scored twice in a 6-1 win over Millwall. Other scorers: Collins, Les Allen, Mark Lazaru & Roger Morgan)

Marsh's last game for QPR: March 4, 1972 away to Bristol City. QPR lost 0-2
Parkes - Clement Hazell Mancini Gillard - Francis Busby Hunt - Marsh O'Rourke Mcculloch Sub Leach (Note 7 "home growns" in the 12 - and Clement, Hazell, Hunt and Leach along with Watson were playing for QPR when Marsh joined)
In all, Marsh scored 106 goals in 211 League Games for QPR. In the 1966/67 season, Marsh was the country's top goalscorer with 44 goals (30 League goals. 11 Legue cup goals. 3 FA cup goals.)


Memories 1

Memories II

Also Marsh Q& A

Two OTher Ex-QPR Birthdays Today

Danny Maddix Turns 41
Born - October 11, 1967. Defender, signed from Spurs on a Free Transfer by Jim Smith in July 1987. Given a free transfer in July 2001 after almost 300 games - See Maddix/Wikipedia

Vic Mobley Turns Sixty-Five Born October 11, 1943 is 65
Signed from Sheffield Wednesdsay by Les Allen, in October 1969 for 55,000 pounds. Unfortunately Mobley was shortly after injured (or was "pre-injured" when QPR signed him), and only played 30+ games for QPR.

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