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Saturday, February 07, 2009

"On This Day" QPR Flashbacks: Reaching Wembley for the First Time....The China Brawl....Jim Smith Rejected QPR...Jim Langley Would Have Turned 80

- Visit the "Boutique" QPR Report Messageboard: A board that aspires to be different: (as suggested by the Messageboard's Honorary Moderators) and with a focus solely on QPR and football. Beyond the discussions, the board also includes a daily smattering of ("Macmoish-style") posted articles of general football interest. Posted today re Football and Finances:
- World's Fifty Highest-Paid Footballers (None from QPR!)
- Why Few "Lower League" Players Bought by Premiership Clubs
- Clubs Letting in Children For Free
- 2009/2010 Season Ticket Prices at Other Clubs
- The New Billion Pound TV Deal
- Is Football Recession Proof?
- Norwich's Big Fan/Club Money-Maker: Almost 3 million pounds to the club over past 12 years


- Forty-Two Years Ago, QPR Reached Wembley for the First Time

- February 7, 1967: QPR played Birmingham at Loftus Road in the Second Leg of the League Cup Semi-Final.
Three weeks previously, in the Semi-final first leg. QPR had traveled to Birmingham and won 4-1 (Marsh, R. Morgan, Lazarus & Allen). At Loftus Road, almost 25,000 saw QPR win the second leg 3-1 (Marsh 2 and Keen) to get to play WBA at Wembley the following month. QPR's team 40 years ago, today was the same as the first leg with one exception: Hazell coming in for Ian Watson.
Hazell Hunt Sibley Langley
Lazarus Keen Sanderson Morgan
Marsh Allen
A "Where Are They Now" (from a few years back)

- Three Years Ago, Jim Smith, then at Oxford, turned down a Return to QPR to Assist Gary Waddock

Three Ex-QPR Birthdays

- Jim Langley (RIP)- February 7, 1929
Memories of Jim Langley.... Mark Lazarus Eulogy to Langley

- Eddie Kelly - February 7, 1951

- Sammy Lee - February 7, 1959

- Two Years Ago Today: THE China Scrimmage

As reported on QPR Report before the game: QPR "Play" China Today...Supposedly at the training ground today: Team China Take on QPR..China vs QPR
As was noted last week, there were additional news reports that QPR would be playing China at the QPR Sipson Lane Training Ground, February 7. Reports
Today's Guardian (in an article entitled "Chinese unhappy with Chelsea" (Over their training facilities!) notes that The Chinese played a Chelsea XI in a friendly last night, face Queens Park Rangers tomorrow and then Brentford next Tuesday before returning home." Guardian
- (Also re complaining about Chelsea, Reuters "China Olympians lose to Chelsea amid pitch complaints" - Reuters

January 23 QPR issued this statement on its Official Site

The Club has had it brought to its attention that Ceefax and Teletext are reporting a game between QPR and China on February 8.
We would like to confirm that no such fixture is taking place at Loftus Road and we have already asked both parties to remove the story. QPR Report


- First Report "Reported Chaos as QPR Played China Today

- Photo/Video Links of Brawl

- Chairman Paladini Strong Statements re Investigating QPR Staff

- QPR's China Coverage Continues...Club Statement Responding

- World Coverage on QPR vs China Brawl

- Chinese Response: Apology & Sending Players Home

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