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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

QPR Report Football Snippets Wednesday...Cancellation Responses..."On This Day" - Recalling Stan Bowles' QPR Debut...Stuart Houston's Hiring

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- Just-published: Gordon Macey's Queens Park Rangers: THE COMPLETE RECORD

- Also published: New Book re QPR "Hooped Dreams -Billionaires, QPR and the Premiership Promised Land." By Mick Kelly. (Foreword by Rodney Marsh)

- QPR reportedly Paying a considerable part of Helguson's wages while at Watford - "...During his loan switch, QPR have agreed to contribute to a considerable proportion of the striker’s wages." QPR Paying --- Announcements of Helguson Joining Watford on Loan

[Note: Helguson has almost two years left on his QPR contract] [-- Players' Length of QPR Contracts]

[Recalling the "confusion" when Helguson first joined QPR/didn't join QPR on loan]

The Standard/Felix Allen - Perfect diving conditions as monsoon hits London
- Monsoon weather brought rush-hour chaos to the roads and trains as a month's rain fell in just a few hours.
- The Met Office issued a severe weather warning as a band of donwpours tipped more than two inches of rain on some areas.
- Queens Park Rangers Championship match against Crystal Palace in Shepherd's Bush was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.
- Up the road at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea struggled on the boggy turf to a narrow win against Porto in the Champions League with Nicolas Anelka scoring the only goal.
- All Tube trains between Turnham Green and Richmond and all Overground trains from South Acton to Richmond were cancelled.
- Flooding also closed Mansion House and Regent's Park Tube stations, while the railway between Teddington and Shepperton closed all evening.
- Traffic problems were reported on the A4, M4, A40, the North Circular and the Great North Way. The Met Office said 29mm of rain fell at the London Weather Centre in about six hours." This is London

- Contribute to an Article on Alec Stock
"From Ron Norris on QPRNet - "I'm working on an article about Alec Stock and I'm looking for fans who were around at the time to contribute. If you're interested in getting involved please email ron@qprnet.com and I'll send you a quick Q and A to fill in. Your comments will then be included in the article." Many thanks!" QPRnet

- On This Day: Stan Bowles Made His QPR Debut -
- Thirty-seven years ago today: September 16, 1972: Stan Bowles made his debut at home to (pre-Brian Clough's) Nottingham Forest. Bowles's debut came two or three days after signing from Carlisle for a club-record 110,000 pounds. Bowles, wearing from that very first game, HIS #10 shirt. Within an hour, he had made the first goal for Don Givens...and scored the second...as Gordon Jago's QPR won 3-0 (Andy McCulloch getting the third). And QPR, of course, went on to promotion.
QPR's team that day. Parkes - Clement Evans Hazell Watson - Venables Francis Busby -
Givens Bowles Mcculloch - Sub: Salvage
From Bowles' autobiography "Stan The Man"
"I was 23 years old when I joined Queens Park Rangers in September 1972, for a then club record fee of 112,000 pounds...
"Rodney had made the No. 10 shirt his own, and, since he moved, no one wanted to tough the thing....The shirt thing didn't seem a big deal to me. I hadn't really heard of Rodney Marsh. So I just shrugged and said: "If no one wants it, I'll wear it."...
"...[A]s luck would have it, I scored one and made another for Don Givens in my first game - against Nottingham Forest on September 16th, 1972. We won 3-0, and the fans seemed to take to my style of play; which, to them, was a bit like Rodney's"(Stan The Man, page 33)
Seven Years later, Bowles finally left QPR - ironically for Nottingham Forest (by then managed by Brian Clough). Add a memory

- Thirty-Three Years ago yesterday, QPR started their European Adventure with a Stan Bowles hatrick

- Also On This Day: September 16, 1996 - Stuart Houston Appointed QPR Manager: Ex-QPR Chairma Nick Blackburn on the Houston Era

- Also on This Day, three Years Ago: Waddock's Last Game in Charge

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Kilburn Times/Sandy Lerman (of Vital Football QPR) - Beat around the Bush - Following QPR From Abroad
"It is very difficult following your team when you cannot actually watch them regularly. Thankfully the Championship is shown on television - but that is no help to someone living abroad if they cannot get BBC or Sky!
They have to rely on other people's views: newspaper articles, official websites, internet blogs and forums take on a whole new dimension.
This summer I carelessly booked my holiday for the last fortnight of August, therefore missing several of the opening games of this season. It was a painful experience as I'm never away during the football season.
I had to rely on texts from home for news of QPR's exploits rather than on my own first-hand impressions. Waiting for the mobile to chime, particularly on matchday, made me irritable and incredibly difficult to be around despite the warm sunshine!
And this has given me a new respect for those QPR fans who live abroad but still maintain a profound love and intense passion for our club.
Imagine not being able to attend Loftus Road regularly! Instead, you have to make the daily effort to trawl foreign news channels and newspapers (which don't usually have much to say about Rangers). Thank heavens for the internet! At least there you can find out about QPR.
Would you pay for a flight from abroad, probably at greater expense than the new price of a Loftus Road season ticket, to get a brief glimpse of your hooped-shirted heroes live?
I know someone who arranges a trip to London to coincide with the football season. He lives in Brazil! And he is not alone - we have fans in such far-flung places as Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Cyprus and, nearer to home, Eire. Some of these ex-pats make the effort to fly over at least once during a season.
It is terribly hard maintaining your passion from afar. I was away for a mere fortnight and found it very challenging! You have to be dedicated.
Small things matter, like time difference. I had to wait until after midnight for the final score on the evenings we played Bristol City and Accrington Stanley. I was only in Turkey - imagine being in Australia!
While away, I managed to read the comments and reports on Vital QPR, on the games I missed, and I really felt as if I was present myself. Now I realise the importance of accurate, but passionate, reporting!
So, when we play Chelsea in the third round of the Carling Cup, I will try to be just as accurate but no less passionate when I go online. After all, our growing foreign legion of Rs fans deserve to feel as if they have been at Stamford Bridge with us. Kilburn Times

Game Cancellation Responses - QPR Official Site MAGILTON: 'WE'RE REALLY DISAPPOINTED'
Jim Magilton was left 'utterly disappointed,' as the R's Championship fixture against Crystal Palace fell victim to the adverse weather conditions in W12 tonight (Tuesday).
Speaking just moments after referee Mr Mick Russell made his decision to postpone the match, Magilton told www.qpr.co.uk: "We've been guided by the safety officer and the referee.
"The rain hasn't stopped all afternoon - the groundsman and his staff have done everything they can to get the game on, but unfortunately the weather has won today."
Magilton added: "We apologise to the fans that were looking forward to a good game, both our own and the Palace faithful.
"We were really looking forward to it ourselves, so we're bitterly disappointed.
"It's just one of those things though. It was a home game and we were looking forward to it, but we've got to accept the decision." QPR

- CRYSTAL Palace skipper Shaun Derry was happy his big night at Loftus Road turned into a damp squib.
Torrential rain meant the Championship clash between the Eagles and QPR was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Referee Mick Russell took the decision an hour before kick-off leaving both sets of players and supporters deeply frustrated.
Derry was due to make his 500th career appearance against Jim Magilton’s men last night – but will now wait until Saturday’s home clash against Derby for the milestone.
Derry said: “The game being called off is frustrating in that we have to wait longer to get the 4-0 defeat against Scunthorpe out of our system.
“But personally it works out quite well for me because it means I get to make my 500th appearance at Selhurst Park.
“I’m sure more of my family will come to watch me on a Saturday afternoon than a Tuesday night.
“And it means I can celebrate with my wife in the evening instead of travelling back from Loftus Road.”
He added: “The conditions were unbelievable but I think it would have suited our approach to the game.
Magilton said: “We apologise to the fans who were looking forward to the game. “We were really looking forward to it, so we’re bitterly disappointed. We’ve got to accept the decision.” Daily Star

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