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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flashback "On This Day" Stan Bowles Made His QPR Debut


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- Thirty- Eight years ago today: September 16, 1972 - Stan Bowles Debuts for QPR

Stan Bowles made his debut at home to (pre-Brian Clough's) Nottingham Forest, September 16, 1972, 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.

Almost six months to the day since we had sold Rodneeee Marsh

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 - "Look Inside the Book))

Seven Years later, Bowles finally left QPR - ironically for Nottingham Forest (by then managed by Brian Clough).

- QPR Cult Heroes: Stan Bowles #1 BBC, 2004 QPR's cult heroes - Stan Bowles has been voted QPR's all-time cult hero by the club's fans.
- Bowles won with 56% of the vote, ahead of fellow QPR legends Rodney Marsh and Les Ferdinand. BBC

See Also

- Video: Bowles vs Spurs ---- Video: Bowles vs Spurs ---- Video: Bowles vs Liverpool

- Stan Bowles Autobiography- Stan Bowles/Wikipedia

- Dave Barton's Queens Park Rangers Site Remembers Stan Bowles

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- "He kicked the water bottle and he was in the shower when I spoke to the players at full-time, but that's Adel," Warnock told www.qpr.co.uk.
- "He's going to kick the water bottle; he's going to throw his towel at me; he'll probably take his shirt off and sling that at me at times too, but if I can cope with it, everybody else can too.
- "I thought he was superb at Ipswich. He played really well for an hour.
- "At 2-0 up we wanted to close it down and be professional and I thought the substitutions were right.
- "He's not a Latin American but he's got that type of character and you can't let it upset you.
- "He'll remember me in years to come as a Manager and vice-versa, because you've got to learn to cope with his tantrums."
- Warnock added: "I just look at the good things he does and he's made a great start to the season.
- "I've never had a player with better quality in my whole career and I absolutely love him.
- "He's going to be difficult to manage at times, but as long as he keeps performing as he does then it's fine by me. QPR

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