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Friday, September 13, 2013

#QPR On This Day: Gerry Francis (Full) Debut - 44 Years Ago Today at #Portsmouth...QPR Birthdays Today...Previous #Birmingham Encounters


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QPR PLAYERS Born on September 13:

Bradley Allen and Andy Impey: Both turn 42

Simon Walton
turns 26

Darren Ward turns 35

Lloyd Dyer turns 31

Keith Lowe (a rather brief QPR loan!) turns 27

And a couple of "Might Have Been" QPR!

Frazier Campbell ("linked to QPR" at least on one board) turns 26
Tommy Spurr (tried for by QPR) turns 26


September 13, 1969: Gerry Francis made his full debut! Away to Portmsouth. QPR won 3-1, Francis scoring. (As did Clement and Bridges)

(Francis came on as a sub season before at home to Liverpool, in March 1969 

QPR Team vs Portsmouth
Clement Hunt Hazell Watson
Sibley Bridges Francis
Wilkes Marsh Clarke
Sub: Turpie

Bob Turpie also made his debut coming on for the injured Mike Kelly

[Turpie made 2 appearances total for QPR. His claim to fame:
QPR chose him over Tony Currie!  :o ]

[As Tony Currie said " "He said: "I was born in Edgware and I grew up in Cricklewood. I first joined QPR on amateur forms when I was 14 to 15 years-old. Then when I left school the Club didn't think I was good enough to sign as an apprentice. "Instead, they signed Bob Turpie who was a mate of mine and went to the same School as me. So I then had to go and work for a small building firm..."


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