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Saturday, September 07, 2013

#QPR Report: On This Day: The Battle of the Two Francises - QPR vs #Birmingham...QPR Takeover Effort Flashback...




 Above and below Photos Plus addition QPR History in Photos: From the 1880s to the 21st Century - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives

- Today is "Non League Day" - The Brainchild of QPR Fan, James Doe

- Mirror:
The summer transfer window told in behind the scenes Vines"... QPR got really creative with the arrival of Charlie Austin (@charlieaustin23) from Burnley FC (@burnleyofficial), featuring a birds-eye view of Austin on the pitch, kneeling next to several footballs which have been carefully arranged to design his squad number (9):

Neil Warnock: Harry Redknapp Call him for his view of whether to sign an (unnamed) Player. Warnock advised against; Redknapp didnt sign him.

- Flashback 13 Years: Brian Melzac's Effort to Buy QPR

- Ian Holloway on his Effort to sign QPR's Andy Johnson

- Football League Annual Report on Clubs/Agents Spending

43 Years Ago... "The Battle of the Two Francises"


(September 7, 1971) Gordon Jago's promotion challenging QPR played promotion challenging Birmingham in the Football League Cup opening round. QPR had the emerging Gerry Francis. Birmingham had "The New Jimmy Greaves" - Trevor Francis, the previous season had emerged with 15 goals in 15 games.

QPR won 2-0 with Gerry Francis and Rodney Marsh scoring before a 15,000+ crowd.
QPR's Team  Parkes
Clement Hazell Hunt Gillard
Busby Francis Venables
McCulloch Marsh Saul

Six home growns; one non-league; two bargain buys...

And who would have guessed the two Francises would both subsequently manage QPR

[QPR eventually went out of the cup to Bristol Rovers away after drawing at home

- When the QPR Supporters Club became Redundant

- Couple days ago marked FIFTY Years since Frank Sibley made his QPR debut as a 15 Year Old (Half a century later, Sibley still holds the record of youngest QPR Player)

- 55 Years ago yesterday: Clive Clark made his QPR Debut

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