Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Past Christmas Greetings from Loftus Road...Past #QPR Christmas and Boxing Day Games...Birthdays Yesterday for Stan Bowles (65) and Brian Bedford (80)..Today: Scott Donnelly

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Note: The last time QPR PLAYED on Christmas Day was 56 years ago (1957) QPR Drew 1-1 at Gillingham


Some Recent Christmas Greetings to QPR Fans

QPR Official Site - 2012


Seasons greetings from everyone at Queens Park Rangers...

Dear Supporter,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a fun-filled New Year.

Your support over the last 12 months has been exceptional and each and every one of you has played a part in our Premier League campaigns of 2011/12 and 2012/13.

No one associated with this club will ever forget that final day of the season back in May. Ultimately, our bid to beat the drop was inspired by you – the fans – who helped make Loftus Road a fortress in the final five home fixtures of the season.

The roar that shook Loftus Road at the final whistle against Stoke City will remain with us all forever and we will always be grateful for your fantastic support.

As a group of directors, we are determined to build on what we’ve started here and with your continued support, we firmly believe we can achieve our goals.

There is no need to ask what you all want for Christmas and will hope for in the New Year – because we want the same.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

The Board of Directors

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QPR Official Site - SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM THE BOARD
Sun 25 Dec 2011

- QPR Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Tony Fernandes & Amit Bhatia, send their best wishes to the R's faithful in their festive Christmas video.
-Merry Christmas from everyone at QPR.



QPR Official Site - 2010 HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

The Board, coaching staff, players and everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football Club wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, with many thanks for your continued and outstanding support.
Come on you R's!


QPR 2009 - QPR Official Site - HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

The Board, coaching staff, players and everyone at Queens Park Rangers Football Club wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, with many thanks for your continued and outstanding support.
Come on you R's!


QPR Official Site - December 25, 2008 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Dear Supporter,
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a fun-filled New Year.
Your support over the last 12 months has been incredible and we - the Board, management staff and players alike - are all eternally grateful.
2009 has the potential to be a very special year for the Club and with your on-going support, we can achieve our goals and objectives.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
QPR Board of Directors


December 25, 2007 - QPR Official Site - HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

-Dear Supporter,
- We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a fun-filled New Year.
- Your support over the last 12 months has been exceptional and each and every one of you has played a part in both the 2006/07 and 2007/08 Coca Cola Championship campaigns.
- Your fanatical support in these difficult times is much appreciated, and rest assured, we will be doing everything within our powers to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, as we attempt to pull ourselves clear of the relegation zone in the Championship.
- The new investors are determined to bring the glory days back to W12 and with your continued support; we firmly believe we can achieve our goals.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
QPR Board of Directors


Christmas Greetings 2006 - QPR Official Site - December 25, 2006 - QPR RESPONSE TO DAILY EXPRESS
- QPR Official Site: Official Club statement by Antonio Caliendo and Gianni Paladini.
- We owe it to QPR fans to respond to the allegations made in the Daily Express on Saturday in an article entitled "Are Rangers Going bust?"
- The article was misleading in many respects and we can assure our many supporters that there is no possibility of QPR going bust whilst we remain on board.
- We have seen too many attacks on QPR in the press that simply don't reflect the reality of today's situation. It seems there is always someone who wants to discredit our club.
- Our goal remains the same as always: to take QPR to the highest position in English football. Despite injuries and recent results, we believe John Gregory will be able to take QPR back to the position it was in when he played for the Club.
We accept that talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. We will only ever prove our critics wrong by taking the Club forward, and we are 100 per-cent committed to continuing with that.
- Finally, we would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of the staff and fans of QPR a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Antonio Caliendo - Chairman of QPR Holdings
Gianni Paladini - Chairman of QPR FC QPR Official Site QPR


QPR Official Site - Christmas 2005 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS
QPR/Snow Photo
- Everyone at QPR would like to wish our fans a very happy Christmas and we would like to thank you for your support in 2005. QPR


QPR Official Site - Christmas 2004 - MERRY CHRISTMAS From Bill Power
- On behalf of everybody at the club I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the finest fans in the land, for your amazing continued support.
- We are only half way through the season so we still have a long way to go but with you all there alongside Ollie and the team, I am certain the best of this season is yet to come.
- There is no need to ask what you all want for Christmas and hope for in the new year and I am just as sure that Ollie and the lads will do their best to give you all what you wish for.
- Thank you again and Merry Christmas from Kevin, Antonio, Carlos and Gianni.
And my very best wishes to you all. Bill


QPR Official Site - 2004 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Rangers manager Ian Holloway offers his own very special Christmas message to all QPR fans.
It's been quite a year for the club and at this time of reflection, Ollie speaks to Rangers fans everywhere.
To listen to or watch Ollie's message, simply click on one of the icons below.
In the meantime though, and on behalf of everyone at Loftus Road, qpr.co.uk would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.


QPR Christmas 2002 - MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY
Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at QPR! We hope you have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you at Loftus Road tomorrow for the Boxing Day clash with Wycombe. Kick off is at Midday.
In the meantime, you can download a QPR Christmas greeting by right-clicking on the icon below and then 'save target as'.


Christmas 1999 - GERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS
WITH the Rangers team training over the Christmas period, Gerry Francis has a special seasonal greeting for all our supporters.
- Gerry says:" The team have worked very, very hard this year. There's been a great improvement and we are in a reasonable position in the league.
"I hope the fans have a tremendous Christmas because they deserve it for the support they've given me. Also I hope we get a bit of luck in there with all these injury problems that we're having. It's been a bit frustrating, having started the season so well and now knowing that I've got some very good players that are not available for selection.
- "So well done the supporters, well done the players. Hopefully we can have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year."
- Team news for Sunday - Steiner(groin) and Baraclough(virus) will hope to shake off the problems that kept them out of the win at Torquay. Loan signing Darran Ward comes back into contention after being ineligible for the FA Cup. Rangers still have nine first team players out injured.


Christmas 1998 QPR Official Site - CHRIS' CHRISTMAS CHEER
RANGERS chairman Chris Wright has a special seasonal message to the supporters.
He says: "I would like to wish all of our wonderful fans a great Christmas. Enjoy your Christmas Day and get to the ground early on Boxing Day - it's a 12 noon kick-off as everyone knows. So let's get some atmosphere going for the Norwich game."
"I'm sure we'll get a bumper crowd. And the best Christmas present will hopefully be three points on Boxing Day. That's certainly the Christmas present that I want most! Hopefully the lads on the pitch will be able to deliver it for me."


Christmas 1998 -MERRY GERRY FRANCIS
RANGERS boss Gerry Francis extends Christmas greetings via the internet to supporters around the globe.
Gerry says: "Id like to wish Rangers fans all over the world a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
"I thank you for your great support, especially since I�ve been back. You�ve got behind the team and the players have responded."
"We need to keep that going and certainly it�s going to be very important that we get as many points as we can over the Christmas period. With the crowd behind us, it helps the players and it helps me."
"So, have a lovely Christmas, we�ll see you all the Norwich game on Boxing Day and let�s hope we get the three points."
Team news for Rangers' clash with Norwich at Loftus Road on Boxing Day:
Lee Harper is ruled out with flu, but overall Rangers expect to be unchanged.



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Christmas Day, 1950: QPR at home to Preston North End. QPR Lost 4-1!

QPR's Last Christmas Day game...1957 Away to Gillingham (Drew 1-1)




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with Paul Hart picking up a victory


Posted last year:
Here's to an exciting game - and VICTORY today. Given Bristol City's recent record and manager's sickness, this is a really a "MUST WIN' For QPR...

No pressure, Mr. Hart.

Past QPR Boxing Day Results
A year ago, Alberti - yet another of HIS great signings, made his QPR debut.

[Links to some of the match reports on the blog link
qprreport.blogspot.com/2009/12/qpr-on-boxing-day-some-past-boxing-day.html


SOME PAST BOXING DAY QPR RESULTS & TEAMS

1966 QPR 3 Brighton 0

1967 Plymouth 0 QPR 1 (Keen Pen)

1968 QPR 0 WBA 4 (Part of our Division One 1968/69 Humiliation Season!)

1969 Millwall 2 QPR 0

1972 QPR 3 Orient 1 (Leach, Givens, Thomas)

1973 Spurs 0 QPR 0

1974 QPR 4 Leicester 2 (Beck, Thomas, Givens, Westwood)

1975 QPR 2 Norwich

1977 QPR 0 Derby 0

1978 QPR 2 Spurs 2 (Bowles, Shanks)

1980 QPR 3 West Ham 0 (Silkman, Curie, Stainrod)

1981 QPR 0 Chelsea 2

1984 QPR 2 Chelsea 2 (Bannister. MCdonald)

1987 QPR 1 Chelsea 1 (Kerslake)

1988 Aston Villa 2 QPR 1 (T. Francis)

1989 QPR 1 Coventry 1 (Falco)

1990 QPR 1 Liverpool 1 (Falco)

1991 QPR 0 Liverpool 0

1994 Crystal Palce 0 QPR 0

1995 Arsenal QPR 0

1996 QPR 3 Norwich 2 (Peacock, Dichio, Mcdermott)

1997 Portsmouth 3 QPR 1 (Sheron)

1998 QPR 2 Norwich 0 (Murray Peacock)

1999 Norwich 2 QPR 1

2000 QPR 2 Norwich 3

2001 QPR 0 Brighton 0

2002 QPR 2 Wycombe 1 (Rose, Gallen)

2003 Notts County 3 QPR 3

2004 Plymouth 2 QPR 1

2005 Brighton 1 QPR 0

2006 Birmingham 2 QPR 1

2007 Plymouth 2 QPR 1 (Ainsworth)

2008 Charlton 2 QPR 2

2009 QPR 2 Bristol City 1

2010 QPR 4 Swansea 0 (Mackie, Helguson, Taarabt (2)

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Boxing Day 2010: QPR 4 Swansea 0

01 Kenny
03 Hill red card
13 Gorkss
15 Walker
16 Connolly
04 Derry
07 Taarabt (Rowlands 83)
11 Faurlin
09 Helguson (Hulse 86)
12 Mackie
21 Smith (Orr 21)
Substitutes 24 Cerny, 02 Orr, 14 Rowlands, 25 Ephraim, 08 Clarke, 19 Agyemang, 20 Hulse
Match Reports: qprreport.blogspot.com/2010/12/qpr-report-monday-qpr-crush-swansea.html


Boxing Day 2008 - Charlton 2 QPR 2QPR: Cerny; Ramage, Connolly, Hall, Gorkss; Alberti (Ephraim 60), Leigertwood, Cook (Ledesma 67), Rowlands; Di Carmine (Helguson 82), Blackstock. Subs (not used): Mahon, Agyemang. - Match Reports and Comments

Boxing Day 2007 - Plymouth 2-1 QPR 1
QPR: Camp, Barker, Bolder, Buzsaky (Blackstock, 78), Ainsworth, Rowlands (Nygaard, 67), Walton, Malcolm, Vine, Rehman, Leigertwood.Subs: Cole, Moore, Kanyuka.
Goals: Ainsworth (19) Bookings: Buzsaky (30), Rowlands (45), Ainsworth (51), Walton (52), Bolder (70), Nygaard (76), Leigertwood (90) - Match Reports and Comments

Boxing Day 2006 Birmingham 2 QPR 1QPR Royce, Bignot, Mancienne, Rehman, Stewart,Milanese (Rowlands 75), Bircham (Bailey 59), Smith, Cook,Furlong, Blackstock (Ray Jones 81). Subs Not Used: Cole, Ward. Match Reports and Comments

Boxing Day 2004 - Plymouth 2 QPR 1
QPR Day, Bignot, shiteetu, Santos, Padula (Edghill 70), Miller (Best 45), Rowlands, Gallen, Cook (Ainsworth 73), Bircham, Furlong. Subs Not Used: Bean, McLeod. Sporting Life

Boxing Day 2002, QPR 2 Wycombe 1
QPR's squad: Chris Day, Clarke Carlisle, Terrell Forbes, Matthew Rose, Richard Langley, Steve Palmer, Brett Angell, Marc Bircham, Lee Cook, Nicky Culkin, Paul Furlong, Kevin Gallen, Daniel shiteetu, Andy Thomson

Boxing Day, 1999 Norwich 2 QPR 1QPR: Miklosko, Breacker, Baraclough, Ward, Darlington, Plummer, Wardley, Langley, Murray (Gallen 89), Steiner, Kiwomya. Subs Not Used: Bankole, Kulcsar, McGovern, Bruce Sent Off: Langley (89). Booked: Langley. Goals: Wardley 40. Sporting Life


Boxing Day, 1997 Portmouth 3 QPR 1- Victory for bottom of the table Portsmouth! QPR: Roberts, Yates, Brazier, Quashie, Ready, Maddix, Spencer (Gallen 74), Peacock, Murray, Sheron, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Barker, Perry. Goals: Sheron 31. Sporting Life

Boxing Day 1968 - QPR 0 WBA 4
Ron Springett - Harris Keetch Hazell Watson - Keen Hunt R. Morgan - Bridges Clarke Marsh - Allen (sub)

Boxing Day 1967: Plymouth 0 QPR 1
On Boxing Day, 1967, QPR won at Plymouth 1-0 through a Mike Keen penalty.
(Four days later, QPR completed their double, by defeating Plymouth 4-1 at Loftus Road. Rodney Marsh, 2 and Mike Keen 2.)
QPR's team at Plymouth: Springett, Clement Hazell Keetch Harris, Morgan, Keen, Sanderson, Morgan, McGovern, Marsh.







Wednesday, December 26, 2007
QPR's Past Boxing Day Games: Two Against Plymouth
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Below: Results of QPR's Boxing Day Games Over The Past Forty Years, including two against Plymouth, both times, away!
In 1967, QPR won 1-0 at Plymouth, Mike Keen, Penalty, with Mick McGovern making his QPR debut. (Four days later, QPR completed their double, by defeating Plymouth 4-1 at Loftus Road. Rodney Marsh, 2 and Mike Keen 2.) QPR's 1967 team at Plymouth: Springett, Clement Hazell Keetch Harris, Morgan, Keen, Sanderson, Morgan, McGovern, Marsh.
Three years ago, Boxing Day 2004: Plymouth defeated QPR 2-1 in Plymouth. QPR's team: QPR Day, Bignot, shiteetu, Santos, Padula (Edghill 70), Miller (Best 45), Rowlands, Gallen, Cook (Ainsworth 73), Bircham, Furlong. Subs Not Used: Bean, McLeod.


BOXING DAY 1967: Plymouth 0 QPR
On Boxing Day, 1967, QPR won at Plymouth 1-0 through a Mike Keen penalty. (Four days later, QPR completed their double, by defeating Plymouth 4-1 at Loftus Road. Rodney Marsh, 2 and Mike Keen 2.) QPR's team at Plymouth: Springett, Clement Hazell Keetch Harris, Morgan, Keen, Sanderson, Morgan, McGovern, Marsh.


BOXING DAY 2004 - Sporting Life PLYMOUTH 2 QPR 1
A 49th-minute Micky Evans header gave Plymouth Argyle a 2-1 win and condemned Queen's Park Rangers to their fourth consecutive Coca-Cola Championship defeat.
Evans' third goal of the season sealed the win after Paul Wotton had given the Pilgrims the lead before Paul Furlong pulled a goal back for Rangers, who almost claimed a late point.
The home side took the lead in the 13th minute when recent signing Bjarni Gudjonsson, making his first start for Bobby Williamson's side, played the ball to Wotton from the right and the defender smacked a powerful long-range shot that found the top corner of keeper Chris Day's net.
But Plymouth's joy was cut short four minutes later when they were reduced to 10 men as defender Graham Coughlan was sent off for violent conduct after a poor challenge on Paul Furlong.
However, Ian Holloway's side could not make the extra man count and the game became littered with fouls.
QPR's Marc Bircham was next in the book after the half-hour mark for a foul on David Friio before Georges Santos had his name taken for clattering Evans.
Santos received his marching orders six minutes before half-time after receiving a second yellow for a tackle on Friio as Plymouth deservedly went in at the break 1-0 up.
Holloway replaced Adam Miller with on-loan Southampton striker Leon Best for the second half in an effort to give Rangers more attacking impetus.
But, unfortunately for the visitors, it was Plymouth who doubled their lead as Evans nodded in Paul Connolly's cross from the left on 49 minutes for the striker's third goal of the season.
Rangers got back into the game four minutes later through Furlong when Kevin Gallen's free-kick found the veteran striker, who drilled a low shot past Romain Larrieu.
Plymouth spurned a glorious chance to give themselves some breathing space on the hour mark.
Peter Gilbert's inviting cross was met by Marino Keith but the striker, who had been recalled to the Pilgrims' starting line-up, volleyed wide from close in.
QPR were competing better in the second period and Gallen brought a rare save out of Larrieu with a long-range effort before the French keeper kept out a Furlong header.
Holloway threw on Richard Edghill and Gareth Ainsworth in an attempt to salvage a point and Larrieu had to be alert to keep out a Bircham strike as QPR pressed for an equaliser.
Larrieu again came to Plymouth's rescue deep into injury time, parrying Martin Rowlands' shot from inside the area as the Pilgrims held on to claim a first league win in three games.
Teams
Plymouth Larrieu, Connolly, Doumbe, Coughlan, Gilbert, Capaldi, Friio, Wotton, Gudjonsson, Keith, Evans (Crawford 72). Subs Not Used: Hodges, Lasley, Adams, Norris. Sent Off: Coughlan (17). Booked: Wotton, Friio. Goals: Wotton 13, Evans 49.
QPR Day, Bignot, shiteetu, Santos, Padula (Edghill 70), Miller (Best 45), Rowlands, Gallen, Cook (Ainsworth 73), Bircham, Furlong. Subs Not Used: Bean, McLeod. Sporting Life

One Year Ago, Boxing Day 2006 Birmingham 2 QPR 1
[Only two players from last season's 11 (at most) will be playing today=

SPORTING LIFE: BIRMINGHAM 2 QPR 1
Birmingham celebrated their 100th anniversary at St Andrews in style as goals from Matthew Upson and Cameron Jerome secured a fifth straight Coca-Cola Championship win and extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points.

QPR winger Lee Cook briefly threatened to spoil the party by cancelling out Upson's 22nd-minute header to silence a near-full house but the Blues had the last laugh as second-half substitute Jerome fired the winner three minutes after replacing DJ Campbell.
Second-placed Preston lost at West Brom and Derby, third, went down at home against Wolves as Birmingham, held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough in their first match at St Andrews on Boxing Day back in 1906, made it just one defeat in their last 13 league matches.
Birmingham, unchanged from the side that started at Southend on Saturday, went close to taking a second-minute lead when Nicklas Bendtner headed Gary McSheffrey's cross over the crossbar.
QPR responded through Dexter Blackstock, who shot wide from Cook's cross.
Home goalkeeper Maik Taylor held Jimmy Smith's 25-yard shot, while Bendtner saw his effort from the edge of the penalty area blocked by Rangers goalkeeper Simon Royce.
McSheffrey, a £4million summer signing from Coventry, was involved in most of Birmingham's better work and from his free-kick on the left the Blues took a 22nd-minute lead.
Damion Stewart was penalised for his challenge on Campbell and Upson rose highest to head McSheffrey's pin-point cross beyond Royce.
McSheffrey's diving header from Mathew Sadler's cross flashed wide before the visitors put a dampener on their hosts' celebrations in the 31st minute.
Furlong set up Cook on the left side of the area and the winger sent his shot arrowing into the top corner.
Royce turned away Campbell's goalbound 20-yarder at full stretch and held Bendtner's header as City looked to regain their advantage before the break.
Bendtner went close again with a header from another McSheffrey corner shortly after the restart, while Blackstock also headed over and fired wide from 25 yards.
City manager Steve Bruce sent on Jerome for Campbell just before the hour and the striker despatched McSheffrey's pass into the bottom corner from 12 yards three minutes later.
Radhi Jaidi and Upson both went close to extending Birmingham's lead with headers from a free-kick and corner while McSheffrey had two 30-yard strikes that whistled over the crossbar.
QPR used all three of their substitutes - Rowlands, Jones and Stefan Bailey - midway through the second half
but apart from long-range shots from Rehman and Cook, the latter's blocked by Stephen Clemence, the visitors failed to create clear-cut chances.
Teams
Birmingham Maik Taylor, Kelly, Jaidi, Upson (Larsson 89),Sadler, Johnson, Nafti, Clemence, McSheffrey, Bendtner,Campbell (Jerome 59), Jerome (Muamba 90).
Subs Not Used: Doyle, Danns.
Booked: Bendtner.
Goals: Upson 22, Jerome 62.

QPR Royce, Bignot, Mancienne, Rehman, Stewart,Milanese (Rowlands 75), Bircham (Bailey 59), Smith, Cook,Furlong, Blackstock (Ray Jones 81).
Subs Not Used: Cole, Ward.
Booked: Milanese. Sporting Life

FIVE YEARS AGO, BOXING DAY 2002, QPR 2 Wycombe 1
QPR's squad: Chris Day, Clarke Carlisle, Terrell Forbes, Matthew Rose, Richard Langley, Steve Palmer, Brett Angell, Marc Bircham, Lee Cook, Nicky Culkin, Paul Furlong, Kevin Gallen, Daniel shiteetu, Andy Thomson

Boxing Day, 1999 Norwich 2 QPR 1
Norwich: A. Marshall, Sutch, Fleming, Jackson, Fuglestad, Anselin, de Blasiis, Russell, Llewellyn, Roberts, Diop.
Subs Not Used: Green, Mackay, Coote, L. Marshall, Kenton.
Sent Off: Llewellyn (90).
Booked: Llewellyn, Fuglestad, Russell.
Goals: Breacker 25 og, Llewellyn 87.

QPR: Miklosko, Breacker, Baraclough, Ward, Darlington, Plummer, Wardley, Langley, Murray (Gallen 89), Steiner, Kiwomya.
Subs Not Used: Bankole, Kulcsar, McGovern, Bruce
Sent Off: Langley (89).
Booked: Langley.
Goals: Wardley 40.
Sporting Life

And A decade ago, Portmouth 3 QPR 1
Victory for bottom of the table Portsmouth!
Portsmouth: Knight, Pethick, Thomson, McLoughlin, Waterman, Awford, Hall (Igoe 89), Foster, Aloisi (Durnin 84), Svensson, Turner.
Subs Not Used: Perrett.
Goals: Pethick 35, McLoughlin 62 pen, Hall 80.

QPR: Roberts, Yates, Brazier, Quashie, Ready, Maddix, Spencer (Gallen 74), Peacock, Murray, Sheron, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Barker, Perry.
Goals: Sheron 31. Sporting Life

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
QPR's Past Boxing Day Games: Two Against Plymouth
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Below: Results of QPR's Boxing Day Games Over The Past Forty Years, including two against Plymouth, both times, away!
In 1967, QPR won 1-0 at Plymouth, Mike Keen, Penalty, with Mick McGovern making his QPR debut. (Four days later, QPR completed their double, by defeating Plymouth 4-1 at Loftus Road. Rodney Marsh, 2 and Mike Keen 2.) QPR's 1967 team at Plymouth: Springett, Clement Hazell Keetch Harris, Morgan, Keen, Sanderson, Morgan, McGovern, Marsh.
Three years ago, Boxing Day 2004: Plymouth defeated QPR 2-1 in Plymouth. QPR's team: QPR Day, Bignot, shiteetu, Santos, Padula (Edghill 70), Miller (Best 45), Rowlands, Gallen, Cook (Ainsworth 73), Bircham, Furlong. Subs Not Used: Bean, McLeod.


BOXING DAY 1967: Plymouth 0 QPR
On Boxing Day, 1967, QPR won at Plymouth 1-0 through a Mike Keen penalty. (Four days later, QPR completed their double, by defeating Plymouth 4-1 at Loftus Road. Rodney Marsh, 2 and Mike Keen 2.) QPR's team at Plymouth: Springett, Clement Hazell Keetch Harris, Morgan, Keen, Sanderson, Morgan, McGovern, Marsh.


BOXING DAY 2004 - Sporting Life PLYMOUTH 2 QPR 1
A 49th-minute Micky Evans header gave Plymouth Argyle a 2-1 win and condemned Queen's Park Rangers to their fourth consecutive Coca-Cola Championship defeat.
Evans' third goal of the season sealed the win after Paul Wotton had given the Pilgrims the lead before Paul Furlong pulled a goal back for Rangers, who almost claimed a late point.
The home side took the lead in the 13th minute when recent signing Bjarni Gudjonsson, making his first start for Bobby Williamson's side, played the ball to Wotton from the right and the defender smacked a powerful long-range shot that found the top corner of keeper Chris Day's net.
But Plymouth's joy was cut short four minutes later when they were reduced to 10 men as defender Graham Coughlan was sent off for violent conduct after a poor challenge on Paul Furlong.
However, Ian Holloway's side could not make the extra man count and the game became littered with fouls.
QPR's Marc Bircham was next in the book after the half-hour mark for a foul on David Friio before Georges Santos had his name taken for clattering Evans.
Santos received his marching orders six minutes before half-time after receiving a second yellow for a tackle on Friio as Plymouth deservedly went in at the break 1-0 up.
Holloway replaced Adam Miller with on-loan Southampton striker Leon Best for the second half in an effort to give Rangers more attacking impetus.
But, unfortunately for the visitors, it was Plymouth who doubled their lead as Evans nodded in Paul Connolly's cross from the left on 49 minutes for the striker's third goal of the season.
Rangers got back into the game four minutes later through Furlong when Kevin Gallen's free-kick found the veteran striker, who drilled a low shot past Romain Larrieu.
Plymouth spurned a glorious chance to give themselves some breathing space on the hour mark.
Peter Gilbert's inviting cross was met by Marino Keith but the striker, who had been recalled to the Pilgrims' starting line-up, volleyed wide from close in.
QPR were competing better in the second period and Gallen brought a rare save out of Larrieu with a long-range effort before the French keeper kept out a Furlong header.
Holloway threw on Richard Edghill and Gareth Ainsworth in an attempt to salvage a point and Larrieu had to be alert to keep out a Bircham strike as QPR pressed for an equaliser.
Larrieu again came to Plymouth's rescue deep into injury time, parrying Martin Rowlands' shot from inside the area as the Pilgrims held on to claim a first league win in three games.
Teams
Plymouth Larrieu, Connolly, Doumbe, Coughlan, Gilbert, Capaldi, Friio, Wotton, Gudjonsson, Keith, Evans (Crawford 72). Subs Not Used: Hodges, Lasley, Adams, Norris. Sent Off: Coughlan (17). Booked: Wotton, Friio. Goals: Wotton 13, Evans 49.
QPR Day, Bignot, shiteetu, Santos, Padula (Edghill 70), Miller (Best 45), Rowlands, Gallen, Cook (Ainsworth 73), Bircham, Furlong. Subs Not Used: Bean, McLeod. Sporting Life

One Year Ago, Boxing Day 2006 Birmingham 2 QPR 1
[Only two players from last season's 11 (at most) will be playing today=

SPORTING LIFE: BIRMINGHAM 2 QPR 1
Birmingham celebrated their 100th anniversary at St Andrews in style as goals from Matthew Upson and Cameron Jerome secured a fifth straight Coca-Cola Championship win and extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points.

QPR winger Lee Cook briefly threatened to spoil the party by cancelling out Upson's 22nd-minute header to silence a near-full house but the Blues had the last laugh as second-half substitute Jerome fired the winner three minutes after replacing DJ Campbell.
Second-placed Preston lost at West Brom and Derby, third, went down at home against Wolves as Birmingham, held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough in their first match at St Andrews on Boxing Day back in 1906, made it just one defeat in their last 13 league matches.
Birmingham, unchanged from the side that started at Southend on Saturday, went close to taking a second-minute lead when Nicklas Bendtner headed Gary McSheffrey's cross over the crossbar.
QPR responded through Dexter Blackstock, who shot wide from Cook's cross.
Home goalkeeper Maik Taylor held Jimmy Smith's 25-yard shot, while Bendtner saw his effort from the edge of the penalty area blocked by Rangers goalkeeper Simon Royce.
McSheffrey, a £4million summer signing from Coventry, was involved in most of Birmingham's better work and from his free-kick on the left the Blues took a 22nd-minute lead.
Damion Stewart was penalised for his challenge on Campbell and Upson rose highest to head McSheffrey's pin-point cross beyond Royce.
McSheffrey's diving header from Mathew Sadler's cross flashed wide before the visitors put a dampener on their hosts' celebrations in the 31st minute.
Furlong set up Cook on the left side of the area and the winger sent his shot arrowing into the top corner.
Royce turned away Campbell's goalbound 20-yarder at full stretch and held Bendtner's header as City looked to regain their advantage before the break.
Bendtner went close again with a header from another McSheffrey corner shortly after the restart, while Blackstock also headed over and fired wide from 25 yards.
City manager Steve Bruce sent on Jerome for Campbell just before the hour and the striker despatched McSheffrey's pass into the bottom corner from 12 yards three minutes later.
Radhi Jaidi and Upson both went close to extending Birmingham's lead with headers from a free-kick and corner while McSheffrey had two 30-yard strikes that whistled over the crossbar.
QPR used all three of their substitutes - Rowlands, Jones and Stefan Bailey - midway through the second half
but apart from long-range shots from Rehman and Cook, the latter's blocked by Stephen Clemence, the visitors failed to create clear-cut chances.
Teams
Birmingham Maik Taylor, Kelly, Jaidi, Upson (Larsson 89),Sadler, Johnson, Nafti, Clemence, McSheffrey, Bendtner,Campbell (Jerome 59), Jerome (Muamba 90).
Subs Not Used: Doyle, Danns.
Booked: Bendtner.
Goals: Upson 22, Jerome 62.

QPR Royce, Bignot, Mancienne, Rehman, Stewart,Milanese (Rowlands 75), Bircham (Bailey 59), Smith, Cook,Furlong, Blackstock (Ray Jones 81).
Subs Not Used: Cole, Ward.
Booked: Milanese. Sporting Life

FIVE YEARS AGO, BOXING DAY 2002, QPR 2 Wycombe 1
QPR's squad: Chris Day, Clarke Carlisle, Terrell Forbes, Matthew Rose, Richard Langley, Steve Palmer, Brett Angell, Marc Bircham, Lee Cook, Nicky Culkin, Paul Furlong, Kevin Gallen, Daniel shiteetu, Andy Thomson

Boxing Day, 1999 Norwich 2 QPR 1
Norwich: A. Marshall, Sutch, Fleming, Jackson, Fuglestad, Anselin, de Blasiis, Russell, Llewellyn, Roberts, Diop.
Subs Not Used: Green, Mackay, Coote, L. Marshall, Kenton.
Sent Off: Llewellyn (90).
Booked: Llewellyn, Fuglestad, Russell.
Goals: Breacker 25 og, Llewellyn 87.

QPR: Miklosko, Breacker, Baraclough, Ward, Darlington, Plummer, Wardley, Langley, Murray (Gallen 89), Steiner, Kiwomya.
Subs Not Used: Bankole, Kulcsar, McGovern, Bruce
Sent Off: Langley (89).
Booked: Langley.
Goals: Wardley 40.
Sporting Life

And A decade ago, Portmouth 3 QPR 1
Victory for bottom of the table Portsmouth!
Portsmouth: Knight, Pethick, Thomson, McLoughlin, Waterman, Awford, Hall (Igoe 89), Foster, Aloisi (Durnin 84), Svensson, Turner.
Subs Not Used: Perrett.
Goals: Pethick 35, McLoughlin 62 pen, Hall 80.

QPR: Roberts, Yates, Brazier, Quashie, Ready, Maddix, Spencer (Gallen 74), Peacock, Murray, Sheron, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Barker, Perry.
Goals: Sheron 31. Sporting Life

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