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Monday, March 31, 2014

75 Years of Supporting #QPR: Congratulations to John "Gramps" Clifford

             75 Years of Supporting QPR: John "Gramps" Clifford

- From the 1880s and on! - The Bushman QPR Photo Archives (including the above) -

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75 Years Following QPR

   QPR Fan,  John "Gramps" Clifford recently marked a truly amazing Milestone: 75 Years of Supporting QPR. From the days of QPR in the Old Division III South - to the 1948 Promotion...and 1952 relegation; the years in the wilderness; 1967 and on...and so forth

  Johnvery first game was at Loftus Road pre-World War II: February 25, 1939. In the words of John " QPR 1 Torquay United 1. Our goal scored by inside right (number 8) Harry Lowe. As usual, we were 0-1 down before getting the equaliser (nothing new there) and Alec Stock played in that game. Attendance: 7,783."

Since then John many hundreds - if not thousands of player- have worn the QPR shirt and more than 40 QPR Managers and Acting Managers over this period (although just four manager - Ted Vizard, Dave Mangall, Jack Taylor and Alec Stock for the first almost 30 years of John's supporting days!)

- Flashback to  John Clifford's Very First Game: February 25, 1939 (from Bushman Archives)

 For details of these early years of John's QPR-following years see his Book "QPR The Old Days"


You can contact John at john@qprtheolddays.com or call 01 621 858 090 or 07957 245281.

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