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Our physio/medical team
at 07:06 4 Apr 2024

Apologies if mentioned on here before, but we should give huge credit to them (clearly backed by a manager who’s listened to their advice in terms of resting players) for keeping virtually our whole squad fit, at a time of year when almost all teams in whatever division are crippled by injuries. This has been massive in our push for survival
We lost one of our longest standing true supporters on Tuesday
at 18:12 28 Mar 2024

Tommy Wareham, my dad (formerly of Heston and latterly of Wraysbury and Old Windsor), died, aged 91 years old. He told me that he first went to see the R's before WW2, with his own father, who was a passionate fan too (he died in the early 50's). Dad used to regale us with stories of his early games, White City, early Loftus Road and had had a season ticket, along with my mum, who survives him, since the early 60's. I’ve been going as a season ticket holder since 1966 and my own son, Tom, who is now 32, has had a season since he was 5. Even now, Dad still has a season ticket as does mum.
Before he had children, dad was the only QPR supporter in the family. He brought up 3 children to support them and we now have about 20 R's supporters in the wider family. I think it's fair to say that he did his bit for the club.
He loved the R's lived for them, and for his family.
And just a short note for Chris - Chris, you'll remember "rescuing” my mum and dad when we were making the long detour from Ellerslie after a Millwall evening game and when they were separated amongst the threatening hordes and frankly petrified, and I will never forget that act of kindness.
Hayfever in mid Feb!
at 21:44 15 Feb 2024

Bit random I know…I’ve suffered with hayfever for decades, the last half of which has been due to tree pollen which comes earlier than the more common grass pollen. And the last few days I’ve been terrible with it, early to mid-February ffs! Nature has gone mad!
Dykes in midfield?
at 18:09 30 Dec 2023

How about this? We put Dykes in midfield , thought he did well when moved there last night. Where he can use his massive energy bank, is right footed, can offer much more going forward than the others, and it’s hardly a loss to lose him out of the forward line. And as our striking options are so limited, a flexible 4-6-0?
There’s a reason why we play to the Loft in the second half…
at 20:45 9 May 2023

It’s because, back in the day, home fans, right ‘on top of the pitch’, almost sucked the ball in. Until recent years, we had a formidable home record.

I sit low down towards the middle of the pitch in the Stan Bowles stand (btw, he was never, ever, known as ‘Stanley’, always just Stan, it was Rodney Marsh who we used to sing ‘Rodneeee’ for). So it maybe that I don’t hear what the other three sides of the ground hear. You boys at both ends of Ellerslie do a great job of trying to stoke up atmosphere (the atmosphere that everyone speaks of at the Bush), but all I can hear at virtually every game is a racaus away crowd, even if they’ve half-filled the School End. As I say, apologies if our fans are heard loud and clear elsewhere, but every bloody home game seems to turn into an away game. There is no other team in the football pyramid that gives a whole end to the away team (accepted that it’s down to access issues that we have to do that) and not have our own ‘end’.

I’ve got loads of time for Lee Hoos but his decision to give up that for a ‘family’ area is completely reckless. Giving young fans nice seats does not, in the longer term, make them paying fans. Giving them a winning team to watch (from whatever part of the stadium) is far more likely to do that.

And look at the teams joining the Championship from both ends next season, all 6, however made up, will fill up the School End. And those 3k fans will again make a frightening noise.

Sorry to raise an old subject, but it’s bleeding obvious to me. Move our noisy fans to the Loft and say ‘sorry but you’ve got to move’ to the family people. I realise that will make some displaced people unhappy, but they’ll be even unhappier if, as seems likely, we lose so many home games next season. At least that will give us a chance of competing on a level playing field.
Jerez horse festival
at 18:21 6 May 2023

Going to southern Spain next week and was intending to go to this. Looks great. Anyone been/any tips?
Non qpr (thank god!) - help with Ibiza trip
at 14:24 19 Mar 2023

Hi guys, planning a late getaway to Ibiza from next weekend for a few days. Appreciate it’s out of season. Does anyone know if any beach clubs/bars are open this time of year? And

We are (ahem) ‘mature’ so not looking for the teens/20’s life.

Was thinking Playa d’em Bossa or Talamanca. And, if one of them, which part of those towns?

Sorry and thanks.
Above all, that team was coached to the inch - 100% credit to Gareth
at 08:26 12 Mar 2023

It all started with his interviews saying how talented the available players were. We didn’t believe that. But that’s his motivational skills. Then he watches games and sees what he could do, changing the formation. Then he gets to work and whilst building the players up, he coaches and coaches and coaches them. And we get a performance where every man knew his job, above all getting up the arse of his opponent.

So anyone doubting Gareth and thinking he’s a one-trick pony will likely have to reevaluate.

I know it’s one game so perhaps early too rush to judgement, but that performance was so light years away from what we’d witnessed for 4-5 months, that there is huge hope.
This QPR - Shades of two previous successful teams
at 22:39 10 Oct 2022

These are great times. Really good. I’m embarrassed and sorry that I had a go about substitutions earlier in the season. Mick has proved that he knows what he’s doing and is building something potentially special here.

I reckon there are two traits displayed by r’s successful teams of the past:

1. The team spirit is evidently so strong, last seen on Warmock’s title-winning side. It’s palpable.

2. I’ve not seen such an organised team since Gerry Francis’ team of the early 90’s. Doesn’t seem to matter who comes in, he knows his role and the team moves around the pitch as one. Same as Gerry’s

Exciting times and great to see the whole club come together
Really don’t want to dig the manager out but
at 17:06 20 Aug 2022

WTF were those substitutions? Absolute F’ing bollocks. Johansen goes down injured, great, we can not have two defensive mod’s any more and bring Sinclair on. No, rosellas. Willock blowing out of his arse and clearly going to come off but no, we’ll bring in Sinclair but F’ing we’ll take Dykes off who could’ve given cover to him.l amd him completely exposed with no one around him to pick up the pieces he will inevitably create. And Richards off who was really influential in the second half.

Absolute bollocks. Fuming is not the word
at 13:32 29 Apr 2022

Passing forward
at 06:28 16 Apr 2022

At last! The ‘I don’t want any responsibility so I’ll take an easy option and turn around and pass it back’ disappeared yesterday. We passed forward. Time and again! How refreshing, Chair was back to his best, probably because he got the ball quickly and not under pressure. And I think Thomas helps as he’s making runs and pulling defenders away. We don’t have to lump it, but actually (not every time) just turn and see how a move can be progressed up the field and quickly, rather than the laboured, predictable and utterly pointless stuff the players had been addicted to.

On, and by the way, please keep Warbs on!
Albert NOT offside
at 20:14 19 Feb 2022

Picture on Twitter proves it. Didn’t look it at the time. And The Hull player was miles offside at 1 each when he should have scored
Got f all from officials all day.
please let's not turn on players and manager
at 08:30 16 Feb 2022

we've had a great run and are now suffering a dip in form. The manager has worked miracles with the budget. Lots of players are off form. It happens. We have to hope that the team recovers confidence and form. But please let's not turn on them as that will not help. We need a massive show of support on Saturday. I don't see anyone not trying.

Remember where we've been as a club, we have the Rangers back that we've all craved for. There will be highs and lows along the way and we have the best at the helm, both managerial staff and boardroom.
Not that I’m complaining but Chas looks off to me…
at 07:33 16 Jan 2022

(If only I could post a screenshot)

But don’t give a toss after some serious moly poor refereeing performances this season which have cost us
Last minute last night, got away with one there!
at 04:48 25 Nov 2021

Be interested to see it back, but either Dixkie or Dunne went for a header on the edge of our box that he didn’t get near, and poleaxed their forward. Def pen at first look, which would’ve been heartbreaking and, on the balance of play/chances, a travesty..

Loving it all under warburton, never a dull game and as someone else said, we are being royally entertained (one way or the other!) every game.
stand up Chris Charles - top bloke
at 08:43 20 Nov 2021

I couldn't let Chris' incredible kindness and thoughtfulness from last night pass without public appreciation and thanks.

Background is that there are 3 generations of us that go to all home R's games and have done for a very very long time. Sit in Ellerslie. My mum and dad are respectively 86 and (almost) 89. My dad has been going since before the war, me a season ticket holder since 1966, my son Tom for the last 25 out of his 30 years. Using Dad's disabled badge, we are able to park on the Uxbridge Road (close to the KFC), to make the walk as short as possible, especially for my dad who has breathing difficulties and is a bit unsteady these days. Anyway, last night, having parked up, we of course couldn't go the usual route and had to go the long way round via Loftus Road, mum in tears at the drama of so many police and dogs and concerned about dad. Me and my son Tom of course stayed with them the whole way, as they struggled along, and were walking up the stairs of Ellerslie just to hear the cheer as Chris Willock scored. No matter, we could always catch the highlights later on.

Mum and dad always leave 5 minutes early, to avoid the rush out and to get to the car as soon as they can. And did that last night, none of us thinking that the usual way out turning right out of Ellerslie would be blocked still. And as me and Tom rushed out at the end, we must have overtaken them without realising. Got to the car and they weren't there. And here's where Chris Charles comes in. I walked back to find them to help them along, soon met them being accompanied by this lovely gentlemen who they explained had come across them early on the trip back, asked how they were, walked with them in the crowds at their very pedestrian pace and would not leave them (despite the allure of the pub!) all the way. And with me in tow, he saw them right back to the car. And that's when he told me who he was, a bloke I have been listing to on the pod for years!

He showed incredible kindness, he had no idea of the state my mum was in (more worried for my dad than herself) and I cannot express enough our thanks and how that random act of kindness has moved us all. Chris is a top bloke and a real credit to himself, his family and the QPR community.
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Left wing back
at 09:13 15 Oct 2021

If both are fit, who would you play? I’m completely undecided!
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