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QPR and Football Hooliganism. 13:21 - Nov 11 with 5604 viewsEsox_Lucius

If Clive wishes to remove this thread I am more than happy for him to do so but it isn't about me trying to glorify football hooliganism, it honestly wasn't ever my 'thing' after I was hit with an orange with a razor blade in it around 1968 and later up at Maine Road when the Kippax began raining pieces of slate down at us and one R had his face sliced open.
My thinking is that I wanted to put a small piece together for AKUTR'S about the various crews that QPR had during those times and the bizarre rivalry they had among each other. I am hoping to speak to one or two of the faces whilst at games but I will have to rely on input from posters on here and other message boards for a wider picture. I am not really interested in stories of how (x) QPR mob ran such and such at a game but I am fascinated by the rivalry between the different QPR mobs which, considering that we aren't one of the 'big' clubs strikes me as quite bizzare and it seems to be centred around the Northolt/ Ruislip R's not getting on with any of the others.
As I say I have very little experience of this other than a meet up with mobs from a few of the other clubs who had had problems with the MIG's at Kennilworth Road during the ban so decided to hire a couple of mini buses and intercepted the Luton coaches in a service station on their way to either Ipswich or Norwich.
If people are uncomfortable about identifying themselves as being involved in what was criminal activity then broad brush descriptions are more than helpful enough but as I say, it isn't to glorify the fighting etc. it is to reach an understanding why QPR mobs didn't get on with each other.
There are a number of posters on here who can vouch that I am not old Bill or looking to get anyone stitched up

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:34 - Nov 11 with 3393 viewsBrianMcCarthy

The problem with writing about football violence is that it will invariably glorify it to some minds. I find nothing fascinating about talking about football violence when it resulted and results in deaths.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:54 - Nov 11 with 3313 viewsEsox_Lucius

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:34 - Nov 11 by BrianMcCarthy

The problem with writing about football violence is that it will invariably glorify it to some minds. I find nothing fascinating about talking about football violence when it resulted and results in deaths.


As I said in the post Brian, I am not looking for instances of meet ups etc. it is to be an insight piece on why the various factions of the QPR mobs didn't get on. It is a strange one to me as we aren't a very big club and you would think that they would all be in it together. I am not looking to use peoples name in the piece either so where there are references to particular instances, only the people involved would know who they actually are. It's a bit like the Tommy Nintendo story, if you know you know but if you don't it is unlikely that people will discuss it much because there could be legal repercussions regarding slander and libel. I got hit with an orange which had a razor blade in it when I was 11/ 12 years old at Rangers and it put me right off the idea of football hooliganism being attractive. I'll say right here, I have never been involved in it and I am not trying to glorify it.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:31 - Nov 11 with 3241 viewsYorkRanger

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:54 - Nov 11 by Esox_Lucius

As I said in the post Brian, I am not looking for instances of meet ups etc. it is to be an insight piece on why the various factions of the QPR mobs didn't get on. It is a strange one to me as we aren't a very big club and you would think that they would all be in it together. I am not looking to use peoples name in the piece either so where there are references to particular instances, only the people involved would know who they actually are. It's a bit like the Tommy Nintendo story, if you know you know but if you don't it is unlikely that people will discuss it much because there could be legal repercussions regarding slander and libel. I got hit with an orange which had a razor blade in it when I was 11/ 12 years old at Rangers and it put me right off the idea of football hooliganism being attractive. I'll say right here, I have never been involved in it and I am not trying to glorify it.


I'm with Brian on this. I'm not doubting your motives as being genuine, but personally I have no interest in it and no interest at all in which local mob didn't get on with another local mob. The worst part of going to football as a young lad in the late 70s and early 80s was that genuine fear you had before and after games in ensuring your own safety. Very few people at that time would have not witnessed some very terrifying moments and sometimes young kids and women would get caught up in it. Writing about it however innocently will glorify it for some and frankly I think the less said about some of those dark times the better.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:31 - Nov 11 with 3239 viewsqprxtc

At Wembley in 1986 it all kicked off between Ladbroke Grove and Shepherds Bush (or something) and I missed the first goal.

Shame they stopped fighting as I could have missed the whole bastard thing if they’d carried on.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:36 - Nov 11 with 3217 views2Thomas2Bowles

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:31 - Nov 11 by qprxtc

At Wembley in 1986 it all kicked off between Ladbroke Grove and Shepherds Bush (or something) and I missed the first goal.

Shame they stopped fighting as I could have missed the whole bastard thing if they’d carried on.


You're deluded mate QPR was not at Wembley in 86 well not the team anyway.


Put it down to concussion.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:47 - Nov 11 with 3188 viewsquickpassrotter

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:36 - Nov 11 by 2Thomas2Bowles

You're deluded mate QPR was not at Wembley in 86 well not the team anyway.


Put it down to concussion.


Absolutely right, and unfortunately I was there that day - but our beloved team did not turn up.

''The 1986 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 20 April 1986 between Oxford United and Queens Park Rangers. Oxford won the match 3–0 to capture the League Cup – their first major honour. Trevor Hebberd opened the scoring in the first half, and Ray Houghton added a second.'' Wikipedia
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 15:00 - Nov 11 with 3144 views2Thomas2Bowles

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:47 - Nov 11 by quickpassrotter

Absolutely right, and unfortunately I was there that day - but our beloved team did not turn up.

''The 1986 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 20 April 1986 between Oxford United and Queens Park Rangers. Oxford won the match 3–0 to capture the League Cup – their first major honour. Trevor Hebberd opened the scoring in the first half, and Ray Houghton added a second.'' Wikipedia


All lies no doubt put up but some scum from oxford that supports chelscum 1980's fake news.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 15:45 - Nov 11 with 3039 viewsEsox_Lucius

That was a Charity match to celebrate QPR winning the League Cup over two legs agains the bin dippers of Liverpool. Any QPR fan worth his salt knows that.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 15:52 - Nov 11 with 3010 viewsPlanetHonneywood

I hardly think Michael is going to set off to write a piece that glorifies football violence!

But saying don’t write, it’s is like saying don’t write about the Nazis as it might glorify them. When in actual fact, if people don't know or are unaware, then how can we expect future generations to be knowledgeable of the causes and horrors of the matter.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 16:05 - Nov 11 with 2963 viewsLongsufferingR

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:34 - Nov 11 by BrianMcCarthy

The problem with writing about football violence is that it will invariably glorify it to some minds. I find nothing fascinating about talking about football violence when it resulted and results in deaths.


Exactly. For me, it's the same when I hear about TV programmes about lowlives like Frankie Fraser etc, making them out to be heroic figures when all they are is cheap thugs.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 16:24 - Nov 11 with 2899 viewsNortholt_Rs

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 14:31 - Nov 11 by qprxtc

At Wembley in 1986 it all kicked off between Ladbroke Grove and Shepherds Bush (or something) and I missed the first goal.

Shame they stopped fighting as I could have missed the whole bastard thing if they’d carried on.


It was the 82 final replay against spuds....

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 16:48 - Nov 11 with 2828 viewsLblock

Evenin all...... what we got goin on 'ere then you likely lad.

Anyone who is willing to confirm this to you either wasn't involved or doesn't care about potentially doing bird / getting filled in.

Just my opinion.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:00 - Nov 11 with 2803 viewsEsox_Lucius

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 16:48 - Nov 11 by Lblock

Evenin all...... what we got goin on 'ere then you likely lad.

Anyone who is willing to confirm this to you either wasn't involved or doesn't care about potentially doing bird / getting filled in.

Just my opinion.


I take it you didn't read all the posts? I thought I had made it quite clear that this isn't about who sorted who out, who made x,y,z run etc. THAT is the glorification I am looking to avoid. I am asking for information, not names, on the rivalry between the QPR firms and why it existed. I have had a couple of people on another forum respond with the sort of info I am looking for, "it was about the clobber we wore, I dunno why but other QPR firms just didn't seem to like us" This is what the hoped for article is going to be about, not " Psycho Dave took on the whole of the North Bank on his own and they were shitting themselves" bollocks. It is to be about why a fairly small club like QPR managed to have 3 or 4 firms and why a lot of them didn't like each other.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:03 - Nov 11 with 2794 viewsCroydonCaptJack

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 16:24 - Nov 11 by Northolt_Rs

It was the 82 final replay against spuds....


That was some battle. Then when we came out of the ground there was a massive firm. Someone told me they were Ladbroke Grove.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:07 - Nov 11 with 2785 viewsCroydonCaptJack

I don't really get the comments from people saying it is of no interest to them. That is fine but why not just ignore the thread or not comment.

The OP clearly stated he wasn't looking to glorify it and the reason for the info he is looking for. It was a big part of going to football in the 70s and 80s and I don't see why it can't be discussed on here.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:13 - Nov 11 with 2763 viewsLythamR

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:00 - Nov 11 by Esox_Lucius

I take it you didn't read all the posts? I thought I had made it quite clear that this isn't about who sorted who out, who made x,y,z run etc. THAT is the glorification I am looking to avoid. I am asking for information, not names, on the rivalry between the QPR firms and why it existed. I have had a couple of people on another forum respond with the sort of info I am looking for, "it was about the clobber we wore, I dunno why but other QPR firms just didn't seem to like us" This is what the hoped for article is going to be about, not " Psycho Dave took on the whole of the North Bank on his own and they were shitting themselves" bollocks. It is to be about why a fairly small club like QPR managed to have 3 or 4 firms and why a lot of them didn't like each other.


"I have had a couple of people on another forum respond with the sort of info I am looking for"

What other forum! eh, EH!
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:18 - Nov 11 with 2740 viewsLblock

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:00 - Nov 11 by Esox_Lucius

I take it you didn't read all the posts? I thought I had made it quite clear that this isn't about who sorted who out, who made x,y,z run etc. THAT is the glorification I am looking to avoid. I am asking for information, not names, on the rivalry between the QPR firms and why it existed. I have had a couple of people on another forum respond with the sort of info I am looking for, "it was about the clobber we wore, I dunno why but other QPR firms just didn't seem to like us" This is what the hoped for article is going to be about, not " Psycho Dave took on the whole of the North Bank on his own and they were shitting themselves" bollocks. It is to be about why a fairly small club like QPR managed to have 3 or 4 firms and why a lot of them didn't like each other.


Define "firms"?

Can you not work that out for yourself based on areas of support and the current ever so trendy postcode wars???

If you're talking about the 70's and early 80's then far enough; but the mods and rockers were all done and dusted by the time I came of age.

Moving on.......

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:18 - Nov 11 with 2740 viewsSharpy36

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:07 - Nov 11 by CroydonCaptJack

I don't really get the comments from people saying it is of no interest to them. That is fine but why not just ignore the thread or not comment.

The OP clearly stated he wasn't looking to glorify it and the reason for the info he is looking for. It was a big part of going to football in the 70s and 80s and I don't see why it can't be discussed on here.


Clive would be wise to get you onboard as a Moderator for the "Election" thread that someone somewhere is itching to start

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:35 - Nov 11 with 2683 viewsThe_Beast1976

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:07 - Nov 11 by CroydonCaptJack

I don't really get the comments from people saying it is of no interest to them. That is fine but why not just ignore the thread or not comment.

The OP clearly stated he wasn't looking to glorify it and the reason for the info he is looking for. It was a big part of going to football in the 70s and 80s and I don't see why it can't be discussed on here.


Good point. Well made.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 18:18 - Nov 11 with 2597 viewsBrianMcCarthy

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 13:54 - Nov 11 by Esox_Lucius

As I said in the post Brian, I am not looking for instances of meet ups etc. it is to be an insight piece on why the various factions of the QPR mobs didn't get on. It is a strange one to me as we aren't a very big club and you would think that they would all be in it together. I am not looking to use peoples name in the piece either so where there are references to particular instances, only the people involved would know who they actually are. It's a bit like the Tommy Nintendo story, if you know you know but if you don't it is unlikely that people will discuss it much because there could be legal repercussions regarding slander and libel. I got hit with an orange which had a razor blade in it when I was 11/ 12 years old at Rangers and it put me right off the idea of football hooliganism being attractive. I'll say right here, I have never been involved in it and I am not trying to glorify it.


I understand completely, Esox, and I do believe you. I'm just very wary about writing about violence.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 18:25 - Nov 11 with 2580 viewsfrancisbowles

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:18 - Nov 11 by Sharpy36

Clive would be wise to get you onboard as a Moderator for the "Election" thread that someone somewhere is itching to start


Have we not got an election thread? Well if BJ wants to..............
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 18:46 - Nov 11 with 2545 viewsRangersDave

left my blood on the terrace that day as i'd got an iron railing spike through my foot 3 hours earlier and i wasnt about to miss the match....... , oh how i rued that decision.

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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 18:46 - Nov 11 with 2544 viewsBazzaInTheLoft

My understanding of it, was that it was literally down to inter - estate rivalry.

Used to drink with some lads at Acton South through work who used to arrange punch ups with White City etc.

They now think it was all bullshit, as we all should.
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 19:47 - Nov 11 with 2398 viewsYorkRanger

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:07 - Nov 11 by CroydonCaptJack

I don't really get the comments from people saying it is of no interest to them. That is fine but why not just ignore the thread or not comment.

The OP clearly stated he wasn't looking to glorify it and the reason for the info he is looking for. It was a big part of going to football in the 70s and 80s and I don't see why it can't be discussed on here.


It's just my opinion Croydon CJ, its a message board for opinions at the end of the day. Equally others are entitled to contribute with info the OP was after or equally go off on a tangent about some game that allegedly took place in 1986....
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QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 20:05 - Nov 11 with 2335 viewsEsox_Lucius

QPR and Football Hooliganism. on 17:13 - Nov 11 by LythamR

"I have had a couple of people on another forum respond with the sort of info I am looking for"

What other forum! eh, EH!


Not your old one honestly guv. I don't want the Manc R's on me case.

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