... and all you old punks. And everyone else really. Here's an idea for a groovy pre-match diversion. Hop off the tube at Ladbroke Grove and check this. Put together by punk for life, W12 dandy, and Rs fan MAL-ONE. Top exhibition. Well worth a visit.
Somebody in another thread going to the Norwich game mentioned having never seen a magical 1-0 QPR win for a while. Off the top of my head here are my top XI 1-0s.
1974: Ipswich Home. Bad start to the season. They're top. We're bottom. The mullet man makes his mark. 1-0! Francis! And on MOTD. Magic.
1982: WBA Highbury. The Rs have never lost an FA Cup semi-final. And here's the proof. Off Clive Allen's magic arse elbow knee. 1-0 Wemberlee! Magic.
2003: Oldham Play-off. Home. Went to the ground. Walked around a bit. Took the atmosphere in. Couldn't get a ticket. Bought a programme. Went home, rolled a big one, and listened on the radio while watching the floodlights flicker in the distance. I was there in spirit .. man! Magic!
2008: Birmingham Home. They're top we're bottom. Down to 10 men before HT. They look like Ajax. Tommasi looks like a world beater. Di Carmine bosch take that. 1-0 Loftus Road in the snow. Magic
2008: Wolves Home. Old-goldies promotion charge halted in its tracks by lowly QPR. My cold gets the better of me so I stay drinking hot rum in the warm fug of the White Horse watching a rare (for the time) QPR live game. Rowlands. Wallop 1-0. Thank very much. Magic.
2011: Reading Away. A Friday evening in February a day before my birthday. Started early on some Berkshire scrumpy. Faurlin to Routledge ... or was it the other way round. Minty green hoops. 1-0. I think we're going up. Magic!
2011 Everton First away game in top flight for 15 years. Half the team are out with the lurgy. Agyemang plays a lone role up front when most of us didn't realise he was still at the club. Up steps Tommy Smith. Bang! Top man. Lovely old ground Goodison. Love a 1 goal away win. Magic.
2011: Ch*ls** Home 1-0. We all know the story. Having missed the Oldham game this is probably my most memorable Loftus Road Saturday. West London is ours! Magic.
2013: Ch*ls** away. Expecting nothing less than major humiliation. Would've settled for six but not seven please not seven (conceded). Granero corner knocked out of defence to the imperious Adel who lays it off for SWP. Like Debbie McGee assisting Paul Daniels. Now that's what I call magic.
2014: Derby Wembley. Zaaaaammmoooooooooorrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! The word magic doesn't come near.
2019: Leeds Home. A win for them and they're top. Freeman excellent. Great team effort fighting tooth and nail for the manager. 1-0. Love beating that lot. I think we've turned a corner. Indeed we have straight into another brick wall. It's a kind of tragic.
Good luck all making the journey tomorrow. Keep the faith. You Rs!
Fort William lost 11-0 at home to Brora Rangers in the Highland League a few weeks ago. A big blow to their goal-difference. Which is now -171 after 26 games.
We should think about organising a friendly at their place. Keep it tight first half and we could come away with a result. The scenery must be amazing too. Would be a smashing away day. Can someone let me know when this season's over. Thanks.
Leading on from the Odysseus Alfa to the Balearics thread I was running my eye down the transfer window and noticed on loan from Hamilton Academicals to Cheltenham Town a one Rakish Bingham. Or to give him his full name Rakish Phillip Bingham. What a name! Lower league football's answer to Wild Billy Childish.
I've always wanted to start an Uzbek match thread so here we go. If the white wolves of Uzbekistan, 33-1 outsiders for the tournament, can get a result against those other 'Asian' giants, and current holders, Australia this afternoon in the Asian Cup hopefully this would give Massimo Luongo enough time to drag his jet-lagged ass back from Dubai and rest up ready for Saturday to plug that huge hole we currently have in central midfield. See you in Pompey Massimo. Forza Uzbeki!
Match preview: Eldor Shomurodov the man in form for the U's. Scored in all the groups game, one against Japan, one against Oman, and two against Turkmenistan in the Stan derby.
Whaddyamean a week is too early to start a match thread? This is my first one. I'm excited ain't I. And Saturday will be my first visit to the City Ground. And we're gonna win. Hahahahahahahahaha-hahabahahahahahahabahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah-ahahahAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahwha-hahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Ha. My only out of towner last season was a random off-the-cuff visit to Villa Park (get-in!) The omens are good. And on top of that there was a bloke in the blue and white bar Saturday the spit of Clarence the Angel from Its a Wonderful Life.
Sounds like a helluva top of the table clash. HT 0-0. Then on 50 minutes a McFlurry of goals. 0-1 Goss / 0-2 Oteh / 1-2 Kakay (og) / 1-3 Smyth/ 2-3 Tractor Jnr. 15 minutes remain. Can the Rs hold on and go top of league? Oh sheep! As I type Tractor Jnr gets an equaliser on 77 now 3-3!
FT: 3-3 Ipswich stay top. Rs 2 points behind. For 20+ minutes QPR were top of the league. A lovely thing to see.
1968: Rs first win in the top flight at the 13th attempt. Div 1 Ipswich (H) 2-1 Bridges Morgan R / Keetch (o.g) Att: 17994
Manuel Göttsching E2-E4: Hour long track from 1981. Grandaddy of all house and electro. Sleeve apparently based on a pun involving a chess move and a guitar tuning. Yeah right! This has got QPR/ Ron Phillips all over it. Enjoy ...