One of only 11 men to have won the World Cup wearing an England first team shirt. When you're only the 12th news item on the BBC Football site, you know the world of sport knows sweet FA. 1966 was a defining year for Ray as he won the FA Cup with Everton before returning to Wembley on 30th July 1966 for the ultimate prize. When the England team today are lauded for reaching the quarter finals of any tournament it seems weird we don't cherish those 11 players more. When we haven't won a knock out game in the WC for 12 years you wonder why do we bother ???
Be very afraid. I went to the Academy ground this morning to see the under 18s play a friendly against Den Haag. As usual , you say good morning to all the backroom staff as you arrive. For the past 2 months I've said hello to a guy who appears to be a goalkeeping coach. This morning this coach took sub keeper Murphy Cooper to an adjacent pitch and gave him a rigorous workout while the game was being played. I went and sat with club historian Gordon Macey for a chat at half time. Gordon asked me did I know who the goalkeeping coach was ??? No I didn't. I was gobsmacked to discover it was Ademole Bankole.
For the last month I have noticed error after error on the official QPR website. They seem to have appeared since it was announced Ian Taylor was leaving to join SKY.
On 17th March the website said that mornings Under 18 game vs Leeds United kicked off at both 10.30 and 11am in the very same article. It was 10.30. In the match report for the home game v Preston North End last week it said Matt Smith scored with a header. Last weeks Under 23 game at home to Bristol City was described as the 'penultimate match' when it was the third last game of the season. We played the penultimate game yesterday against Crewe Alexandra while the very last game is on Thursday away to Coventry City.
Then today's under 18 game game at home to Cardiff City, the match report on the official website says we won 4-1. We actually won 5-1. And 4 of our players names were spelt incorrectly on the team sheet.
Any chance of asking Ian Taylor to stay on ?? Or get club historian Gordon Macey to write the match reports and spell the players names correctly ??
I was working today at a different tube station to my regular work place. I knew most of the staff except one lady. We got talking and then another colleague said ' he's a mad QPR fan' pointing at me. So she told me her husband was a QPR fan. She asked me 'do you go often ' I said 'yeah, had a season ticket for 30 years'. She then said 'you may know my brother then' as she showed his photograph.