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The Royalists? 20:02 - Dec 21 with 2444 viewsQPRSteve

From the Independent Rs site:

https://www.indyrs.co.uk/2023/12/rising-star-qprs-gwr-locomotive-mascot/

News to me. I wonder when the name fell out of use.
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The Royalists? on 20:16 - Dec 21 with 2372 viewsBazzaInTheLoft

After we moved from Park Royal I imagine.

Great article.
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The Royalists? on 21:01 - Dec 21 with 2267 viewsQPR_Jim

Good article, but its left me with a few questions.

Did the scrapping of the train in 1951 coincide with us never winning a cup match again? Feels like it may have.

Also didn't realise we were known as the royalists, did we happen to have that nickname before the fakes went for the royals? I suppose imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
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The Royalists? on 21:53 - Dec 21 with 2184 viewsDannyPaddox

Paddington would have been a QPR heartland back then before people were moved out to places further afield such as Reading and such. But what struck me most was how many of those happy Rs fans and players returning from the Midlands with a cup win in 1914 wouldn’t, for obvious reasons, have been around for the next Cup away day in 1920.
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The Royalists? on 22:10 - Dec 21 with 2142 viewscolinallcars

The Royalists? on 21:53 - Dec 21 by DannyPaddox

Paddington would have been a QPR heartland back then before people were moved out to places further afield such as Reading and such. But what struck me most was how many of those happy Rs fans and players returning from the Midlands with a cup win in 1914 wouldn’t, for obvious reasons, have been around for the next Cup away day in 1920.


Indeed, the Flower Of England lost.
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The Royalists? on 06:50 - Dec 22 with 1940 viewsManinBlack

https://www.mediastorehouse.co.uk/colorsport-images/football/queens-park-rangers

Hopefully this link will work showing a team pic of us before kick off at St Andrews of the cup tie on 21 February 1914. I am sure we lost some of the team as well as fans in the Great war. Such a tragic waste.

I can understand us being known as the Royalists with Queen's in the club name and a ground at Park Royal. Must admit I always thought the R's was short for Rangers but maybe it meant Royalist's. I assume the name was dropped when we moved to Loftus Road or maybe someone realised it's Civil War connotations, during the Great war and being associated with losers so was ditched. Who knows?
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The Royalists? on 08:08 - Dec 22 with 1872 viewsMetallica_Hoop

I'm going to start using "well apointed" in everyday conversation.

'Yes I know that pub it's a very well appointed public house'

'I saw Therica Wilson-Read the other evening whilst abroad, she's very well appointed'

[Post edited 22 Dec 2023 8:09]

Beer and Beef has made us what we are - The Prince Regent

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The Royalists? on 09:03 - Dec 22 with 1816 viewsWilkinswatercarrier

So Reading should be known as the fake hoops, and the fake Royals?!
They were nicknamed the Biscuitmen until the 70s, so we should take our name back. I quite like The Royalists.
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The Royalists? on 10:24 - Dec 22 with 1701 viewsBazzaInTheLoft

The Royalists? on 09:03 - Dec 22 by Wilkinswatercarrier

So Reading should be known as the fake hoops, and the fake Royals?!
They were nicknamed the Biscuitmen until the 70s, so we should take our name back. I quite like The Royalists.


It’s also common knowledge that Cilla Black used to think about Jim Gregory when she was in bed with John Madejski
[Post edited 22 Dec 2023 10:24]
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The Royalists? on 10:47 - Dec 22 with 1638 viewsBoston

A two hour train from Paddington to Birmingham. Interesting.

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The Royalists? on 11:34 - Dec 22 with 1596 viewsTheChef

The Royalists? on 08:08 - Dec 22 by Metallica_Hoop

I'm going to start using "well apointed" in everyday conversation.

'Yes I know that pub it's a very well appointed public house'

'I saw Therica Wilson-Read the other evening whilst abroad, she's very well appointed'

[Post edited 22 Dec 2023 8:09]


"Therica"??

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The Royalists? on 21:41 - Dec 22 with 1382 viewszicoshoops

The Royalists? on 21:53 - Dec 21 by DannyPaddox

Paddington would have been a QPR heartland back then before people were moved out to places further afield such as Reading and such. But what struck me most was how many of those happy Rs fans and players returning from the Midlands with a cup win in 1914 wouldn’t, for obvious reasons, have been around for the next Cup away day in 1920.


Very true.
My Grandad had a season ticket in 1909, the first year we sold season tickets.
He went off to war, along with his four brothers.
He was lucky, he got captured and spent 3 years in a prison of war camp.
He came back skin and bones.
His brothers were all killed.
The kindest man I’ve ever known.
Maybe because his experiences taught him the value of life.
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