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Welcome to our free-to-read section. While football is currently suspended and we are supplying a Daily Fix of QPR, it's here we'll place links to all the articles posted to date. As and when football resumes, we'll keep this section available as an archive. With somewhere in the region of 15 million words published since AKUTR's first appeared in 1987, it will never remotely be comprehensive. But it might keep you entertained - and give a flavour of what's inside one of the country's longest-running (and award-winning) fanzines. Fill your boots...

Every club needs a new generation of supporters, regular columnist Dave Barton is doing his bit, with the help of bedtime stories, Les Ferdinand, Jamie Mackie... and a six-foot tiger in a QPR shirt.

 

That now almost-forgotten experience of standing on a packed-to-capacity, all-singing, all-swearing, all-swaying terrace hasn’t completely disappeared - it’s just changed sports, as Andy Lynam unexpectedly discovered one evening…

Regular AKUTR's feature writer and historian Ray Eaton recalls notable individual moments from a quartet of former QPR players...

He was brought up on rugby and Aussie Rules - but on his arrival in London, Jon Morcom was curious to find out about a ‘soccer’ team by the name of... well, take a guess.

Alec Stock was a hugely influential figure in developing QPR from a perennial lower league club to one that would eventually go on to finish within a whisker of becoming League Champions. Along the way he helped QPR re-write the record books. Back in 2001, shortly after Alec Stock passed away, John O’Mahony paid tribute to a great manager...

 

 

Remember the time John Jensen scored his first goal for Arsenal? And how Gunners fans produced a 'I was there' T-shirt? And how we at AKUTR's did the same, but with a tiny but very subtle addition to that basic fact? Ray Eaton does...

 

Footballers are often accused of not living in the real world - but what if we mere mortals were to adopt a footballer’s mentality in our places of work? Anthony Hobbs mused on the outcome...

Statistics - you can’t watch a game or read a match report these days without having them shoved down your throat at every turn. But do they actually have any relevance? Clive Whittingham doesn’t think so...

To paraphrase Queen, was it real life or just fantasy? Imagination or reality, when Jeff Brown found himself playing football with his all-time hero, he wasn’t reckoning on the intervention of that most tricky of any schoolboy’s opponents - his Mum...

As with all clubs, players come and go from Loftus Road with varying degrees of longevity. Some are remembered, others are soon forgotten. Fewer still depart leaving any kind of mark. But one player in the late 80s managed it in style, so why is he now barely spoken of Ray Eaton wonders?

 

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