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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...

Ever wondered what it must be like to be ‘bessies’ with another young lad, only for him to go on to play for the team you support. That’s an experience Stuart Bilbe had back in the very early 1980s...

 

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Of all the memories accumulated from supporting a football team, few are as vivid as someone’s first-ever visit to the ground to watch a live game. For Rob Anderson, his first time at Loftus Road was ‘only’ for a testimonial - but it still left a lasting impression on him...

 

 

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Dave Barton recalls how he met and introduced his wife, Carly, to QPR on the day Rangers were staging an unlikely comeback at Vale Park...

 

 

 

John Spencer

In promotion terms, the biggest game for QPR since Villa Park in 1968, Dave Thomas was calm and quietly confident the day before the trip to Sheffield Wednesday, where a win would secure a return to the second tier of English football. Just 48 hours later and with promotion secured at Hillsborough with a 3-1 win in front of 8,000 delirious QPR fans, Dave sat down in front of the computer, not to rejoice in that long-awaited achievement, but to reveal why he just felt numb and unable to join in the celebrations...

 

 

 

 

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Famously the scorer of five goals in a League Cup game against Oxford, the remainder of Alan Wilks’s career never came remotely close to matching that feat. John O’Mahony recalled the ups and downs of a quiz question favourite...

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56. Stick or Twist?

 

 

 

Returning to these pages at the end of the 2016/17 season, primarily  because he had something to get off his chest, Jamie Sellers appraised the past season as seen from the Paddock...

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57. The Brazilians

 

 

 

In 1970, the world held its breath in awe of the universally acknowledged finest team of all time - the Brazil of Pele, Jairzinho, Rivellino, Tostao and Carlos Alberto. Not quite everyone, though. In Bracknell, Mr Conde, teacher and football coach, had his own ideas on the game - as Nicholas Jeffs recalled...

 

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For Darren Maggs, living as he was in East Acton, becoming a QPR fan was a natural choice. But it was some time before he realised that there was more to it than even that...

 

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Barnsley away. An easy journey over the Pennines for the Manc R’s... except when there’s a petrol shortage. Anthony Hobbs had the solution...

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He didn’t make the impact or leave the legacy his experience and record suggested he would - but then Ray Harford took on a job that was harder than he could ever have imagined. One thing that set Ray Harford apart from other managers, though, was his willingness to talk to supporters - an invitation Dave Thomas twice took up, with frank and open results...

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