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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...

Archived Articles 1-10

First introduced into Britain by the Romans primarily as a means of irrigation, the Industrial Revolution from around 1700 to the mid-1800s saw the rapid growth of an extensive network of narrow, navigable waterways in order to transport goods. The advent of motorised vehicles and the creation of the road network just as quickly replaced the canal system. Now used mainly for leisure purposes, canals have almost become part of a hidden Britain, providing a haven of peace and tranquility - and a direct and largely undisturbed way of walking long distances. For Ian Sharpe, it’s also a pleasant way to get to QPR on foot from his home in Slough...

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*via the scenic route, obviously!

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‘Little victories’ as Fletcher called them in the television comedy Porridge - those small moments of revenge. Behind the eccentricity, was it little victories that kept the Hoochie Coochie Man going? John O’Mahony suspected it was...

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A meagre quarter of a million pounds to avoid relegation? Even if it meant being handed over in a brown paper envelope, it would still have been a snip at the price, Anthony Hobbs reckoned...

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Many boys grow up dreaming of being a famous footballer. Even wanting to be a referee is kind of understandable. But a linesman? What sort of twisted individual wants to run the line? Long before they took on the title ‘referee assistants’, Andy Charlton offered one explanation...

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On a chilly October morning an old man is laid to rest. In life... in love... and now in death, the spirit of Queens Park Rangers Football Club is all around, uniting and comforting, unifying and consoling - something that put Jeff Brown in reflective mood.

 

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Finding himself living in North London, Sean Smith discovered his local pub was also a regular for Tottenham fans on matchdays. At first he was uncertain of declaring his allegiance to the Hoops - but soon found himself accepted. Then one Saturday afternoon, with Rangers at White Hart Lane, had Sean taken devilment a step too far?

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When Sindy Grewal booked her hotel for Rangers’ first-ever Play-off Final, little did she realise it would give her a very special insight into the highs and lows of that weekend - and one of the most poignant...

There were over 30,000 QPR fans inside the Millennium Stadium for the Play-off Final against Cardiff, amongst them Sally Crowley’s Dad - though in somewhat unusual circumstances...

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Six-foot-two, with eyes of blue, blond hair and Nordic good looks - who’ll ever forget... er, big Bob Hazell? Not Brian McCarthy, for one. Certainly after one televised QPR match showed him up as not quite the expert on the team he claimed to be...

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To steal a phrase, QPR is for life not just for Christmas... or even a Saturday afternoon in May on your way home to Greater Manchester. Stopping off in Shrewsbury was to alter Ian Postlewaite’s life for ever...

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