ISSUE 345

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Published: v Reading, 29th December 2018

CONTENTS

Quizzes & Puzzles

Yes, we had to shuffle things around at the last minute, so the bit that usually goes at the end is at the front this time around. A chance to test your brain power.

 

Happy New Year?

So are you ending 2018 with your glass half-full or half-empty? We did a straw poll of QPR fans, asking them how positive they were feeling about their club right now, and weren’t really surprised at what they told us.

 

Cup Calamities

It’s that time of year again where QPR undergo their ritual humiliation in the world’s oldest cup competition. Ray Eaton looks back on 18 years of hurt that doesn’t look like ending with the visit of Leeds this year, if form is anything to go on.

 

Perspectives

Player ratings, stats, online comments and other trivia, with a comprehensive catch up of games starting with the win over Sheffield Wednesday right the way through to the win over Middlesbrough. You’ll have to search for that last one, mind, as it got a bit orphaned.

 

Perspectives Extra

Tony Mulhavil gives his verdict on the home loss to Hull City.

 

Stats & Ratings

Our unique ratings table - along with players appearance stats, bookings & goals to study.

 

Five-Star FA Cup Win

Ray reminds us that for all the doom and gloom of QPR’s exploits in the FA Cup since the turn of the 21st century, there was a time when everyone - club, fans, managers & players alike - really did take the competition seriously. As Leicester found out to their cost in January 1987.

 

Up Close & Personal

Christian Stickhausen tells the tale of coming to London and falling in love. No prizes for guessing with who - or should that be with what? Anyway, it’s QPR to save you wondering...

 

Young at Heart

Bet you never knew there was a strong link between QPR and Europe’s premier club competition? Continuing his hoops memories, Keith reveals what that connection is.

 

Stepping Out

A golden oldie from the inimitable Anthony Hobbs, plus an aside from Paul Niddler.

Also on sale: v Aston Villa, 1st January 2018

v Leeds, 6th January 2018

v Sheffield United, 12th January 2018

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Updated: 28/12/18

Issue 346

 

Production is currently underway on Issue 346. As things stand, it is scheduled for publication for the home fixture against Preston on Saturday 19th January.

 

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