Published: v Preston, 19th January 2019
A (modest) potpourri of trivia, memory-triggers and challenges.
Dave Barton starts us off this time around by reflecting on the difference between QPR under Steve McClaren now and when he last put finger to keyboard.
In Memoriam: John Proudlock
Words no-one ever wants to write, as we say farewell to a wonderful character. John O’Mahony digs deep to find just the right words.
My First Game
John Leighton on the day he first realised he was smitten.
Delay, Deny, Dictate
The team are finally understanding what it is Steve McClaren wants them to implement on the field of play - and Simon Dorset believes it’s becoming very evident.
Jeff Quilter was at Bramall Lane, watching Rangers’ unbeaten run come to an end. But he was less unhappy with the team than he was with some of the QPR fans there on the day.
And still the debate rumbles on over the advisability and necessity of QPR moving to a new ground. Pete Tajasque offers one solution that he believes will suit all interested parties.
The Modern Captaincy Dilemma
Ray Eaton examines the issue of the QPR captaincy - and compares previous incumbents of the task with the past six to wear the armband at QPR, including one or two well-known villains.
Squaring The Circle
Jamie Sellers argues that Steve McClaren is finally putting square pegs in square holes - and making a pretty good fist of it into the bargain.
The Greatest Goals...
...you never saw. Almost certainly because they weren’t captured on camera. Ray Eaton reminds us of a few.
Simon Smith curses an FA Cup tie in the mid-80s. Rangers lost. Of course.
All this - and plenty more besides!
Also on sale: v Portsmouth, 26th January 2019
v Wigan, 2nd February 2019
v Portsmouth, 5th February 2019
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