It didn't take Charlie Austin to score his first goal for QPR on his return, ending the team's goal drought and helping them to a first win in 10 games... but he and we would have to wait a bit to add to his tally, with the home game against Wycombe called off due to positive coronavirus tests in the opposition camp.

 

In welcoming back Charlie Austin (Austin Maestro), Ray Eaton firmly believes it won't be long before he is joining that elite band of forwards who have scored 50 plus league goals for QPR.

 

Confirmation that Bright Osayi-Samuel has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Turkish side Fenerbahce at the end of the season leaves Mark Warburton with a dilemma - play him or consign him to the reserves. Editor Dave Thomas considers both options (Ed-Lines).

 

The 1970s was a golden period to be a QPR fan - at least most of it was. Ian Carr (Life Support) continues his reflections on a lifetime's support with a look back at the rise and rise of QPR - to within a whisker of being crowned Champions.

 

Elsewhere in a varied edition, having swapped his QPR season ticket for his new local side in Spain, exiled fan Stephen Pearson gives us the lowdown on Real Murcia and Spanish football generally (A View From Spain); Barry MacDonald takes a detailed look back at the long QPR career of Frank Sibley (A Frank Discussion); club commentator Nick London relates a tale involving Burnley chairman Bob Lord and the 1971 FA Cup third round draw (And That Concludes...); Ray Eaton considers why the QPR side of 2013/14 isn't recalled with the same affection as other successful QPR teams; and our regular dip into the archives features Brian Ford's look back at Kevin Gallen's QPR career (Hat's Magic).

 

And as always there's much, much more besides!

Bravo Charlie Echo

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In a fulsome 60-page edition, here is just some of what is in it:

What's In It?

With a welcome break over Christmas and New Year behind us, it was soon back to the grind as we turned the corner into 2021.

 

A slightly slimmer edition than usual put in an appearance three weeks into the new year - which was perfect timing to welcome back Charlie Austin to QPR, even if it is only to the end of the season.

 

Not surprisingly, not only did that loan move give us plenty to discuss, it also provided a simple front cover!