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Print Issue 371


Issue 371

Published v Wigan at home on October 22nd, we had just two days prior to the print deadline to react to the news that Mick Beale had declined an offer to manage Wolves and was instead staying with QPR. The informed word around Loftus Road on the Wednesday evening had been that it was a done deal, which meant a complete change of tack, editorially, when the official announcement was made that he was staying put at Rangers.

So what's in it?

In an extended Vox Pop feature, we probe the thoughts of QPR fans on Beale's decision to stay in W12, rather than accept the position at Molineux; plus, we add our own editorial take on the news. 

Whereas that news was a classic case of 'Hold the front page!', our main feature in this edition was a far less rushed effort, marking as it did the 90th birthday of Gordon Jago, the manager who signed Stan Bowles from Carlisle and also laid the foundations for the greatest QPR team of all-time - the 'nearly' side of 1975/76. The background to that is told in an article written by Gordon himself; plus there are back-to-back feature articles on his life and career by John O'Mahony & editor Dave Thomas.

Elsewhere in a packed edition, Ray Eaton looks back on a memorable win over Liverpool; Dave Thomas continues his 'Trials & Tribulations' diary of the season; plus we dissect and rate the seven fixtures between Millwall away and Cardiff at home. 

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