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March 2018 was our last meeting

  In the last eight games We've lost two, drawn two and won four

billp TOOFIF Updated Thursday, 31 October 2019

FFC 0 v Queens Park Rangers 0  NOV 9 2019

A kick up the Rs!

Or we get booted up the behind?

billp TOOFIF Thursday, 31 October 2019


The history between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers Football Clubs goes back to January 13 1906 where the first fixture was played out at Craven Cottage, the contest being a meeting in the F A Cup which ended in a one nil win for the Whites. The last time we met was another home fixture in the Championship this time and was drawn with one goal apiece.

Fulham and QPR have met only 37 times in their histories which sounds ridiculously low. Naturally, both times have yo-yo’d between the League Ladders which explains the paucity of games we’ve played together.

For the record, those games resulted 16 wins for Fulham, 7 draws and 14 lost, our narrow superiority of two wins could do with bolstering this season and this fixture promises to be a tight contest, our league position is as tight as it could be with both teams sitting on 23 points in 7th and 8th places, our superior goal difference of plus 9 giving us a one place march on the Rangers who have a minus 2 total.

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The club was formed in 1886, when a team known as St Jude's (formed in 1884) merged with Christchurch Rangers (formed in 1882).[3] The resulting team was called Queen's Park Rangers and their official founding date was changed to 1882 because of the fact they are part of the Christchurch Rangers football club who were formed then. The club's name came from the fact most of the players came from the Queen's Park area of north-west London. St Jude's Institute on Ilbert Street W10 is still in use as a community hall and in July 2011 club icon Stan Bowles unveiled a plaque celebrating its place in history.

QPR became a professional team in 1889, and played their home games in nearly 20 different stadia (a league record), before permanently settling at Loftus Road in 1917, although the team would briefly attempt to attract larger crowds by playing at the White City Stadium for two short spells: 1931 to 1933, and the 63 season.[4]

QPR were promoted as champions of Division 3 South in the 1947–48 season. Dave Mangnall was the manager as the club participated in four seasons of the Second Division, being relegated in 1951–52. Tony Ingham was signed from Leeds United and went on to make the most ever league appearances for QPR (519). Arguably the club's greatest ever manager,[5] Alec Stock, arrived prior to the start of the 60 season. The 61 season saw QPR achieve their biggest win to date: 9–2 vs Tranmere Rovers in a Division 3 match. In time, Stock, together with Jim Gregory who arrived as chairman in the mid-1960s, helped to achieve a total transformation of the club and its surroundings.

In 67, QPR won the Division Three championship and became the first Third Division club to win the League Cup on Saturday, 4 March 1967, beating West Bromwich Albion 3–2, coming back from a two-goal deficit. It is still the only major trophy that QPR have won. It was also the first League Cup final to be held at Wembley Stadium. After winning promotion in 1968 to the top flight for the first time in their history,

Rangers were relegated after just one season and spent the next four years in Division Two. Terry Venables joined from Spurs at the beginning of the 1969–70 season and Rodney Marsh was sold to Manchester City. During this time, new QPR heroes emerged including Phil Parkes, Don Givens, Dave Thomas and Stan Bowles. These new signings were in addition to home-grown talent such as Dave Clement, Ian Gillard, Mick Leach and Gerry Francis.

In 1974, Dave Sexton joined as manager and, in 1975–76 led QPR to the runners-up spot in the First Division, missing out on the championship by one point with a squad containing seven England internationals and internationals from the home nations.

After completing their 42-game season, QPR sat at the top of the league, one point ahead of Liverpool who went on to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers to clinch the title. Wolves were relegated to the Second Division that same season. The late 1970s also saw some cup success with Rangers reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup and in their first entry into European football reached the quarter finals of the A Cup losing to AEK Athens on penalties. Following Sexton's departure in 1977 the club eventually slipped into the Second Division in 1979.

(extracted from the Wikepedia's website)