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What if?
at 08:30 19 Apr 2020

Looking back on key moments, where a game, a season and so on can change in a nanosecond. What if something had or had not happened, where would be? I’ll start with the obvious:

1. What if we’d won at Norwich or, Wolves had of held on to their lead and we won the First Division title?

A: I’m not sure we would have pushed on. I don’t think we’d have brought in a couple of top recruits to have properly built on what was there.

2. We and not Oxford had signed Ray Houghton?

A. I was gutted he never signed and from what I heard at the time, it was so close to being done. I think he’d have been fantastic for QPR and dare I say it, the outcome of events in 1986 would have been different!

Weird unexplained stuff you are in to!!
at 16:32 21 Mar 2020


Sumo! I had TV on one morning and why it was on the Japanese channel I don't know. But the December 2018 tournament was on and now, I’ve not missed a Grand Sumo tournament since and as it’s March, I’m waiting for the highlights show to come on.

Worked for a Japanese organisation and been a couple of times so I might subconsciously be, a Nippophile.

Night 13 of 15 and a three way tie at the top: sumo doesn’t get more exciting than this. Hakuho still the man to beat.
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Ridiculously stupid things said by and about QPR
at 07:58 8 Feb 2020

Following on from a comment by John Charles about Marsh talking shyte about QPR on the TV thread. What other nonsense have we spouted?

I’ll start with:

1. ‘We’ve learned our lessons!’

Tony Pony several times prior to having our trousers taken down and our ‘arris royally slapped by FFP.
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Good Luck UK
at 12:13 12 Dec 2019

For the Eze, not the Pugh!


Fleetwood, will play....number 31, Quee....
at 18:39 1 Dec 2019

Nailed on inevitability about it.
World Athletics Championship Thread
at 20:43 26 Sep 2019

Appreciate this is probably more a Doha R’s specific thread, but anyone here for the event?

Rugby World Cup Thread
at 09:31 13 Sep 2019

A week to go and aside of the annoying Tarquin ra-ra factor, looking forward to a tournament where ‘all’ the players won’t be rolling around feigning injury as if they were shot by a blunderbuss when they were hardly touched at all.

Kiwis to lose really, nothing revealing about that. But the fact they’re in the same pool as the Boks and neither would meet until the final, then assuming they both avoid defeat, makes it hard to look beyond an AB, Yarpies final. As the rest of us can be inconsistent and would likely have to beat both those behemoths to win it; hard to see anyone lifting the trophy.

Ravel ‘Wondergoal in training’ Morrison
at 15:20 2 Jul 2019

Having trials at the club we are now a feeder of, Sheffield United, according t’BBC.
Paul Parker Charity Bike Ride (For Prostate Cancer)
at 10:18 11 May 2019

Paul’s doing a bike ride to raise cash for this noble cause. If you’ve got a few spare shekels, then why not?
Fair play...
at 15:03 5 May 2019

Fair play to anyone who went today, and we’ll done Rs! Type of fixture you’d expect the team to have been mentally on the beach for.

A crappy season: put it to bed and forget about. Happy summer one and all.
Indicative Vote
at 14:44 1 Apr 2019

Put it to the people Amit, a Rseferendum is what we need to sort the latest managexit out once and for all.

I genuinely cannot think of one bloke who’s good enough, strong enough and mad enough to take up the poisoned chalice down at the Big Top. Huge decision and if we get it wrong, next season will be a disaster!!
Asian Cup Final fred- Qatar v Japan
at 19:13 29 Jan 2019

Having given UAE a shoeing in another’embargo classico’, Qatar find themselves in the final on Friday against Japan. Unless I’m mistaken, both teams have reached the final without conceding a goal along the way!

If you’ve lived here, then you’ll know the words ‘road’ and ‘safety’ are rarely written together. Crazy driving tonight - nearly wiped out just the once tonight; as cars hurtle along with people on roofs.

Should be a good game.
Qatar Rs
at 13:46 1 Nov 2018

Busy few weeks spent mostly flying between Asia-Greenford-Asia, culminating in relocating to Qatar earlier today.

I know there was an R here a few years back who posted on the old under the name of KatR. But are there any Rfosi in Doha now?
Peter Brackley
at 10:29 15 Oct 2018

Sad to learn the commentator Peter Brackley has passed. Always loved listening to him call a game.

I was having a beer with a mate in the station after the 4-4 Port Vale recovery, and he walked in sat down and joined us. We had a good craic with him.
'gold-standard administrative tomfoolery
at 09:35 29 Sep 2018

We think we’ve got issues following a succession of idiots in high places at QPR, but we might just be pipped by the SFA.

Two semi-finals (Celtic/Hearts and Rangers/Aberdeen) in Glasgow on the same day! Best bit of the idiocy, there’s currently no trains that would get the Hearts fans into Glasgow before the scheduled k.o. When Scotrail asked if they would run extra trains, they pointed out that they’d not been consulted by the SFA!

Why does football get these a-holes and pay them stupid money at the same time?

To rub salt into the would, the surname of the author of the article is English!!
Is it the weight of expectation that's hindering us?
at 11:00 26 Sep 2018

We've never got over the burden of winning the League Cup in 1967. I fear, as a club, we peaked too soon as well.

Each year on the nearest Saturday to 4 March, we trot out the glorious gladiators of that heroic win; and no one thinks how much pressure it has placed on every player that has won the B&W since then.

It's buckled many, driven some to drink and ruined the careers of others. It's like the lotto winners who go crazy after winning £100m and within a few years, wished they'd never bought the lotto ticket in the first place.

The club, who regularly stuff the club shop with memorabilia of that magnificent match, merely add to the weight of expectation on our young chaps. How the f..k can we expect a BOS or a Pav to play with the pressure of the Morgan twins breathing down their necks?

I think we all know that was the real reason we froze on a certain day back in 1986: the players struggled with the magnitude of what stood before them, the chance to be presented every year at LR for winning the League Cup.

It's time we did one of two things: either send the replica of the 1967 cup back and renounce our win or, if we're not going to take it seriously, then don't bother entering the thing.
Two hours, one minute and 39 seconds...
at 14:23 16 Sep 2018

To run 26.2m/42.2kms....

Well done Rs!
at 06:44 16 Sep 2018

Fair play to Steve and his battling heroes, that’s not just the type of game you’d expect them to lose before the coach goes past Watford, but to capitulate under the oppo’s onslaught at the end.

Well done Rangers...fuchsia kit it is then.
At least we can focus on the cups...
at 06:46 19 Aug 2018

Well, not a great start!

Solely on paper, we had a bloody hard start handed to us and the disappointing result was Sheffield United at home. Despite them being big old units, we could have done with something. To be honest, away against a canny outfit like PNE and a superior resourced WBA, realistically we couldn’t have expected too much.

However, the real question is: what’s the character of the team looked like? Have we fronted up despite it all or, given up soon after the oppo signals an intent to win the thing and fold into Queens Park Strangers?

Stand firm Rfosi.

at 02:55 16 Aug 2018

When the first rumours of TF's stepping down appeared a few days ago, and someone started a thread of who we'd like to replace him, I posted Amit Bhatia's name in hope.

To be fair, I've been posting about Amit on here and other sites as being the ideal person at the helm for years. Today, I find the Rangoon morning imbued with optimistic news from London: it's like waking up to the feel of a cool breeze through the windows on a bright sunny day...I can't help but feel happy!

In the 4YP he was the only one that seemed to come out of it with any sense of credibility and, dare I say it, common sense. Which, for four to five years after August 2011, was sorely lacking at QPR.

Never met the man, but during my last sojourn in London, one of my neighnours frequently worked with Amit to organise events etc. Though not a football fan, my neighbour was most definitely, an Amit Bhatia fan. He described him as a genuinely 100% decent guy. Who was not above himself to go down into the trenches as it were, to personally thank everyone who'd worked for him. In my book, that really does say a lot about the man compared to some rich folks, who wouldn't give you the steam off their urine.

As for skills, acumen, common sense etc., we know Amit oozes the stuff. My former neighbour - who dealt with many such uber-rich - simply spoke of Amit as having such attributes by the bucket load.

However, this is what is arguably most important to you, my fellow Rfosi. Amit felt that his departure from QPR was untimely, and by all accounts, he was really sad to leave when he did. Describing it as 'unfinished business'.

He was somewhat aghast at the goings on in football - as are we all - but a few years on, with a huge challenge in front of us and, fingers crossed, the right set-up behind us, I suspect this guy will be relishing the task. I can see him bringing not just class and the requisite skills required to the role, but Amit Bhatia can get on with pretty much everyone and be a uniting force not a disuniting one.

I never fell for the bull of 'lessons learned' by the last guy, for clearly they were not! But for the first time in a very, very long time, I actually feel a corner has been turned and notwithstanding the FFP and even our current concerns about the squad, we've got a good looking and more solid foundation to go forward from.

Been saying since January, this is the season we need to worry about and get through. If we do that, I reckon things will improve exponentially. Now is most definitely the time to draw a line in the sand, stop moaning, and get behind QPR.

I know, I know, be careful what you wish for. But what we wish for is more likely to happen with what we have in place now, then what's been in place for some time now.


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