Just watching Match of the Day and who else was in temporary charge of Wolves as they humiliated Chelsea at their dump than… goalkeeping coach Tony fkin Roberts. Did a decent post match interview and everything.
Family been round the area since between the wars, this makes me feel like an interloper
Located on the Devil's Highway, an old Roman road from London to Silchester, "Sheppard's Bush Green" was first recorded as a place name in 1635.
The name Shepherd's Bush is thought to have originated from the use of the common land here as a resting point for shepherds on their way to Smithfield Market in the City of London.
Evidence of human habitation can be traced back to the Iron Age. Shepherd's Bush enters the written record in the year 704 when it was bought by Waldhere, Bishop of London as a part of the "Fulanham" estate, but over the years, all the surrounding boroughs wanted no part of the small bit that is 'the green'.
Steptoe & Son's junkyard had a fictional address – 24 Oil Drum Lane, Shepherds Bush.
White City Stadium was built to host the Olympic Games of 1908 after the scheduled hosts Italy pulled out. It was constructed on land immediately adjacent to the Exhibition, but was a separate enterprise. Its main legacy is the modern Marathon distance, from Windsor Castle to Shepherd's Bush and around the track to the Royal Box - 26 miles 385 yards.
The Free and Independent Republic of Frestonia was declared in 1977 by squatters who had already been living for several years in buildings scheduled for demolition. Threatened with eviction by the Greater London Council, they applied to join the United Nations and issued their own stamps. Actor David Rappaport was their Foreign Minister, and playwright Heathcote Williams was their Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Wormwood Scrubs first entered the public record as Wormeholt in 1189, the year that Richard the Lionheart became King of England. Originally forest, by the beginning of the 19th century it was known as Wormholt Scrubs (or Common), and most of the trees had been cleared. In 1812 the government leased the land (and later bought it) for military exercises.
Wormwood Scrubs was leased by the government in 1812 in order to exercise cavalry horses - at the time it was feared that Napoleon Bonaparte might invade. The War Office bought the land in 1878, and the next year Parliament passed the Wormwood Scrubs Act, allowing the military to use it for training when necessary, but to otherwise leave it for "the perpetual use by the inhabitants of the metropolis for exercise and recreation". Under the act the military were forbidden from building any "permanent erections" other than rifle butts, and the land was to be managed by the Metropolitan Board of Works (subject to War Office approval).
These days the relevant authorities are the Ministry of Defence and Hammersmith & Fulham council - the military can order the public off the land if they need to, but it cannot be sold off unless it "ceases to be used by the citizens of London". Use it or lose it.
Wood Lane, BBC Television Centre opened in 1960 on the site of the old White City Exhibition. Many of the nation's favourite shows were made at or broadcast from "the concrete doughnut", including Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Z-Cars, Blue Peter, Jackanory, Porridge, the Morecambe and Wise show and countless others.
An early - and very famous - film featuring Shepherd's Bush is The Blue Lamp (1950), which has a dramatic car chase finale after a young Dirk Bogarde shoots Dixon of Dock Green in the Harrow Road.
Some scenes from Quadrophenia were shot in the area in 1979, including Shepherd's Bush Market, Goldhawk Road, Wells Road, Uxbridge Road, Wormholt Estate, Latimer Road, the Bramley Arms and the Wormholt Estate.
Watching the Cameroon Burkina Faso game and it reminds me of how the World Cup used to be, you might know one or two players but the rest are a mystery. Some real good players on show you’ve never heard of plus proper fouls. Burkina Faso look decent. And Technicolor kits.
Looking forward to watching it - seeing Chair and Taarabt ripping it up for Morocco would be a great QPR moment, plus looks like Seny might get a game for Senegal. No idea who might win though
Just back and thawed out a bit and not too disconsolate - one of our lowest key performances of the season but a) was impressed by how Stoke set up and kept us out b) we still had and missed a boatload of chances and most of all c) with both our first and second choice full backs out on both sides you could really see how important that position is to the team, without any of Wallace, Adomah, Macallum or Moses available we looked neutered going forward.
Fair play to Field and Kakay for the effort they both put in the yards but they’re not wing backs.
We’ve now scored a goal in each of the last 30 games home and away - fking incredible really.
The all-time QPR record is 33 games, beating that would be an amazing achievement for Warbuton wouldn’t it? A testament to the fact that whatever our result these days you know that a Rangers game is going to be entertaining, and that’s ultimately what it’s all about.
I said this after the Birmingham game but we really need a proper song for Chair. He keeps winning us games and trundling sheepishly round the pitch afterwards while we don’t sing his praises because we don’t have a good one.
Thought his mental cameo deserved a thread - came on like man possessed, just what we needed, put in two or three proper tackles and buzzed about up front when Albert and Charlie and Willock looked dead on their feet. Was really impressed. Then scored a pen.
Sunny crisp day, full house, packed away end, Rangers riding their luck for once, Eze/Chair/Bright taking the piss, saved pen, red card, Wells playing like a defender but up front, new teenage centre back rampaging forward, early kick off meaning bonus post-match pub time, Brentford and Fulham mates happy as well, Joy Division songs ringing out...