Monday, January 28, 2013

DOWN AT THE BUSH

A retrospective of past fixtures at QPR (and - needless to say - there have been some absolute belters).

City head to Shepherd's Bush for their next premier league engagement against a side tanned at home by MK Dons at the weekend. Manager Harry Redknapp was obviously seriously displeased with both the outcome and the manner in which it was secured. Can City expect something of a reaction? History suggests a game of sweeping entertainment, plenty of goals and plenty of noise.

Brian Kidd tries to force the ball in but Masson and Parkes flap it clear in 1977

One of Steve Coppell's "Magic Six" games in charge of City came at Loftus Road in 1996 where he "coaxed" and coached a stumbling Blues side back from 2-nil down to earn a draw.
Utterly enthralling game in the League Cup in 1994, with first minute goals in each half, unstinting action from end to end and a veritable avalanche of goals. Just when the excitement couldn't get any more intense, up pops Peter Beagrie with a sideways flying volley right in front of the away end. Pandemonium Tuesday. City have also won two other League Cup ties at Loftus Road, 3-1 in 1991 and 3-0 in 2003, plus a storming FA Cup 4th round tie in 1993 (see below)

1985-86 and a rare goalless encounter, with Billy McNeill's tactics seeking out a point in a season of difficult consolidation back in the first division. Loftus Road's ridiculous bouncy pitch not helping the silky skills of Gordon Davies and Nigel Johnson. 

City are beaten by young debutant Billy Hamilton in 1978


Danny Granville goes in hard in 1999 as City's rise through the leagues brings the clubs together again in the old second division.




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