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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Bear-Grills » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:04 pm

Damien wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:53 pm
westlondonlalala wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 am
Bear-Grills wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:24 pm


I thought you'd stopped drinking and taking drugs Lala? :D
I have unfortunately I'm still a compulsive dreamer..
Aren't we all :wink: Survival as everyone else says is all we can hope for in reality.It's been a long time since I was so pessimistic about the coming season(but I love being proved wrong) Come on U R'ssssssssssss 8)
Damien, if you and Lala are still dreaming you need to go and lie down in a dark room somewhere until the season starts (or better still, until it's over!)

Seriously though I can't recall ever having lower expectations of a coming season, so anything above that will be gravy.

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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Andy_N19 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:23 pm

westlondonlalala wrote:
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as long as we show a bit of fight on the pitch can beat bloody Brentford at some point
It's come to a very sorry pass when our ambitions are to beat Brentford!
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by WA Hoop » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am

Andy_N19 wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:23 pm
westlondonlalala wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:15 am
as long as we show a bit of fight on the pitch can beat bloody Brentford at some point
It's come to a very sorry pass when our ambitions are to beat Brentford!
Indeed!
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:51 pm

I don't think we will have a very successful season but I am fairly confident that it won't be as bad as this one was, and I am still coming back for more :-)
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Andy_N19 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:57 pm

That is truly awful reading, mind you the gathering gloom suggests we won't be
far off that this season :(
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by dm » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:13 pm

I was at every home game that season. My main memory was thinking, "We'll win the next game, surely..." We badly missed Rodney who was out injured until November.

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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by kernowhoop » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:20 am

Esox Lucius wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:51 pm
I don't think we will have a very successful season but I am fairly confident that it won't be as bad as this one was, and I am still coming back for more :-)
https://www.11v11.com/teams/queens-park ... ason/1969/
I always remembered that season as a painful one, but, a season when a lot of the games were lost by only the odd goal. I would need my best rose-coloured spectacles to see it that way now, but, somehow the team - which had arrived in the top flight from the third level in successive seasons - managed to keep buggering on. Look at the results after the 8-1 defeat at Old Trafford and although they were mostly defeats, they were by the odd goal.
It's simple. Score more goals than they do.

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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Bear-Grills » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:02 am

My first ever season, and though it was in retrospect a disaster, I loved every minute of it.

Football was fun in those days.
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by ZENITH R » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:38 pm

Bear-Grills wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:02 am
My first ever season, and though it was in retrospect a disaster, I loved every minute of it.

Football was fun in those days.
Mine too, and it was fun. We took a few beatings, but lost many games by the odd goal, and lady luck wasn't with us that season. No better example than a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs - Jimmy Greaves clearly handled the ball in scoring for Spurs.
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:24 pm

ZENITH R wrote:
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Mine too, and it was fun. We took a few beatings, but lost many games by the odd goal, and lady luck wasn't with us that season. No better example than a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs - Jimmy Greaves clearly handled the ball in scoring for Spurs.
That was the only goal he ever scored against us and yes, he definitely punched it in. I remember screaming my head off about it LOL
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by dm » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:35 pm

It seems to me that many of us on here seem to have started watching QPR around the same time - those legendary days of the late 60s.

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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Packed houses every game. Won nearly all of them, jumpers for goalposts... why wouldn't you support QPR?







I lied about the goal posts (for younger viewers) :D
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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by Rbee » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:16 pm

dm wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:35 pm
It seems to me that many of us on here seem to have started watching QPR around the same time - those legendary days of the late 60s.

Yes the summer of '69 for me, Hull City at home. Well autumn.

The club is aware that they have an aging fan base but currently can't do much about that unless we sign Harry Styles.

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Re: which ever way you odds it.....

Post by bigbobb » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:42 pm

Esox Lucius wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:24 pm
ZENITH R wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Mine too, and it was fun. We took a few beatings, but lost many games by the odd goal, and lady luck wasn't with us that season. No better example than a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs - Jimmy Greaves clearly handled the ball in scoring for Spurs.
That was the only goal he ever scored against us and yes, he definitely punched it in. I remember screaming my head off about it LOL
umm - if it's the same game that I recall he didn't punch it in, but was coming down the right side when the ball was played too fast and waist high but he knocked it down with his hand on to his foot and volleyed it in as one quick movement - it was actually very clever but sooooo very annoying but did make me laugh afterwards as he refused to be drawn on what had happened but simply said "well the ref gave a goal and I never argue with the referee!" fair enough aniclap

Sadly I do remember the 8-1 result at Old Trafford coming up the TV news...

We lived in a street off the Westway (Primula) and the Scrubs had new enhanced lighting installed after some escapes including George Blake a couple of years before which caused ghosting on our TV at night.

Imagine how I danced around our living room when I saw on the fuzzy screen that we had won 0-1 :D

and then the stick I got from my non-footballing family when the newsreader announced it as eight one - even all these years later I remember the utter devastation of that moment! aniwall
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