Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

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Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Stans left foot » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:09 pm

Just a note, if you fall into the "old fart" category you may remember John Bloom.

He made and lost a fortune and recently passed away. His forte was selling washing machines in the 60's for less money than the prime producers, nothing new there.

Reading his obituary it's interesting to note he made an offer to buy Queens Park Rangers which was thoughtfully declined. At the time of course had the deal gone through this would have been a major cash injection and maybe infrastructure changes too.

As it was the deal floundered and Bloom lost his fortune shortly after ( beginning to make sense / relevance ?)

I recall his show-room / operation up the top end of Colindale as you travelled down toward Staples Corner. Interestingly these moguls do appear more regularly than Halley's Comet so maybe it's a question of sitting tight for the next one to come along. :shock:
"Fing Poo Wah" ( your comments are as much interest to me as a dogs fart ).

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by 222gers » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:45 pm

I think the machines were called Rolls Razor. My memory is poor, I thought he actually did have involvement with the club, the move to the White City being the start of the process of turning the Rangers into a top club.
As we all know that didn't bear fruit, but thanks to Alec Stock we made it in the end.

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Bear-Grills » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:45 pm

Stans left foot wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:09 pm
...maybe it's a question of sitting tight for the next one to come along. :shock:
I'd bet it won't come along before the next scheme to consolidate all the money and talent in English football into the top 6 clubs
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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Montag » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:12 pm

Didn't a toothpaste bloke own Rangers before Jim G?
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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Stans left foot » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:41 pm

I might be old, but I'm not that old....
can't remember

when my dad - just around the war, was close to the Club, it was Builders/Gregory, + local businesses. Afraid that local feel has gone from the club.

Brought up on Roy of the Rovers type ideals, the problem with many of us may be that if that were us, skilled, talented and good at the game, we'd all be one-club players and Rangers would be our club.

Why ever move, that's all you'd ever want. Oddly I don't begrudge Freeman a move away if he gets his chance. he merits it simply by hard work and well done all at QPR who have fashioned him accordingly.

( that's another thing that pisses me off about Bristol City, they had their chance to develop and grow him and failed to do so. Its our scouting and ( limited) training capacity that made him the player we now see, arguably. )
"Fing Poo Wah" ( your comments are as much interest to me as a dogs fart ).

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Systemsguy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:43 am

Saint Jim was a mixed bag for the club....

Ruthless with managerial appointments, loved certain players and managers like they were illegitimate sprogs...

Invested a hell of a lot of money into the club (his sons reportedly hated the club due to this).

Financed the greatest team to have graced the Loftus road pitch... ( 5 England internationals! 6 if you count Dave Clement's later selection )

He blotted his copy book with the FPR fiasco and Bulstrode et al on his exit from the club...

But we still sit in the stadium Saint Jim built for all the promises made by Uncle Tony since 2011...

Bless ya Jim...
2018/2019.... Keep Calm, no matter the season, we'll follow our team.....

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by QPR_John » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 am

Systemsguy wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:43 am
Saint Jim was a mixed bag for the club....

Ruthless with managerial appointments, loved certain players and managers like they were illegitimate sprogs...

Invested a hell of a lot of money into the club (his sons reportedly hated the club due to this).

Financed the greatest team to have graced the Loftus road pitch... ( 5 England internationals! 6 if you count Dave Clement's later selection )

He blotted his copy book with the FPR fiasco and Bulstrode et al on his exit from the club...

But we still sit in the stadium Saint Jim built for all the promises made by Uncle Tony since 2011...

Bless ya Jim...
Jim Gregory developed Loftus Road. Much easier than finding space for a new stadium in West London

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by 222gers » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:21 pm

Going off at a bit of a tangent but germane to talking about 50 years ago, I wonder what Alec Stock would have thought of “game management” ?

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Re: Another bullet dodged, all be it 50 years ago

Post by Montag » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:04 am

Toothpaste magnate was it?
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