QPR – Now And Then

QPR

Was going to do a mention about them last year when they got promoted, then other things got in the way.
But now I’m back and so are QPR:

QPR

Well at the moment they are… but after some recent performances poor old Warnock got the hook and the ambition seeking Mark Hughes is now in his place.

The ex-Man City boss has a decent talent pool now under his command, including ex-City players Shaun Wright-Phillips and Joey Barton. Plus he’s been given a transfer budget and rumour has it he’s looking at the City players Nedum Onuoha and Wayne Bri…

Oh.

But a team of players he signed at his previous clubs will work. Just look at what he did with Roque Sant…

Ah.

Anyways I’m giving a token mention to the events happening now because I’ve little to say about a single released way back when.

– The record label tells me that it was produced by Max Hole and Wayne Bardell, written by Bruce Thomas (later of Elvis Costello and The Attractions), but apart from that there’s no more info.

So the questions are who are/were the Loftus Roadrunners and why should they come to record this in 1977 ?

I looked on Wikipedia to find a summary of that period to see if there was a particular cause of celebration, maybe a cup or a league title or something. But it was more of a nearly something season of just missed out:

…”In 1976-77, QPR failed to recreate their fine form of the previous season in the league, but the cup competitions saw some success. The side reached the semi-finals of the League Cup but lost in a replay to Aston Villa and in their first entry into European football reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup losing to AEK Athens FC on penalties. In 1977 Sexton moved to Manchester United to be succeeded by Frank Sibley and Steve Burtenshaw and two years later QPR slipped into the Second Division.”

Still though, the quarter finals of a european cup. Nothing to be sniffed at there. Sadly they haven’t hit these sort of heights ever since.

But maybe with Hughes it could again. I mean look at what he did in europe with….

I’ll stop there.

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» Lofus Roadrunners – Queens Park Rangers

» Lofus Roadrunners – Drive Me Down To QPR

Next up: Some tunes from an ex-QPR player who liked to croon. Yes know know who it is.

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