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    Highlights of QPR's 4-3 win against Millwall in a behind closed doors friendly at Loftus Road.
    by Published on 21-01-2015 02:34 PM
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    This is a competition for the chance to represent WATRB as our roving reporter at the "Story of QPR" press launch at Loftus Road, to pose questions to Joey Barton in the Q & A session, and to rub shoulders with the journalists.

    The competition is open to ST holders, Members or any UK resident aged 16 or over with 1000+ posts on this forum.

    You must also be available on the following date: "4pm at Loftus Road on Wednesday 4th February, 2015".

    A brief report of the event to be posted on the forum afterwards would be appreciated.

    The competition will start this Saturday; it will be a 'Last man standing competition'.

    We'll select a few teams that play this Saturday, Sunday & Monday. The last person to be standing on all correct scores will be the winner.

    As soon as we know the fixtures we'll start the competition; we may even have a winner on Saturday.

    Any posts that have been edited after you post them will be void. WATRB's decision is final.

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    Full details of the press launch

    The Story of QPR to preview R Story alongside Joey Barton at Loftus Road press launch

    'The Story of QPR' have invited press and fan site reps to join QPR in the Community Trust and the Octavia Foundation at Loftus Road next month for the exclusive launch of their upcoming documentary film.

    RStory as chosen by the fans explores the highs and lows of QPR during the Rs 133 year existence, charting the history of the club from its very beginnings in 1882 to the present day and promotion back to the Premier League.

    Told by a broad tapestry of voices from a host of memorable players, past and present, the film features the likes of Rodney Marsh, Les Ferdinand and current Rs boss Harry Redknapp, as well as midfielder Joey Barton who will be available for questions at the press launch on Wednesday 4th February.

    Speaking exclusively in the film on the Rs dramatic play-off final win at Wembley Stadium, Barton said: I remember going to Wembley Stadium before the game with a few of the lads to have a look around the place just to get used to it. There were volunteers from QPR that had made their way to Wembley to sellotape 40,000 flags to seats the day before the play-off final when they probably could have had all manner of things to be doing. If ever anything summed up a sense of community, if ever anything summed up one club for me, that was it.

    Rs fans including Ariel Friedlander and Paul Finney special guests at the Story of QPRs recent Whats in your Loft? exhibition also figure in the documentary which explore topics prevalent in the modern football world such as tribalism, multiculturalism, gentrification, ticket prices and the impact of celebrity culture on the sport since the 1960s.

    The 60-minute film is the culmination of two years work which has seen the intergenerational media project engage supporters, young people and the local community.

    The project has worked with youngsters aged 16-24 years old, many of whom not currently in education, employment or training equipping them with both skills and experience which has ranged from researching old artefacts to following the Rs memorable route to Wembley last May.

    Meanwhile, an award made by the Premier League Charitable Fund and the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) alongside a 8,000 donation from QPR 1st Supporters Trust have helped support the costs of the project along the way.

    Trust CEO, Andy Evans, added: Wed like to thank the Premier League Charitable Fund and the PFA for their support of the project, which has provided a real opportunity for the community to come together to tell the story of their club and local area. We are also delighted to be working with QPR 1st in a project that is about identity, local social history and, most importantly, offering young people the chance to learn new skills. This project is particularly relevant as the club continues its commitment to its long-term plans. This will provide an important record of the club, staff, players, and fans alike as the club begins a new chapter.

    The premiere open to fans and local communities will be at the Westfield Vue cinema on Thursday 26th February followed by a screening tour of local cinemas, community venues and schools.

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    Further details of the film and its premiere

    The short film on the documentary-making sessions so far, made by young film-maker Ross Norman as part of the Story of QPR youth-led multimedia project.

    In partnership with the QPR in the Community Trust, the project is working with young people aged 16 24 years old, many of whom are not currently in education, employment or training, to produce a range of multimedia telling the story of the QPR Football Club.

    Find out more at www.octaviafoundation.org.uk/StoryofQPR

    The premiere open to fans and local communities will be at the Westfield Vue cinema on Thursday 26th February followed by a screening tour of local cinemas, community venues and schools.

    Finally, some teasers from the film




    by Published on 18-01-2015 02:39 PM
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    QPR Press release: The Story of QPR to preview R Story alongside Joey Barton at Loftus Road press launch

    'The Story of QPR' have invited press and fan site reps to join QPR in the Community Trust and the Octavia Foundation at Loftus Road next month for the exclusive launch of their upcoming documentary film.

    RStory as chosen by the fans explores the highs and lows of QPR during the Rs 133 year existence, charting the history of the club from its very beginnings in 1882 to the present day and promotion back to the Premier League.

    Told by a broad tapestry of voices from a host of memorable players, past and present, the film features the likes of Rodney Marsh, Les Ferdinand and current Rs boss Harry Redknapp, as well as midfielder Joey Barton who will be available for questions at the press launch on Wednesday 4th February.

    Speaking exclusively in the film on the Rs dramatic play-off final win at Wembley Stadium, Barton said: I remember going to Wembley Stadium before the game with a few of the lads to have a look around the place just to get used to it. There were volunteers from QPR that had made their way to Wembley to sellotape 40,000 flags to seats the day before the play-off final when they probably could have had all manner of things to be doing. If ever anything summed up a sense of community, if ever anything summed up one club for me, that was it.

    Rs fans including Ariel Friedlander and Paul Finney special guests at the Story of QPRs recent Whats in your Loft? exhibition also figure in the documentary which explore topics prevalent in the modern football world such as tribalism, multiculturalism, gentrification, ticket prices and the impact of celebrity culture on the sport since the 1960s.

    The 60-minute film is the culmination of two years work which has seen the intergenerational media project engage supporters, young people and the local community.

    The project has worked with youngsters aged 16-24 years old, many of whom not currently in education, employment or training equipping them with both skills and experience which has ranged from researching old artefacts to following the Rs memorable route to Wembley last May.

    Meanwhile, an award made by the Premier League Charitable Fund and the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) alongside a 8,000 donation from QPR 1st Supporters Trust have helped support the costs of the project along the way.

    Trust CEO, Andy Evans, added: Wed like to thank the Premier League Charitable Fund and the PFA for their support of the project, which has provided a real opportunity for the community to come together to tell the story of their club and local area. We are also delighted to be working with QPR 1st in a project that is about identity, local social history and, most importantly, offering young people the chance to learn new skills. This project is particularly relevant as the club continues its commitment to its long-term plans. This will provide an important record of the club, staff, players, and fans alike as the club begins a new chapter.

    The premiere open to fans and local communities will be at the Westfield Vue cinema on Thursday 26th February followed by a screening tour of local cinemas, community venues and schools.
    by Published on 01-01-2015 02:39 PM

    Right 3rd time lucky.....match chat here......I'm going 3-2 QPR today....

    One change Vargas in for Hoilett








    by Published on 26-12-2014 04:36 PM
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    Never started one of these before...hope that's OK........Comon URRRSSS!!!

    Please put team news in here please.

    Live Streams - http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?...07&part=sports


    by Published on 16-12-2014 10:27 AM
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    http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/i...d=179&MId=5564


    This is when the vote will happen to give the mayor overall control of the Old Oak site despite the area being in 3 different boroughs. Remember we have the full support of the mayor for our plans. The vote will go through as there is a Conservative majority in the London Assembly. Another step in the right direction for us. Interesting reading about the meeting tomorrow. You just forget how big the area is. It says it is the biggest industrial site in Europe.
    by Published on 05-12-2014 11:45 AM
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    So I was reading up on some stats about joey barton after his disappointing showing at Swansea. People were very quick to criticise, me included, but history has proven that Barton needs a run in the squad to keep up his performances. In matches where he has played 90 minutes, he has an average score on whoscored of 7.60. That would place him as the 9th best player in the league and I think looking at most of those performances, it is clear why this is the case. In those matches, he played on average 3.6 key passes per game, placing him as the highest in the league. Given that these contributions are extremely important in the goalscoring record of Charlie Austin.
    What did surprise me is that in those 5 matches, he held the ball for longer than any other player in all but 1 match, holding an average of 8.1% possession. That is quite an incredible stat which shows, in combination with the previous stats that he is absolutely key to home matches in particular, where we need to hold the ball and push forward, especially with the defensively solid but average on the ball Karl Henry playing alongside him. Also, as the commentator pointed out against Swansea, before that match, he hadn't had a single booking this season. The only issue I have seen in recent times has been a fall in pass accuracy which as many will have noticed, hasn't been as good as before. I personally believe that this is purely down to injury recovery and more matches can only help him. Personally, I think he will be key to our creative attacking at home, although perhaps playing him out wide away from home may be beneficial (his best match this season was newcastle away playing right mid).