If ever a QPR player epitomised the phrase 'thou shalt not pass' it was Macca.
The Rangers Community is in state of shock and deeply saddened following the terrible news that Alan McDonald had died. We heard that he had died suddenly after collapsing while playing golf this morning, he was only 48. Sammy McIlroy said: “I’m shell-shocked. Words can’t even enter my head at the moment. Forty-eight is so [...]
cant believe this . true QPR legend. R.I.P. Big fella .
Legend! Sold QPR on me when I first saw them back in '85! Legend.... an immense CB and Captain! Sad loss. RIP
I remember him when QPR played against a Norwegain team in 1989 or something. He didnt play the match and I have never seen such a relaxed fotballplayer off the pitch.But on the pitch he reminds me of Franz Beckenbauer. A great, great CB. A sad, sad day for all of us and yet again; RIP Macca.
Can hardly believe this. 48 years old sounds way too young to have a heart attack. He was one of my all tie favourite QPR players. Always committed and hard but fair. RIP
RIP Macca a true rangers legend sad sad day ,don't think we'll ever see a player as committed to our great club as he was
When Rangers were in the Prem with arguably the best side we ever had he was a mainstay, any youngsters who did not see him play, compare him to Clint Hill x 3. You know whoever came to the loft Big Mac would never, ever,ever, let them dominate him.
top player, top captain ,top man. RIP alan gone but never ever forgotten.
i feel very sad because he used to hang around greenford,and he was trully a genuine sort of person
one of his great qualities was to always seem to know where the striker was going
i think the greatest ever back four in our history was bardsley peacock mcdonald wilson
never did four people compliment each other more
they were so methodical,wilson could play as a winger
bardsley could play as a winger
peacock and mcdonald could score goals,LOVE YOU ALAN,MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY
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Such a big loss to us all. 48 is no age.
Was one of my idols when I first started going to LR and have pictures with him at Twyford avenue when we used to train there.
Most recently chatted to him at a friendly at Aldershot when he was assistant. Also was my old mans level 3 coaching tutor and was such a genuinely great man. Very good footballing brain and rock at the heart of defence for club and country.
Rest in Peace Macca
Gutted, no words can sum up his contribution to qpr, so young, really is a reality check
When the lads and i reminise on the good old days during our current travels Alan MACCA always comes up in the conversation as the thoughts of him stridding up the pitch on a bleak Tuesday night at Grimsby in the cup to take the decisive penalty in a shoot out that seemed to go on forever. But as we thought "oh no, not Macca" he calmly slotted it into the bottom corner to send the travelling fans home with a smile on our faces.
When during the early 90's growing up and finding my love for QPR, Alan McDonald was the guy always being there in the starting eleven. I may not as an eleven year old boy have seen him as my favorite, but in Sweden, what you got was reading the starting eleven and the goalscorers. But I know, that the few times I managed to see QPR on TV, Alan was the one you didn't have to worry about making any mistake, mind you that could be valuable when you're so nervous you need to pee... When these early heroes die, you get the feeling of loosing something of your self, and I'm sure that's how alot of us QPR fans feel now.