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    • Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park RangersMatch History 1890-2011 | Football, Tottenham Hotspur


      Tottenham Hotspur host Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane on Sunday 30th October 2011 in the 10th round of Premier League matches (9th game for Spurs).

      This will be the 132nd time the two teams have met and the first competitive match since December 1995.

      Queens Park Rangers were founded in the same year as Tottenham Hotspur - 1882 - with the merger of two local teams, St Jude's and Christchurch Rangers. Most of their players were based in the Queen's Park district of North-West London and the club had a very nomadic early history moving to over 20 different grounds before settling down at Loftus Road in 1917. The White City Stadium was also home for short periods.

      The first meeting between Spurs and QPR came in November 1890 in the second qualifying round of the London Senior Cup and resulted in a 1-1 draw. Spurs won the replay at home 2-1. The Spurs team featured several of the youngsters who founded the club, including Jack Jull and Robert Buckle.

      Two friendly matches were played in 1892 & 1893 before the next competitive game in September 1899 in the Southern League. Both teams were also members of the Southern & District Combination League during that 1899-1900 season. Spurs won three of the four matches that season with one match drawn.

      The clubs played eight more seasons in the Southern League together and were also members of the Western League from 1900-01 to 1905-06.
      Tottenham generally had the upper hand over their West London rivals during this period .

      Tottenham Hotspur joined the Football League for season 1908-09 and thereafter matches against Queens Park Rangers were limited to minor competitions, friendlies and matches played during both World Wars.

      The first Football League meeting between the two clubs came in Division Two in October 1948 with Eddie Bailey scoring the only goal at White Hart Lane while the return fixture at Loftus Road ended in a 0-0 draw.

      Spurs did the 'double' over Rangers the next season on their way to the Division Two title, winning 3-0 at the Lane with a Bill Nicholson goal and a brace from Les Bennett, while the reverse fixture at Loftus Road was won 2-0 with goals from Eddie Bailey and Les Medley.

      As a Third Division club, QPR won the Football League Cup in 1967 beating holders West Bromwich Albion in the first Final held at Wembley Stadium and were also promoted to the Second Division with players like Rodney Marsh, the Morgan twins (Spurs would later sign Roger), Tony Hazell, Mark Lazarus, Mike Keen and former Spurs striker Les Allen. They won promotion again the next season and played their first season in the Top Flight of English Football in 1968-69.

      Spurs won the home match that season 3-2 with goals from Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean and David Jenkins. The away fixture at Loftus Road ended in a 1-1 draw with Jimmy Greaves scoring for Spurs. QPR were relegated at the end of the season.

      Rangers were back in the First Division for season 1973-74 and in October they beat Spurs in the Football League Cup second round 1-0. The League match at the Lane resulted in a 0-0 draw and QPR won the away game 3-1 with Martin Chivers scoring from the penalty spot for Spurs.

      Honours were even the next season with Rangers winning 2-1 at the Lane and Spurs winning 1-0 at Loftus Road - John Duncan scored both of Tottenham's goals. 1975-76 saw QPR finish as First Division runners-up, which was their best ever finish in the Football League.

      The first FA Cup meeting between the two clubs came during the 1980-81 season and Spurs drew a third round match at Loftus Road 0-0 but won the replay 3-1 at the lane with goals from Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle and Garth Crooks. Spurs would go on to win the FA Cup that season.

      The teams met each other again in the FA Cup the very next season but this time it was in the Final at Wembley. Glenn Hoddle put Spurs ahead in extra time only for Terry Fenwick (later to sign with Spurs) to grab the equaliser five minutes from the end.

      The replay was held at Wembley five days later and a 6th minute penalty scored by Glenn Hoddle was enough to ensure the silverware would remain in North London. Many neutrals felt that Rangers were hard done by, as they had played very well indeed.

      Both Queens Park Rangers and Spurs were founder members of the Premier League, but Rangers only managed to remain for four seasons before being relegated at the end of the 1995-96 season. Honours were even during the eight games played in the competition with both Spurs & QPR winning three games each with two matches drawn.

      Overall, Tottenham Hotspur have won 59 of the 131 matches played so far with Queens Park Rangers winning 33 and the remaining 39 games drawn.


      Clive Allen (player with both clubs & Spurs asst. manager)
      Joe Allen
      Les Allen (player with both clubs & QPR manager)
      Arthur Archer
      Ossie Ardiles (player with both clubs & Spurs manager)
      Ronnie Boyce (scout with both clubs)
      Alan Brazil
      Tommy Cable
      Radek Černư
      Pascal Chimbonda
      Peter Crouch
      Chris Day
      Frank Drabble
      Mark Falco
      Terry Fenwick
      Les Ferdinand
      Mike Flanagan
      Theo Foley (QPR reserves coach, Spurs reserves manager)
      Gerry Francis (QPR player, manager of both clubs)
      Andy Gray
      Harry Gilberg
      George Graham (QPR coach, Spurs manager)
      Allan Harris (coach with both clubs)
      Steve Hodge
      Percy Humphries
      Ben Ives (player with both clubs, Spurs scout)
      Stephen Kelly
      David Kerslake
      Joe Knowles
      Billy Lane (Spurs player, QPR coach)
      Dave McEwan
      Danny Maddix
      Bert Middlemiss
      Roger Morgan
      Alan Mullery (Spurs player, QPR manager)
      Tony Parks
      Dean Parrett
      Charlie Rance
      Rohan Ricketts
      Wayne Routledge
      Neil Ruddock
      Frank Saul
      Peter Shreeves (QPR coach, Spurs manager)
      Andy Sinton
      Sleve Slade
      Peter Suddaby (Academy director with both clubs)
      Adel Taarabt
      Erik Thorsveldt
      Terry Venables (player & manager of both clubs)
      Kyle Walker
      Paul Walsh
      Pat Welton (QPR player, Spurs asst. manager)
      Alf Wyman
      Clive Wilson
      Luke Young

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park RangersMatch History 1890-2011 started by THFC6061 View original post
      Comments 111 Comments
      1. Ghoddle10 -
        Great thread starter as ever 6061.

        I fancy us to win this one, I wonder if Sandro will be fit for the game, but we should have enough to win, given a reasonable amount of luck.
      1. Chirpy rides again -
        Before we get into this one, well done superhoops. Fantastic result yesterday.
      1. SpursDisciple -
        Oh come on. Ossie played for them too!! Did he play for everyone!
      1. SpursDisciple -
        Are Taraabt and Walker twins seperated at birth?
      1. Yid Vicious -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Are Taraabt and Walker twins seperated at birth?
        Haha, lets just hope our fans remember which one we're booing


        Top stuff 6061
      1. SpursDisciple -
        Quote Originally Posted by Schteffen Freund's Top 10 Greatest Goals View Post
        Haha, lets just hope our fans remember which one we're booing
        Hopefully the shirt colours will provide a clue!
      1. Yid Vicious -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Hopefully the shirt colours will provide a clue!
        Well we do tend to have a few beers before the game
      1. THFC6061 -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Oh come on. Ossie played for them too!! Did he play for everyone!


        Ossie made 8 League appearances for QPR in the 1988-89 season.
      1. SpursDisciple -
        Quote Originally Posted by THFC6061 View Post


        Ossie made 8 League appearances for QPR in the 1988-89 season.
        Please tell me he didn't play for Fulham - our next game?
      1. Chirpy rides again -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Are Taraabt and Walker twins seperated at birth?
        While we're on it, is jake Livermore Chrissy Hughton's love child?



      1. PleaseNotPoll -
        Livermore's part of the Spurs Cloning Project.
        Expect two of our next crop of youth players to be surprisingly Geordie-esque and another to be French and worth it.
      1. humanbeingincroydon -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Are Taraabt and Walker twins seperated at birth?
        Walker got all the ability...
      1. Chirpy rides again -
        Quote Originally Posted by humanbeingincroydon View Post
        Walker got all the ability...
        Nooo taraabt got more ability. Walker got a brain with his.

        The question is, which Taraabt will we see next week? World beater or nut-job?
      1. humanbeingincroydon -
        Quote Originally Posted by Chirpy rides again View Post
        The question is, which Taraabt will we see next week? World beater or nut-job?
        I predict he'll take to the pitch in a Morocco strip, stand in the centre circle singing the national anthem after the game has kicked off, before fleeing the stadium in the 7th minute before he can be substituted and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
      1. SpursDisciple -
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Are Taraabt and Walker twins seperated at birth?
        Quote Originally Posted by Schteffen Freund's Top 10 Greatest Goals View Post
        Haha, lets just hope our fans remember which one we're booing
        Quote Originally Posted by HarrysDisciple View Post
        Hopefully the shirt colours will provide a clue!
        Quote Originally Posted by Schteffen Freund's Top 10 Greatest Goals View Post
        Well we do tend to have a few beers before the game
        Not enough alcohol in London for me to mix us up with Rangers
      1. humanbeingincroydon -
        On the subject of being separated at birth...



      1. Patsbighands -
        QPR should be a team we fancy beating.Unlike Blackburn they don't just boot it into the area.Although that might work.Must admit i was surprised that Ardiles had played for both teams.With luck should be 3pts in the bag even if we do go down to 7 players!!!!but you never know.Will be eternally grateful to QPR for beating Chealsea though.
        Taraabt didn't look at all happy about being subbed yesterday.He'll probably score a screamer against us now.
      1. humanbeingincroydon -
        Quote Originally Posted by Patsbighands View Post
        Taraabt didn't look at all happy about being subbed yesterday.He'll probably score a screamer against us now.
        Best hand him the timetable for the 349, just in case...
      1. Chirpy rides again -
        Quote Originally Posted by humanbeingincroydon View Post
        I predict he'll take to the pitch in a Morocco strip, stand in the centre circle singing the national anthem after the game has kicked off, before fleeing the stadium in the 7th minute before he can be substituted and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
        He has a lot to prove. I hope he proves what a tool he is.

        The fixture list says 4pm Sunday. Are we on the box?
      1. Patsbighands -
        Quote Originally Posted by Chirpy rides again View Post
        He has a lot to prove. I hope he proves what a tool he is.

        The fixture list says 4pm Sunday. Are we on the box?
        Think the game is on TV Chirpy.So i'll be getting a few cans in.