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WHERE 'R' THEY NOW? RODNEY MARSH

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09:00 23rd May 2013

by @OfficialQPR

Rangers legend now working in property and media ...

THE below Where 'R' They Now? feature appeared first in the Hoops matchday programme against Arsenal (04/05/13).

What are you up to nowadays?
I spend most of my time over in the United States in Tampa, Florida. I have a property development company with my son Jonathan called The Marsh Group. We started the business in 1996 and soon got the hang of it. We build new houses and renovate existing homes. The property market has been difficult in recent years but there are still lots of good deals to be made if you adapt your skills to the current financial climate. I also go back to England three times a year for a month at a time and I watch as many football matches as I can – including QPR. I do numerous slots on talkSPORT and I’ve been on air a lot lately.

Do you enjoy your lifestyle?
I’ve always loved Tampa since I moved out here to play football for the Rowdies. My son is based nearby and is married with a family. Then I see my daughter Joanna when I go back to England. 

Are you able to follow the Premier League on TV when you are in America?
Yes, I am. I absolutely love football with a passion and I love talking about it. That’s why I go on Twitter a lot – it’s a good craic and it keeps me in touch with supporters.

So you still follow QPR?
I always hope the R’s do the best they can. Queens Park Rangers are my team. My greatest memory is scoring for Rangers in our 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion in the 1967 League Cup final. A little Third Division team gave a good First Division club a two-goal head start and caught them. West Brom had a number of internationals and we had none. We did what everyone in the 100,000 crowd had thought impossible. Most people say it is one of the most-magnificent Wembley finals ever.

You scored numerous goals for Rangers and also struck in that particular final to make it 2-2. Where does the goal rank in your career?
It was certainly a big goal for me. If ever there was a moment in my life where I wished that time would stand still, then that was it. I had scored perhaps the most important goal of my career and in the game I desperately wanted to win most of all. Everyone in the crowd and both sets of players knew we would go on to win from there. It was one of those magic moments that history hangs on.

How do you rate Harry Redknapp as a manager?
I’ve known Harry since he was a little 10-stone outside-right playing for West Ham United. He is very streetwise and one of the brightest people in football. QPR were relegated because of what went before Harry. I think he is a terrific football manager. Nothing will change my mind about that, even now that QPR are down.

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