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A famous month in QPR history: February

AT the start of every month during 2019/20, www.qpr.co.uk will be taking a look back at a famous month from a season in the club’s past.

For February, we look back a huge 81 years to a month that had a huge impact on everyone including QPR…

February 1939

The 1938/39 season is synonymous across the world for being the last campaign before World War II was declared, ultimately putting the football calendar on hold until 1945.

Going into the football season, Queens Park Rangers saw some positive off-the-field action, with the now famous “Loft” terrace being opened by Herbert Morrison and, along with Ted Vizzard being appointed manager, things started to look bright for the R’s.

As 1939 approached, QPR had performed well throughout the campaign with some stand-out performances coming against Aldershot and Exeter. However, February summed up what was an inconsistent season for the R’s, with victory over Swindon Town being followed up by a draw with Mansfield Town, defeat to Port Vale and draw with Torquay United.

Vizzard’s side went on to finish the season in a respectable sixth place.

February facts

  • Adolf Hitler gains control of the German Army
  • Harvey Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire company, dies aged 69
  • Top Song of 1939: Artie Shaw – Begin the Beguine

QPR Results in February 1939

4th: Mansfield Town 2-2 QPR

11th: QPR 2-1 Swindon Town

18th: Port Vale 1-2 QPR

25th QPR 1-1 Torquay United