QPR Vs The Beano

By london_dan Last edited 159 months ago
QPR Vs The Beano

As regular readers will know, we at the Londonist love comics. So you can only imagine our excitement when this week's Beano found it's way to the Londonist sports desk featuring none other than the mighty Queens Park Rangers.

Not only are the R's second in Division Two, but this week we find they've been playing Beano Town. Of course, we won't tell you what happened - you'll have to buy it to find that out, although we can reveal that the comic steers well clear of the boardroom brouhaha that has erupted at Loftus Road this week.

In a tale that seems so far-fetched it would be rejected as a storyline in Eastenders, it transpires that prior to QPR's fantastic 2-1 victory over Sheffield United last weekend, director Gianni Paladini (allegedly) had a gun pointed at his head and was forced to sign a note of resignation by a gang of four men which included fellow director David Morris. The four men have since been in court facing blackmail and firearm charges and have been remanded in custody.

Back in the world of football, QPR are the first visitors to the new Ricoh Stadium in Coventry at the weekend.

Meanwhile in the capital on Saturday, Crystal Palace who got their first point of the season last weekend against Norwich in a 1-1 draw will be hoping for their first win of the season against Plymouth Argyle, while Watford who convincingly beat Cardiff at Ninian Park last Friday are at home to Burnley. It's 'Family Day' at Vicarage Road on Saturday, meaning tickets are just £5 for adults and £1 for under-16s.

In Division Three Brentford who missed out on going top on Monday due to a classic goalkeeping clanger by Stuart Nelson against Port Vale can make amends on Saturday against Tranmere at Griffin Park. Tickets are £17 for adults, £12 for seniors, and £3 for juniors.

Although early days, the Division Four table looks very nice for Leyton Orient and Barnet who find themselves in the top two places. They're both at home on Saturday with the O's taking on Rochdale while the Bees face Macclesfield. Tickets for Brisbane Road are £10-£16, while tickets at Underhill will set you back between £8 (concessions for the Family Stand) to £18 for the Main Stand.

Last Updated 19 August 2005