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44 Years ago today, March 29, 1969: 17 year old Gerry Francis came on as a second-half sub for Les Allen's Queen's Park Rangers (QPR) against Liverpool at Loftus Road.
In the end, Liverpool won 2-1 against the already-relegated QPR (although Rodney Marsh shone against Bill Shankly's team).
Notable among other things: Nine of the QPR 12 were "Home Growns" - having come through the QPR Youth Team. (By contrast, not a single one of the present QPR squad of 25 are "Home Growns." Not one. )
Of the other three in the QPR 12: Ian Watson had a been a bargain buy from Chelsea (£5,000). Rodney Marsh, of course a steal from Fulham (£15,000). And Barry Bridges, once of Chelsea, was at the time QPR's record signing at £50,000.