Sad news today that a programme legend has passed away...in the pre-web age his Behind The Scenes was essential reading if you wanted to know what was really going on at QPR. In fact the short, sharp, bullet point style has proved to be highly prescient in foretelling today's preferred means of communication. Along with Michael Wale and Ron Phillips he provided a much needed window on the Hooped World for the 70s and 80s QPR obsessive...RIP
Remember him well, along with Derek Buxton.
a mate of mine is a Director at Barnet and knew Dennis very well.His take on the whole Paladini/Briatore/Ecclestone era was that it was "tragic".
the 'Ststistics Wizard', or was that Derek?
Thanks for the good times Dennis.
Sad news :(
Tony Pullein had all the away team guff...and making his first appearance for the Hoops on Tuesday 7th January 1975 in the FA Cup, 3rd round replay Southend programme, Dennis Signy. Michael Wale was on his holidays and the then secretary of the Football Writers Association, the aforementioned Mr Signy, was invited to pen a review of QPR over the previous decade or so. The column was just a general chit chat of our progress, the most interesting parts from my perspective being a mention of a young Jim Gregory running around the School End to catch a glimpse of his idols (thought Mr Gregory's first love had been Fulham) and that Signy's wife was also a Rangers fan.
Dennis Signy also wrote the book below a good few years before the Southend game. A book I've long been after but never had the chance to read. Read some good interviews with him tho. He knew Jim Grergory very well and recounted a story of how Gregory went to the London Palladium with a cheque to give to Tommy Trinder to get on the Fulham board.
Derek Buxton was the Rs Raymond Babbit. Dennis Signy was the QPR Herodotus. RIP
Thanks for the update though.
That's got to be Mike Keen on the cover of that book.
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F are the FA doing?