QPR (1) – Preston North End (1) – “It was like the Alamo for a Spell there in the 2nd half”

Team: Woods, Shanks, Gillard, McCreery, Hazell, Wicks, Bowles, Roeder, Allen, Goddard, Burke Sub: Walsh Attendance: 14,316 On 13th October 1979, the R’s took on Preston North End at Loftus Road. Dennis Signy filed the following match report: ‘Hoarse-voiced Nobby Stiles met Rangers’ manager Tommy Docherty outside the dressing rooms minutes after the game and said: Continue reading


QPR (1) – Hull City (1) – ‘Hectic Finish at Shepherd’s Bush’

Team: Drinkwater, Baker, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, McClelland, Bedford, Francis, Towers, Barber Attendance: 9,950 Rangers took on Hull City at Loftus Road on 30th September 1961. Brian Taylor’s comprehensive report for the Hull Sports Mail appeared later that day: ‘There must be something about the air that does something for little John McSeveney, Hull City’s Continue reading


On this Day in 1974 – QPR (2) – Everton (2) – ‘Pearson Power Robs Rangers’

Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Beck, Webb, Hazell, Thomas, Francis, Busby, Abbott (Rogers), Givens Attendance: 16,638 After losing 1-2 to Newcastle on 21st September 1974, the R’s returned to Loftus Road three days later to take on an Everton. Side. Steve Curry wrote the following match report for the Express: ‘Jim Pearson, playing only his second Continue reading


London’s Supreme Talkie Theatre – The Commodore, 395 King Street, Hammersmith

Located at 395 King Street, Hammersmith, the Commodore opened its doors in September 1929. The Cinema’s monthly publication announced that for June 1934, their ‘Big Picture Parade’ would commence on the fourth with the ‘Scotland Yard Mystery’. Starring Sir Gerald du Maurier (cert. “A”), it was to run for seven days The film was described Continue reading


The 1-1 Draw with Birmingham City in 1980 & Don Shanks gets to grips with Mark Dennis

Team: Woods, Shanks, Gillard, McCreery, Wicks, Roeder, Goddard, Busby, Allen, Currie, Burke Attendance: 16,609 On 5th April 1980 the R’s took on Birmingham City at Loftus Road. Tony Rand wrote the following match report: ‘Young keeper Chris Woods was blamed by his boss for giving Birmingham a point. “It was bad keeping,” fumed Tommy Docherty. Continue reading


Appearing on Stage at the Gaumont Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush in 1956 – the QPR Players

The following article appeared in the West London Observer on 2nd March 1956: ‘Queen’s Park Rangers football team, who appear before thousands each week at Loftus Road, will be making their debut before a different public next Thursday when they make a personal appearance on the stage of the Gaumont Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, in connection Continue reading