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


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