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Friday, December 19, 2008

QPR vs Preston Preview....Man United Trained at Loftus Road (Again)...Les Ferdinand and 1967 Cup Hero Birthdays...Flashback to Bleaker Times

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QPR vs Preston
- 9th place QPR (33 points) play 5th place Preston (37 points) at Loftus Road on Saturday. Like QPR, Preston have a great home record. Away, Preston have won 2, draw 4, lost 5. Scored 12 let in 16. Preston Stats this season.
- Past Head to Head Results Preston Squad...Preston Results.... League Table...
- The most famous shared player: Clive Clarke. Currently, of course, QPR have Patrick Agyemang.
The last QPR vs Preston encounter was back in April, when QPR came from 0-2 down to draw with two goals in the last couple of minutes. (a few hours after Coach Luigi De Canio had been mugged in London). SEE QPR 2 Preston 2Match Reports
QPR's Team: Camp, Mahon (Ainsworth 67), Stewart, Mancienne, Blackstock, Rowlands, Connolly, Agyemang, Ephraim (Balanta 62), Hall, Leigertwood. Subs: Barker, Pickens, Lee. Scorers: Ainsworth 90, Blackstock 94
Preston North End: Lonergan, Davidson, Mawene, Sedgwick, Brown, Carter, St Ledger, Whaley, McKenna, Jones, Mellor (Priskin 46). Subs: Chaplow, Hill, L Neal, C Neal.
Scorers: Mellor 37, Connolly 65
See Also: Clive Whittingham/LoftforWords QPR-Preston Preview

Manchester United Trained (again) at Loftus Road
[Hopefully didn't do any damage to the field]
Manchester United Official Site
"...Fitness coach Tony Strudwick is the man entrusted with ensuring the Reds remain at peak fitness during and after their time in Japan...
- We've been planning for the Club World Cup trip for a while and so far things have gone well from a fitness point of view.
- We set out with three phases to our plan – pre-Japan, during our stay and post-Japan. We focused on the first phase in the lead-up to the game at Tottenham last weekend. That week also included our Champions League clash with Aalborg so we had to taper training somewhat to prepare the lads for those games and the trip to the Far East.
- We stayed over in London on Sunday night and got the players up early for a training session at Queens Park Rangers’ Loftus Road ground. Those who played at White Hart Lane did some recovery work, while the rest did some stimulation work....Manchester United Official Site

Les Ferdinand Turned 42, December 18, 2008:
- Various Bio Details (just update his age)

Birthday for Another of the 1967 Heroes: Ron Hunt Turns 63
- QPR's (small) Center Half/Center Back, Ron Hunt:- Born December 19, 1945.
Ron Hunt made his debut in December 1964 and played some 200+ games for QPR until 1972-73 when he forced to retire with a knee injury at 29.
- But of all his games, he is perhaps most famous for his role in QPR's third and winning goal in the 1967 League Cup Final when he collided with the WBA Goalie.
Hunt was just one of a number of QPR players of that time who had come through the youth ranks at around the same time (Sibley, Peter Springett, Tony Hazell, Ian Morgan, Roger Morgan, Mick Leach). Photo of 1967 Team (Hunt in back row). The famous photo of Hunt

Ron Hunt's Appearances
1964-65 10 1965-65 32 1966-67 44
1967-68 10+1 1968-69 29+2 1969-70 21+1
1970-71 37 1971-72 29+1 1972-73 2 See also: Wikipedia/Ron Hunt


- Blog Flashback: December 19, 2006: : Winter Comes Early to Loftus Road

Also Two Years Ago, December 2006: -

- QPR have reportedly made an emergency payment of £500,000 to the Inland Revenue to prevent the club facing a winding up order and going into administration.
Rangers would have incurred an automatic 10-point deduction under Football League regulations, and that would have meant the club dropping into the Championship relegation zone.
- However, the payment was made on Friday, and chairman Gianni Paladini told the Sunday Mirror: "There was a winding-up order in place when we took over.
"We made a first payment of £500,000 last month and another of £500,000 on Friday so we are currently up to date.
- "If we hadn't paid the bill by December 20 they'd have published details of the winding-up order in the London Gazette. There is a provisional hearing set for January if we haven't paid the bill.
"The total bill is for £1.58million and so far we have paid £1million. We've an agreed schedule with the Inland Revenue for the remainder to be paid as part of our regular monthly payment." Sporting Life

- Three Years Ago today: Jake Cole made his league debut against Coventry. Coming on after Simon Royce was sent off. And Cole's act having to (and failing) to save a penalty. Coventry won 1-0.
QPR: Royce (sent off 85), Bignot, Evatt, Shittu, Ainsworth (Cole 86), Rowlands, Santos (Bircham 80), Bean (Cook 65), Moore, Dyer, Langley Subs: Cole, Milanese, Rose Scorers:Bookings: Rowlands 15, Santos 57
Coventry: Fulop, Whing, Page, Duffy, Doyle, Adebola (Scowcroft 75), McSheffrey (Jorgensen 89), Morrell (Impey 61), Osbourne, Shaw, HutchisonSubs: Ince, Thornton Scorers: McSheffrey (pen) 85 Bookings: McSheffrey 17, Adebola 73Att: 13,556. Match Reports QPR 0 Coventry 1

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