QPR fell to a 2-1 defeat against Preston North End. It was a bright start from the Hoops who took the lead through Matt Smith within the opening 15 minutes, but a lack of precision in the final third stopped them killing the game off in the first half. Preston then drew level through Callum Robinson shortly before half-time to set up the second 45 nicely. The second half was an even affair until Alan Browne planted a header past Matt Ingram on 75 minutes to bolster Preston's play-off push. A disappointing result, but how did we rate the Hoops? QPR starting XI Matt Ingram - 8 Ingram was a surprise inclusion but certainly showed that he's capable of playing at Championship level. He made a strong early punch to ease himself into the game. Looked comfortable for large spells, but couldn't do much about Preston's goal before half-time. Darnell Furlong - 7 Has really established himself at right-back over recent weeks. Furlong looked extremely strong in the tackle and adds an extra … [Read more...] about QPR vs Preston PLAYER RATINGS: How did we rate the Hoops at Loftus Road?
Ian Holloway has taken the opportunity to tinker with his QPR squad, as he makes five changes for this afternoon's clash with Preston. Josh Scowen, Luke Freeman, Paul Smyth and Idrissa Sylla drop to the bench, while Ryan Manning, Massimo Luongo, Matt Smith and Ebere Eze come into the XI. There's also a place in the starting line-up for Matt Ingram who replaced number one goalkeeper Alex Smithies for a rare start between the sticks. With just four games left, Ollie looks keen to experiment with his squad, but what have the fans made of his selection? Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app. You can even set it to receive push notifications for all the breaking news in your area Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android now. … [Read more...] about QPR fans react to starting XI facing Preston
Good afternoon and welcome to W12! We're here for the Championship clash between QPR and Preston North End; an encounter which certainly has added importance for the visitors. Ian Holloway's side are all-but mathematically safe from the threat of relegation, meaning Ollie is likely to carry on looking at his squad as preparations get underway for next term. As for Alex Neil's side, Preston sit five points off the play-off positions in 11th, meaning it's a must-win if the Lancashire side are to have any hope of making a last-gasp push for the top six. We'll have all the build-up, team news, action and reaction from the afternoon as it unfolds, and we want you to get involved on Facebook and Twitter, so get in touch to feature in our live blog! Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app. You can even set it to receive push notifications for all the breaking news in your area Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android … [Read more...] about QPR vs Preston North End LIVE: All the action as it happens in W12
Ten men and women were squeezed together in an unlicensed three-bedroom home by a rogue Preston landlord. Brent Council enforcement officers discovered tenants living in squalid, "unsafe" conditions when they raided the semi-detached Carlton Avenue East home at dawn on Thursday (April 12). Dangerous electrics, no fire detection system and no fire doors were among "serious hazards" flagged at the address. The house was flagged to the council by neighbours who noticed lots of people coming and going from the home, people smoking outside, overflowing rubbish bins, mismatching curtains, an overgrown front garden and disrepair to the front of the property. Read More Latest headlines The residents paid more than £30,000 a year in rent to live in the substandard north Wembley property. Brent Council is working to track down the landlord who illegally let the home as part of a wider crackdown. Spencer Randolph, head of private housing services, said: "The people living in this house … [Read more...] about Ten tenants found crammed into ‘unsafe’ three-bed home in Preston
As the crew chief who ran the Porsche 962 owned by the late Preston Henn that won the 1985 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring with A.J. Foyt behind the wheel, Kevin Jeanette had an interesting decision to make.The IMSA GTP machine wore different liveries for both wins, and with Foyt named as grand marshal for this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, and the death of his cantankerous friend and boss Henn last year, the renown Porsche restorer went with his gut and had chassis 962-104 wrapped to carry both race-winning schemes. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “I’ve done it before with Porsche 962-103, which had a split Rothmans and Mac Tools livery, and we wrapped it right down the middle,” Jeannette told Road & Track. “I wanted to celebrate Preston, so I asked his widow Betty if it would be okay to do this split personality thing with the car, and she said to go for it.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Foyt, best known … [Read more...] about One Livery Wasn’t Enough to Properly Honor Preston Henn and A.J. Foyt