Ten-man Hendon fell at the first hurdle in the FA Cup for the first time in 30 years on Saturday as they were defeated 3-1 in the first qualifying round away against Ryman League Division One outfit AFC Sudbury.
In the first of his monthly columns for the Brent & Kilburn Times, QPR favourite Shaun Derry discusses the club’s chances of promotion from the Championship this season, while directing praise towards Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo.
Like many QPR fans, I have been quick to praise Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey for their transfer work over the summer and while I don’t believe ‘peanuts’ has been spent to overhaul the squad, the pair have certainly cut costs while making exciting additions.
Delight, shock and relief. The three words going through most QPR fans’ heads after the news emerged last Tuesday that not only would Matt Phillips be staying at the club, but so would Charlie Austin after the transfer window closed.
It’s been a turbulent few seasons at Loftus Road, initiated by the champagne-drinking micro manager extraordinaire Flavio Briatore, who instigated a cultural shift within the club which has continued to this day.