Oh dear, what a shame. QPR sacked Warnock, then Hughes, spent a small fortune, then a bigger fortune, then a bigger fortune still, and Reading stuck with McDermott and spent, well peanuts. When 'Arry breezed in to Loftus Road with an open cheque book QPR and Reading were neck and neck in the race for bottom spot, now Reading sit outside the bottom three and the Hula Hoops are six points adrift of safety, firmly rooted to the foot of the table.
Today's game against clueless Norwich had Must Win written all over it for the Mercenaries In The Bush, but Taarabt fluffed his lines, fluffed a penalty, and yet another game slipped by without a victory. QPR can draw every remaining game between now and the end of the season and they will still end up with just 30 points. 'Arry knows how to get the draws, but the crucial wins are proving just as elusive as under Hughes.
And still better, big money signing Loic Remy has torn a groin muscle. Serves the big spending twats running the club right! Most fans, myself included, had a soft spot for Rangers before Fernandes came in and started boasting about his wad. Well it seems size really doesn't matter, it's what you do with it in the Bush that counts! Just 17,000 watched today's game and it is absurd that with gates like that, QPR have been chucking around money like a lottery winner on speed. All affection for the club has evaporated and, outside of the Bush, you will struggle to find a football fan who doesn't hope that QPR get what they richly deserve.
Meanwhile, Reading and the ever so decent Brian McDermott have rolled up their sleeves and rolled over a number of opponents. Just goes to show that the old Royals have more class than the new money upstarts doesn't it?