Wow, talk about a wheeler dealer! Not content with capturing Matt Phillips and the other rag tag bunch of typical 'Arry signings, Redknapp pulled off a last day triple coup, bringing in Kranjcar, Assou-Ekotto and the highly promising Carroll.
What would Reverend Brian give for a player of Kranjcar's ability? I said Phillips was a death knell for all the other would be promotion contenders, but the Croat is in a different class from the former Blackpool man. This guy is, young Ince apart, far and away the most naturally talented player in the division and, providing Redknapp can keep him motivated and fit, he will carve up Championship defences.
Just compare Assou-Ekotto to Warnock meanwhile! The latter couldn't get a sniff at Villa, whilst the former was a regular in a Spurs team that narrowly missed qualification for the Champions League. Quite how he has ended up in the Championship is beyond me.
And Carroll is a real talent too. I saw the lad playing for Tottenham's U21s against Chelsea's boys and he, along with Kane, was a class apart.
Say what you like about Redknapp, the guy knows how to play the transfer market! If QPR don't storm the division now, I will be amazed!
So, as I said before, there's only one automatic promotion place up for grabs this season, because the Hula Hoops are all but home and dry.