QPR kept the presenters on Sky Sports News busy up until Fridays 11pm transfer deadline, signing eleven players to try and improve on last seasons 17th place finish.
Mark Hughes has bought in the likes of Boswinga, Granero and Green who on the face of it all look decent acquisitions for the West London club but bringing in so many faces must unsettle the current playing squad.
Some have said that some of the purchases have had a touch of panic buy about them, Cesar, Nelsen, Johnson and Ji-Sung spring to mind.
Last season was nothing to write home about with Mark Hughes, quite possibly the most over rated manager in the premier league in my opinion, just about guiding QPR to safety on the last day, but would Warnock not of done the same given a chance?.
I think Warnock would of won more “6 point” games against fellow relegation battlers than Hughes did and stayed up by a bigger margin overall.
Hughes has won only eight games since January, some of those in the cup at lower league opposition and when Warnock was sacked QPR were in 17th place, the same position Hughes finished the season despite bringing in Macheda, Taiwo, Onouha and Diakite as well as all the previous signings made in August.
The normal uplift in results that a new manger brings did not materialise and the hoops were lucky to stay up.
You can’t he but feel that this is Hughes last throw of the dice at a big (in ambition and finance) club before he joins his old Man Utd colleague Steve Bruce on the journeyman managers scrap heap and ends up at places like Wigan and Hull.
QPR have in the past been poorly run and unstable and the programme aired on BBC2 “The four year plan” was car crash tv of epic proportions and was painful to watch, is the era under Tony Fernandes any better? I’m unsure at this stage.
The way the club managed the Joey Barton incident at Man City last season was better than before but not giving him a shirt number and offering him around on loan all summer wasn’t the most professional way of dealing with him despite what you think of him.
If QPR carry on at this rate will Hughes be safe?, with Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and West Brom coming up in the next few weeks you don’t see many points coming QPR’s way and the Welshman could be under pressure soon.
I had not previously tipped QPR for relegation but I can’t help but think that they could be in trouble before they know it and with Hughes at the helm (for now at least) they have a bitter manager who thinks he is better than he is.
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