because i’m not sure i can take much more. delving into the sports pages from refuge from the depressing european news and i find this
tony “fuck off” fernandes: “My view has been consistent: that it is very unfair for a club that has been relegated, as the wage difference between the Premier League and Championship is impossible. There should be a time period for clubs to rectify their salaries.”
context: the season they got relegated QPR had the 7th highest wage bill.
yeah really unfair clubs are forced to pay the seventh highest wage bill in the league and then cope with being relegated, so harsh imo.
(interestingly wigan had the LOWEST! fuck knows how much reading’s shit squad was on)
anyway cool, they’ve got promoted and fernandes reckons they’re gonna learn from the mistakes last time around. can’t fault that. let’s see who he’s planning to sign…
“Interest likely to be registered in Fulham’s Scott Parker as well as the out-of-contract pair Rio Ferdinand and Steve Sidwell.”
“We’ve got to make sure anyone who comes in is the right character and will come in and do a good job for the team. That’s all that’s important. I don’t see Rémy wanting to come back. He’s talking about playing Champions League football somewhere and has a buy-out clause which is at a reasonable level. Mbia’s done well at Sevilla, scoring in both legs of the [Europa League] semi-final. [Adel] Taarabt’s another, at AC Milan. What happens to him? We don’t know.”
so you have at least three players, all of whom will be on +£40k, remy who is on £75k, and you’ve no idea if they’ll be around next season or not. jfc lads, great planning there.
best case scenario for QPR: spend nothing this summer, or just sign decent championship players on decent wages, get all the cash they can in the premier league, use it to pay off the stupid contracts they’ve given all these old players, get relegated, start again from a sound financial footing with a decent squad. probably sack redknapp and bring in a decent manager too if you’re going to be doing this, someone with a plan
worst case scenario for QPR:
groan. it’s going to be a long summer
QPR 14/15 STARTING LINE UP
JOE COLE FRANK LAMPARD BRAVE SCOTTY PARKER NANI
ASHLEY COLE RIO FERDINAND JOLEON LESCOTT MICAH RICHARDS