Do the rich men behind those on the board at Queens Park Rangers have some kind of cunning plan ?
If so, I'd like to know what it is.
OK, so the club aren't as fashionable as it once was, the ground is relatively small (certainly in Premiership terms), and the manager is not cut from the same cloth as a Wenger, Mourinho, or even a Harry Redknapp, but, come on, QPR has the potential to become a regular top 10 Premiership club.
Now manager Neil Warnock is a canny old dog, and has done the best with the limited resources he has been given (signing a series of 'experienced' players who could just keep them up), but there's been no major support in the transfer market and plenty of political maneuvering behind the scenes (as usual). And the fans, who have loyally supported the club during its 15 years in the wilderness, have been rewarded by huge season ticket price rises ( and during a time of major austerity for the average Joe too).
The problem, of course, is that the folks who own QPR are businessmen, not lovers of the 'beautiful game'. Now that might not all be a bad thing, but a bit more passion and a bit bigger transfer / wages budget won't go amiss. In terms of QPR this season, I fear it's a case of hoping for the best, but fearing for the worst.