QPR’s last hope of survival was this weekend against Stoke City. The Potters have been in dire form themselves recently and were edging closer and closer to the relegation mark in a sudden slide that would have proved me right from the start of the season.
To say QPR choked would be an understatement. Harry Redknapp after the game seemed to believe that his team were unlucky. They were in one respect; the injury to Andros Townsend was unfortunate. But the fact their most dangerous player is not one of the big signings they made last summer but is in fact one borrowed from his former employers speaks volumes about the state Mark Hughes left the club in.
Simply put they looked a team resigned to relegation despite Redknapp’s continued attempts at denying such an eventuality that now seems to be the future for QPR; Championship football once again beckons.
But while Redknapp may be giving up hope I am personally a firm believer in the miracle so I have assessed the five ways QPR could stay up this season…
The situation on the Korean Peninsula gets tenser and tenser every day and with North Korea seemingly one waking up on the wrong side of the bed morning away from triggering a potential nuclear winter there is certainly hope that war could prevent the season finishing.
Whether QPR fans would swap Premier League survival for potential global obliteration may just push the passion of football fans to its most extreme.
If, seemingly out of nowhere, the finances at Sunderland and Aston Villa for example were to go tits up then a ten-point penalty could be at hand. If that was the case QPR would still have to better their rival’s results to survive.
What’s that? Christian Benteke and Arouna Kone are not actually registered correctly with Villa and Wigan respectively. Well in that case let’s take them to court and hope a significant deduction is imposed that sees QPR stay afloat.
Here is the reality. Results need to go their way in the final eight games for them to stay up. Currently ten points away from safety with just 12 points available two points are all they can drop against Reading, Arsenal, Newcastle and Liverpool.
QPR fans will have more luck studying the demeanour of Kim Jong-un then the results in regards to their Premier League survival.
What next for QPR? How do they ensure a quick Premier League return?
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