QPR - The biggest loser in the Redknapp and Taarabt spat is Tony Fernandes

Adel Taarabt

Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is the only man who really stands to lose from the situation.

It is deja vu in the Premier League, as far as QPR are concerned.

There was less of the off-field turmoil last season, when things were running smoother on the pitch in the Championship.

The Rs still struggled for goals last term but promotion was secured regardless - meaning there was little trouble to speak of on and off the pitch. Little compared to now, anyway.

Now that Harry Redknapp's men have gone eight league games with just one victory to their name, things are more heated. His public spat with Adel Taarabt is evidence of as much.

But do either stand to lose much?

Taarabt, even if he is eventually let go by QPR, will always find someone to take him on. Ravel Morrison has proved as much in his early career. Talent always finds a home.

The same can be said for Redknapp, who will have no problems finding another club should his adventure in west London come to an end. Either that or he can happily retire.

But chairman Tony Fernandes will still be around to pick up the pieces. He is the only man that really stands to lose from all this.

The Malaysian has reacted strongly on paper, releasing a statement condemning both Redknapp and Taarabt and reportedly ordering for the Moroccan to return to training.

Should QPR lose to Aston Villa on Monday, though, what will he do then? A polite wave to the crowd and a tweet saying everything will be okay?

Fernandes needs to start really standing up for his club. His biggest problem is that those he has hired over the years have very little to lose if QPR do, meaning they have very little motivation to put the club first. The Redknapp/Taarabt saga is the perfect example.

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