So Tony the Twatterer is at it again. You have to wonder what deals have been done in exhaust filled rooms that have resulted in Bernie the Runt selling to Fernades the Cnut, but the early signs are not good for Rangers fans. There are echoes here of when Sullivan and Gold bought West Ham. Lots of talk about marquee signings only for a two man Argos tent to be delivered as the window slammed shut.
So, what happens? Self proclaimed West Ham fan Fernandes indicates that QPR will bid for Parker - and then tables an offer of £4million, knowing that we won't accept it. Of course, had we done so, the deal would have collapsed when Parker was offered fifteen bob a week to play. Now the target is a Man City reserve who was on loan at Sunderland last season. Gabbidon won't like that! After passing his "trial", he expected to be lording it at the soon to be renamed Lotus Road.
It's going to be interesting watching what happens. Will Warnock be for the chop? Lose the next two games and I think that will be his lot. But then, by that stage, there will be no time for a new manager to shape his team. Fernandes has bought a pup, but Ecclestone is probably bending the rules of Formula 1 even as we speak to help Lotus improve their position on the grid. I suspect there's wheels within wheels involved in this deal!