So, in comes Fernandes armed with Mittal's billions, and there's talk already of shopping in Harrod's. Suddenly, every club contacted by the Rs will think, "Hang on, we can have a bit of their dosh!". There are echoes here of when the Icelandics came in to Upton Park and splashed the cash - and look how that ended up!
The roll call of signings from that mad spell when little old West Ham thought we were punching in the heavyweight division brings all fans out in a rash: Dyer for £6million. Parker for £6million. Bellamy for £8million. Ljungberg for £4million (and another £4million to buy out his contract). Quashie for £2million. Davenport for £2million. Boa-Morte for £6million. Faubert for £6million. Neill for £1.5 million and the GNP of Australia in signing on fees and wages and Solano for £1.5million. As a club we lost a fortune, our heart and our soul and we are still paying for it.
Now, not only will the clubs want a slice of the QPR "windfall", but the players' agents will fancy a cut too. Where previously they were thinking £20k per week for QPR, they will now be doubling it and adding ten.
Interesting days ahead. QPR would do well to learn from our lesson.