Rs fans have been living in a bubble so far this season thanks to a surprise victory at Everton and an otherwise easy start to the season. But after Blackburn comes a cluster of games against the big boys which threatens to dump the hooped new boys well and truly on their arses.
Blackburn arrive under a massive cloud with manager Steve Kean looking up at an axe sharpened by disillusioned fans. But with QPR fans smug and Rovers fans irate, it might be sobering for all concerned to note that the gap between the two clubs is just 4 points. Blackburn are undoubtedly in trouble - they have only played one top team so far - Man City (and were thumped 4-0) - but that is one top team more than Warnock's charges and should they pinch the points at Loftus Road, QPR will be in big, big trouble. A share of the points will leave Rangers fans feeling reasonably secure but come the end of November, they might be singing a different tune.
This really is a shit or bust game for QPR. They go into the match on the back of that 6-0 tonking at Fulham so nerves will be brittle. Would you bet on Rangers to win? And if they don't, would you have money on them staying up? It could soon start to get so hot and bothered in the Bush that they will be diagnosing cystitis!