Oh dear, Neil Warnock is now telling us that there's not a lot of difference between QPR and the other promoted teams - and is putting the Rs lowly position in the table down to the late arrival of the new owners.
This is all very odd because the last time I checked, QPR came up as Champions, which kind of suggests they should be stronger than both Swansea and Norwich without any new recruits. And, of course, the Welsh and Norfolk minnows were not taken over by a "mega rich" Malaysian owner late in the summer were they?
Joey Barton? Shaun Wright-Phillips? D J Campbell? Anton Ferdinand? Traore? Luke Young? They didn't join Swansea or Norwich before the window closed did they? No, I've just checked, they were QPR's marquee signings, and by comparison, the other new boys had to make do with the odd wind breaker, B&Q own brand gazebo and Lidl two man tent.
And yet Warnock is using the late arrival of his new signings as the excuse for Rangers being beneath both of their newly promoted rivals. Neil has clearly never heard the saying, "Better late than never"!
The fact that Swansea are reputedly having a "great season", whilst sitting just two points above QPR, is clearly getting under Warnock's skin as he struggles to cope with the level of expectation that Fernandes' bullshit has generated. Fifteenth place, just two points above the bottom three, was not what Tony Fernandes envisaged when he breezed into the Bush, telling anybody who was stupid enough to listen that he was going to turn QPR into a force in English football.
Of course Mittal might not be in a mood to spend, spend, spend after recently losing £2.16 billion. Not even Man City have spent that much! And, when push comes to shove, Fernandes is a relatively small fish in the financial pond despite all his splashing around. Warnock knows he has to buy new players but the war chest required may not be anywhere near as large as he was initially led to believe. No wonder the guy is beginning to bluster. He's been here before - and we all know what happened to Sheffield United!