Well there's a surprise! Henrique is not joining QPR after all. It transpires that the Brazilian wonderkid doesn't qualify for a work permit!
Now you would have thought that Fernandes and the QPR Board might have checked out whether or not Henrique would meet the criteria for a permit before they trumpeted that they were trying to sign him. Unless, of course, this was all just a publicity stunt from the off.
We are now a week away from the window closing and how much has Fernandes spent exactly? There's been lots of talk - just like his stated ambition to sign Parker in August when he knew that Scotty was Tottenham bound - but what has been delivered so far?
An African left back who has barely kicked a ball in anger so far this season - and he's only on loan! Any Rangers fans who think the guy must be quality because he has signed from AC Milan should note how crap Jimenez and Obinna were in the Prem after we signed them on loan from Inter. If he was any good, Milan wouldn't let him go!
Nedum probably won't be joining because of Mummy. Piennar has been priced out of the market. Samba was never going to be allowed to join Rangers so Fernandes could safely play Billy Big Bollocks with a £7m offer, knowing it wouldn't be accepted - just like with Parker. Alex still hasn't shown any interest in swapping Chelsea's Stiffies for QPR's Bush.
Of course, the gRs will tell me West Ham are shit - but I agree so what's the point in that? I have warned throughout that Fernandes is all mouth and no trousers, and the Henrique farce is further evidence that the Rs are being conned.
The result against Wigan was a fantastic fillip and Buzsaky took his goal superbly - but Wigan are a very poor team. It's all very well for Hughes to get results against MK Dons and Wigan, but much bigger challenges lie ahead. Unless Fernandes invests, QPR will struggle, but for all the talk, there's no hard evidence that the Malaysian is really planning to open his wallet!