Put yourself in Gabbidon's and Ferdinand's boots today. And in the boots of who ever starts at left back or in place of the ex Hammers. This is QPR's biggest game of the year, and three players go in to the game knowing that new manager Mark Hughes is hell bent on replacing them. Not the best motivation is it?
As they get changed, three players will be staring at three Hoops dangling from the ceiling of the changing room, and as Hughes delivers his final rallying cry, all three will be thinking, "Like I'm going to give one hundred percent for you!"
But this is the must win game to end all must win games. The fans will be up for it. Hughes will be up for it. Barton will be up for it - too up for it perhaps. But if three of your defenders are playing under a shadow and don't really care - and if two of them are Anton and Gabbidon - what chance do you stand?
My money is on a 1-1 draw or a 2-1 Wigan victory.
And who would want to join QPR then?