So the Hula Hoops are coming off big time in the Bush. Not only do the club face relegation, Chief Executive Phillip Beard has admitted that players will have to be sold should QPR go down.
This represents an amazing turn around. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Beard and Fernandes were insisting that the project would not be derailed by relegation. Dropping into the Championship was only going to be a blip, QPR would still relocate to a new stadium, move to the next level, challenge at the top end of the Prem...blah, blah, blah.
And the poor Rs swallowed the bullshit, just like West Ham fans swallowed our CEO Duxbury's bullshit. Back then I used this blog to serve notice that Duxbury was spinning faster and harder than a gyroscope in a tumble dryer, but West Ham fans wouldn't have it. I was a traitor, a fool, a liar, a cnut, a fcuking idiot. The trouble is, I was right.
And history is repeating itself in the Bush. From the off I warned that Fernandes might be a conman, selling a line to gullible Rs. I warned that the promises would come to nothing, that the talk of a new stadium was a distraction, that the £20m transfer war chest was cobblers. But like the gullible West Ham fans, the gRs wouldn't have it! There was no way that QPR would struggle! There was no way that Ferdnades was bullshitting! I was a fool, a liar, a cnut, a fcuking idiot. Except, once again, it looks like I was right!
I don't expect any apologies. Football fans are passionate. Blinkered to the point of blindness, but passionate. And I am genuinely sad that QPR are possibly being shafted by Fernandes, a guy who claimed to have stood on the terraces watching the great Stan Bowles three seasons after the master gambler played his last game for the club. That might have been a clue to Tony's insincerity of course, as I pointed out at the time, but the gRs had their heads forced so far up their own arses that they couldn't see it.
Beard, meanwhile, is presuming that Barton, Wright-Phillips and co will command a fee. But QPR signed Joey and SWP for a reason - nobody else wanted them! And that was before their frailties were fully exposed by Warnock and Hughes. Tell me, who would want them now? And that's before you take their absurd salaries into account.
It's a mess in the Bush and there's more shit to hit the fan yet. I fear QPR could be the new Pompey, with Fernandes pissing off back to Malaysia, pocketing the parachute payment to offset his initial investment and saddling the club with crippling debts and an unsustainable wage bill.
I hope I'm wrong, but if I'm not, I'm afraid I will tell you I told you so. And thus far, I've been pretty much spot on as far as QPR are concerned haven't I?