Just when it looked as if they were pulling themselves out of the shit, QPR decided to let go of the side and slip back into the sewage. Points on the board are crucial at this stage, and a relatively healthy goal difference should stand the Hoops in good stead, but a 1-0 defeat at West Brom was not what the doctor ordered. And Man City's 6-1 thumping of Norwich suggests that QPR don't want to rock up in Manchester needing anything on the last day of the season.
Blackburn's thumping at Swansea was fantastic news because they now look dead and buried, but Bolton and Wigan have experience of surviving the drop and, with games in hand, could yet push Rangers deeper into the shit. There was an air of cockiness last week after the pounding of Swansea but reality has bitten down on their dicks again this.
The odds still favour QPR surviving - just as I have maintained all season. The trouble is, the gRs were convinced early doors that they were going to waltz their way to a second season in the Prem, and then swung the other way, despairing before it was time. I expected them to get at least a point today and their failure to do so could yet prove very costly. The next four games suddenly look decidedly iffy. Chelsea and Tottenham have to win to stay in the race for the Champions League and a result against Unreal City looks very unlikely. Would victory over Stoke be enough if those three games are lost? Maybe. But it will be touch and go down to the wire!