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Leading on from the Bosingwa debacle, Tony Fernandes and Philip Beard need to sort out their transfer policy.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and when Rangers were signing ex-Champions League winners, Brazilian goalkeepers and Real Madrid stars, the majority of fans would be lying if they said they weren't thrilled.
But there were of course concerns that QPR were buying too many players. Some pundits were already predicting potential failure when the summer transfer activity became busier than Westfield on Boxing Day, and Ian Cooper from the Kilburn Times was one of them:
Does this bode well for the new campaign? It would be a surprise if there is a repeat of last season’s trauma. But does throwing money at the transfer window and players into the squad guarantee improvement? The evidence of last season suggests it does not...The Rangers revolution is underway and nothing is going to stop it. Apart, perhaps, from a failure to learn from their previous mistakes.
There were 14 players brought in in 2012, 11 of which were in the summer (via transfermarkt), with the majority of those are on extremely high wages (via Sky Sports). Agent fees is the only table that puts QPR in the top three, with nearly £7 million being spent on securing "big names" for the club (via Premier League).
And for what? To be rooted to the bottom of the League, with just one win all season.
Something needs to change, and if Rangers stick true to form and get relegated then this will be essential in keeping the club afloat.
But it will be even more important if QPR stay up—as if Fernandes wants his dreams to become reality, a complete rethink of the players he brings in, and what he pays them, will be required.
Otherwise a relegation fight will become part and parcel of the Premier League for the R's.