So Queens Park Rangers have officially been relegated. Not exactly the biggest shock of the season, or indeed the last two years—seeing as the team have won just 14 games out of 73. However with the inevitable confirmed, QPR fans are now looking towards the Championship, and more importantly, the clear out.
When Mark Hughes bought the world's best players past their prime in the summer, and Harry Redknapp added to that even more players on astronomical wages, the idea was to spend themselves to safety.
However, it didn't quite turn out like that, and there was a blatant rift within the team thanks to the wage difference—one which even the manager himself has admitted in The Guardian:
"There are splits in the camp, ... I'd be liar if I said there wasn't, it's been obvious for everyone to see all year. It's a problem, it's not easy."
However, a new season, one which doesn't involve global domination, is perhaps what QPR need. A chance to settle themselves, get rid of the deadwood, and understand that there is a fine line between mercurial and mercenary.
Avoiding the highly speculative talk about new signings, and avoiding any youth players, this article will try and determine how QPR might line up next season.
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