QPR over recent years have endured their fair share of ups and downs, managers, coaches and players have all gone through those everlasting revolving doors and I think it’s time the club and it’s fans had some stability… followed by success!
To add to this the club is now handicapped by financial struggles with the likes of Shaun-Wright Phillips happily sitting in the under 21’s picking up 65k a week for his troubles.
The mission statement then… first things first stability in both the league and financial terms then moving onto developing a squad that can challenge for the top 6 and have youth prospects to challenge for first team places as there is currently zero challenging for the first team.
There’s my profile to start with.. awarding myself because of 600 hours alone of playing FM 2014 I think this warrants it? Maybe not but let’s move on.
Horrific reading right? Somebody gave those players those contracts at one time so instead of throwing money at any player my philosophy going forward will to be extremely stringent with my buys and try and unload a lot of these players that are hogging my wage budget.
This will be my goal to Mr. Fernandes for the first season as well as balancing the books as it were.
Possibly too cheap but I am very happy to get that wage bill off my budget.. Hopefully he doesn’t tweet about me too much as a back lash haha.
Now before I continue with showing you the rest of pre-season and the offloads ill show you the changes for the coaches and training. Some of you may have other suggestions for my backroom staff that I would love to hear!
The Pre-season results were mostly pre-picked by the club for me, I am under no illusion however that having an unbeaten pre-season yields no representation on what the actual season will look like.
SO HERE WE GO! I have what I feel my strongest 11 picked! I have gone for my Favoured 4-2-3-1 formation which favours my team I feel also, the main striker of Austin who had gone 7 goals in 5 games in pre-season. Taarabt… oh Adel Adel Adel, 5 games 5 goals and an average rating of 7.93 in pre-season, if he can keep this form over the majority of the season he will be devastating however whoever follows the man knows that he can go missing for large parts of the season, I will be working on keeping his morale up.
Finally my personal favourite over the past 2 FM’s is Steven Caulker. Young, strong fast and English, I want him to become my captain and stay with the club for the long term as I believe he can grow and become one of the league’s best.
NOW THIS IS WHERE I COULD USE SOME ADVICE.. my weakest position at the moment is the right wing back position I feel, can anybody suggest somebody who I could bring in on a budget? I currently have £3 million in transfer budgets and £85k left over for wages?
Any comments also will be very welcome as I embark on this QPR challenege!