Thursday 26th April.
Some rare words from Barry today saying that he believes that
the players can achieve survival this season and that steps are
being taken both now and in the future to avoid a repeat of the
financial problems we have encountered this season. Presumably this
means that there will be a few casualties amongst the higher wage
earners when the retained list is announced and that a wage ceiling
will be re-introduced. It is to be hoped that Mr Rubery has learnt
his lesson and that Ďbig nameí managers donít always achieve the
best results. With Sellars and Monkou having now departed the club
my money is on Gorrť, Gallen and Beresford being released and possibly
Kenny Irons and Chris Hay as well although Iím not sure what the
contract situation is for these players.
QPR who have just been relegated have massive debts said to be
around £20 million and letís face it we are not a big club so we
must not throw money around like itís going out of fashion. The
fans always want to see committed and hungry players pulling on
the blue and white of Town and Iím sure there are a number of these
who donít have to command ridiculous premier league salaries.