Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Warnock given paltry £1.25m transfer budget is reporting that QPR Manager Neil Warnock has been given peanuts with which to protect the club's premiership status. Confirming the amount, which would struggle to purchase more than one decent player of sufficient calibre, Mr Warnock said to TalkSport:
"I was disappointed but it's not the end of the world. It would have been nice to have money to spend but it's just another one of those things in my managerial career where I have to show what I can do. 
"I look at the players I've brought in, Bothroyd and Dyer, and if I can get three or four more players of that quality, I'll be more than happy. I'm not despondent. I'd love money, every manager wants money. But it's not all doom and gloom."
That's what so many of us like about Warnock - he's ever upeat and a can-do manager. But this has surely got to be yet another sign if any more were needed that the current Board has got to go. They have hiked prices so far that many fans cannot afford to go anymore and driven out the one sane member of the Board that actually seemed to understand what the club was about.

Last time I spoke to Mr Warnock it was clear that he was in no illusions about the scale of the task ahead, and now he's been hamstrung financially, by some of the richest men in the world, his task has been made ever harder. Anyone would think they were trying to set him up to fail so they could bring in an Italian manager early in the season.


  1. like all Rangers fans, and football fans in general, I want the same presents at Christmas as all my mates get..The same trainers, video games and mobile phone. However I think we have to remember our success over the last year was really down to Warnock, not the amount of money we spent. Maybe he can keep us afloat until Taraabt is sold when we can use some of those funds to pay competitive wages to free agents who want to play for him like Derry, Hill and Kenny. Then he can build a team, rather than a one man show that we had last year, and show he really is up there with the Ferguson, Wengers and Guardiolas

  2. the problem with that analysis is that a) the Board is led by two of the richest men in the world who don't need to wait for the taraabt sale, b) the idea that he can "keep us afloat" is the same one employed by West Ham and at least one other team in the Premier League last season and c) we don't have the luxury of time to wait - if you're bottom at Xmas you're statistically likely to go down

  3. Well you are assuming that money is the key to success....not true. Look at last year. The disparity between the viewpoints of fans and boards of football clubs has always existed. We have to believe in Warnock...disregard the suits and just go and enjoy whilst we can because at some point we will have someone else at the helm trying to fulfill all our dreams and expectations.