After 23 games, QPR sit bottom of the Premier League table, five points from safety.
A terrible start to the season under former manager Mark Hughes has left them in crisis, and Hughes without a job. But now that Harry Redknapp has begun working his magic at Loftus Road, I ask, can QPR really stay up?
The answer from most would be "yes". When a club buys the amount of players that QPR have, you have to expect success. Surely a team who have signed the likes of Julio Cesar, Ji-Sung Park and Jose Bosingwa can't go down, can they? It seems like they might.
There was a key factor missing from the side earlier this season; desire. Nobody in the side seemed to give everything they could. They also had no motivation to succeed because of the high wages they earned. Things do seem to have changed under Redknapp though. He has built a team with players who will give their all for a win. Ryan Nelson, Shaun Derry, Shaun Wright-Phillips, all players who will do anything to succeed. This desire and hunger has earned QPR key points when others wouldn't have dared to back them - most recently in the 1-0 away win over Chelsea a few weeks ago.
Club record signing Loic Remy scored QPR's goal on his debut, notching in the 1-1 draw with West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday. In Remy, the club now have a deadly strike-force capable of scoring the goals required to keep them in the division.
With other attacking players such as Adel Taarabt and Jamie Mackie, QPR are clearly capable of winning games.
So the answer to the question, can QPR avoid relegation? Well, the answer is yes, and a certain Harry Redknapp may just have enough knowledge to guide them through.
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