Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers' season is ending with almost all hands lost. A squad of aging veterans and mediocre imports will be broken up in the summer, as the club's owners attempt to salvage order from chaos while also mounting a legal battle to evade a £58 million fine for breaching Football League financial rules during the club's last stay in the Championship.
Charlie Austin, though, looks certain to be back in England's first division next season. A club that desperately needs the money will...
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Why Charlie Austin makes the list
The greatest compliment that can be paid to Austin this season is the mere consideration over how bad QPR's campaign would...
Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora are among six players released by QPR following their relegation from the Premier League.
The trio, plus Richard Dunne, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Brian Murphy, have not been offered new deals and will depart when their contracts expire next month.
Barton, Dunne and Zamora played 24, 28 and 33 games respectively this season but Ferdinand, whose wife Rebecca died from cancer earlier this month, managed just 12 appearances after joining from Manchester United...