What goes around, comes around, Warnock
Neil Warnock left Crystal Palace for QPR in 2010 because, he said, he wanted job security.
Rangers have sacked Warnock and appointed Mark Hughes in the last week because they want Premier League security.
What goes around, comes around, as they say. Cut throat You're not kidding – on both sides.
Out of time: Former QPR boss Neil Warnock
Managers and club chairman are, in far too many cases, as bad as each other. Crystal Palace, Warnock will no doubt have noticed, are still functioning. In fact, far from going out of business as he feared, they are on a sound footing and one game away from a Wembley final.
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Others may also have seen that the former QPR boss, just days after his sacking, is already being linked with a job at Ipswich, if they get rid of Paul Jewell.
Fancy that one, do you Neil
For all the League Managers' Association would have us believe that the clubs are the only ones at fault, the 'every man for himself' attitude that many bosses have adopted hardly helps.
There cannot be many people who believe that the out-of-work Hughes had not shown any interest in Warnock's job before he was forced out.
Hughes' adviser, Kia Joorabchian, was said to have been helping out QPR with their transfer strategy before the sacking, for a start.
Then there was the suspiciously media-friendly day or so of talks between Hughes and QPR, during which they apparently sized up each other's ambitions before the Welshman was finally confirmed as Warnock's successor.
It was a similar story at Sunderland recently, where Steve Bruce – no stranger in the past to the 'every man for himself' approach – was replaced by Martin O'Neill.
So, QPR chairman Tony Fernandes – who had claimed to want stability and preached patience only a few months ago – may not have been right to get rid of Warnock. He is an experienced and resourceful manager who had a reasonable chance of keeping QPR up.
Hughes is also a good boss but his stewardship will come with the cost of matching his ambitions in transfer fees and wages and, possibly, a few new personality clashes.
Only time will tell whether changing QPR bosses was a good decision. Just don't bet against Warnock having replaced another of his fellow managers by then.
Did you know
Strike force: Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie made 54 appearances together in the Premier League during the former captain's previous stint at Arsenal and the team only scored ONE goal that was a direct result of the pair combining.
The Dutchman's goal against Manchester United five years ago is it, the evidence that theirs is a partnership made in heaven.
That doesn't mean that the movement of one didn't contribute to the goals of the other or that they can't play together. Not at all.
But it is the sort of stat worth remembering in a week when Henry's heroic return even led some of the club's fans to get wildly overexcited about claims that Robert Pires was back training with the club.
There is no need at this stage to rapidly revise the idea of Henry being used as an impact player from the bench, as he was against Leeds, or that he can be a potent support act for the more worthy headliner this season, Van Persie.
Henry has already spiced things up and his return could give Arsenal the impetus they need to make a sustained challenge near the top of the Premier League.
But for what it's worth, last time around Arsenal actually had a better scoring rate and win rate when he and Van Persie didn't start together than when they did.
They also won marginally more often when Arsene Wenger did not play both of them compared to when he did, so let's not get too carried away.
On song: Chelsea's Frank Lampard, left, and Ramires
Nice to see both Frank Lampard and Ramires score in the same game on Sunday as Chelsea eventually eased home against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.
It was yet another reminder that the club have two goalscoring midfielders as their totals for the season got closer once again: Lampard now has 10 goals in all competitions this term; Ramires has scored eight.
And, yes, they have played a similar number of games – 20 starts and six substitute appearances for the Englishman and 22 starts with one more from the bench for his team-mate.