So what did happen about that £41m fine that QPR were ordered to pay for breaching EFL financial fair play rules to gain promotion in the 2013/14 season?

They appealed to an arbitration panel on the grounds that the fine itself was unlawful and that £41m was disproportionate, but the appeal was dismissed in October 2017. They then lodged another appeal but eventually withdrew it and settled the dispute in July last year. The terms of the settlement were that they pay a fine of £17m plus the EFL's costs of £3m and that a total of £22m shareholders' loans were capitalised. In addition, they were placed under a transfer embargo for the January 2019 window. It is believed that they negotiated a ten year payment period for the fine.

So maybe that explains why they feel the need to charge away supporters £33 for one of the worst views in the game.

Nevertheless Charlton's allocation of nearly three thousand tickets was quickly sold out despite the team's poor record at Loftus Road in recent times  -  they have lost the last four games. Go back a bit further, however, and things look a little brighter. We won four in a row during the 1990s including a memorable 4-2 in the 97/98 promotion season when Robinson (2), Steve Jones and Chapple were the scorers.

This season QPR have the worst defensive record in The Championship apart from Luton and Barnsley, having conceded 42 in 22 games (compare CAFC with 30). Their goal scoring is impressive (35 compared to CAFC 28). Greenwich born Eberechi Eze and much travelled Nahki Wells lead the way with nine each and West Ham loanee Jordan Hugill has eight.

They are unpredictable and inconsistent. They lost at Barnsley last weekend 3-5 having just recorded two tidy 2-0 wins at Birmingham and at home to Preston. Prior to that, they gained a 1-1 draw at Derby but were thrashed 0-4 at home by Forest. Manager Keith Warburton was not at all happy after the Barnsley defeat:

"We've been really solid for three games but we've come and let ourselves down today, it's as simple as that. We've had a few heated words in the dressing room"

We can no doubt expect a reaction from his players but with Lyle Taylor available for the game there is no reason why we can't travel across London on Saturday with some optimism despite the continuing absence of  Johnnie Williams.

A draw would be a welcome sign that the tide is starting to turn.