The annual review by The Guardian of Championship finances makes sobering reading with accumulated debt now £1 billion. The point is made that owners now have to invest to avoid relegation: Finances
Financial fair play rules start to operate this summer and Charlton hope that these will level the playing field in the Championship. However, a legal challenge is likely if QPR fail to win the play off final and face a big fine.
Given that they are way outside the permissible losses, they almost certainly will be fined if they are not promoted. However, they and other clubs have already fired off a warning letter from a solicitor to the Football League. The compatibility of the rules with EU competition law is open to question, according to sports lawyers.