Peter Ramage reckoned he made a 'life-changing' decision to join QPR - but the Geordie reckons he was left with little choice after Kevin Keegan bombed him out at Newcastle.
And the full-back was as uncertain of west London life as were the rest of the defence in the first three games - but in both cases that's been sorted - he hopes.
Ramage was considered to be the next big thing in the north-east when he won the coveted Jackie Milburn Trophy for rising stars five years ago, but now he hopes to watch his star rise around W12.
"I've just got myself sorted with a place," he said. "And it was a bit of a life-changing decision, but Kevin Keegan was big enough to say he didn't think I was going to be part of his plans, and the chance for QPR was too good to turndown."
The defender, who made his Newcastle Premiership debut against Manchester United, reckoned a QPR team that recruited a new keeper, centre-half, as well as himself in the summer was always going to need time to bed in - and hey presto! Rangers conceded six goals in the first three games.
But the second three have been positively stingy with just one added to the goals-against column.
And that when the team had its back to the wall with 10 men for 40 minutes against Bristol City in the last match.
"We've been working hard on the training ground and now I think you can see the benefits of that," Ramage said.
"We looked solid against Bristol, and that's what we're about.
"Progressively, we've improved performance wise, firstly defensively and then in attack. We've got players who can score goals at any occasion and hopefully we can continue."