The Mita name died out in 2000 after it was bought out by Japanese giant Kyocera. 21 things we miss about 90s football: Cheap tickets, bloopers…, Remembering Gazza’s inclusion in the Sainsbury’s WC98 Medal Collection. A proper Yorkshire timber merchant sponsoring a proper Yorkshire football team. Kit of the Week #75: Tricky Trees' Camouflage Kit. A proper Yorkshire timber merchant sponsoring a proper Yorkshire football team. Lovely stuff.
The pharmaceutical company were based in Ipswich and sponsored the club for eight years, including during their Second Division title triumph of 1991-92, but became defunct in 1995. Watch full episodes of your favorite HISTORY series, and dive into thousands of historical articles and videos. Adidas had long been a fan’s favourite at Loftus Road, after QPR became the first team in England to wear the famous three stripes all the way back in 1976. QPR – Classic FM. We’ll gloss over the cultural significance of Andrew Ridgeley wearing the shirt in Wham’s video for Freedom!
A look back at the various kits QPR have worn through the years, starting in season 1973/74. As well as introducing red to the hoops for the 1983-84 campaign, Adidas also launched the “Dennis the Menace” away kit which would become synonymous with QPR. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). QPR agreed a 10-year multimillion-pound eight figure deal with Dryworld to replace Nike as the official technical kit suppliers from the 2016/17 season.. Carlsberg remain in partnership with the Reds, however, and in 2018 brewed a limited edition beer to mark their 25th anniversary.
The introduction of red as the third colour on the shirt made this Adidas design one of Rangers’ greatest kits and it’s a look manufacturers have come back to time and time again.
Commodore’s fortunes went the complete opposite way as Chelsea’s, going bankrupt less than a year after the end of the 1992-93 campaign. We sort of miss Liverpool’s shirt being sponsored by lovely, horrible lager. With Guinness no longer the sponsor, the pre-season photo shoot saw a rarity associated with Adidas - no three-stripes on the shoulders!
Lovely stuff. Guinness were still brewing the black stuff in nearby Park Royal when they became QPR’s first ever sponsor for the 1983-84 season. NEC were bought by KEMET Corporation in 2017, with their name changing to Tokin Corporation. Venables left London for Barcelona having re-established QPR’s place at English football’s top table, where they would stay until relegation from the Premier League in 1996.
Dealing in software, though, not timber. 21st October 2020. Sheffield Wednesday – Sanderson
When a player from every club raced 100m – & the one with a hangover won. Today, that support extends to fan groups on both sides of the Irish border who regularly make the trip to W12, as well as supporters clubs as far away as New York and Melbourne; who routinely meet for pints of Guinness whilst watching the Hoops at ungodly hours. Same as before for the away shirt, but the material used was more silky. Of course Guinness’ advertising is an art form in itself, but the stroke of Pure Genius came in supporting the club closest to their London base of the time.
However, further research reveals they were, of course, a Yorkshire-based company. Sanderson doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, which doesn’t bode well. This shirt was worn between 1983-85, after an initial Adidas effort placed the badge and trefoil on a blue hoop in red. Guinness were still brewing the black stuff in nearby Park Royal when they became QPR’s first ever sponsor for the 1983-84 season. This Adidas shirt sponsored by Guinness, as well as the later 1985-86 version, are perhaps the most popular in QPR history and it may not be too far of a stretch to say that they are up there with the very best in English football.*. Villa finished second in the inaugural Premier League season, but the success of their sponsor has sadly mirrored their own in recent years. Young duo join Hemel Hempstead on loan. Club News. Admiral both manufactured and sponsored the reigning champions’ kit, taking over from the Yorkshire Evening Post for the latter, as Leeds flirted with relegation, failing to win away from home throughout the whole season.
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Red and black is the perfect opposite to the R’s beautiful blue and white hoops and given the choice, it would be the away kit most QPR fans would opt for season after season.
Sadly the sponsorship deal with Guinness gave way to Blue Star Garages for the 1986-87 season, whilst Influence Leisurewear replaced Adidas as kit manufacturer in 1989.
We’ve just googled ‘JD Sports Oldham’ and can tell you there’s one at Elk Mill Retail Park and Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre. Cult Kits: Whatever Happened to Deportivo Wanka?
Who knew? Fulham Football Club is London's oldest professional football club, having been established in 1879. No, seriously. How very fancy. Chevrolet, Etihad and Fly Emirates are among the huge overseas companies paying big money to get their brand seen by the masses, but will be reminiscing about them 25 years from now? QPR and Guinness celebrated the deal with perfectly cheesy promotional pictures of players supping the black stuff on Loftus Road’s plastic pitch that only served to pair that team closer to R’s fans. Just think of that classic early-90s, black and yellow Arsenal away shirt and you’ll instantly see that JVC logo in your mind. Probably not. Very good. During the 17 years Manchester United were sponsored by Sharp, the club won seven Premier League titles, five FA Cups, one League Cup, one Cup Winners’ Cup and one Champions League title before the partnership ended in 2000.
Draper Tools were a family-run tools business based in Hampshire which had sponsored Saints since 1983. It’s the kit Rangers keep bringing back, often imitated, never bettered, and because of how well this kit comes together; QPR fans would love to see the return of Guinness to their shirts.
* These were the first two football shirts this author owned so might be a little biased! His side featuring Terry Fenwick, Steve Wicks, Alan McDonald, John Gregory, Gary Waddock, Clive Allen, Gary Bannister and Simon Stainrod took the First Division by storm finishing 5th and qualifying for Europe in their first season back in the big time. There are many reasons to be thankful for the growth of the Premier League over the past 25 years – but oh how we miss the shirt sponsors of the 90s. Under-23s News. TODAY's MATCH Latest from W12.
Enter your email address to follow Sartorial Soccer and receive notifications of new posts by email. Match starting in. QPR Commercial Director, Euan Inglis, told www.qpr.co.uk: “We are absolutely delighted that Royal Panda are on board as our new shirt sponsors from the 2017/18 season.
Kit of the Week #62: Cone As You Are with Glasgow Wellington! The 2016/17 kits were revealed on 29 June 2016 and was streamed live on QPR's official Facebook Channel. QPR have always drawn support from West London’s strong Irish community in nearby areas like Kilburn, Willesden, Cricklewood, Hammersmith and of course Shepherds Bush. Another sponsor which is now defunct, with the chemical company being taken over by AkzoNobel in 2008. In case there was any doubt, we can report that the classic combination of Queens Park Rangers and Guinness lives on in the pubs of Shepherds Bush!
The sponsor-less shirt was pretty much the same as the season before, except for a smaller v-neck.
0 Preston North End. The 2018/19 season will be the second-year of a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with online casino Royal Panda. Those pictures of Noel and Liam Gallagher in Brother-sponsored Manchester City shirts are all sorts of perfect. Very Alan Partridge. Hopefully its employees have to wear the bruised banana shirt.
The shirts marked QPR’s return to top-flight football and 2 innovations made that year’s Rangers’ kits legendary along Loftus Road: 1️⃣ Pairing those iconic blue and white hoops with a fresh red trim, 2️⃣ The debut of the hugely popular Dennis the Menace away kit. Now into its 135th year as a car manufacturer, albeit having closed its factory in Coventry back in 2006. Can you name the sponsors for these 20 memorable Premier League kits?