Posted by John Devlin
QPR have been blessed with any number of cracking kits through the years – one of their most distinctive was this red and white halved adidas away outfit launched in the first year of the company’s deal with the Loftus Road club. With its contrasting sleeves and wrapover crew neck it was quite unlike any strip around in the league at the time. The black shorts and socks setting off the jersey well. Strangely, and despite what modern day replicas may have you believe, the shirt never featured a QPR badge. Even more odd was the fact that despite its apparent retirement at the end of the 77–78 season (to be replaced by the often worn and now familiar all red jersey) the kit made several re-appearances as a totally unnecessary third kit for another three years – the most recent occasion that I uncovered was against Chelsea in 80-81.
Worn in: A cracking 3–3 draw at Everton (77–78) and a 1–1 draw against West london rivals Chelsea (80–81).
Worn by: Stan Bowles, Ian Gillard and Gerry Francis.
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