I’m gonna go out on a limb here and predict the following press release means The Stupor Hoops will never again be reduced to placing Sellotape logos on the back of their shirts.  Not for a half decade, anyway.

(above : a rare contemporary photo of a Loftus Road boardroom negotiation in which none of the participants are brandishing a revolver)

Queens Park Rangers Football Club are delighted to announce next season’s Official Kit Supplier will be Lotto Sport Italia.

The deal could be worth as much as £20 million over five seasons, depending on the success of QPR as the Club embarks on its mission to achieve Premiership football. This represents the most lucrative sponsorship deal in the Club’s history.

Lotto Sport Italia will be providing new home and away kits and training wear for the First Team through to the Centre of Excellence, as well as developing additional lines of stylish and fashionable QPR branded clothing and shoes.

£20 million seems like a Lotto cash (sorry) for a club currently midtable in the old Second Division, but I suppose we can presume that if the new ownership group can’t buy promotion a year from now, at least they’re gonna look spiffy while trying.

The Guardian reports The News Of The World have removed photos of Derby County manager Paul Jewell doing things…well, things no one wants to see Paul Jewell doing while they read the paper over Sunday breakfast.