Earlier this morning Queens Park Rangers continued their build-up to the 2018/19 Championship season under new head coach Steve McClaren by releasing the home and away kit designs for the coming year.
???? Our #QPR1819 kits, in case you hadn’t seen them already!
On sale from Saturday.
— QPR FC (@QPR) June 22, 2018
The kits go on mail order on Saturday and can be purchased in the club shop. The PR for the home shirt describes it as ‘classic with a twist’ and the description of the away shirt is ‘Fuschia pink’ and designed to give a ‘retro’ feel to things.
Steve McClaren has backed the kits and restated his job is to now give the fans success in these designs and fans are already confident that the new gaffer will achieve just that with us once the season gets underway properly in August.
Adult short sleeve shirt £46.99
Adult long sleeve shirt £48.99
Adult GK shirt £48.99
Adult shorts £20.99
Adult socks £9.99
Ladies shirt £46.99
Youth shirt £36.99
Youth GK shirt £38.99
Youth shorts £17.99
Youth socks £8.99
Mini kits £39.99
They go on sale at 10am tomorrow and Joe Lumley, Ebere Eze, Ilias Chair, Aramide Oteh and Osman Kakay will all be in attendance for their launch.
Reaction amongst the fans was largely positive, although there were some dissenters. Especially when it came to the somewhat stark choice of the away colour.
— . (@TheEzeWay) June 22, 2018
It’s decent something different good to change it up a bit and home is very retro
— . (@TheEzeWay) June 22, 2018
It's not pink, it's magenta! Come On U RRRRs!
— Paul Jennings (@kropotkin39) June 22, 2018
What were they thinking when someone said shocking pink? One of the worst kits we've ever had. Has anyone seen the socks or Keepers kits yet? Home 8/10, away 1/10.
— The Gloucester Ranger (@Glos_Ranger) June 22, 2018
— ♛UP✰the✰R's♛ (@Jakderippa) June 22, 2018
I've got no problem with either ????
— Jamie (@JamieQPR) June 22, 2018
Takes a real team to wear pink
— RT (@richardtowns) June 22, 2018
Really like both shirts .. can you clarify for us all ! What is the exact actual colour of the away shirt ?????
— hoop (@Prem2014) June 22, 2018
All the colours of the rainbow and we go pink, ????
— peter allison (@peteqprallison) June 22, 2018
The away kit might get my 7 and 9 year old daughters back into QPR again
— Gareth Evans (@deepseahoop) June 22, 2018
Dear @QPR , I don't know if you've noticed but some scallywag has hacked your twitter account and photo shopped the away kit to look a ghastly shade of pink.
— Jim (@princedale8) June 22, 2018
Tweets from the media team confirmed that baby kits are available – mini kits I assume in the price list – but also that there is no third kit for the coming season which that being a hot topic for fans in the responses made to the reveal.
Must admit I think the club have missed a trick when it comes to the third kit. It could’ve been made as a fundraiser type deal with the sponsor moving to the back of the shirt and the neck position, and the front of the shirt going to Grenfell – but maybe the margins made that prohibitive?
The point was admirably made by the fan below.
Shame the Green for #Grenfell would of been great with our local people .
— Andrew Noble (@AndrewNobleQPR) June 22, 2018