And while Stoke went up to Division One another team, Stockport County, vacated the division early after one of the most disastrous losing streaks in history. Nevertheless, football fans are an astonishingly optimistic breed, as one supporter has demonstrated by signing a "lucrative" shirt sponsorship with the club. Mind you there are limits, and even die-hard fan Steve Parfett, md of Parfetts Cash & Carry, couldn't bring himself to plaster the family name across Stockport's shirts, preferring instead to use the name of Parfetts' premier lager Scandia. Parfett said: "Parfetts has been a sponsor of the club, on a smaller scale, for the past five seasons. The fantastic sense of optimism, equally apparent at the club and among the supporters, makes this a fantastic opportunity." {{COUNTERPOINT }}