1981/82

League:

Football League Level 3

League Division 3

Position:

5th

FA Cup:

Fifth Round

League Cup:

Third Round

Chairmen:

Bill Reeves, Robert Maxwell

Managers:

Ian Greaves, Roy Barry (caretaker), Jim Smith

Top Scorer:

Keith Cassells (22)

Notable Players:

Gary Briggs, Kevin Brock, Roy Burton, Keith Cassells, David Fogg, Peter Foley, Jason Seacole, Malcolm Shotton, Andy Thomas.

Badges & Logos

The first ever Oxford United shirt sponsor was a local free newspaper. From memory, the Sunday Journal featured sports results from the previous day. It was owned by former club chairman Tony Rosser.

Home Kit & Away Variations

Long
sleeves

The 81/82 Adidas shirts were subtly different to the shirts used the previous season. The shirt collars were less flared and the Adidas badge was now positioned lower on the chest.

Once again, the yellow change shorts were the old Admiral shorts used during the 1970’s. However, for the second half of the season Oxford were finally provided with Adidas yellow shorts.

The official team photo shows the players wearing Adidas socks featuring the three hoops, however, it was more usual for the players to wear plain socks.

Away Kit

Long
sleeves

There were no alterations to the red change kit, and in all probability it was the very same garments as the 1980 season.

Goalkeeper Jersey

Sponsored Shirts

Long
sleeves

In 1979 Liverpool was the first English club to wear sponsored shirts in the football league. This had opened the floodgates for all clubs to seek lucrative sponsorship deals.

From 31st October, Oxford United began to wear sponsored shirts for the very first time. Local newspaper ‘The Sunday Journal’ featured on the yellow shirts only.

However, TV companies were resolute in refusing to cover matches which featured sponsored shirts, resulting in clubs having to wear plain shirts for televised matches. (Coventry City FA Cup).

Match By Match

Aldershot
Home

Watford
Home

Reading
Away

Plymouth
Away

Brentford
Home

Huddersfield
Home

Newport
Away

Brentford
Away

Walsall
Home

Portsmouth
Home

Carlisle
Away

Millwall
Away

Fulham
Home

Millwall
Away

Chester
Away

Bristol City
Home

Bristol Rov
Home

Southend
Away

Millwall
Home

Lincoln
Home

Exeter
Away

Chesterfield
Away

Everton
Away

Brentford
Home

Dover Ath
Away

Preston
Home

Burnley
Away

Aldershot
Away

Aldershot
Home

Bournemouth
Away

Huddersfield
Away

Brighton
Away

Walsall
Away

Reading
Home

Newport
Home

Portsmouth
Away

Coventry
Away

Carlisle
Home

Fulham
Away

Chester
Home

Bristol City
Away

Southend
Home

Exeter
Home

Lincoln
Away

Doncaster
Away

Chesterfield
Home

Gillingham
Home

Brentford
Away

Swindon
Home

Reading
Away

Doncaster
Home

Burnley
Home

Wimbledon
Away

Preston
Away

Plymouth
Home

Millwall
Home

Swindon
Away

Gillingham
Away

Bristol Rov
Away

Wimbledon
Home