Oxford United Kit 1985 Oxford United Away Kit 1985

< 1985/86 >

Canon League Division 1 (Top Tier)


Kit Manufacturer:

Umbro

Sponsor:

Wang



League Position:

18th

FA Cup:

Third Round

League Cup:

Winners



Chairman:

Robert Maxwell

Manager:

Maurice Evans

Top Scorer:

John Aldridge (31)

Notable Players:

John Aldridge, Gary Briggs, Billy Hamilton, Trevor Hebberd, Ray Houghton, David Langan, Les Phillips, Peter-Rhoades-Brown, Malcolm Shotton.

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Primary Colours and Away Variations

With Oxford United now in the top flight of English Football, they were able to have far more choice as to who would supply the kits. Umbro were the largest supplier of that time, with both England and Scotland having Umbro kits. Indeed the Scottish change colours featured a very similar shirt to Oxford United’s new pale custard shirt and dark navy trim.  

Wang, an American business computing company became the new club sponsor, replacing the various Maxwell businesses that had featured over the previous 3 years.

The alternative yellow shorts and socks were bright yellow and didn’t match the pale yellow shirts particularly well.  


Oxford United Kit 1985 Alternative

Long sleeved shirt.


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Sponsor Variation

From the end of September, replacement match shirts were introduced featuring a larger Wang sponsors logo. This was because the original set of shirts featured a logo that was considerably smaller than the maximum size permitted by the FA.  

The original set of shirts with the small logo, would occasionally make a reappearance (as a complete set).


Long sleeved shirt.


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League Cup Final

Oxford United’s greatest achievement is undoubtedly winning the League Cup at the old Wembley stadium. Oxford outclassed Queens Park Rangers, winning 3-0 in front of a sell out crowd and millions on TV.

In true Wembley cup final tradition, one-off ‘Wembley’ shirts were provided with commemorative embroidered text.

The Wang logo was a simple text only version, probably to maximise the letter size for such a large TV audience. This logo was also positioned lower on the chest.

Change Colours

The all white change colours were enhanced with shoulder panels depicting the pale yellow and navy colours of the home kit.

Sadly these smart shirts saw very little use for this and subsequent seasons.

A set of white shirts featuring the larger sponsor logo was also produced, although these were never to feature in first team action.


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