1987/88

League:

Football League Level 1

Barclays League Division 1

Position:

21st - Relegated

FA Cup:

Forth Round

League Cup:

Semi Final

Chairman:

Kevin Maxwell

Managers:

Maurice Evans, Mark Lawrenson.

Top Scorer:

Dean Saunders (21)

Notable Players:

David Bardsley, Tommy Caton, Martin Foyle, Richard Hill, Peter Hucker, Dean Saunders, Gary Shelton, Billy Whitehurst.

Badges & Logos

The crest on the home shirts commemorated Oxford United’s 25th anniversary in the football league.

Home Kit & Away Variations

Long
sleeves

With modern fabric production techniques making football shirts more gaudy, Oxford’s 1987 striped yellow shirt certainly kept up with the fashion of the day. Patterned shirts and subtle chequered effects were a common feature across the English clubs.

The shirt featured a repeating pattern of three yellow stripes of varying hues, plus a white stripe. If that wasn’t eye-catching enough, the shorts featured a shimmering chequered pattern within the material.

Mid-season, the away yellow socks (which had been used over the previous two and a half seasons), were replaced with a more simpler style (see right).

Away Kit

No long
sleeves

The little used white change kit was now in its third year. The club crest did not feature the 25th anniversary text, which suggests these shirts were probably the same garments that had been used in ‘86.

Goalkeeper Jerseys

Match By Match

Portsmouth
Home

Sheffield W
Away

Wimbledon
Away

Tottenham
Away
*

Luton
Home

Liverpool
Away

QPR
Home

Mansfield
Home

Derby
Away

Norwich
Home

Mansfield
Away

Arsenal
Away

West Ham
Home

Charlton
Home

Leicester
Home

Chelsea
Away

Leicester
Away

Covenrty
Home

C Palace
Home

Southampton
Away

Wimbledon
Home

Watford
Home

Everton
Away

Newcastle
Home

Man Utd
Away

N Forest
Home

Liverpool
Home

QPR
Away

Wimbledon
Home

Leicester
Home

Reading
Away

Portsmouth
Away

Man Utd
Home

Bradford
Away

Luton
Away

Luton
Home

Tottenham
Home

Derby
Home

Luton
Away

West Ham
Away

Norwich
Away

Chelsea
Home

Charlton
Away

Arsenal
Home

Coventry
Away

Southampton
Home

Watford
Away

Sheffield W
Home

Everton
Home

Newcastle
Away

Man Utd
Home

N Forest
Away

*Colours taken from match-day programme.