League:

Level

Barclays League Division 2

Position:

17th

FA Cup:

Fourth Round

League Cup:

Second Round

Chairman:

Kevin Maxwell

Managers:

Mark Lawrenson, Brian Horton.

Top Scorer:

Martin Foyle (15)

Notable Players:

John Durnin, Martin Foyle, Colin Greenall, Richard Hill, Mickey Lewis, Robbie Mustoe, Jimmy Phillips, Paul Simpson.

Badges & Logos

Home Kit & Away Variations

Long
sleeves

Although Oxford United had dropped out of the top tier of English football, their contract with Umbro ensured one more season with a fashionable kit supplier.

The shirts differed slightly from '87 shirts in that the white stripe was now in the centre of the shirt, whereas the '87 shirts had the middle of the three yellow stripes centred. Such attention to detail was not afforded to the fans replica kit, with most replica shirt stripes not even positioned symmetrically or matching front and back.

The crest now simply read “Oxford United”, this text now also appeared on the navy shorts crest.

Odd Shirts

Later in the season, several replacement shirts appeared which had been manufactured with the stripe pattern in a reverse order. The pattern was also centred in the same way as the 1987/88 shirts.

Away Kit

Long
sleeves

Oxford United returned to their familiar all-red change colours, with a smart design with interesting detailing.

Up until 1988, Oxford United had rarely used change colours unless their opponents wore Yellow or Gold. From this point the away kits were often worn even when there was no colour clash.

Third Kit

Long
sleeves

Now in its forth season, this white kit became a third choice and worn just once at Watford.

Goalkeeper Jerseys

Borrowed Shorts - West Bromwich Albion

For the away fixture at West Brom, Oxford United packed their navy shorts, but were requested to change due to West Brom also wearing navy.

West Brom provided their white Umbro away shorts for Oxford to wear. These shorts featured blue piping, matching the Oxford shirts, so many attending the match may not have spotted the kit change.

Kit Clash

Borrowed Shorts - Plymouth Argyle

For the away fixture at Plymouth, Oxford United again made the mistake of packing navy shorts, which were deemed to be too similar to Plymouth's black Umbro shorts.

This was a schoolboy error, as Oxford had always worn change shorts when visiting other teams wearing black, such as Newcastle, Sunderland and Southampton.

Plymouth provided their white Umbro away shorts for Oxford to wear.

Kit Clash

Match By Match

Leeds
Away

Hull City
Home

Brighton
Home

Chelsea
Away

Leicester
Home

Oldham
Away

Bournemouth
Away

Bristol City
Home

Shrewsbury
Home

Swindon
Home

Portsmouth
Away

Bristol City
Away

Ipswich
Away

Blackburn
Home

C Palace
Away

Bradford
Home

Sunderland
Home

West Brom
Away

Birmingham
Home

Plymouth
Home

Ipswich
Home

Man City
Away

Barnsley
Home

Watford
Away

Walsall
Away

Stoke
Away

Chelsea
Home

Sunderland
Away

Sunderland
Home

Sunderland
Away

Leeds
Home

Man Utd
Away

Swindon
Away

Portsmouth
Home

Blackburn
Away

Ipswich
Home

C Palace
Home

Birmingham
Away

West Brom
Home

Bradford
Away

Oldham
Home

Brighton
Away

Walsall
Home

Leicester
Away

Hull City
Away

Stoke
Home

Shrewsbury
Away

Bournemouth
Home

Man City
Home

Barnsley
Away

Plymouth
Away

Watford
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