1988/89

League:

Barclays League Division 2 (Second Tier)

Position:

17th

FA Cup:

Forth 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 1987 shirts in that they had the stripes positioned differently. The widest white stripe was now in the centre of the shirt, whereas the 1987 shirts had the middle of the three yellow stripes in this position. 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.

Away Kit

No long
sleeves

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

This shirt was well received by supporters and was often used away from the Manor ground even when a change of colours was not really required.

Third Kit

No long
sleeves

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

Goalkeeper Jersey

Borrowed Shorts

For the away fixtures at Plymouth Argyle and West Bromwich Albion, Oxford United packed their navy shorts but were requested to change due to a colour clash.

This resulted in Oxford having to wear ‘away’ shorts borrowed from their opponents. Thankfully, on both occasions the shorts were white and coincidentally made by Umbro.

Odd Shirts

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

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

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