1989/90

League:

Barclays League Division 2 (Second Tier)

Position:

17th

FA Cup:

Forth Round

League Cup:

First Round

Chairman:

Kevin Maxwell

Manager:

Brian Horton

Top Scorer:

John Durnin (15)

Notable Players:

John Durnin, Keri Evans. Steve Foster, Richard Hill, Mickey Lewis, Robbie Mustoe, Lee Nogan, Jimmy Phillips, Paul Simpson.

Badges & Logos

After several months without a sponsor, chairman Kevin Maxwell put his Pergamon Press company back onto the Oxford United shirts.

Home Kit

Long
sleeves

Oxford United began a two year period with Scoreline supplying the kits.

The yellow was now a darker gold colour, with a subtle ‘brush effect’ repeating pattern within the fabric. The V-necks seen over the past 7 years were gone, with the shirts now sporting a predominately white rounded collar.

The long-sleeved shirts featured red embroidery for the detailing in the club crest, whereas the short sleeved shirts had yellow embroidery.

There was a return to yellow (or gold) socks.

Away Kit

Long
sleeves

A dark crimson red change strip was adopted, identical in style to the home kit.

Sponsored Shirts

Long
sleeves

After several months without a sponsor, chairman Kevin Maxwell put his Pergamon Press company back onto the Oxford United shirts (from 16th December 1989).

The sponsor’s logo featured an ancient Greek coin from the city of Pergamon, this coin motif provided a number of variations to the player issued shirts.

The long-sleeved shirts had the coin motif above the Pergamon name. Initially, all of the short sleeved shirts had a smaller coin motif positioned below the Pergamon name. As the season progressed, short sleeved shirts appeared with the smaller version positioned above the name. All 3 variants would appear alongside each other in the same matches.

Around the same time, socks began to appear with an Oxford United club crest and Scoreline logo embroidered on the sides. These socks were often paired with an older sock, or worn inside-out with the embroidered backing visible.

Sponsored Away Shirts

Long
sleeves

Just like the yellow shirts, the red away shirts also featured variations to the sponsors lettering.

At Portsmouth, Lee Nogan and Steve Foster wore long sleeved shirts which featured the sponsors name printed in white. These 2 odd shirts do not appear to have featured in any other match.

Also at Portsmouth, the team wore old Umbro navy home socks.

Wrong Shirt

For the away match at Port Vale, the 1988 ‘Wang’ Umbro shirts were worn with the Scoreline shorts and socks.

The reason for these shirts making an unexpected reappearance mid-season is unknown.

Goalkeeper Jerseys

Match By Match

Plymouth
Away

Fulham
Away

Watford
Home

Fulham
Home

Blackburn
Away

Bradford
Home

Newcastle
Home

West Brom
Away

Ipswich
Home

Leeds
Away

Bournemouth
Home

Portsmouth
Home

Leicester
Away

Swindon
Away

Barnsley
Home

West Ham
Away

Stoke
Home

Port Vale
Away

Luton
Home

Oldham
Home

Hull City
Home

Middlesboro
Away

Plymouth
Home

Newcastle
Away

Wolves
Home

Sunderland
Away

Brighton
Away

Sheffield U
Home

Plymouth
Away

Watford
Away

Blackburn
Home

Southampton
Away

West Brom
Home

Bradford
Away

Middlesboro
Home

Hull City
Away

Bournemouth
Home

Leeds
Home

Ipswich
Away

Portsmouth
Away

Leicester
Home

Swindon
Home

Barnsley
Away

West Ham
Home

Stoke
Away

Sheffield Ut
Away

Sunderland
Home

Wolves
Away

Brighton
Home

Oldham
Away

Port Vale
Home

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