1996/97

League:

Football League Level 2

Nationwide League Division 1

Position:

17th

FA Cup:

Third Round

League Cup:

Forth Round

Chairman:

Robin Herd

Manager:

Denis Smith

Top Scorer:

Nigel Jemson (23)

Notable Players:

Martin Aldridge, Joey Beauchamp, Matt Elliott, Bobby Ford, Phil Gilchrist, Nigel Jemson, Stuart Massey, Paul Powell, David Rush.

Badges & Logos

The club crest on the shirts now featured the Minoan Ox inside a shield which also included the water symbol, in much the same way as the city council and Oxford City FC had been using.

A new, larger style of Football League competition patch was introduced, now featuring the league sponsor.

Home Kit & Away Variations

Long
sleeves

This kit was designed by supporter and broadcaster Andrew Self (Selfie).

The ‘own brand’ Manor Leisure branding was dropped in favour of the initials O.U.F.C. Garment labels featured the name ‘Sports & Leisurewear,’ a Scottish sports retailer.

The shirts had a ‘retro’ feel which reminded me of my school football kits of the 1970’s.

Away Kit & Variation

Long
sleeves

Despite a new supplier for the home kit, the popular AC Milan styled shirts were reinstated as the away colours.

For this season the shirts featured the new style league arm patch and were paired with an eye-catching combination of plain white shorts.

Goalkeeper Jersey

Match By Match

QPR
Away

Norwich
Home

Southend
Home

Norwich
Home

Port Vale
Away

Norwich
Away

Reading
Away

Wolves
Home

Bradford
Home

Sheffield W
Away

Grimsby
Away

Sheffield W
Home

Portsmouth
Home

Tranmere
Away

Swindon
Away

Barnsley
Away

Birmingham
Home

Port Vale
Away

Charlton
Away

Stoke City
Home

Ipswich
Home

Port Vale
Home

Man City
Away

Huddersfield
Home

Bolton
Home

Oldham
Away

Southampton
Home

Charlton
Home

C Palace
Away

Sheffield U
Home

Southampton
Away

West Brom
Away

Wolves
Away

Reading
Home

Bradford
Away

Tranmere
Home

Watford
Away

Portsmouth
Away

Man City
Home

Stoke City
Away

Oldham
Home

Ipswich
Away

C Palace
Home

Huddersfield
Away

West Brom
Home

Sheffield U
Away

Grimsby
Home

Southend
Away

QPR
Home

Norwich
Away

Port Vale
Home

Bolton
Away

Swindon
Home

Birmingham
Away

Barnsley
Home