1997/98

League:

Football League Level 2

Nationwide League Division 1 (Second Tier)

Position:

17th

FA Cup:

Third Round

League Cup:

Forth Round

Chairman:

Robin Herd

Managers:

Denis Smith, Malcolm Crosby (caretaker), Malcolm Shotton.

Top Scorer:

Joey Beauchamp (19)

Notable Players:

Nicky Banger, Joey Beauchamp, Jamie Cook, Kevin Francis, Phil Gilchrist, Nigel Jemson, Darren Purse, Paul Powell, Christophe Remy.

Badges & Logos

Home Kit & Away Variations

Long
sleeves

The home shirt for the 1997 season was very subtly different, with the shirt collar poppers now white instead of blue.

The shirt numbers also differed, with the traditionally sewn san-serif numbers being replaced with screen printed ‘block’ style numbers in the Machine typeface.


1996


1997

The navy shorts no longer featured text reading “Oxford United FC” above the club crest.

Away Kit

Long
sleeves

A smart all white change strip incorporating yellow and blue trim was well received with the fans.

Goalkeeper Kit

This was the clubs first ever 'full' goalkeeper kit. Occasionally, the socks were changed to match the outfield colours.

Match By Match

Huddersfield
Home

Plymouth
Home

Charlton
Away

N Forest
Home

Plymouth
Away

Portsmouth
Away

Sunderland
Away

Wolves
Home

Reading
Away

York
Home

Sheffield U
Home

York
Away

Bradford
Home

West Brom
Away

Stockport
Away

Tranmere
Home

Ipswich
Home

Middlesbro'
Home

Birmingham
Away

Man City
Home

Stoke
Away

Crewe
Away

Bury
Home

Ipswich
Home

Norwich
Away

Port Vale
Home

Swindon
Away

QPR
Home

Tranmere
Away

Wolves
Away

Sunderland
Home

Leeds
Away

Huddersfield
Away

Charlton
Home

Portsmouth
Home

N Forest
Away

Sheffield U
Away

West Ham
Home

Bradford
Away

Ipswich
Away

Stockport
Home

Crewe
Home

Man City
Away

Stoke
Home

Reading
Home

Bury
Away

Norwich
Home

Port Vale
Away

Swindon
Home

QPR
Away

Tranmere
Home

Birmingham
Home

Middlesbro'
Away