2015/16

League:

Football League Level 4

Skybet League 2

Position:

2nd - Promoted

FA Cup:

Forth Round

League Cup:

Second Round

League Trophy:

Finalists

Chairman:

Darryl Eales

Manager:

Michael Appleton

Top Scorer:

Kemar Roofe (26)

Notable Players:

George Baldock, Danny Hylton, John Lundstram, Alex MacDonald, Chris Maguire,  Johnny Mullins, Kemar Roofe, Liam Sercombe, Joe Skarz, Jake Wright.

Badges & Logos

After 10 years, this was to be the last season featuring this particular style of Football League number and lettering. Oxford changed their number colour to black, personally, I prefer blue.

The Skybet competition sleeve patches remained unchanged.

With a much more effective board and commercial department, Oxford United secured a new three-year sponsorship deal with Liontrust, a specialist fund management company based in London. Polythene UK returned as the back-of-shirt sponsors.

Home Kit & Away Variations

No
long
sleeves

The 2015/16 season marked the 30th anniversary of Oxford United winning the League Cup.  The home kit was a modern interpretation of the 1986 strip worn at Wembley.

All garments were non-branded and bespoke to Oxford United, with production and retailing overseen by the club.

Initially, the club said that the classic Minoan Ox Head badge was to feature for just this anniversary season.  However, an opinion poll showed overwhelming support to re-instated the simple Minoan Ox as the clubs official badge.  Pleasingly the club listened.

There were no long-sleeved shirts produced, so again Sub base layers were provided.

The alternative variations seemed to be the preferred choice for away fixtures during the 2015 season, with the traditional yellow/blue/blue combination only worn away at Stevenage.

Away Kit & Variations

No
long
sleeves

The change kit mimicked the popular 'AC Milan' inspired colours worn during the mid-1990's. This was a clear favourite of the ‘away’ shirts during the social media campaign to gauge fans favourite former kits.

Pleasingly, the design template was identical to the first choice kit.

Goalkeeper Kits

At Brentford, a mismatched orange strip was worn featuring a 2014 Avec jersey and shorts. The shirt featured the Liontrust logo, but not the back-of-shirt sponsor, as the pre-applied Avec shirt number was positioned too high to allow enough space. The Avec garments were paired with the new 2015 black away socks.

Sam Slocombe wore both the official green goalkeeper shirt and also a short sleeved Sondico shirt.

Remembrance Weekend

The 2016 remembrance weekend again saw teams across the country wearing commemorative poppy shirts.  Once again, Oxford United had an away fixture, with the match shirts sold at auction to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

FA Cup Shirts

From the third round, clubs were permitted to wear FA Cup competition sleeve badges. Previously, this insignia had been reserved for the teams playing in the FA Cup Final.

Shirts featuring FA Cup badges were worn for the televised third round match against Swansea.

Interestingly, these shirts did not feature for the fourth round tie versus Blackburn Rovers.

Johnstones Paint Trophy Final

Oxford United wore a new variation of their shirts and shorts for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

The shirts featured commemorative text under the club badge and Johnstone's Paint Trophy competition patches. The shirts looked ever so slightly different, with the navy band in the V-neck wider than earlier issued garments.

For the first time, the shirts sported the logo of 'Starter', an American based sports clothing company who became involved with the clubs retail operation.

Oxford United secured additional sponsorship on the rear shorts, with former club sponsors Buildbase showing their support for the Wembley final.

Match By Match

Crawley
Home

Brentford Away

Luton
Away

Notts County
Home

Mansfield
Away

Sheff Wed
Away

Yeovil
Home

Bristol Rov
Away

North'pton
Away

Portsmouth
Home

Morecambe
Home

York
Away

Accrington
Away

Swindon
Home

AFC Wimb
Home

L Orient
Away

Plymouth
Home

Barnet
Home

Stevenage
Away

Braintree
Away

Dagenham
Away

Cambridge
Home

Braintree
Home

Dagenham
Away

Newport
Home

Hartlepool
Away

Forest Grn
Home

Yeovil
Home

Carlisle
Home

Wycombe
Away

Exeter
Home

Yeovil
Away

Notts County
Away

Swansea
Home

Millwall
Away

Bristol Rov
Home

Portsmouth
Away

Blackburn
Home

Millwall
Home

Mansfield
Home

Morecambe
Away

North'pton
Home

Accrington
Home

Exeter
Away

AFC Wimb
Away

York City
Home

Plymouth
Away

L Orient
Home

Dagenham
Home

Barnet
Away

Stevenage
Home

Cambridge
Away

Barnsley
Wembley

Crawley
Away

Luton
Home

Newport
Away

Hartlepool
Home

Carlisle
Away

Wycombe
Home