League One, Oxford United, hosted the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the Kassam Stadium this week. The crowd were treated to Gary Lineker parading the trophy of the pitch beforehand.
The U’s wore their new home kit as they went down to a 1 – 2 defeat. For fifteen minutes they lived the dream, leading through Chris Maguire’s free kick. But the champions returned with two goals to take the win.
Robert Maxwell’s threatened merger with Reading to create Thames Valley Royals seems a lifetime ago.
OXFORD UNITED 2016/17 HOME KIT
This is the 2016/17 kit Oxford will wear during their home games.
The club has worn yellow and navy blue as their main colours since 1985/86. This will be the 20th edition of that colour scheme – 2012/13 saw an all-yellow kit worn.
This time, the shirts have a yellow body featuring navy pinstripes. The sleeves are solid navy with a thick yellow cuff.
The shorts and socks are both navy with minimal yellow trim.
OXFORD UNITED 2016/17 AWAY KIT
In a twist, Oxford have taken their reversed their home colours of yellow and navy for the away kit design.
The shirt has a navy blue body with yellow trim. A splash across the shoulders and underarm panels, add to the yellow cuffs in providing a striking contrast.
Yellow shorts and socks both feature minimal navy trim.
Whilst the home kit is fairly run of the mill, the away shirt is a stylish design. Do you agree – let us know in the comments.