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OPINION: Oxford Reveal ‘Old-New’ Away Kit

Oxford United have announced their away strip for the upcoming 2015/16 League Two season. They have decided to put a modern twist on their famous kit from 95/96 season, a season in which Denis Smith’s United secured promotion to the second tier. 

Last week Oxford United revealed their home shirt which is a totally bespoke take on a classic kit from the 80’s. They have gone retro with the away strip as well, announcing an AC Milan inspired shirt which the U’s donned in the mid-90’s. However, the shirt is splitting opinion amongst the Oxford fan base with many supporters unhappy with the choice of red as the main colour of the kit. Swindon Town, Oxford’s fierce rivals, are a team that traditionally wear red which is causing the upset. Is the colour of an away shirt that important though?

I personally like the new kit. It is smart, stylish and reflects an important moment in the club’s history. Although I understand the objections amongst the Oxford supporters. This is unquestionably going to be a ‘marmite’ kit, fans are either going to love it or hate it.

The two strips this season for Oxford are both throwbacks to hugely successful seasons, the fans will be hoping history can repeat itself and that they will be celebrating another memorable moment at the end of the season.

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