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Post by Marc Monitor on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:17 pm

A Oxford City supporting mate has just texted me with surprise that we are in red. I have replied that, to me, it is the traditional colour with purple, yellow and sky blue also making an appearance. Am I wrong? As I am a newbie, is this more a recent thing?


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Post by 2weirdtown on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:53 pm

I think it's been red more often than others, with sky blue in second place.
Frankly, away strips have simply become a way of selling more merchandise nowadays. Hence appearance of purple, yellow and blue in recent years.
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Post by comrade powell on Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:00 am

If Truro's all white kit didn't clash with ours at Twerton how do black and white stripes clash with Oxford's blue and white hoops?
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Post by yuffie on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Here is a very quickly done table.

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Post by stillmanjunior on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:37 pm

The 2006/07 and 08/09 sky blue efforts were a couple of my favourites. I still regularly wear my purple one as well.
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Post by comrade powell on Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Yes, I liked the purple kit. To change the colour five times in the past five seasons is plain silly but is a sign of the times. Juventus wore their traditional black and white stripes away to Inter in midweek, but yesterday against Atalanta (who wear identical shirt, shorts and socks to Inter) they were in pink.
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Post by Marc Monitor on Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:35 pm

I liked the purple kit as well although, due to my OCDness, the clash with that and the red on the badge made my eyes itchy.

So, yellow and red both appear to be our traditional change colours.
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Post by yuffie on Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:15 pm

Light blue has generally been the choice when we have had a third kit.

I believe the first time we wore it was the early 90s when it was realised on the morning of the trip to Altrincham that both our black & white and red kits would clash. An emergency stop was made at a local sports shop and the only full kit they had was light blue. Whilst this picture is black and white it shows the badge and sponsor-less shirt.

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In a slightly more organised fashion the same issue arose when we drew Stoke City in the FA Cup 3rd Round in 93/94 and a light blue third kit was produced.

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This kit was used as a third kit for the next two seasons then became the official change kit in 96/97.

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Post by yuffie on Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:25 pm

For what it's worth I campaign for an orange away kit every season but Paul has so far resisted.

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Post by 2weirdtown on Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:14 am

Good on ya' Paul
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Post by BenE on Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:25 pm

The beauty of an orange kit is you can chant - come on you Jaffas - which has a nice ring to it.
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Post by Marc Monitor on Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:53 pm

I hate when teams with black and white stripes and red and white stripes play each other and one changes their kit. If it is allowed for Sunderland vs Newcastle (and it always should be), it should be allowed for everyone else.

I would have a law that teams aren't allowed to wear their change kit unless there is a definite clash. They aren't away kits, they are change strips.
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Post by yuffie on Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:38 pm

I agree.

And I could be wrong but I think Hemel always wear their green 'change' kit for away matches.

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Post by Marc Monitor on Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:41 pm

Terrible.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:06 pm

I'd rather we stuck to stripes for every game - as far as I'm aware we've only won one competitive game in the red - Basingstoke.
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Post by kermit on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:08 pm

yuffie wrote:I agree.

And I could be wrong but I think Hemel always wear their green 'change' kit for away matches.
Similarly, I could also be wrong, but that may be a nod to the former Hemel Hempstead Town who played in green shirts and white shorts. On the other hand it's probably got nothing to do with that!
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Post by Elmore James on Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:34 pm

We used to play in yellow once upon a time

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