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Flag Day

23 August 2013

Show your colours tomorrow

Every United fan is being encouraged to bring a flag, banner or scarf to Saturday's big match to help make it an atmosphere to remember. The game against Wycombe Wanderers has been designated as a 'Yellow Army Flag Day'.

Supported by the club and the Yellow Army, the event forms part of a drive to improve the match-day experience and atmosphere this season, by adding more colour across the stadium. 

With United unbeaten this season, a bumper crowd is expected for the match and it is hoped every U's fan can play their part in cheering the team on by bringing a flag, or something yellow, and making as much noise as possible. 

Numerous large flags will be placed across the back of the East and North Stands and across empty seats that separate fans in the North Stand. So the Yellow Army is appealing for fans to bring flags to place on the barriers at the front of each section of the home ends and waving flags to complete the display. 

"There are hundreds of Oxford United flags that have been made over the years," said Joe Nicholls, of the Yellow Army. "It would be fantastic to see as many as possible at Oxford home matches this season. The Wycombe game will be a brilliant atmosphere and with a big crowd expected it's the perfect match to really kick start our goal to improve the match-day experience. 

"We're putting tie cables on each section of the barriers at the front of the stands so fans can attach their flags with string or pegs. It would look amazing if we could have flags right across the front and back of the stands and would really help boost the players.
  
"When Oxford United fans and the club pull together we can make that extra difference.

"If we could get flags on show across every part of the stadium it would really have a big impact. Let's show what we can achieve as Oxford United - we're all part of it."

Hooks have been placed in the East Stand to hang flags and banners can be tied to the barriers at the front of stands, or waved.  

To help boost the flag day the Yellow Army will be selling waving flags outside the 12th Man Bar before the match on Saturday for £6. The small profit will be reinvested in efforts to continue to improve the match day experience across the season. 

You can book tickets now for the Wycombe game. Call 01865 337533 or visit www.oufctickets.co.uk


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