Join us and make a show on the opening day
- Wall of Colour for first game
- Fans urged to wear their colour
- Help The U's get off the a great start
We are calling on Oxford United supporters to show their true colours for the U’s opening home match of the new season against Burton Albion on August 9th.
As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match. Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.
The U’s will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead. Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.
The game will be Michael Appleton’s first game in charge of The U’s and we want everyone to come along, wear their colours, bring a flag or a yellow scarf and show Michael what Oxford fans are capable of.
The Yellow Army will be out in force so be part of what should be a very special afternoon of football.
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
“It’s great to see Oxford United calling on their fans to create a Wall of Colour at the Kassam Stadium and I hope that the Yellow Army rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”