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The photo in the 1923 thread got me thinking about how goal post evolved over the years and the history behind the changes. Strange to think that once they used string tied to the tops 🙃

Here are a few links with some history.

Even though they are not made from wood now we still refer to hitting the 'woodwork'.

 

https://www.harrodsport.com/advice-and-guides/a-history-of-the-football-goalpost

https://gdfra.org.au/history_of_goalposts.htm

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Im sure as late as 70s/80s jocks still had square posts

I remember a European final at Hampden having them

Edited by Casino

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18 minutes ago, Casino said:

Im sure as late as 70s/80s jocks still had square posts

I remember a European final at Hampden having them

Banned in 87 so quite possibly

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It Was 76

Munich v PSG

And main reason for remembering it is the frogs hit the frame and there was discussion that if it'd been round it would've gone on

Vaguely recollect a story PSG bought the goalposts

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I'm a bit of a goal net nerd. I make no apologies. Any slight variation in the nets a team is using, I'll notice.

Seen someone retweet a photo of AEK Athens' goals from the 90s recently, curved angle between post and bar rather than square. Interesting, and possibly not allowed!

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I miss the old European ones that were so square and deep you could park a coach in them.

Proper nets, them.

Edited by Spider

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Did any team have nets like QPR, must have been 4 inches deep.

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Just now, Mr Grey said:

Did any team have nets like QPR, must have been 4 inches deep.

Think Norwich did back in the day 

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2 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Did any team have nets like QPR, must have been 4 inches deep.

Southampton

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10 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Think Norwich did back in the day 

Who, are they a club?

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8 minutes ago, Spider said:

Southampton

Yeah, but not quite as slimline as QPR's

Edited by Mr Grey

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USA 94 when they removed the back bits so they looked like hanging curtains and could easily collapse

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24 minutes ago, Spider said:

Southampton

Whilst reading up on the history of nets, because lockdown, i came across this

"The entirety of Matt Le Tissier’s career, it turns out, was dedicated to the quest of finding a way to score a goal that didn’t make the ball rebound unsatisfyingly back on to the pitch."

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37 minutes ago, Marc505 said:

I'm a bit of a goal net nerd. I make no apologies. Any slight variation in the nets a team is using, I'll notice.

Seen someone retweet a photo of AEK Athens' goals from the 90s recently, curved angle between post and bar rather than square. Interesting, and possibly not allowed!

Used to have a collection of different nets for my subbuteo set up 

sad really😀

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9 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Used to have a collection of different nets for my subbuteo set up 

sad really😀

Ffs, and you kick up a fuss about going in Weatherspoons 😁

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Just now, Mr Grey said:

Ffs, and you kick up a fuss about going in Weatherspoons 😁

Collectible I have you know 

spoons is shite and the owners a cnut 

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35 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Collectible I have you know 

spoons is shite and the owners a cnut 

Hmmm, I thought that but Jaipur at £2.39 a pint in New Malden?

I’m allowed to reconsider...

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7 minutes ago, Steejay said:

Hmmm, I thought that but Jaipur at £2.39 a pint in New Malden?

I’m allowed to reconsider...

I forgot you drink that shite😀

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1 hour ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Collectible I have you know 

spoons is shite and the owners a cnut 

Fuck the owner, top service, decent food and Beer at top top prices, and for exercise its brilliant because you have to walk up at least 86 steps to go for a piss, or in the Colonel's case, his customary shit!

 

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2 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Fuck the owner, top service, decent food and Beer at top top prices, and for exercise its brilliant because you have to walk up at least 86 steps to go for a piss, or in the Colonel's case, his customary shit!

 

Top service

you wasn’t saying that in Peterborough 

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2 hours ago, Spider said:

I miss the old European ones that were so square and deep you could park a coach in them.

Proper nets, them.

Like Porto? Easily a 10 yard walk for a keeper to fetch a ball after conceding!

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1 hour ago, ZicoKelly said:

Whilst reading up on the history of nets, because lockdown, i came across this

"The entirety of Matt Le Tissier’s career, it turns out, was dedicated to the quest of finding a way to score a goal that didn’t make the ball rebound unsatisfyingly back on to the pitch."

Mark Hughes scored one at the Dell didnt he, that didnt count as a goal as it bounced out so fast and ref didnt see it!

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1 hour ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Used to have a collection of different nets for my subbuteo set up 

sad really😀

Same... them Italia 90 ones were ace

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8 minutes ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Top service

you wasn’t saying that in Peterborough 

A slight glitch there, chav town, chav service and could have been a fake spoons, Tim apogised and we move on.

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Personally liked the old Wembley nets (1970/80's) and those at USA 94 weren't to bad either.

Sunday league though, we always had a pair of shit Orange ones, no pegs, just used sticks and twigs 😁

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