Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The reformed and reconstituted FC Halifax Town play out their non-league promotion fairytale between an unworthy pair of box goal nets.
But jump in the old Hot Tub Time Machine and we see the Shaymen knocking Man City out the FA Cup in front of a set of A-frames modelled on - what do you think? - Manchester United's?
Then, jump 10 years further back we see the old Halifax beating Man United with what may be the same stanchions, just painted black?
Monday, January 28, 2013
Of the 32 clubs which embarked on the 4th round of the Cup this weekend, only the two non-league sides show a variation on the standard box net at their home stadium.
Luton were the giant killers of the round, despatching Premier League Norwich City at Carrow Road.
In the previous round, Wolves were beaten at Kenilworth Road, where the Hatters still boast a fine set of Continental D's.
Macclesfield weren't as fortunate in the 4th round, sinking at home to Wigan Athletic. Though the Silkmen also have Continental D's, they've chosen to tie them back in a hybrid box net fashion.
This probably confirms what everyone's been telling us - if you want to see some variety, you have to look in the Conference.