Monday, September 22, 2014
West Ham Utd
The hardware at the Boleyn Ground wasn't always synonymous with poor ball retention.
In the 1930's, a pair of Sunderland-style square-o's stood at either end of the field.
You get a better, albeit brief, glimpse of them here, in 1935.
By the 1960's, the Hammers had installed a classic set of A-frames.
The skinny curved stanchions of yore were installed in the 1967/68 season.
And so commenced the glory years of spectacular rebounds out of the Boleyn goal nets, till the appearance of box nets in the aftermath of the Spain 1982 World Cup.