Thursday, March 18, 2010

Goalnets and ball retention

You wouldn't know it to look at Johan Neesken's first minute penalty in 1974 -

but goal designs such as Loftus Road, where the odds on the net retaining the ball were about as long as retaining a full bladder after ten pints of lager, were a key driver behind the move to free-hanging box goalnets.

For the next few posts The History of Goalnets will consider the goalnets of today and their ball retention qualities.

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