Friday, March 11, 2011

Off the stanchions at Wembley - Bobby Charlton

Forget all that, "is he right-footed or left footed" stuff.

This is simply the most famous goal off the stanchions at Wembley.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Off the stanchions at Wembley - Ian Rush

Looking back, it was amazing how many International and Cup final goals scored at old Wembley hit the stanchions, and how extra memorable those goals are, as a result.

The first goal in this Friday series is Ian Rush's second from the 1986 Cup final versus Everton. This goal was later immortalised when included in BBC Grandstand's opening sequence.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birmingham City

Last weekend, Birmingham beat Arsenal at Wembley.

Nearly 40 years ago, the goalnets at St Andrews used to hang on stanchions very similar to old Wembley's.

 From 1975/76 the nets at Birmingham shimmered on Continental D's.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ipswich Town

Though Ipswich would prove to be game to try any form of net supports in the 90's - hybrid Continental D's anybody? - simple, classic A-frame stanchions (similar to those at Leeds or Manchester United) served them through the glory years of the mid-70's...

to the UEFA Cup win in 1981.