Sunday, March 3, 2013

York City FC

A member of our goal nets community advised we take a look at the Minstermen, who even today defy the trend towards the homogenous box net with their Continental D's (though those D's do share the box net's ground supports, which transform the net into a pinball machine).

Though the goals our friend advised we look at were the A-frames which stood at either end of Bootham Crescent through the late 70's and 1980's.

If you think the goals look like a mix between an A-frame and a Continental D, you'd be right.

Here's a photo of those A-frames from about that time.

Further back, the Minstermen were early adopters of the Continental D.


  1. Hi Tony

    If you go further back to the 50's, you'll notice that York used Stamford Bridge look-alike A-Frames, so it would seem that Bootham Crescent has had many different stanchions in it's time!

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for the skinny on York City, James. Do you have any 1950's footage of Bootham Crescent? Is yes, please share it with everybody on the Facebook page.