Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stoke City FC

The Potters boast a proud history of goal nets at their old Victoria Ground.

Pre-war, Stoke and a very young Stanley Matthews were A-frames adherents.

30 years later, the Potters and a 46-year old Stanley Matthews were shooting into Continental D's.

Continental D's then supported the nets at the Victoria Ground until the move to the new Britannia Stadium (and box nets) in 1997.

1976 (and "the boy Crooks")



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burnley FC

Burnley are one of only three teams to have won all top four professional divisions in English football, the others being Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End.

In 2014 The Clarets are back in the Premier League with generic box nets at either end of Turf Moor.

But Burnley's History of Goal Nets is dominated by Continental D's.





1996 - the last year before box nets were installed

A haunting last look at Turf Moor in the 1970's