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.

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