Friday, October 28, 2016
Match of the Day - Week 10
This week's Match of the Day previews Sunderland v Arsenal, a fixture with a long and proud history of goal nets (at Roker Park).
The sides played out a 1-1 draw between the square Roker Park stanchions in October 1969.
The square hardware still there in 1980, but with added spring in the software (spoiler alert: crazy box net-style rebounds).
Just two years later Sunderland had replaced the old square-os with standard A-frames (with better ball retention) and won 3-0.
In 1996/97, the last season at Roker Park, Sunderland won 1-0 between Continental D's and stripey goal nets.