Monday, October 31, 2016
The Big Match - Week 10
The Big Match comes from the afternoon of Halloween, 1981.
It's West Ham v Middlesbrough at the Boleyn Ground.
Though the Boleyn nets are famously shallow, ball retention is helped by the stanchions planted just off the grass, which creates a narrow trench that slows or stops the ball.
Given the box nets of 2016 - pulled tight as smiles at Brad Pitt's house and made of trampoline - would Ray Stewart's penalty for 3-0 have rebounded to the half way line?