Friday, January 13, 2017

Match of the Day - Week 21

This week's Match of the Day is Watford v Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road from late 1999.

Middlesbrough ran out 1-3 winners and, though there is no sound on the clip, what you may find most remarkable is the Vicarage Road nets still hanging off Continental D's for a Premier League game in 1999.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Match of the Day - Week 17

This week's Match of the Day features two Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur games and the history of goal nets at the Dell.

Our first game is on an 1989 gluepot of a pitch. It's a victory for Spurs played out between the much-loved and much-missed old stanchions at the Dell.

Our second game is from ten years later. Though the old stanchions have given way to Continental D's, the ground staff still have very little area in which to hang and pin the nets.

As an early Christmas present, look out for a Matt Le Tissier special to equalise for Saints about 4:00 in. Merry Christmas.