1 September ~ We've reached 2010 in our 25-year WSC retrospective. In issue 276, Jonathan Wilson admitted an obsession and explained why the disappearance of the unique goal net is a loss to football in general

Reading fans' accounts of their first visit to a stadium, it seems most are struck by two things: the pure greenness of the pitch (which seems odd given how ungrassy most pitches of two or more decades ago look by comparison with modern football) and the intensity of the noise. I suppose I was taken by both those things when I first experienced football live (Sunderland 1 Southampton 1, Roker Park, October 1982), but what made a bigger impression on me was the net. Read more

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