Goal nets were the invention of J. A. Brodie, who took out a patent for his invention in 1890. The first official use of nets date from 1891 when they were used at Crosby Cricket ground near Liverpool, then home to a section of Old Etonians playing for a club called Liverpool Ramblers AFC, and at Nottingham Forest's Town Ground.
The first time the nets of John Alexander Brodies design were used by the f.a. was during a north south (Scotland v. England) friendly to trial the nets in 1891, Although Brodie first submitted his patented design to the f.a. in 1890 the trial wasn't held until 1891 because of concerns over royalty fees due to Mr Brodie should they be adopted as a nationwide requirement. It took Mr Brodie over a year to convince the f.a. that his only interest was in the line of fair play after watching a near riot caused by a goal being disallowed during a game between Everton and Accrington Stanley at Goodison Park. Oddly enough not only was it an Everton fan who invented the nets but it was also an Everton player, whose name escapes me, who first scored '' in the back of the net'' for England during the trial game.
In what the British call football and the Americans call soccer, the first goal nets were used at a match in Nottingham, England, in 1891. (See And Not Many People Know This, Either! by Michael Caine).
The use of football gloves by Wide Receivers and DB's gained in popularity after the use of Stickum spray adhesive by players was banned by the NFL in 1981.
Stickum spray is so effective if sprayed on a player's hands that you can literally hold your hand up and snatch a ball out of mid-flight with little effort (we used to use it in High School in the '70's). The spray was used religiously by Oakland Raiders' Wide Receivers Fred Biletnikoff and Lester Hayes, and their use is why the NFL banned it.
It's main disadvantage in those days though is that it was impossible to hide its use, especially when playing on grass turf; EVERYTHING sticks to your hands when you're using it.
However, these days WR's use sticky gloves that are just about as sticky as the old Stickum spray, so everyone is still looking for that edge in catching the ball.
Its the formation used in a first and goal situation when your team does a running play
No. The size of the goal in futsal is significantly smaller than that used in football (soccer), or any other major football rule set.
The Laws of the Game do not require goal nets; only that if they are present, they are made of suitable material and must not interfere with the goalkeeper. Traditionally, goal nets are always used. Interestingly, corner flags are mandatory, but are found missing from the field more often than nets.
2nd and goal means that the team is on their 2nd down and are within 10 yards of the endzone. Goal is used to indicate that the team can no longer obtain a first down by advancing the football and has only four downs left to score in the endzone.
There is nothing called a silver goal in football. There used to be a golden goal, that to is now no more.
The whole concept in the usage of basketball nets on a basketball rim might be due to fact that some other professional sports make use of nets at there goal points. Also because of the nature of the sports, it might have something to do with projectile motion.
when were subs first used in English football
to fluff a goal; a term used in british football (soccer) means to miss the goal net when they should have easily scored
In soccer, the nets are a mesh polyethylene of other suitable material often attached to the rear (out of play) side of each team's goalposts and crossbar. The purpose of goal nets are to prevent balls that have entered the goal from careening away from the field and delaying the restart of play. They also create a barrier between "inside" and "outside" of the goal to help officials, players, and other onlookers determine whether a fast-moving ball crossed the goal line between the goalposts and under the crossbar, or outside of them. The Laws of the Game do not require nets, but allow their use so long as they do not interfere with the goalkeeper or other players near the goal. By convention, nets are nearly always used, are white in color, and extend at least a yard behind the goal line before converging to form the cage-like area, giving a volume of at least 576 cubic feet for adult professional matches.
They used baskets, nets, and rocks