The Anatomy of a Goal

In our blog, freelance football writer Stuart Howard-Cofield takes a regular look at “The Anatomy of a Goal.”
He will be breaking down both the moments of glory and of pain and he will be delving in to the stories that lie behind some of the most famous goals in history—and a few of those that you may never have heard of.


The Art of Scoring Goals – The Goalkeeping Obstacle

Appropriately, as a scoreboard manufacturer, our previous posts on “The Anatomy of a Goal” have centred on the art of goalscoring. The definition of a goal is “the object of a person’s ambition or effort to achieve an aim or a desired result.” As with many things in life, there […]

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Art of Scoring Goals

The Art of Scoring Goals – Strikers: Self-confidence is Key

Our first few entries in the Anatomy of a Goal series have focused on great goals and great goalscorers. In this post, we take a look at some of the tips that great goalscorers and coaches have that may help the budding striker – or any player – develop the […]


Denis Law Final Goal – 1974 Manchester United vs. Manchester City

Manchester United have apparently lurched from crisis to disaster ever since Sir Alex Ferguson handed over the managerial reins to David Moyes last year. A surefire sign of the hyperbolic mindset that modern football operates within. Lacking form, but more importantly consistency, there is a real chance that the current […]


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Frank Worthington Wonder Goal – 1979 Bolton Wanderers 2 vs Ipswich Town 3

Football in the seventies often took place on pitches and in stadia that were completely at odds to a decade that had given us garish colours, big hair, and oversized ties and collars. Likewise, amongst the workmanlike cloggers of the day, flamboyant footballers stood out as much as the blades […]


Goal of the Century – 1986, World Cup Quarter Final, England vs. Argentina

Some goals have the ability to cut through the constant white noise of modern football. Even with 24 hour sports channels and live football seven-days-a-week, there are still goals scored which have the power to reverberate throughout the world and will remain talked about forevermore. It is, however, extremely rare […]

Coal of the Century - 1986, Diego Maradona

Anatomy of a Goal

The Anatomy of a Goal – Football Is A Simple Game

Football is a simple game. The aim? To score more goals than the opposition. The official rules of the game state (in Law 10) that: “A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no […]