Football goal posts pay an important role on the football pitch. To score, the ball has to be kicked between the football goal posts. The game of football has been a sport loved throughout many centuries, but to be able to play hasn’t always been an easy thing.
Before the 1300’s football was a popular sport among the peasants, because it was played on foot. The upper classes preferred sports on horseback, such as Polo, and to them the sport was known as `Mob Football`. Mob football was often played between the youths of two villages, and the one time they always played was Shrove Tuesday. The rules to the game in those days were far different to the modern day game, if there were any at all, and the number of injuries and damage sustained was high.
It was because of this that in the 1300’s, King Edward III ordered a ban on the sport. The people grew too riotous with excitement, and he feared “what evils would arise that God forbade”. It is always disputed, though, that he believed the sport was distracting the men from their archery practice, which was something he needed at the time for war. For the next three hundred years the country saw ban after ban being enforced against the sport. Punishment for playing was a fine a 4 pence or imprisonment.
However, the people kept playing. Their love for the sport kept it alive. It is even reputed that King Henry VIII took part and ordered himself a pair of special football shoes. The authorities struggled to uphold the law when it came to football, and in the end, during the 1600’s, it was Kings James I who lifted the ufabet เว็บแม่ ban. He instructed and persuaded the Christians to play on Sundays after their morning worship.
Later, the sport was encouraged in schools, where the students were of upper and professional class. In order to tame the sport, rules were created, including the off-side rule. In later years when the steam engine came into use, matches were able to be arranged between schools of neighbouring counties, but each school had their own set of rules. In order to keep the game fair, the match with split into two halves. The first half was played to the first set of rules, and the second half was played to the second set.
As the game evolved through out the years, so did the goals. The 1500’s saw the first recorded goals being used, consisting of two bushes strategically planted. These were then referred to as gates, and eventually goal posts were introduced. These, too, have evolved since then, and now you can buy them in different sizes, whether you want the standard size of 24ft in length, or the junior size, 12ft in length, or something smaller for the younger children to have a kick around in the garden.