“ Brand: Debut / Type: Football „
Now that the weather is a little better we've been outside as much as possible, and this goal, which I got sent to try and keep, has featured quite heavily in our garden games. It's 7 x 5ft, as the product title would suggest and is a great garden item which has stood up to some quite rough play, being much enjoyed by my kids and their many visitors.
The goal arrived packaged in an unassuming plain cardboard box. It was, it must be said, more than a little frustrating to assemble and the mainly visual instructions it came with were in parts not very clear, with reference to a "rebounder cover" that doesn't come appear to come with this set, but no mention of which way up to put the net, despite the net having little red and blue stickers on to help you see which way round it should go, (blue to the bottom, red to the top in case you buy this and struggle as we did). The goal is made of coated metal tubular poles - 18 in total, some of which you slot together like tent poles (they have metal buttons on them to secure in place) and some which are attached with bolts, this part of assembly is fine. Putting the goal together would be a breeze I suspect were it not for the fact that putting it together and simultaneously threading the net on were not more challenging than it should be, it can only be described as being like some giant crocheting project puzzle. The fact that the net is put on the goal this way rather than being clipped on does mean it takes more time than it should to make this goal, it somehow took us over an hour,despite the tubes being numbered with removable stickers, which did help somewhat.
Despite the fact that putting together the goal is not exactly much fun, once made the goal is fairly solid and the net is well made. It has been out in the garden in all weathers for a while now and doesn't seem to be particularly prone to rusting thus far. It is light enough to be easily moved around the garden, or to be put away to store. Where actual play is concerned we have found that it is not particularly prone to toppling over (you can secure it with some included pegs for extra security if you wish). It's not admittedly the deepest of nets - 28 inches by my measurements, (measured in inches as the goal measurements are feet), but it's plenty big enough for young children, there's nothing for the goalie to trip over on the floor and it may not be standard size for a goal but it's a good size for younger players of the beautiful game. For general, as opposed to competitive play this more than adequate and certainly plenty of fun, and it's been a huge hit here. I'm would certainly pay the £14.99 I've seen this on sale for, given that it has provided us with hours of fun. Recommended.