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Topic: 3G Pitches
Posted By: CG RED
Subject: 3G Pitches
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2014 at 8:01pm
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Now being allowed from next season.


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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2014 at 8:33pm
personally i wont pay to watch any game on an artificial pitch, this is an attack on everything that makes English football entertaining


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 9:07am
Not true Mr. Alphabet, the 3G and 4G pitches you get today are a world away from the horrible bouncy things that gave you carpet burns that the likes of Luton and QPR had all those years ago, these are state of the art and act almost like grass pitches.

Well, they act like "good" grass pitches anyway, so unless your idea of entertainment is two teams having to slog it through a mud heap in February then you should have more of an open mind.

Besides, a 3G pitch is a great way for a club to get extra income. Ask our neighbours Sutton who not only can handle Romulus groundsharing but can also hire their pitch out every evening for teams to train on or even play games on when other pitches are hopelessly waterlogged.


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 9:36am
Football should be played on grass! What next, we use a virtual football and computer generated crowd


Posted By: pete cox
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 9:39am

Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

personally i wont pay to watch any game on an artificial pitch, this is an attack on everything that makes English football entertaining


Although I would still attend matches, I agree totally on it's effect on English football. Some players thrive on hard pitches, some soft. Football for all!



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Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by pete cox pete cox wrote:

Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

personally i wont pay to watch any game on an artificial pitch, this is an attack on everything that makes English football entertaining


Although I would still attend matches, I agree totally on it's effect on English football. Some players thrive on hard pitches, some soft. Football for all!


Part of what makes football great is the unpredictability of the pitch.  The uneven bounce, the slope, the bumps.  Much like the mistakes the ref makes, or the cock ups the players make.  Anything that takes away the unpredictability lessens the entertainment.


Posted By: Pricey2
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2014 at 8:03pm
I hope the Football League and Premier League come on board with this because otherwise we've just moved the Maidstone situation from last season further up the pyramid. I've been to watch Widnes play on their artificial pitch and while I accept the ball spends a lot less time rolling along the floor in RL, it has seemed decent and I don't think there's any research to say injuries have increased from playing on it so I'm not opposed per se but I think the situation where pitches are eligible for some levels and not others is untenable in the long run.

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