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#1 Louis

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 11:33

I was speaking to someone yesterday and they suggested that it could be time to introduce an artificial pitch.

Artificial surfaces are now virtually indistinguishable from real grass. The advantages are that you can use the pitch for any variety of activities. It could also be used for youth, reserve and ladies games before the main game. In that way more people would watch the youngsters developing, spectator arrival would be staggered and more food would be purchased. Certainly something to think about, it'd mean we could stop borrowing the Halton stadium and Marine's saving us money in the long run.

Thoughts?
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#2 Romey 1878

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 11:35

In a word: NO.
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#3 Bill

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 11:41

No i'm not in favour. I know its technically been improved and looks a lot better but you still get uneven bounces, and still get bad skin burns if you slide tackle or fall on it. The goalkeepers would be dressed like Ice hockey players. :D
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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 11:54

definitely not, we play on artificial puts us at a disadvantage when we play somewhere else on grass. natural is all good.
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#5 jacko1990

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 13:30

no, but the state of our pitch atm is herendous. looks nice a green, when u get close theirs shitlaodz of grass missing and brown shit.
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#6 GoldfishMemory

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 13:59

Not for me either.
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#7 MikeO

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 14:20

The time will doubtless come when the science enables artificial pitches to play exactly like grass, no idea when that will be or even if it's already here. Fifa are already considering it for the World Cup in 2010..

"We have envisaged, though it's not yet a final decision, that the 2010 World Cup could be played on artificial turf," Blatter told BBC Sport.

I'll take some convincing though....needs to be trialed extensively somewhere like the Conference.
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#8 Bill

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 15:16

You have to look at where the World Cup is held in 2010. :)
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#9 Ian

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 17:49

Not for me thanks, a nice muddy pitch is better than nothing :D
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#10 Pat

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 21:27

Nope, watched a match on weekend, La Galaxy V FC Sydney, played on art pitch.

The Bounce was still very unatural, & the ground speed was much the same.
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#11 Blue4Ever

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 21:34

Not for me thanks, a nice muddy pitch is better than nothing :D

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#12 cismo

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Posted 28 Feb 2008 - 23:25

Not yet. Perhaps in 10 or 20 years.

I think that sometimes irregular parts of the pitch surface cause atypical situations that belong to soccer
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