Roman Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Narrower pitch

+3
BenE
PHILB1973#
comrade powell
7 posters

Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Narrower pitch

Post by comrade powell Sun Jul 09, 2023 12:13 pm

Interesting comment from the manager in his post match interview that the pitch at Twerton has been narrowed following a request from the players.
comrade powell
comrade powell

Posts : 6731
Join date : 2014-01-27

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by PHILB1973# Sun Jul 09, 2023 1:31 pm

Am I right in thinking that this benefits a more direct game? Hope so.
PHILB1973#
PHILB1973#

Posts : 325
Join date : 2014-02-25
Age : 50
Location : Bristol

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by comrade powell Sun Jul 09, 2023 2:41 pm

So do I.
comrade powell
comrade powell

Posts : 6731
Join date : 2014-01-27

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by BenE Sun Jul 09, 2023 4:47 pm

I don't understand why the players would have any influence on the shape of the pitch. Surely it is the manager and coaches that decide how we are going to play? Or is it for health and safety reasons? Or because the dug out is too close to the pitch?
BenE
BenE

Posts : 2426
Join date : 2014-02-11

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by westonpundit Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:50 am

I welcome the news about the pitch being narrowed from two angles........firstly whilst I appreciate any improvements to the playing area / perimeter protection is probably under a much wider review with the FA unless we can provide any protection to the ground walls, barriers it makes sense to reduce the playing area to provide wider run off areas. So even shortening the pitch in addition to narrowing would increase these margins at the corner areas. Obviously I'm thinking of the injury etc to Alex and delighted to hear the more recent news that his recovery is continuing to progress so well but anything that can be done to improve safety needs to be paramount.

Secondly the players have sometimes mentioned after hard fought matches......wow that pitch is big ! ....so maybe they should have a say in the size of the playing area that best suits their game and tactics. Whatever size it is I'm sure we have a host of keenly fought local derbies to look forward to this season.....the smaller the pitch the more the intensity !!


westonpundit

Posts : 30
Join date : 2017-07-28

Luton Roman likes this post

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by 2weirdtown Mon Jul 10, 2023 1:05 pm

I remember the whippet colliding with the Bath end wall in an evening game. Ambulance on the pitch to take him to hospital.
2weirdtown
2weirdtown

Posts : 1174
Join date : 2014-02-20
Location : Bridport via East Twerton

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by tovid Mon Jul 10, 2023 1:56 pm

The length of the pitch hasn't changed so there isn't more run off at the ends and the width has only changed by a smidgen. I doubt any spectator would notice the difference. The playing surface is only reduced by 1.5% and I doubt the players will notice that either physically especially those that have never played on it before.
I had never realised it was a big pitch but if it is bigger than other pitches then I would have thought it would benefit our players more playing on it week in week out. But I have never played competitively so what do I know?
But there will be practical benefits of reducing the width as the corners get a lot of wear as do the tramlines where the linos run up and down.
tovid
tovid

Posts : 840
Join date : 2018-06-27

comrade powell likes this post

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by comrade powell Mon Jul 10, 2023 2:31 pm

I believe we have one of the biggest pitches in this division. The manager often comments about the likes of Hampton’s being particularly narrow. I don’t know if that’s the smallest. There is a huge distance between the main stand and the smaller structure on the opposite side at Chelmsford but 30% of that must be taken up by the running track!
comrade powell
comrade powell

Posts : 6731
Join date : 2014-01-27

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by Ashley Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:59 pm

Tovid - are you allowed to share the dimensions out of interest? I think most pitches these days are 115 x 74 yds so just wondering if ours is the same.

Ashley

Posts : 1180
Join date : 2014-02-20
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by tovid Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:01 pm

I don't actually know the overall dimensions but I do think it is hilarious that we still work in yards. eg penalty area is 54ft.
The range for pitch sizes is very generous so there is still potential for further reductions in future seasons.
tovid
tovid

Posts : 840
Join date : 2018-06-27

Back to top Go down

Narrower pitch Empty Re: Narrower pitch

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum