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    Posted: 27 Mar 2024 at 11:41am
Apart from the fact that it has been pissing rain since last August, why do they water the Aviva moments before the team come out and at half time ?
So Ireland can zip the ball around quicker than the opposition is it?
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We should have got Bundee Aki in with the shovel and dug some holes.
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If Norn Iron go to Casement we should move to Windsor. TongueBig smile.
Old style ground. Not dominated by the Premium section. Easy bang out an atmosphere. Aviva is like a plush airport terminal. 
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Originally posted by athlonecelt athlonecelt wrote:

Apart from the fact that it has been pissing rain since last August, why do they water the Aviva moments before the team come out and at half time ?
So Ireland can zip the ball around quicker than the opposition is it?


If The EIRE want results let the grass grow 4 inches high and have mud in all the action areas like a cow field.
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We should also narrow the pitch dimensions - we play on the largest size possible.

Here's the UEFA guidelines: 100 to 105 m long, 64 to 68 m wide (109–115 yd × 70–74 yd).

Bring in the sides and ends so that we can hoof that ball easier and opposition won't have as much space to get in behind us.
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Narrowing the pitch would also force us to play the passing game more often, which we all can see we're not currently capable of. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lassassinblanc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2024 at 12:09pm
Technically yes it is to aid ball movement but it also helps keep grass healthy before play not 100% sure but think it may also be a requirement in laws of game too
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Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Narrowing the pitch would also force us to play the passing game more often, which we all can see we're not currently capable of. 

Nice and narrow like Highbury. None of this put 'em under pressure business.

We'll make a facking footballer out of Jayson Molumby yet.
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Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Narrowing the pitch would also force us to play the passing game more often, which we all can see we're not currently capable of. 

Nice and narrow like Highbury. None of this put 'em under pressure business.

We'll make a facking footballer out of Jayson Molumby yet.
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Originally posted by razzmatazaz razzmatazaz wrote:

Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Narrowing the pitch would also force us to play the passing game more often, which we all can see we're not currently capable of. 

Nice and narrow like Highbury. None of this put 'em under pressure business.

We'll make a facking footballer out of Jayson Molumby yet.
Welcome back John!

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I'd actually go further than this and suggest we should be looking to the narrow the dimensions of the pitch before England come in September 
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Surely if you narrow the pitch it’s easier to hoof the ball, and you have to do less chasing against the good technical teams.
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The amount of crunching tackles last night was less than 3 or 4. Coleman made a good one late on. Lifted the crowd. For the other 90 minutes we couldn't get near them. 
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Best guess would be that the warm up stresses the pitch, and they water it before match, at HT and after the match after divets etc are fixed. Not sure if they have those UV things as well but maintaining a pitch of that quality would take constant maintenance
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bukowski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2024 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Originally posted by razzmatazaz razzmatazaz wrote:

Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Welcome back John!

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I think he's suggesting you're John Nice in disguise or that your post is like something he'd have posted?
Miss J. Nice's comments. Was one of the more insightful posters on here.
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Originally posted by Bukowski Bukowski wrote:

Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Originally posted by razzmatazaz razzmatazaz wrote:

Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Welcome back John!

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I think he's suggesting you're John Nice in disguise or that your post is like something he'd have posted?
Miss J. Nice's comments. Was one of the more insightful posters on here.

I was being sarcastic. I don't actually think that Jayson Molumby will become a technical marvel for us.


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The pitch only gets watered on one side at half time, whatever side we are playing into in the 2nd half. Keep an eye out for this next time, its no coincidence. It's to make the surface that little bit 'zippier' for passes.
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Originally posted by greenshoots greenshoots wrote:

The pitch only gets watered on one side at half time, whatever side we are playing into in the 2nd half. Keep an eye out for this next time, its no coincidence. It's to make the surface that little bit 'zippier' for passes.

Seems to be working a treat 
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