Premiership’s weekend games to debut yellow ball

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by krause9, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. krause9

    krause9 New Member

    Mar 6, 2003
  2. fox point fury

    May 19, 2001
    Providence
    With the increased visibility the ball affords we might even score of a header!
     
  3. surfcam

    surfcam Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game, set, match! I predict the Palace match will be won by Arsenal 30-Love.
     
  4. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Amazing, the answer to a problem I didn't even know existed.

    I mean, come on, who really has problems with visibility? Can we have the opposition's best player wear neon yellow so that we can actually mark him?
     
  5. surfcam

    surfcam Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I say we fit them out with GPS!! :D
     
  6. arsenalgirl30016

    Dec 10, 2003
    Flo Rida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Premiership’s weekend games to debut yellow ball

    Especially while trying to defend a corner? ;)
     
  7. splara10

    splara10 New Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    That manufacturers like Adidas and Nike have been able to con people for so long with all these "new" balls with "new" technology is just pathetic.
     
  8. fox point fury

    May 19, 2001
    Providence
    It may seem silly but it makes a noticeable difference, especially considering the preponderance of gray skies in England.
     
  9. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I don't know, I cracked open an old can of white tennis balls that I bought in a garage sale and played with them, visibility differences were minor.
     
  10. LeeS

    LeeS Member

    Mar 23, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Neat-O

    Lee
     
  11. Rick B

    Rick B Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Zimbabwe
    Re: Premiership’s weekend games to debut yellow ball

    How dare you suggest that our weather is not sunny and hot all the time - I'm devastated, in fact im going to come outside my office and get you right now..(talking to self) bugger, now where did I put my umbrella.... :D
     
  12. splara10

    splara10 New Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe that's why I hate this yellow ball - it's always sunny and 70 degrees (F) out here in San Diego...
     
  13. fox point fury

    May 19, 2001
    Providence
    I'm the only tennis player I know who hits the ball 30 feet straight up so perhaps you didn't get quite the right perspective needed. Also, no offence but I suspect that your tennis matches might not be played at the same pace as premiership football.
     
  14. fox point fury

    May 19, 2001
    Providence

    If you bought a bright yellow umbrella it'd be easier to find! :p
     
  15. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    They actually had something about this on "Futbol Mundial" (or maybe EPL Preview, I forget), and they demo'd the balls against a grey sky. It was actually a noticeable difference.

    They've been using the "High-Vis" balls in the lower leagues for some time as the lighting is oftentimes inadequate. Not a problem in Prem stadiums, for sure, but it does make sense.
     
  16. Rick B

    Rick B Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Zimbabwe
    Re: Premiership’s weekend games to debut yellow ball

    :D
     
  17. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    No offense taken, but I am a pretty fair tennis player and I do play with a trio of 5.0 - 5.5 players. I regularly return serves of 90-100mph. We play a lot of doubles, it's the only reason they play at my level, because I'm a good net player, and our ball is moving a lot faster than in the premiership.
     
  18. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what happens when it's really sunny out and the sun is shining right down onto the pitch? Won't it be hard to pick out ANY ball in that case, let alone a bright ass yellow one?
     
  19. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I remember watching that too. I think they had some "professor" from America come in and explain the color differences. Then he dummied up to the camera and compared a green ball to the pitch and then to the sky, then did the same for a white ball. Thus they came up with yellow. Next time don't get some condescending ass to show the tv audience a simple visual example.
     
  20. W26 D12 L0

    W26 D12 L0 New Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Miami
    So i guess they wont switch to the orange ball when it snows?
     
  21. Neo¹

    Neo¹ Member

    Sep 17, 2004
  22. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    I think I just damaged my retinas.
     
  23. surfcam

    surfcam Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I understand, that happens twice a year and the odds that it will be on a Saturday are pretty slim.
     
  24. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Why dont you come play in some of my competitive matches and try and return serves over 100 miles an hour? A little faster than Birmingham on a counter-attack, I guarantee you that :D
     

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