Turf allowed in UEFA?

Discussion in 'Premier League: News and Analysis' started by Alan_V, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Alan_V

    Alan_V Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Anaheim, CA via NJ
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This article is from my local rag. Hadn't seen anything on it on websites I follow. Anybody heard anything else/different??

    From Register news services

    UEFA, European soccer's ruling body, said it will allow competitive matches to be played on artificial turf starting next season.

    The decision was made by the association's executive committee in Vienna, Austria, after studies about the sporting and medical implications of using artificial playing surfaces, UEFA said on its Web site.

    Teams in Scotland, Austria, Russia and Scandinavia already use synthetic turf for domestic games, and England's Football Association is poised to lift its ban on artificial surfaces, the Sunday Telegraph said this weekend.
  2. becks1113

    becks1113 New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    United States
    yeah, what websites are you visiting.....

    I read this on uefa.com and on soccer365.com

    so try those sites
  3. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    I don't like plastic fields, I have seen to many nasty injuries on that stuff, but since I live in Cali, I have never ever played on a frozen field. How does the avergae English fan feel about this, or is this a none issue? IMHO, i think it will reduce slide tackling, one of the most beautiful defensive moves in the game.
  4. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    Check in the Uefa forum.
  5. Wingtips1

    Wingtips1 Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Liverpool FC

    Frozen fields are horrible to play on. The new 'field turf' is quite a good surface. I have played on it a few times, and it is perfect. I didn't have a problem sliding on it. It left some marks, but no worse than a bumpy field would have done.
    This wouldn't be an issue at the professional ranks if Britain had a winter break where they can resod the field without any use of the fields. All the teams on the continent will use their breaks for resodding and rarely run into field problems like they do in Britain.
  6. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Unless it's improved remarkably - and i do mean very REMARKABlY - anybody that ever went to Loftus Road will tell you what shyte they are.

    Yes, that was over 20 years ago - but, it was a joke.
  7. Wingtips1

    Wingtips1 Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Yes, the old astroturf was shiite, but the new stuff is quality, plays just like grass.

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