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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:22 PM   #41
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Coventry has one of the best pitches in the UK, better than real madrids
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #42
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Coventry has one of the best pitches in the UK, better than real madrids
A pain the club itself is ....
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #43
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The list is stupid. BUT to add my two cents. The WORST pitch i've seen (on TV) was Stanford 'beach' when they degraded their pitch so Barca wouldn't be able to play well against them. Honestly i never saw such a crappy pitch.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #44
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The Old Arsenal Stadium- Highbury always had an immaculate pitch.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #45
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Arsenal always have a fantastic one, as do Man City. Man Utd on the other hand...
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Old August 24th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #46
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Real Madrid one has a heater system all around the pitch, special water evacuators and temperature and humidity are controled every six hours, I don´t undertand who did that list but I think is crap. This questions should be answered but players.

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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #47
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Pitch quality is determined through a number of factors. Most people will notice presentation first but this is just the icing on the cake. The most important aspect of pitch quality are playing characteristics as rightly pointed out by several posters in this thread. Playing charachteristics are determined by use of special equipment and are associated with ball bounce, ball travel, surface hardness/impact, levels overall and finished, lateral strength/tear resistance, drainage infiltration rate/hydraulic conductivity, surface abrasion and overall performance including wear tolerance. All these factors and more can be measured scientifically and compared between different surfaces.

It does appear that there is a bias to UK in the list but firstly UK has a temperate climate which equates well for growth of sportsturf as no extreme weather is experienced. However much more importantly the groundsmanship infrastructure such as for example training, equipment and clubs financial investment in playing surfaces in UK is unmatched in Europe making it a leader.
I could take you to places like Real Madrid and you would be amazed to see how little input/investment goes into the pitch there in comparison to say a medium level club in UK such as Norwich. Yet RM will spend millions on players and salaries. Europe is catching up though and more and more none UK clubs are investing in expert qualified staff quality constructions and equipment particularly Eastern Europe.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #48
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real madrid also have a partially synthetic turf, mainly because of the poor pitch quality they used to have, so its a mixture of real grass with woven plastic ones but the affect and feel looks and plays like normal grass
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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #49
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FCUM have the best pitch in all the land!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #50
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Anfield is also quite famous for having a very tidy pitch.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #51
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What?

Is that your opinion or official?

White Hart Lane's pitch was voted the best in the Prem in May. The standings in the top three were as follows

1. WHL
2. Durka Durka stadium
3. Riverside Stadium.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #52
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Who compiled this list?
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #53
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What?

Is that your opinion or official?

White Hart Lane's pitch was voted the best in the Prem in May. The standings in the top three were as follows

1. WHL
2. Durka Durka stadium
3. Riverside Stadium.
You are correct however this is the Groundsman of the year awards not 'best pitch'. It takes into consideration the achievement of the groundsman his budget, staff, equipment and how much the pitch has improved under his stewardship, knowledge displayed to overcome problems etc as well of course the condition of the playing surface over the season.
It is quite often the case that the best surface does not win so actually your list should read groundsman of the year. Please give credit to the person responsible not the stadium.

1. Darren Baldwin
2. Paul Burgess
3. Tony Bell

I also said current not last season.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #54
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Anfield is also quite famous for having a very tidy pitch.
they use a semi artificial one too which might help to explain the good quality pitch they have
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Old August 26th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #55
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Not back in the "old days", but Anfield has recently had some immaculate pitches in even the worst of conditions.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #56
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they use a semi artificial one too which might help to explain the good quality pitch they have
There is no such thing as a 'semi' artificial pitch. The particular system you are refering to is called DD Grassmaster and is a product of the Desso company. DD GrassMaster is a natural grass pitch that has been reinforced with artificial grass fibres. It's a sand based stabilization product, developed in the Netherlands in the 1980's, which has been installed in playing surfaces since 1992. To date, it has been installed in over 200 fields with many more currently under construction.
A natural grass pitch is injected with Polypropylene fibres using a Desso DLW Sports Systems developed, computer-controlled machine. The fibres are inserted at a depth of 20 cm in the soil, and project 1,5 to 2 cm above the ground. As the roots of the natural grass intertwine with the fibres, a sturdy construction is obtained, guaranteeing maximum stability and fast regeneration.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #57
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There is no such thing as a 'semi' artificial pitch. The particular system you are refering to is called DD Grassmaster and is a product of the Desso company. DD GrassMaster is a natural grass pitch that has been reinforced with artificial grass fibres. It's a sand based stabilization product, developed in the Netherlands in the 1980's, which has been installed in playing surfaces since 1992. To date, it has been installed in over 200 fields with many more currently under construction.
A natural grass pitch is injected with Polypropylene fibres using a Desso DLW Sports Systems developed, computer-controlled machine. The fibres are inserted at a depth of 20 cm in the soil, and project 1,5 to 2 cm above the ground. As the roots of the natural grass intertwine with the fibres, a sturdy construction is obtained, guaranteeing maximum stability and fast regeneration.
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lol ok thats a much more informative way of putting it!still its not a fully grass field but yes thanks for clearing it up
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #58
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lol ok thats a much more informative way of putting it!still its not a fully grass field but yes thanks for clearing it up
In that respect everything is artificial, a soil based field consisting only of organic matter may require irrigation (artificial watering) to sustain its health and vigour. Is it an artificial field or partially artificial or natural? Is a tree that is pruned artificial. Is the food you have on your plate artificial because it was chemically treated to make it last longer before rotting?

If a grassmaster field is maintained properly then no polypropelene fibres are visible as they are at the crown of the plant and covered by a dense grass canopy. Thus players do not contact the fibres for purposes of playing characteristics i.e traction etc thus the field is 100% natural.
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Field / pitch

Personally I was wondering how playing grounds of other hand-using footballs than association football look like and what dimensions they have. It would be very appreciated if you share the field diagrams of your football preferably with the detailed dimensions about each part of the field. After searching football in wikipedia, I found out there are such kinds of hand-using footballs on earth as American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, Rugby union. Hopefully I could see the field diagrams of all of them!

Here's an example of association football ground.

Thanks for any diagrams posted in advance

1. Playing Field



2. Auxiliary Area


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