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Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
Powick Eastander (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 12:35

 
dkexile
Re: Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
dkexile (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 13:32
Lots of conjecture there, the line about statistics reminded me of the Simpsons 'oh ken you can use statistics to prove anything that's even remotely true' Homer J Simpson

 
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Re: Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
Villages12 (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 13:43
I'm really glad that someone within the professional game has recognised this potential problem. I've mentioned it a couple of times on this board and generally it's been ignored or the statistics have been quoted.

However, like Cips, I believe that the mix of artificial surface and studs is a critical one. When playing on grass surface and wearing the correct studs (allowing for dry or wet weather), some of the impact is absorbed by the foot sliding or similar. Artificial surfaces are tough and don't break like grass. Studs get caught and then any sort of injury is possible depending on the way the opposing player is coming at you.

I'm no doctor, but the mechanics of the impact must be different. In one case the legs move away from the tackle naturally, in the other they may not be able to ?

It comes under my heading of "messing with nature" and that covers many different things that are not subjects that this board can cover. Many things, if you mess with nature or natural surroundings, come back to bite you eventually, the list is endless.

It would be interesting to know what work has been done on the appropriate studs to wear on artificial surfaces or indeed comparison of the studs of those getting injured versus those not getting injured.

 
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Re: Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
Drahm for England (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 14:09
I wasn't aware that Sharky broke his ankle, thought it was a soft tissue injury!

 
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Re: Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
Powick Eastander (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 14:21
It would appear Cips has gone with the initial diagnosis...



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Re: Cips not in favour of artificial surfaces at elite level
Fiver (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 17:44
I thought our pitch was specifically designed to reduce the number of injuries. Did I imagine that?


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