Anfield Expansion - Main Stand and potential Anfield Road End

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  1. liver1

    liver1 Well-Known Member

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    I quite like the idea of playing football with a raised berm in the middle of the pitch.

    If you want to get to the opponents half you need to climb up the wall to get to the other side.

    Counter attacks would require much more team work.
     
  2. Lowton_Red

    Lowton_Red Well-Known Member

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    I really don't wish to be hyper critical of the works, and while I confess to having very limited experience of laying turf, but even to my untutored eye the pitch does appear, well, how should I put it, a tad uneven. Is the midfield escarpment, in front of the 'Kenny Dalglish' stand, intended to remind King Kenny of his native Scotland?

    If so I fear it will be sadly lost on Kenny as Dalmarnock is not renowned for its towering crags, excepting the Victorian tenement blocks of course.
     
  3. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    @Lowton_Red maybe we are sick and tired of teams using "park the bus" tactic, we decided to raise the middle of the pitch and hit them from high ground.... lol
     
  4. Lowton_Red

    Lowton_Red Well-Known Member

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    I had assumed that it was more of a glacis than a berm, but I defer to your superior knowledge of the subject.
     
  5. Lowton_Red

    Lowton_Red Well-Known Member

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    Ed, I always knew you were the tactical genius.:shocked:
     
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  6. Arminius

    Arminius FSG PR plant Moderator

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    I played a match a few years ago on a field that actually had what amounted to a modest berm diagonally across the pitch - didn't realize the orientation for a while, until I realized both sides were having a nightmare on defence down their right sides. I had thought it was just the not uncommon crowning of a pitch, but in fact the fullbacks really were having to play uphill to get the ball out. It wasn't even that large of a slope, still had a significant effect.
     
  7. redbj

    redbj hurry up, July 1st, let's get the show on the road

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    Guys guys guys....I think that mound of soil is probably going to be removed from site......
     
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  8. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar Eru

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    Isn't this just FSG trying to find where they buried the Suarez money?
     
  9. Lowton_Red

    Lowton_Red Well-Known Member

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    Go way.lol
     
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  10. WestTexasRed1970

    WestTexasRed1970 TIA Regular

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    I think what's motivating FSG to continue with expansion is this part. They want to make sur we are significantly bigger, as far as capacity, than Everton and probably don't want to be smaller than Spuds. I can't wait to see what they are gonna do.
     
  11. Hope in your heart

    Hope in your heart Loyalty and patience, two undervalued concepts... Admin

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    It was about time, eh? It's really stunning that it has taken so long to do this for such a rich and renowned club. I wonder how the other top clubs in England have handled that issue, but it's probably fair to say that towards the end, our pitch was one of the worst in the league. Especially for a club wanting to play football 'the right way', with the ball on the deck and at quick pace, it must have hampered us significantly in the past seasons. Hopefully the new pitch will help our lads to make Anfield a fortress again!
     
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  12. RedLar

    RedLar Well-Known Member

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    Looks a bit uneven, if you ask me.... Deffo a bit of a lump near the middle on the far side. I know we have left back problems like, but I reckon teams will see what we're up to.....
     
  13. RedLar

    RedLar Well-Known Member

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    Funny all this faff about the pitch. I thought it's looked reasonably good and flat this year, with little wear at all around either goal, if any. Not much goal mouth incident?

    Reading the echo arcticles and Rodgers comments about pitch pace, and bobbly pitch, I honestly don't recall the pitch condition while Sterling was here. I know he missed a load of sitters. Flat pitches don't give you a good left foot.
     
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  14. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar Eru

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    I believe it's the dryness of the pitch which was causing most of the problems, stopped the ability to pass the ball at pace etc.
     
  15. The Elusive 19th

    The Elusive 19th TIA Youth Team

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    I know that new stadiums are absolute catastrophe. But how about new pitches....
     
  16. Arminius

    Arminius FSG PR plant Moderator

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    I assume the club is installing an updated Desso pitch, in which case we will probably have the best pitch in the league next season, after years of having one of the worst. For a team that passes the ball on the ground, that is nothing but good.

    I have walked on to one of those the week after it opened. It is unreal how perfect the grass is. Absolutely level pitch - I can't remember the +/- in mm between high point and low point, just that it was remarkably small number for an area of that size.
     
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  17. NIDINGR

    NIDINGR Death by heavy metal.

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    John Henry is burying all his money under there.
     
  18. Commando

    Commando Active Member

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    Reading through the last page of comments, I now have an image of Inspector Cluseau saying "look out he ax a berm" (bomb).
     
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  19. Listerofsmeg

    Listerofsmeg New Member

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    Flat pitch?? What are those, try playing on a parks pitch. How would these players cope with pitches from yesterday year.
     
  20. Commando

    Commando Active Member

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    Ah, young boys in the park. Jumpers for goal posts. Marvellous, Isn't it, wasn't it?
     
  21. Wyld@Heart

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    Aaaah... Yes. Not sure where you're from but where I grew up the height of the invisible 'crossbar' was dependent on the height of the goalkeeper... Led to more than a few on pitch disputes. lol
     
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  22. jaffod

    jaffod Well-Known Member

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    Aye, that and the post (scrunched up coat) ending up 5 yards away after being hit with the ball.
     
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  23. bazza66

    bazza66 TIA Youth Team

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    A bit amateurish but still, you both sound like you organised football tournaments better than FIFA ever have.
     
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  24. Hope in your heart

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    Regarding the pitch renovation, a few facts and numbers from the official site:
    • Over 19 miles of pipeline has been installed under the pitch as part of Anfield’s new undersoil heating system.
    • Specialised installers will inject over 20 million individual artificial turf fibres into the pitch at Anfield.
    • Over 40,000 km of artificial fibre will be stitched into the pitch during the renovation – the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference.
    • Over ½ ton of grass seed will be sown into the pitch at Anfield. This in turn will produce approximately 250 million grass plants. Each grass plant typically has around five leaves meaning that players will be playing football on approximately 1.25 billionindividual blades of grass.
    • The club uses Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass which is the strongest and most hardwearing grass for sports pitches. There are approximately 1,000 types of Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass around the world and our ground staff use four of the best cultivars to grow Anfield’s hallowed turf.
    • Once grown, the pitch at Anfield is cut and tended to daily.
    • Ground staff use 12 large grow lights and three small grow lights to cultivate the grass on the pitch. One grow light includes a tent which is can be used over the goalmouth where the temperature and humidity can be controlled to speed up growth.
    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/sta...s-and-facts-anfield-pitch-renovation-underway
     
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  26. Limiescouse

    Limiescouse Well-Known Member

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    We've got it in the new Orlando City stadium and it's fantastic. It's a really nice compromise between the organization of seats while allowing you to stand. About the only concession I can see you have to make compared to traditional standing is the inability to organically congregate with your mates, but as these sections tend to be season ticket holders anyway, I dont see that being a problem.
     
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  27. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Arminius FSG PR plant Moderator

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  30. liver1

    liver1 Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine a return to the Kop being standing once again in the not too distant future.

    The issue with standing was always the fact that people entered a pen and stood where they want, not the fact they were standing. Allocating everyone a seat position to stand over eliminates this problem.
     
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