The Swooping Magpie
- Oct 27, 2016
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This is massive, big test to see what people really think matters when it comes to sport. Sadly I feel like a lot of the fans, players and staff of these clubs will back it enthusiastically.
Well fans are all against it.This is massive, big test to see what people really think matters when it comes to sport. Sadly I feel like a lot of the fans, players and staff of these clubs will back it enthusiastically.
We'll see how many stay opposed to this when the thing kicks off. Will they be playing in empty stadiums when they play their games not just in their home countries, but in all likelihood when they play games in the US, in China, in India, in whichever Arab country their particular team is aligned to?Well fans are all against it.
This concept is gonna faceplant and severe punishment should be required - basically give them an NCAA death penalty and make them restart multiple tiers down
Thankfully it seems like the fans are overwhelmingly against this idea. As the biggest casual when it comes to soccer (I literally just check where QPR are in the Championship every few weeks) I can see how horrible this idea is, no positives for it AT ALL.This is massive, big test to see what people really think matters when it comes to sport. Sadly I feel like a lot of the fans, players and staff of these clubs will back it enthusiastically.
man utd's owners are heavily commercially driven, so not surprised on their part.Didn't expect this from clubs like Liverpool and Man U. Not quite sure with Man U but Liverpool fans are definitely going to jump off them if it goes through, myself included.
As a reds fan, I’m also jumping if it goes through. Ive really enjoyed learning the game and more about the club and it’s foibles during the past 3 years. Always considered myself a Liverpool fan purely because my uncle has close ties to them and they invited him to train with them decades ago. I now work in an industry where I’m constantly exposed to soccer at work, so it was fun to learn more about the club, the league, etc. It’d suck but this proposed comp goes against why I enjoy sport.Didn't expect this from clubs like Liverpool and Man U. Not quite sure with Man U but Liverpool fans are definitely going to jump off them if it goes through, myself included.
Take all these back and I am with you.2013 was an ugly year:
Adelaide — splatter of crows guernsey
GWS — Clash uniform had charcoal socks
Hawthorn — Brown-backed away guernsey, the anatomically-incorrect hawk of doom
St Kilda — Bland clash guernsey
W. Bulldogs — that cursed red guernsey
I wonder if any team has ever worn vertical-stripe socks successfully and if it would look okay with a team like Collingwood (for example)To avoid derailing the Round 7 thread, I’ll continue by campaign to raise the socks here.
Lemon Boi presents the case for the defense of long socks
a) In recent weeks (or years), uniform clashes have been a hot topic in BigFootyb) An avoidable problem in such clashes is the fact that over 90% of current players don’t wear their socks up to their kneesc) This combines with the fact that shoes are often neon or not team colours to produce avoidable clashes from the shorts downd) Therefore it would help viewers if teams had their players wear long socks (that don’t clash) and shoes of a standard colour
Section 1 – The case of the NRL
Many players in the NRL still wear their socks up; this is the Parramatta team from a few weeks ago.
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Section 2 – In response to claims from the prosecution
“It’s harder to run with socks up”
Ferguson (far right) and Gutherson (far left) are both in the top five for running metres at this point in the season; both wear their socks up“Socks are too tight”
Paulo (4th from left) has the thiccest legs in the NRL; he wears his socks up as the manufacturer (Macron) has provided high quality material“It doesn’t make that much difference”
Compare the pair; the first picture is from last weekend’s Collingwood–Essendon match, the second picture is the from same fixture ten years earlier
Section 3 – Conclusion
Many people on this board wish for all games to feature sufficient contrast, and for teams to wear clash guernseys when necessary.
An easy-to-achieve step in the direction of such full-uniform contrast is to eliminate the unnecessary and avoidable minor clashes caused by socks and shoes.
Not successfully it seems:
Our skeleton socks were worn once - R6 2006 vs Carlton
I distinctly remember this mad lad from watching highlights a long time ago – spiral stripes!