Darlogramps wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Very open thank you, as do most people, apart from you it seems.
Not seeing anything to support the fanbase being split on the issue.
I’ve never disputed that some players dislike it, but then again evidently a lot of them aren’t fussed either.
But you seem entirely unwilling to acknowledge that technologies and times have moved on. Not once have you acknowledged, for instance, that artificial substances are in most pitches, or indeed that 4G pitches are nothing like the 1980s pitches you try and make them out to be.
It’s hard for your argument to have credibility when you won’t even acknowledge anything that’s contrary to your own beliefs.
Of course I acknowledge things other than my own beliefs, you however are very insulting to those that disagree with you. That's why I try to avoid you, and the way you operate, on here.
There are two things going on here re plastic/artificial pitches, call them what you will….
Firstly there is my opinion - which is a personal view and doesn’t need to be backed up by any “evidence”. To me, watching football on a plastic pitch is not enjoyable, and others hold the same opinion as me - here is what Gordon Strachan has to say about this topic.
“Fans like to see players taking opponents on, leaving them on their backside. That’s what they want to see. Exciting individual moments, like game-saving slide tackles, or dramatic diving headers. Things that make the game more engaging.
What you get on plastic pitches is functional football. No defender can go to ground, and it’s not easy for wingers to send a guy the wrong way because of how sticky the surface is. It’s boring. I think people when they turn on the TV and see a plastic pitch, will change the channel and watch the golf, or something else. It’s not entertaining. It’s like watching a non-league game.”
The full article is can be found thus - GORDON STRACHAN: PLAYING ON PLASTIC PITCHES ISN’T FOOTBALL. IT’S EMBARRASSING AND DISAPPOINTING.
Furthermore, on one of the multiple threads on here on this topic I had a count up of people’s views. On that particular thread, forum users who expressed a view were about equally split between for and against. Opinion is divided, that’s how it is.
It’s a nonsense to paint people who don’t like these pitches as old fashioned or stuck in the mud, just because something is new or modern doesn’t necessarily make it good, only an idiot thinks like that, history shows us this throughout all walks of life, but more importantly I would argue that the direction of opinion has started to move against these artificial pitches recently as players and their representatives do not like them, so what is the modern way of thinking anyway? There would be no football without football players so their opinions and welfare should be taken into account.
Some people like them, some people don't - deal with it!
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"
Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011