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Adam King
Posted 4 Aug 2011 Last edited: 4 Aug 2011
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Just seen that Ben Connell has been appointed to take over from Alan, good luck to you Ben but please do away with those silly stripes!!
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TURFINATOR
Posted 4 Aug 2011
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like 95% of the worlds population believe in a god, 95% of people think 5.5m blocks look good. The 5% who are not deluded myself included know that single stripes always were and will be the best ever fp pattern. Also it takes skill and effort to cut single stripes which would explain why more 'grondsmen' dont cut them.
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Adam King
Posted 5 Aug 2011
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Turfinator,
Totally agree about the skill but it also looks rubbish when done badley,it also sends me dizzy when watching the game. I thought it was done so the linesman could see how slow our defence is !!
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Ben Connell
Posted 5 Aug 2011
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Rest assured, Adam. There will be a change to the stripes, but purely to make my mark!
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Adam King
Posted 5 Aug 2011
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Ben,
good luck no more time for cricket?
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Ben Connell
Posted 5 Aug 2011
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My cricket came to an abrupt halt 3 months ago when baby Thomas arrived! I'm trying to keep the golf going, but that may be a problem now too.... Shouldn't complain really.
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Greenfingers
Posted 7 Aug 2011
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Portman Road pitch always looks good, especially when covered by snow as against Leicester last winter. :)

Best wishes to the new staff, IMHO single stripes are very 50s, and fancy patterns are very 80s, something around 2.5metre blocks both ways looks good for this day and age.

On a different matter, if all clubs were to use 2.5 yard blocks then referees would be able to measure the 10 yards for free kicks more accurately.
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Mal
Posted 7 Aug 2011
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Nothing succeeds better than a toothless canary

Won't stop the goal keeper marking the penatly box with boot scrapes though.
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Nathan Scarff
Posted 10 Aug 2011
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Completely agree with it being a skill- i would know i used to work for Alan, and as "out-dated" as it may be, at leasts its got a unique look. Most groundsman have gone with the trend of the big stripes and all the pitches look fairly similar now. Ben, my advice, just drop the diagonals- they blur the pattern too much!
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