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Is the pitch smaller than last year ?
I think last year we made it as small as regulations allowed didn't we?
Thought it looked fantastic, regardless of the size.
Consensus around me (standing pitch-side) was that it was several feet narrower than last season which seems slightly odd with the arrival of Myles Weston and return of PCH but we were clearly playing 4-3-3 last night so maybe that's the plan.
Pitch absolutely immaculate.
It was mentioned on the commentary last night that the dimensions are exactly the same as last year. I think they'd spoken to Gareth Ainsworth about it - I'm sure @bluntphil will be able to confirm?
Slightly odd that the subject was raised if there wasn't a suspicion that it had been narrowed. I normally watch from the high eyrie of the Frank Adams stand so not familiar with distances from the fence (which, incidentally, could inflict serious harm on a flying winger if the pitch was much wider).
Thought it looked even narrower than last season.
Must admit, so did I.
Certainly looked narrow on the goal footage the club put on Facebook. Maybe they've worked out they can save money by having less pitch.
We mentioned the pitch as it was looking glorious and I commented that it was still narrow. The pitch was made smaller at the start of the 14/15 season when Gaz changed a lot of stuff around in an attempt to banish the memory of the season before and also to arrest the poor home form in the three seasons before that. I think at the time, the dimensions were the smallest a Football League pitch can be so I'd be surprised if it's shrunk anymore. For confirmation, I will ask Gaz when we have our next chat
Last thing we want is a fine for having too narrow a pitch !
Pitch, according to "EFL" rules must be 70-80 yards wide and 110-120 yards long.
So side line to edge of penalty area is 13-18 yards. Just looking at the video of Southwell's goal there seems to be 2 yards from the 10 yard mark from the corner quadrant to the edge of the penalty area. Add the 1 yard for the quadrant itself and the minimum width is what we have.
It seems a bit daft to me to sign AKinfenwa then narrow the pitch!.A stupid question but why keep changing the size of the pitch, why not put a slope in it?.
Seems sensible to me as Akinfenwa isn't exactly mobile, so the less yards he has to cover the better.
I was thinking elbow room.
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