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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by ourla » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:43 pm

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Am I alone in thinking the small size of our pitch harms us now? It used to be a massive benefit but now against physical teams we come unstuck and often run out of space to use our creativity and pace?
Before you go down that road, do you have the current pitch dimensions of all the Aviva Prem clubs? No point in having a debate without the facts.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Tiger93 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Welford Road Length is 91m, width is 64.5m.

I've tried extensively to find all the others but its pretty obvious we have the smallest pitch and try areas. If anyone could come up with a list that would be grand.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by ourla » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:58 pm

It may be "obvious" we have the smallest pitch.. or not.

But the question would be by how much. IIRC the max pitch size is 100 x 70. That would be a 20% bigger area than our pitch but I don't believe even Twickers is 70. So let's say they are on average 10% bigger. How much difference would that really make?
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Tiger93 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Big enough difference for it to be noticeable IMO. I've not really got the time to properly look into it but I bet the likes of Ford and May would prefer a bigger pitch.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Scott11 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:13 pm

Allianz Park is 96 x 69,nothing in it! 😉 Joking aside I heard it's the reason why we weren't a RWC venue

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Tiger93 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:19 pm

That's about a 12% difference so very sizeable when you consider there's 30 players on the pitch.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by ourla » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm not sure length makes so much odds as width.

Width wise you are talking a relatively small amount.

Any which way it's not changeable until they replace the Crumbie.
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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Tiglon » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 pm

I would say 5 metres width is quite a large difference.

The more narrow the pitch, the less spread the players will be and the smaller the gaps will be. Seems pretty logical that this would favour a less expansive style of play. Surely less space for players like Veainu and May to play in.

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Scott11 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:55 pm

There's a saying,if you can't reach the bottom make sure you destroy the sides! 😂

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Re: Tigers v Bath

Post by Tiger93 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Less room for chips over/grubbers in behind too.

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