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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #320 on: June 24, 2018, 02:52:55 PM »
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The non branched ones auto ignite more easily so have a lower octane rating and case knocking.  The branched ones less so.

The surface of the zeolite can also be used as a catalyst to promote transformation from straight to branched molecules.

not exactly rocket science is it.  :P

i remember the pitch holding up well enough this season.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #321 on: June 24, 2018, 03:28:57 PM »
Do they have the same grass-soil combo on some of the training pitches? Is that common practice to get players used to the speed of the turf or would it be an expensive overkill?

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #322 on: June 24, 2018, 05:01:04 PM »
Do they have the same grass-soil combo on some of the training pitches? Is that common practice to get players used to the speed of the turf or would it be an expensive overkill?

I imagine where possible they'll almost certainly try and have the same pitches.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #323 on: January 31, 2019, 06:51:46 AM »
Is it just me or should the pitch have handled the conditions better last night? I know it was one hell of a hail storm just minutes before kick off but the pitch didn't really improve until the ground staff got the snow shovels out at the kop end at half time. The pitch was basically waterlogged for most of the game.


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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #324 on: January 31, 2019, 07:03:28 AM »
Is it just me or should the pitch have handled the conditions better last night? I know it was one hell of a hail storm just minutes before kick off but the pitch didn't really improve until the ground staff got the snow shovels out at the kop end at half time. The pitch was basically waterlogged for most of the game.
Anfield has an undersoil heating system. However I think best comparison would be like a NFL playoff game in snow in like Green Bay as they have similar heating system, it will help the field be better and not be 100% frozen if very cold or snowing but wont make the field 100%, so still bad field however would make it so field is not frozen.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpools-new-anfield-pitch-everything-13196892
Here a recent article on Green bay, was supposed to be 20 degree F(-6.67 C), but the heating system made it like 40 degree(4.4 C)
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d825faf0a/article/packers-frozentundra-mystique-melts-with-turfheating-system

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #325 on: January 31, 2019, 05:57:59 PM »
You're not allowed to use the undersoil heating whilst the match is being played. Has to be turned off an hour before I believe.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #326 on: January 31, 2019, 06:11:23 PM »
You're not allowed to use the undersoil heating whilst the match is being played. Has to be turned off an hour before I believe.

To be honest, I didn't know this.

I was really shocked last night because the temperature was above freezing throughout the match and for hours afterwards too. I did expect the under soil heating to have seen off what was not really a heavy layer of hail, but it remained pretty much throughout. It does make sense now if the heating is not actually on when the game is being played and the hail shower happening just prior to kick off. Just unfortunate timing I suppose, seeing as how it pretty much killed our quick passing game.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #327 on: January 31, 2019, 06:22:37 PM »
Thought it looked a little long and the hail then sat in it (you could see it flicking up as the ball rolled, even where the grass looked pretty green). Wonder if the snow earlier on had stopped them getting a final cut in?

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #328 on: January 31, 2019, 06:58:09 PM »
Thought it looked a little long and the hail then sat in it (you could see it flicking up as the ball rolled, even where the grass looked pretty green). Wonder if the snow earlier on had stopped them getting a final cut in?
Yes, it did look a bit longer than usual, and as the ball rolled over the grass it kept lifting up the hail and making white lines all over the pitch. What you suggest makes sense.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #329 on: January 31, 2019, 07:02:14 PM »
Yes, it did look a bit longer than usual, and as the ball rolled over the grass it kept lifting up the hail and making white lines all over the pitch. What you suggest makes sense.

It certainly had an impact on our game.

Those white lines looked like con trails and a bright summers day.

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« Reply #330 on: January 31, 2019, 07:07:07 PM »
It certainly had an impact on our game.

Those white lines looked like con trails and a bright summers day.

It did. I think it killed it in an attacking sense for us. Leicester adapted ok to it and it suited them far more than it did us.

With those white lines, I half expected photoshops of Robbie Fowler doing his line-sniffing antics to have appeared today.  :D
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #331 on: January 31, 2019, 07:09:08 PM »
It did. I think it killed it in an attacking sense for us. Leicester adapted ok to it and it suited them far more than it did us.

With those white lines, I half expected photoshops of Robbie Fowler doing his line-sniffing antics to have appeared today.  :D

Or an orange ball.

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« Reply #332 on: January 31, 2019, 07:16:26 PM »
Or an orange ball.

Yes! Bring back the orange ball.  :D
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #333 on: January 31, 2019, 07:41:10 PM »
Yes, it did look a bit longer than usual, and as the ball rolled over the grass it kept lifting up the hail and making white lines all over the pitch. What you suggest makes sense.
there was frozen hail on the pitch.

It was acting against the ball.  It had a huge effect
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #334 on: January 31, 2019, 09:27:28 PM »
It did. I think it killed it in an attacking sense for us. Leicester adapted ok to it and it suited them far more than it did us.

With those white lines, I half expected photoshops of Robbie Fowler doing his line-sniffing antics to have appeared today.  :D

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #335 on: January 31, 2019, 09:30:00 PM »

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #336 on: January 31, 2019, 09:34:09 PM »
Sadio Mane after watching one episode of Narcos :P

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #337 on: January 31, 2019, 09:53:42 PM »
You're not allowed to use the undersoil heating whilst the match is being played. Has to be turned off an hour before I believe.

Do you know why that is the case?

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #338 on: January 31, 2019, 09:56:27 PM »
Do you know why that is the case?
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #339 on: January 31, 2019, 09:58:27 PM »
Bloke at work reckons we let it grow longer to have some sort of advantage. Is this the general opinion coming from talkshite or something? As soon as he mentioned it I'm thinking "we don't do that sort of thing".

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #340 on: January 31, 2019, 10:11:09 PM »
Anyhow from 2017...

Ground staff at Anfield are working on the summer project to improve the playing surface and overall quality of the pitch ready for the new campaign.

The changes will see a new automatic irrigation system installed to help improve drainage from the pitch. It will allow the surface to be watered prior to kick-off in under three minutes. Anfield will also be the first stadium in the UK to fit the unique 'Permavoid' irrigation system which will speed up drainage, especially in wetter months.

In addition, a new undersoil heating system has been put in place which will help aid growth and also prevent the ground from freezing during the winter months. As part of the undersoil heating system, over 19 miles of pipeline has been put in place to ensure optimum conditions for maintenance and grass growth. Eight heat and moisture sensors have been installed to help monitor the best growing environment for the pitch.

Over 40,000km of artificial grass fibres will be stitched into the layers of sand beneath the pitch, which will be composed of 97 per cent organic grass and three per cent artificial grass fibres.

Interesting Anfield pitch facts…

Over 19 miles of pipeline has been installed under the pitch as part of Anfield’s new undersoil heating system.

Specialised installers will inject over 20 million individual artificial turf fibres into the pitch at Anfield.

Over 40,000km of artificial fibre will be stitched into the pitch during the renovation – the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference.

Over ½ ton of grass seed will be sown into the pitch at Anfield. This in turn will produce approximately 250 million grass plants. Each grass plant typically has around five leaves meaning that players will be playing football on approximately 1.25 billion individual blades of grass.

The club uses Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass which is the strongest and most hardwearing grass for sports pitches. There are approximately 1,000 types of Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass around the world and our ground staff use four of the best cultivars to grow Anfield’s hallowed turf.

Once grown, the pitch at Anfield is cut and tended to daily.

Ground staff use 12 large grow lights and three small grow lights to cultivate the grass on the pitch. One grow light includes a tent which can be used over the goalmouth where the temperature and humidity can be controlled to speed up growth.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #341 on: January 31, 2019, 10:43:08 PM »
Ground staff use 12 large grow lights and three small grow lights to cultivate the grass on the pitch. One grow light includes a tent which can be used over the goalmouth where the temperature and humidity can be controlled to speed up growth.

Important to use a 12 hour on/12 hour off lighting schedule if you are doing this at home.

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« Reply #342 on: January 31, 2019, 11:20:56 PM »
Bloke at work reckons we let it grow longer to have some sort of advantage. Is this the general opinion coming from talkshite or something? As soon as he mentioned it I'm thinking "we don't do that sort of thing".

Longer = slower passing. We def don’t normally keep it longer for an advantage.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #343 on: February 1, 2019, 12:49:17 AM »
Bloke at work reckons we let it grow longer to have some sort of advantage. Is this the general opinion coming from talkshite or something? As soon as he mentioned it I'm thinking "we don't do that sort of thing".

We usually keep it short and well watered in order to aid slick, quick passing. Growing it longer would hamper that.

Opposition teams have been known to keep the grass long when playing us and other slick passing teams in order to slow us down.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #344 on: February 1, 2019, 10:59:14 PM »
Didn't west Brom have theirs bone dry last year in the 2all. Never watered it either. Klopp said that they can do that all they want in the championship, he was as pissed off as I can remember. Obviously losing a 2 goal lead to dross hadn't gotten him in the best of moods
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« Reply #345 on: February 1, 2019, 11:05:14 PM »
Didn't west Brom have theirs bone dry last year in the 2all. Never watered it either. Klopp said that they can do that all they want in the championship, he was as pissed off as I can remember. Obviously losing a 2 goal lead to dross hadn't gotten him in the best of moods
I remember that, he wasn't happy at all. Glad they're in the Championship, annoying club.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #346 on: February 2, 2019, 01:04:52 AM »
Important to use a 12 hour on/12 hour off lighting schedule if you are doing this at home.

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« Reply #347 on: February 2, 2019, 01:31:58 AM »
Didn't west Brom have theirs bone dry last year in the 2all. Never watered it either. Klopp said that they can do that all they want in the championship, he was as pissed off as I can remember. Obviously losing a 2 goal lead to dross hadn't gotten him in the best of moods

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« Reply #348 on: May 12, 2019, 02:00:52 PM »
Looking at the pitch today and it looks as good as the day it was laid.

Real shame that it's going to get torn up for those concerts. Least theres no risk of the rugby guys ruining it

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« Reply #349 on: May 12, 2019, 02:12:35 PM »
Looking at the pitch today and it looks as good as the day it was laid.

Real shame that it's going to get torn up for those concerts. Least theres no risk of the rugby guys ruining it

Covered over isn’t it? Then the normal summer work that’s done every year.

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« Reply #350 on: May 13, 2019, 12:30:08 PM »
Yep. The club arent going to rip up a pitch that cost them a million quid.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #351 on: Yesterday at 09:19:59 PM »
Thought the pitch played a little slow today.

Guess the sunny weather didn't help but could have done with some extra watering

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« Reply #352 on: Yesterday at 09:22:46 PM »
Thought the pitch played a little slow today.

Guess the sunny weather didn't help but could have done with some extra watering
I didn't notice that but it looked great. Pristine condition.



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« Reply #353 on: Yesterday at 09:24:57 PM »
It didn't notice that but it looked great. Pristine condition.

Didn’t it!

Looked stunning. Best I’ve seen it I reckon