Red Zone

Red Zone

Post by Paul Matthe » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I think for newcomers to the sport, "red zone" is more meaningful than
"in their own 20", particularly if they paint the grass red there :-)

Paul Matthews
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Post by Mark Rayno » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the 20
>metre & finishes 6" from the try line. Sureley if we *HAVE* to have a Red
>Zone then lets get rid of the 20 Metre.
>       All I can see that its for is even more commercialisation of the game.
>What next a blue zone the next 20 metres to half way, and then how about a
>nice pink zone to take us up to half way.
>       Is there a legitamate reason for this zone other than to confuse the
>viewer????

I don't know about the rest of you, but I think that the field markings
on the pitch's over the weekend were a big improvement.

Instead of just having a plain boring field it brightened it up and made
our clubs seem much more professional (at least off the field)

--
Mark,                          /'~~~~~~~~~~'\

                               \     {}     /                    
                                \          /                    
                                 \ `~~~~` /                        
                                  '------'  

 
 
 

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Post by Henry F Franci » Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the 20
> metre & finishes 6" from the try line. Sureley if we *HAVE* to have a Red
> Zone then lets get rid of the 20 Metre.
>         All I can see that its for is even more commercialisation of the game.
> What next a blue zone the next 20 metres to half way, and then how about a
> nice pink zone to take us up to half way.
>         Is there a legitamate reason for this zone other than to confuse the
> viewer????

None at all,just more rubbish on the playing area.
Henry
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Post by Chalk » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

What the new markings did to most, if not all, of the Euro SL pitches was
reduce the size of the 10 metre markings.  From what I have seen it appears
the distance from goal-line to goal-line has been divided by ten and marked
as 10,20,30 etc when in fact it's 9,18,27 etc.  This then means that if a
ref is using these has guides to get the teams back ten he is in fact
getting them back 9 or less.

 
 
 

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Post by Paul McNal » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997 22:28:34 +0100, Mark Raynor

Quote:

>Instead of just having a plain boring field it brightened it up and made
>our clubs seem much more professional (at least off the field)

>--
>Mark,                          /'~~~~~~~~~~'\

>                               \     {}     /                    
>                                \          /                    
>                                 \ `~~~~` /                        

Agreed.

Although by the time they'd finished the players looked like Geronimo.

Paul

 
 
 

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Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>What the new markings did to most, if not all, of the Euro SL pitches was
>reduce the size of the 10 metre markings.  From what I have seen it appears
>the distance from goal-line to goal-line has been divided by ten and marked
>as 10,20,30 etc when in fact it's 9,18,27 etc.  This then means that if a
>ref is using these has guides to get the teams back ten he is in fact
>getting them back 9 or less.

It looked to me while watching the Bulls game at Odsal that they had
made sure that the pitch was actually 100m and that the in goal areas
were much smaller than usual to compensate.

Chris, I'm sure you'll give the definitive answer on this.
--
Lloyd

 
 
 

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Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00




: >What the new markings did to most, if not all, of the Euro SL pitches was
: >reduce the size of the 10 metre markings.  From what I have seen it appears
: >the distance from goal-line to goal-line has been divided by ten and marked
: >as 10,20,30 etc when in fact it's 9,18,27 etc.  This then means that if a
: >ref is using these has guides to get the teams back ten he is in fact
: >getting them back 9 or less.
: >
: >
: It looked to me while watching the Bulls game at Odsal that they had
: made sure that the pitch was actually 100m and that the in goal areas
: were much smaller than usual to compensate.

: Chris, I'm sure you'll give the definitive answer on this.

I don't think the field of play was actually 100m long. I think Ian's
right when he says they divided it up into equi-distances and marked it
with 10, 20, 30, etc.

To have extended the pitch to 100m would mean the goalposts would have to
move and from the spot where I always stand (halfway between the apex of the
Rooley Lane end curve and the stand) each upright was as perfectly aligned
with the same lamp posts with loud hailers attached as always.

Chris, who amuses himself at half time by holding on to the barrier and
leaning backwards so that the lamp posts appear on the outside of the
uprights and then leaning forwards so they appear on the insides of the
uprights. :^)

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Rayno » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>On Tue, 10 Jun 1997 22:28:34 +0100, Mark Raynor

>>Instead of just having a plain boring field it brightened it up and made
>>our clubs seem much more professional (at least off the field)

>>--
>>Mark,                          /'~~~~~~~~~~'\

>>                               \     {}     /                    
>>                                \          /                    
>>                                 \ `~~~~` /                        

>Agreed.

>Although by the time they'd finished the players looked like Geronimo.

>Paul

At Cas, the blue from the Computacentre logo made our kit with the ***
dead tiger on the front look a whole lot better

Mark
--
Mark,                          /'~~~~~~~~~~'\

                               \     {}     /                    
                                \          /                    
                                 \ `~~~~` /                        
                                  '------'  

 
 
 

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Post by Toby Ferencz » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the 20
>metre & finishes 6" from the try line. Sureley if we *HAVE* to have a Red
>Zone then lets get rid of the 20 Metre.
>       All I can see that its for is even more commercialisation of the game.
>What next a blue zone the next 20 metres to half way, and then how about a
>nice pink zone to take us up to half way.
>       Is there a legitamate reason for this zone other than to confuse the
>viewer????

I agree, its so pointless all this commercial crap, apparently
some of the head RL guys went over to the US to see what gets the crowds
going, weren't very successful if you ask me.
--
Toby Ferenczi
 
 
 

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Post by Piem » Sat, 14 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>At Cas, the blue from the Computacentre logo made our kit with the ***
>dead tiger on the front look a whole lot better
>it's just as I thought nobody's got a ***y clue.

PIEMAN
http://freespace.***.net/evans.g/pieman
"A man without a woman, is like a neck without a pain

 
 
 

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Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Sat, 14 Jun 1997 04:00:00



: >
: >Although by the time they'd finished the players looked like Geronimo.

: At Cas, the blue from the Computacentre logo made our kit with the ***
: dead tiger on the front look a whole lot better

I was quite worried after seeing the ease with which the Saints and
Auckland players turned blue. Those s***y new white shirts of
Bradford's...

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

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Post by np75 » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> > Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the
20
> > metre & finishes 6" from the try line. Sureley if we *HAVE* to have a
Red
> > Zone then lets get rid of the 20 Metre.

Is this the area that the Aussie Teams are to be banned from entering when
they come over here??
 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Da » Fri, 20 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:




>> > Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the
>20
snip
>Is this the area that the Aussie Teams are to be banned from entering when
>they come over here??

And the one ESL teams have been having problems entering both here and
in Oz
 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Da » Fri, 20 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:




>> > Oh dear why the hell do we need an extra zone that starts 6" inside the
snip
>> > Zone then lets get rid of the 20 Metre.

>Is this the area that the Aussie Teams are to be banned from entering when
>they come over here??

And the one ESL teams are having trouble entering  :-)