NAS MLS Cup '96

NAS MLS Cup '96

Post by Sandy Canett » Thu, 24 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I must disagree. I've seen games in Europe played in sloppier conditions as
>well as in the snow. Unless the game is completely underwater prior to
>kick-off will it be post-poned. I would have loved to see them play under
>better conditions but that's the way it goes.

I don't know about worse conditions, I sure gaven't seen anything
worse. Snow to me is better than what they played in up in Foxboro. In
snow, all you have to do is sweep the lines clear and change to an
orange ball (Nantes played a game last year in, I believe, one of the
UEFA Cup matches.) Yes, it's slippery, but the proper boots will
compensate for that and while the passes may react like playing on
carpet, at least they get to their target, albeit a little quicker.

When I played up at SUNY Binghamton, we played in snow, but could never
play in serious rain. The soil in that region is heavy with clay and
the water would just collect on the field.

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NAS MLS Cup '96

Post by or Colle » Thu, 24 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I must disagree. I've seen games in Europe played in sloppier conditions as
>well as in the snow. Unless the game is completely underwater prior to
>kick-off will it be post-poned. I would have loved to see them play under
>better conditions but that's the way it goes.

And in one of the Dutch games last year (remember those, espn2?) it was
snowing so hard that the field was completly white.  They brought in an
orange ball to help it contrast against the snow covered pitch.

Andy Gill