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Sprinklers Come On During Football Match

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Sprinklers Come On During Football Match Reply with quote

Sprinklers came on during the Birmingham V West Ham match. The groundsman turned them off, before soaking some of the players. I noticed that they come up from under the pitch. Did anyone see this on Match Of The Day?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of a flat back four and even a fat back four but never a wet back four
Had the match been played at West Ham I dare say people might have suspected sabotage Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Sprinklers Come On During Football Match Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Sprinklers came on during the Birmingham V West Ham match. The groundsman turned them off, before soaking some of the players. I noticed that they come up from under the pitch. Did anyone see this on Match Of The Day?


Happens quite often Mark but not on MoTD

I've seen it happen twice at Coventry recently, but of course they're not on MoTD these days.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sound old fashioned. I never seen this before. Saves bringing out the hose. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most quality grounds have a network of pipes supplying the sprinklers. At some grounds the sprinklers are often turned on at half time, on just one half of the pitch. The groundsman and coach work out if there may be an advantage to wetting up their half or the opponent's half, and the boys wearing appropriate type of studs.
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