Come On You Reds

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So, Southampton, Stevenage and Brentford all had the upper edge. Now its up to Lincoln to prove its wrong.........
 

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So its those Yellow and Blue shirts that have held Brazil back all these years i never knew that.
 

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Santa Barbara Bee said:
It's official: wearing red gives sports team a decided edge. Maybe the white stripes are holding us back! ;)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4559071.stm

I was just going to post the same link! One interesting point in the article is that previous research showed levels of testosterone are highest in footballers when they play a game at home. Add that to the wearing-red factor and this research suggests there are scientific reasons why we should wear red both at home and away if possible.

Here's the testosterone story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1872443.stm

We also seem to have (in theory) an advantage as far as referees' decisions are concerned over clubs with running tracks around their pitch, if this research from University of Bonn is right:
http://www.uni-bonn.de/en/News/59_2005.html

This is based on analysis of more than 3500 matches in the German league. In short, it suggests that the the closer home fans are to the pitch the more likely is the referee to favour the home team. Referees are also more likely to give a penalty decision in favour of the home team, independenly of the type of stadium.

Obviously not many clubs have tracks, but the space between the stands and touchline at GP is pretty narrow compared to some other grounds so there might still be an effect.
 
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Trandy said:
Can you please give me examples why you think this :confused:

Man United,Arsenal,and then there's Chelsea.Methinks it could just be a coincedence,and possibly something to do with the quality of the players,or is that just being silly? :confused:
 

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Beesnut said:
Man United,Arsenal,and then there's Chelsea.Methinks it could just be a coincedence,and possibly something to do with the quality of the players,or is that just being silly? :confused:

I think it was just a ridiculous comment to make personally :fishing: :sorted:
 

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Claire said:
arsenal won the FA Cup and were wearing red...

And Chelsea won the league (blue) & Worthington Cup...

Div 1 - Sunderland (red and white),
Div 2 - Luton (white),
Div 3 - Yeovil (Green),
Conf - Barnet (amber),
Scottish - Celtic/Rangers (Green / blue),
Italy - Juventus (black and white), etc etc etc

:fishing: :wave:
 

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Red does look just that bit more challenging than, say, amber. All, very interesting.
 
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