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Why were the pitch markings blue for Arsenal v Man City?

Snow meant the lines were painted blue during Arsenal's Premier League game against Man City

We had no problems with the Beast from the East.

In fact we quite liked the snow. If nothing else it gives you something to talk about.

But then it started messing with football. That can’t run.


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It’ll take more than that to stop the snow

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It’ll take more than that to stop the snow

Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Man City went ahead as planned, as much as Arsene Wenger willed it to be called off.

But within seconds of the game people were complaining.

So what got them so riled up? Blue lines.

Cover your eyes

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Cover your eyes

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It looked like a scene straight from TRON.

But what happened to the humble white line that we’re all used to?

The thinking behind the move is that the lines will show even if there’s a heavy sprinkling of snow.

Someone get the sled out

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Someone get the sled out

Spurs’ FA Cup tie against Rochdale yesterday was heavily impacted by a healthy dusting courtesy of the Beast from the East.

Wembley’s pitch is heated but the snow fell too quickly for it to be melted.

So the only solution is blue lines. Why don’t they get the orange ball out of the shed while they’re at it?


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