Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

DRFC Gamesmanship and artificial pitches on agenda

DRFC Gamesmanship and artificial pitches on agenda

Football League clubs are set to vote on a proposal to re-introduce artificial pitches at their AGM in Portugal.

Club representatives will vote on the possible reintroduction of artificial pitches in the Football League, in an attempt to cut down on the number of games lost to the weather.

Queens Park Rangers, Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End all experimented with artificial pitches in the 1980`s and 90`s, with Preston the last to use one in 1994.

Both Accrington Stanley and Wycombe Wanderers have already expressed a desire to change to an artificial surface.

Representatives have also voted to back a proposal to cut down on cheating in the game next season.

Clubs have met at their annual general meeting to discuss a number of topics ahead of next season including sportsmanship and cutting out gamesmanship in the game.

Exeter City chairman Edward Chorlton put forward three main proposals aimed at cutting down on gamesmanship.

In an article on the Football League website, the following proposals were made:


The Football League have said: "Clubs will undertake to instruct managers, coaches and players accordingly - in particular to discourage actions which bring the game's reputation into disrepute, such as:

a) showing disrespect to match officials

b) those actions that undermine a sporting culture including diving/simulation, time wasting and feigning injury."

The League have also confirmed they want referees, in the first year, to support this by taking more robust action particularly with players who obstruct the quick taking of free kicks and steal ground at throw ins.

There is also set to be a vote on the amount of named substitutes in the League next season. It was cut from seven to five last season but in a joint proposal by Derby County and Birmingham City, they are looking to increase it back to seven for the start of the 2012/13 season.

Join The Vital Debate


Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .


Bookmark and Share





Vital Doncaster on:
facebook



Vital Doncaster on:
twitter





Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Friday June 1 2012
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
They have said no to the artifical pitches. In this day and age they are like playing on grass. These would have been a huge benefit for some of the lower league clubs.
donnyed
05/06/2012 14:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Rovers set for summer talks with former Forest and Leeds man

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is ready to sit down and talk with Gary McSheffrey about a deal with the club in the summer.

DRFC Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers Team News

Team news ahead of the game at Gresty Road.

Doncaster - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Coventry City - Highlights

Highlights from the clash between Doncaster Rovers and Coventry City on Saturday

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Rovers will do against Crewe?
Suggested By:
Win80%
Lose0%
Draw20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers36
2.DonnyEd10
3.Dblido4
4.ssnolsns012
5.kimmyricks112
6.BarryGreyBeard1