General Undefeated in our new alternative strip

mosh_old

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In years gone past our alternative strip has been a curse. Remember the 2003-2005 where we lost more than 60% of our games in our alternative strip. In 2002 our alternative strip was a good luck charm. We created history in our alternative strip beating the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos away.
Seems like this ugly strip has a similar effect to create history. As ugly as it maybe its our new good luck charm.
Do we use it more often?
 

ozbash_old

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i prefer our home strip. more black = more kiwiish.
but if the boys feel lucky/confident in the away jersey, then go for it...
 

northwarrior_old

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I don't really see anthing in it as this stage....But there was a study done on back in professional sport(has been talked about on radio sport) they found that darker colours got more penalities against them....than is why most soccer/NFL teams wear lighter colours....
There maybe something in that?????
The Knights were the darker team on the day....... and it can also be said that we often come out on the wrong side of the penalty count. :wink:
 

AliN_old

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interesting theory northwarrior.

I just remember in particular the 2003 we were shocking away from home.

This year touch wood we have lost one away game from three, and have won 2/2 in the plain shirt.
But have lost 2/2 in the darker shirt. Hmm time for a win at Ericcson me trhinks.
Here's hoping the luck has changed for the away shirt.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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I don`t really buy into the dark jersey/more penalties theory, myself... The Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms are predominantly black and they just won the SuperBowl. The Oakland Raiders really epitomized the "villain in black" look during the 70`s as well, and really lived up to the villain image at the time, but still went on to win one, as well.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Hmm the Away strip is growing on me :)

The new jerseys arnt that bad.

If they're comfortable playing in it...then go for it:D
 

priceys_girl_old

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northwarrior said:
I don't really see anthing in it as this stage....But there was a study done on back in professional sport(has been talked about on radio sport) they found that darker colours got more penalities against them....than is why most soccer/NFL teams wear lighter colours....
There maybe something in that?????
The Knights were the darker team on the day....... and it can also be said that we often come out on the wrong side of the penalty count. :wink:


hmmmm..... i find that to be very interesting.... :p
i wonder who coomes up with these theories and what proof they have? sure, darker colours may have more penalties against them but that could just be a coincidence.... but then again who knows??? it might just be true.... but yeah as i said very interesting..... :)
 

warriors4life_old

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Maybe its not the away strip that is making us win, maybe it is playing away from home...
 

northwarrior_old

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AmeriKiwi said:
I don`t really buy into the dark jersey/more penalties theory, myself... The Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms are predominantly black and they just won the SuperBowl. The Oakland Raiders really epitomized the "villain in black" look during the 70`s as well, and really lived up to the villain image at the time, but still went on to win one, as well.
What's that it looks to me to be about twenty years between wins for teams in black.
I didn't say they didn't win....i said that the study found that they were penalised more. Q: How much of a role do penalities play in NFL?
You may not agree, but i tend to think that the AB's & maybe even the KIWIs get a higher penalty count against them.....just something to think about....
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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northwarrior said:
AmeriKiwi said:
I don`t really buy into the dark jersey/more penalties theory, myself... The Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms are predominantly black and they just won the SuperBowl. The Oakland Raiders really epitomized the "villain in black" look during the 70`s as well, and really lived up to the villain image at the time, but still went on to win one, as well.
What's that it looks to me to be about twenty years between wins for teams in black.
I didn't say they didn't win....i said that the study found that they were penalised more. Q: How much of a role do penalities play in NFL?
You may not agree, but i tend to think that the AB's & maybe even the KIWIs get a higher penalty count against them.....just something to think about....

Depends on the type of penalty you receive in the N.F.L. Small penalties (5 yards for being offside) don`t mean much, but big penalties (15-20 yards) can really put a hurt on a team, and too many of them will often cost the offending team a win. Of course, the NFL doesn`t receive penalty kicks, only lost or gained yardage, depending upon which side of the fence you`re on. But teams with the highest penalty percentage usually turn the ball over to the opposition more as well, and few NFL teams have made it to the SuperBowl.
As far as the black jersey/more penalties connection goes, who knows for sure? The Patriots wear red, white/silver, and blue, and it took them 42 years to win... go figure. :?
 

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