Registered On: January 3, 2014
Not sure I agree with that.
Pitches are like bowling greens now, compared to what they used to be like. Balls are better and dangerous tackles outlawed. And all we had back then was Charlie Strong’s bucket and sponge.
Fitness standards may be higher and that’s my point. Sports science has been the “in” thing for a couple of decades. Out with the bucket and sponge and in with the the ultrasound scan. Out with the steak and eggs, in with the muscle building supplements.
Explosive sprinting is not new, neither is it confined to football. If players are regularly getting hamstring and groin injuries then perhaps the sports science isn’t as high-tech after all. Sure the game has changed, but so has training and physiotherapy.
Perhaps they should be doing proper pre-match warm ups instead of those strange little routines they go through now.