Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I knew France should wear red kits...

Interesting article about the science of football. My favorites:


"SEEING RED: Football clubs with red team stripes are more successful than rivals with other colours, according to a 2008 analysis of post-World War 2 English league data by experts from the universities of Durham and Plymouth. Red-wearing teams (such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal) won more often, while teams wearing yellow or orange fared worst. The theory: there's a psychological boost from wearing red, a colour which is often associated in nature with male aggression and display"....Explains why PSG cannot win anything....

"DIGITAL FUTURE: Punters looking for a tip on this year's World Cup winners might be advised to take a close look at players' hands. John Manning from Britain's University of Liverpool suggests there is a link between the lengths of a footballer's fingers and his ability as a player. Looking at British players, Manning found that the footballing elite had longer ring fingers compared to their index fingers. Manning's theory is early exposure to testosterone in the womb is a key to heart formation and spatial judgement and finger length, which is why digits can be a telltale, but not a prediction, of prowess." ... my ring finger is longer than my index fingers!!!

5 comments:

philip said...

Then how do you explain Brazil who wear Yellow.

GFC said...

Oh good point! Maybe it only applies for club teams...

Jean-Fran├žois said...

I love France in Blue or White, I would love to see them wear Black one day though.

Anonymous said...

whats ur Favorite france Jearsy??. Which year??
i like 1994-1996...because this jersey i saw little time...also i like 2008 euro.
thanks

Lekarlokin
from
Bangladesh

Plz write a detail report of France Jersey.

GFC said...

@Lekarlokin, good idea! I think I will have to do my top 5 French kit!

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