Capper, I have to disagree with you on this one !FIat Capper wrote: ↑14 Jun 2022, 13:54 It is of course ridiculous to suggest the colour of the shirt plays a part in how well the team performs. I do accept that some shirts may be difficult to see at distance but RL is a close contact sport played over a few metres at a time.
Superstitions do a play a part in the way some sports participants prepare and play but that is all phycological rather than physical. I would suggest it's the mind that needs to change, not the shirts.
Grey is another colour which is neither bright or reflective and tends to blend into the background like brown and dark green does as used in camouflage by the military.
In a team facing you when you are on the offensive, they have already got eyes on you being directly facing the grey shirted team and have fixed your position and movement, whereas the grey shirted team have to look around to be aware of team mates to pass to and have to perform an extra cognitive function in establishing where any other team mate is to pass to which would delay a cognitive executive function in interpreting colour/movement etc and also as to whether other team mates are positioned in a better offensive option. The brighter the colour, the quicker a cognitive function can be made and for the brain to start searching for a blended into the background colour causes an executive function delay for the grey shirted team and the team movement is fractionally slower which can make all the difference to a successful move or a failed move. It's more on offense that causes the problem with Grey shirts however there is also a smaller detriment in defence where players are looking to fill in defensively to cover and plug defence holes.
Trust Me, I am based within Sports Science Innovative technologies (where we offer a scientifically proven technology as one of our technologies to improve focus and concentration and ultimately player performance) and players being a split second aware makes a significant amount of difference and where a player has to be given the best executive chance primarily in sensory perception to be able for a quick cognitive process to occur and become "super responsive and efficient" as it were.
Just as a footnote, If the club had the money, all the players would benefit from the technologies we have, however, the club has never offered to fund any project as I am aware due to lack of funds and where I have approached them in the past and to be honest, it's not all that expensive now being internet/app driven rather than hardware driven as in the past. We have a number of Premier footy clubs/ Uni's /Golfers/ F1 driver training etc using our kit !