Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2019 07:30

Every other ground has white posts, why have they got red ones at Sarries?

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Jehovas Sandals (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2019 12:11

Some have a nog to thier team colours on them.... Saints and Quins spring to mind, we have the Devon flags on ours.
Interesting question and I hope you don't mind but I've been over to thier board and asked



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Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Squawker2 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2019 14:14

Singularly unhelpful as an answer I know, but as a fan I've always assumed that it was to go with our colours we'd gone for red.

Presumably red because black posts would not be conducive to reducing the concussion rates



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Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: fatheralice (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2019 17:36

Red posts were not very helpful when they played at Wembley with the empty red seats as a back drop!

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2019 21:27

Didn't Stade Francais have pink goal posts when they played at their old ground?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/2019 21:28 by Tom A Hawk.

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Shy Ann (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2019 11:11

Scarlets have saucepans on theirs!

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: SimonG19 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2019 13:41

I'm surprised Sarries don't have fifty pound notes stuck on the top of theirs!

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2019 05:35

Quote:
SimonG19
I'm surprised Sarries don't have fifty pound notes stuck on the top of theirs!

Or at least their own limited company

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: SimonG19 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2019 14:45

Quote:
Tom A Hawk
Quote:
SimonG19
I'm surprised Sarries don't have fifty pound notes stuck on the top of theirs!

Or at least their own limited company

I think you have it. Goalposts supplied by Faz's Red Posts Ltd only five hundred grand a pair!

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 18:50

Bargain!(Sm151)

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: SarrieSaint (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 19:13

On that basis I am guessing that Chiefs goalposts are actually aerials for SW Comms?

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Chiefs (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 19:35

Quote:
SarrieSaint
On that basis I am guessing that Chiefs goalposts are actually aerials for SW Comms?

BOOM! (Sm22)(Sm22)

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2019 21:52

Quote:
SarrieSaint
On that basis I am guessing that Chiefs goalposts are actually aerials for SW Comms?

Well said, the Sarries baiting is getting very dull, on all boards.



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Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Chiefs (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 14:26

Quote:
Geronimo Jim
Quote:
SarrieSaint
On that basis I am guessing that Chiefs goalposts are actually aerials for SW Comms?

Well said, the Sarries baiting is getting very dull, on sll boards.

Yep agree, hence my reply to SarrieSaint.

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Happyindian (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2019 14:41

... to keep the crossbars up!

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2019 08:15

Going back quite a few years, pre-Allianz, Sarries once installed taller posts after a game where a potential game-winning drop-kick against Saints was deemed to have missed - they were convinced it went over so put the taller posts in.

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2019 20:11

Quote:
shendy
Going back quite a few years, pre-Allianz, Sarries once installed taller posts after a game where a potential game-winning drop-kick against Saints was deemed to have missed - they were convinced it went over so put the taller posts in.

Where you aware that the WRU is due to start using Goal-Post Technology after it was trialed at the Hong Kong 7s.. Yep you read that right.. I said Goal-Post Technology.. Basically its just a set of lights on the goal posts that go green if the ball goes over it.

For what its worth I think this is a massive waste of time and money...

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Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2019 21:00

I saw that - but there are no sensors, it depends on someone pressing a button after the assistant refs put their flags up. So just a gimmick.

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2019 08:48

When I started this post I never thought it would lead to such diverse responses, some of them tongue in cheek but very funny!
I think th red posts must be more difficult to pick up against the crown background whereas white ones stand out more.

Re: Why do Sarries have red goalposts?
Posted by: Mabolza (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2019 12:31

Quote:
Geronimo Jim

Well said, the Sarries baiting is getting very dull, on all boards.

I agree, but it's good banter. Made me chuckle

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