It probably won‘t have escaped you: it’s snowing in the Netherlands. Not only does this mean that there will be spectacular glides in the Eredivisie, but it also has consequences for the side-game technology.
The KNVB announced during Sparta – PSV, the first real snow race of the season, that the technology cannot be used now. “Because of the snowfall, the lines are poorly visible and therefore the outdoor spelling lines and software cannot be used.”
It is expected that the problem will play a role not only in Sparta – PSV. Given the snowfall, it can also cause problems for the technique at FC Utrecht – Heracles and AZ – ADO Den Haag later on the Saturday evening.
Too small orange ball
In addition to the fact that the technology cannot be used optimally in the Eredivisie, it also rains complaints about the choice of ball in Rotterdam. Sparta and PSV just play with a white ball there. Allegedly, this happened at the request of the players.
This does not seem to take much account of the wishes of the TV viewers. On social media there are many complaints to read about this choice and one wonders why an orange variant was not chosen. However, the players of both teams would have found that ball too small.
In the rest, however, both balls turned out to be the same size, after which in the second half switched to the orange leather.