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Decline of mud bath football pitches mean modern players are leaner, research finds.

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Reports on new research, co-authored by Tom Webb which found elite footballers' physiques have rapidly evolved to taller and leaner in response to less heavy pitches 

Period21 Mar 2019 → 22 Mar 2019

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TitleScientists reveal why stocky footballers like Rooney are becoming less common
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/03/19
DescriptionA new study has revealed why we’re seeing more lean and slender physiques in footballers
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/scientists-reveal-stocky-footballers-like-14171765
PersonsThomas Webb
TitleFootballers of the future will look more like Ronaldo than Rooney because leaner players perform better on modern ‘mudless’ pitches
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/03/19
DescriptionBetter pitches and tougher training have changed footballers' body shapes.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6838879/Leaner-football-players-perform-better-modern-pitches.html
PersonsThomas Webb
TitleDecline of mud bath football pitches mean modern players are leaner, research finds
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date21/03/19
DescriptionThe decline of 'mud bath' football pitches is the reason modern players are leaner and fitter, a study has shown.
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/03/21/decline-mud-bath-football-pitches-mean-modern-players-leaner/
PersonsThomas Webb
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