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The success of football teams wearing red shirts - including Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal - is no coincidence, academics have revealed.

Scientists at universities in Plymouth and Durham analysed data on all English league clubs since World War II and found home teams in red won more often.

 

Players in yellow or orange shirts had the worst record but performances away from home did not show any differences.

 

Researchers believe there could be a psychological boost in wearing red.

 

They said the crimson shade is often associated with male aggression and dominance.

 

Professor Robert Barton, from Durham University, said: "We see a couple of possible explanations.

 

"Firstly, over time supporters may have been subconsciously more attracted to a club wearing red, so the club has developed an increasing resource base within its community.

 

"Secondly, there may be a positive psychological boost from wearing red that is reflected on the field of play.

 

"Competing against a team in red could also impair performance."

 

That'll explain why we're always shite in the white away strip then.

 

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We have won some games in white (Falkirk and Inverness away that I can think of) but they were probably poor performances. We have also performed terribly in a number of games wearing white, Motherwell CIS cup, CIS cup semi final...

 

You're right, there have been damn few good showings in the white strip. Thank fuck we don't have to wear it all the time.

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What a load of shite. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Inter, Juve, Milan are more black than red, Rangers, Celtic, Porto, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain - oh wait, they play in red and have won fuck all, France or Argentina. Yup case closed, red wins every time.

 

There was a similar survey conduted a few years ago, there they said yellow was the key to success, outside of Brazil, anyone name a successful yellow kit wearing team?  ???

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Was this "study" not based on the predominant strip?

Yes, but he's referring to the one I mentioned on yellow. Back then when that survey was done, neither had yellow as their second strip anyway. As mentioned, Livi, and of course the mighty Norwich.
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Professor Robert Barton, from Durham University, said: "We see a couple of possible explanations.

 

"Firstly, over time supporters may have been subconsciously more attracted to a club wearing red, so the club has developed an increasing resource base within its community.

 

 

 

Who was the boy on AFCChat that banged on about supporting your local club, but also supported Liverpool, claiming it was because they wore red?  :-\

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