No Pitch Patterns in the Premier League

To continue my efforts of Quantity over Quality

So, a short snippet about Premier League rule changes in this BBC article has stated that :-

No pitch designs

Pitch patterns and designs will no longer be allowed at stadiums in the Premier League.

Rules state that the playing surfaces must contain no markings other than the traditional horizontal and white lines.

So there we have it, no fancy patterns on the pitch in the EPL (sic.) this season. Guess it makes sense as it makes it easier for the linesman to judge when a player is offside or not but I still think it’s a bit of a shame.

Wonder if our grounds people will make up for it in the other competitions?