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    Pitch

    Two weeks to the next home game against Chelski - looks like very little rain forecast and sun from this weekend.

    Let’s hope someone can work some magic on that ‘pitch’ to get grass growing and the furrows and holes in it levelled out.

    God knows how bad it would be if they had kept the old one.

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    The old cliche springs to mind " it's the same for both teams " .. But it appears to be quite dangerous to the players..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Two weeks to the next home game against Chelski - looks like very little rain forecast and sun from this weekend.

    Let’s hope someone can work some magic on that ‘pitch’ to get grass growing and the furrows and holes in it levelled out.

    God knows how bad it would be if they had kept the old one.
    Frankly, would have preferred the old pitch. May have been a bit of a ploughed field, but didn't see the kind of slips and actual/potential injuries to players.

    We should play elsewhere for the rest of the season (Thorp Arch has been mentioned, but probably not adequate regarding floodlighting and other facilities?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    The old cliche springs to mind " it's the same for both teams " .. But it appears to be quite dangerous to the players..
    Agree it’s the same for both teams Alf but it ruins it for both teams and is dangerous - if it rains every time someone slips I catch my breath hoping they haven’t injured themselves.

    Not sure it’s much better when it is dry either though and could easily see someone turning
    an ankle or worse

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    How has our pitch become so bad when everyone else's, championship clubs included, don't seem to have had an issue, it certainly impeded the way we play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolk white View Post
    How has our pitch become so bad when everyone else's, championship clubs included, don't seem to have had an issue, it certainly impeded the way we play.
    I suspect we got bitten timing-wise by the pandemic. The pitch was showing its age towards the point where the season was suspended, and (I think) there were plans already in place to replace, and allow "bedding in" but the shortened close season didn't allow for the "full plan" to be implemented. The recent replacement was obviously a knee-jerk reaction, when we should have either said play home games at the away ground, or if that wasn't feasible, arrange for home games at Bramall Lane, Hillsborough, Thorp Arch, anywhere that was FA-acceptable and capable of accepting our home game schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    I suspect we got bitten timing-wise by the pandemic. The pitch was showing its age towards the point where the season was suspended, and (I think) there were plans already in place to replace, and allow "bedding in" but the shortened close season didn't allow for the "full plan" to be implemented. The recent replacement was obviously a knee-jerk reaction, when we should have either said play home games at the away ground, or if that wasn't feasible, arrange for home games at Bramall Lane, Hillsborough, Thorp Arch, anywhere that was FA-acceptable and capable of accepting our home game schedule.
    What he said

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    Commentators in Everton v Southampton game talking about depleted Saints side due to injuries incurred playing on our dodgy pitch.

    Even suggesting a few didn’t start the game because of worries about the pitch beforehand...

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    We only have six more home games, including Man U, Liverpool and Chelsea, no doubt if we beat any of them they'll be moaning about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgoner View Post
    Commentators in Everton v Southampton game talking about depleted Saints side due to injuries incurred playing on our dodgy pitch.

    Even suggesting a few didn’t start the game because of worries about the pitch beforehand...
    Disappointed in Puppenstuff moaning like a girl, he must have been aware of the shortcomings, given all the coverage it has had. Genuinely sorry for the Romeu bloke though, saw the slow-mo and must have hurt like hell, and obviously serious as he appears to be out for the season with a fractured ankle.

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