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zorro_mfc Posted on 20/03/2017 08:39
Do we water the pitch too much
 
 
As we do seem to be slipping over a lot of late with players losing their footing. Valdes slip looked to be a as a result of this as well.
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WeWill Posted on 20/03/2017 08:45

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Said that to my mate yesterday, what is the benefit of watering the pitch before both halves start. It must make the surface slippery.
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The_GOAT Posted on 20/03/2017 08:49

Do we water the pitch too much

 
I never understood it during the Karanka days. It's for fast flowing football isn't it? Surely he would have wanted to pitch to slow down?
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LedesmasLoveChild Posted on 20/03/2017 08:50

Do we water the pitch too much

 
I say this every week, yesterday I brought a mate who hasn't been before and he even mentioned it to me
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uncle_rico Posted on 20/03/2017 09:19

Do we water the pitch too much

 
I'd noticed before the Valdes slip that there were a few others from both teams who'd slipped over yesterday. Is it down to the boots or too much water on the pitch? Could understand if it was pi55ng down. There is different types of studs too though so not sure why so many were slipping.
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scuzzmonster1 Posted on 20/03/2017 09:22

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Same at a lot of clubs. At the Etihad, they were even watering the night after their Champions League game against Mönchengladbach had been called off because of a waterlogged pitch. Couldn't believe my eyes. Ball zips off the pitch there at a fair old speed which encourages City's high-tempo game at times. Would have to give the matter some thought to come up with what it might bring to ours.
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vanguard Posted on 20/03/2017 10:03

Do we water the pitch too much

 
did you bring your mate ledesama so he could watch the away fans.never been to a match before but goes to man u game to watch there fans. hope you take him next season to watch the brentford fans or is he a prem only away fan supporter
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sasboro1 Posted on 20/03/2017 10:05

Do we water the pitch too much

 
it looks like valdes slipped on the side of his boot. so i dont think it caused the slip
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LedesmasLoveChild Posted on 20/03/2017 10:06

Do we water the pitch too much

 
You are a very sad little man
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dooderooni Posted on 20/03/2017 10:08

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Does the physical construction of modern pitches necessitate watering though?

They drain very well and are not just grass and soil these days so watering them might not just be to make them zippier.
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vanguard Posted on 20/03/2017 10:09

Do we water the pitch too much

 
maybe but definately not as sad as someone who drags his mate who dosent even like football to a game just to watch the away fans
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LedesmasLoveChild Posted on 20/03/2017 10:13

Do we water the pitch too much

 
He loves football but can't afford to go, so took my other season ticket as usual person couldn't make it at very short notice, not that I need to explain, get a grip and have some class

Everyone had their first trip to the riverside at some
Point where 10 years ago or this year, but you know this fine well, it's nothing but a positive more people wanting to come and support
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LedesmasLoveChild Posted on 20/03/2017 10:15

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Oh and it's spelt definitely [^]
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bear66 Posted on 20/03/2017 10:17

Do we water the pitch too much

 
"Does the physical construction of modern pitches necessitate watering though?"

It does, and I don't think watering at half time can be considered a major contributor to a slip 50 minutes later.
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zorro_mfc Posted on 20/03/2017 16:10

Do we water the pitch too much

 
As above we aren't the only ones that do it but I don't remember seeing as many comedy slip ups in the past (look at de bruyne) that we see now, where players completely lose their footing.
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sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 20/03/2017 16:15

Do we water the pitch too much

 
I blame the illuminous football boots players are wearing these days. You wont catch any players wearing proper black boots falling on their XXXXXX.
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 20/03/2017 16:19

Do we water the pitch too much

 
...except Steven Gerrard, famously. [rle][;)]
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borobanter Posted on 20/03/2017 16:52

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Get a grip don't deny you haven't looked at the away fans at least once, if they score you don't expect 28,000 people to all stare at the players walking back over, and they won't have watched the away fans for 90 mins people go to the football to watch a match. Doyle
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Ingleby_Flash Posted on 20/03/2017 18:35

Do we water the pitch too much

 
I also question the pitch watering every game I go to, it's not as if WE need a quicker pitch is it? Never a game goes by without my dad saying 'he needs some longer studs in his boots.

If there's a different reason for doing it I'd be interested.
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Bobby_Braithwaite Posted on 20/03/2017 19:08

Do we water the pitch too much

 
The pitch is laid on 95% sand and only 5% top soil. It was built this way to avoid the risk of a match being called off should there be heavy rain just before kick off when the match is televised and broadcast around the world. Without watering it would be like playing on the beach at Saltburn when the tides been out for a few hours.

It's not new.It's been like it since stadium was built.
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/03/2017 20:20

Do we water the pitch too much

 
Bad things happen. Take disappointment on the chin.
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tizza Posted on 20/03/2017 21:06

Do we water the pitch too much

 
No the pitch gets watered before the game so that it stays compact and dosent rip up, the amount that the groundstaff put on just before kick of and half time will be asked by the manger the first game of the season if they want the surface fast or slow. Until any further notice it will stay like that throughout the season. Sunday was a hard day for them as it was very windy and sunny and the pitch dried very fast.
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