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    donnys pageDonnys Page
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    Back on Friday. We must have one of the worst pitches in the league. God help it now!

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    griffChris Griffin
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    It’s widely accepted that the rugby does not damage the pitch any more than football does.

    Is there no end to the the things you know nothing about?

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    edinburghlaticTalktoyourselfasnoonewanttolistenanymore
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    For the life of me I cant see how the egg chasers would help the quality of the pitch, so I agree the fat egg chasers wallowign around our pitch isnt a good thing.

    Seems to have been a few years wince Whelan put his hand in his pocket and improved it.

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    griffChris Griffin
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    For the life of me I cant see how the egg chasers would help the quality of the pitch, so I agree the fat egg chasers wallowign around our pitch isnt a good thing.

    Seems to have been a few years wince Whelan put his hand in his pocket and improved it.

    Nobody claims it will help. It just doesn’t ruin it as many do claim

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    TyldesleyLaticTyldesleyLatic
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    The pitch hasn’t been bad for years, since the last time that he club forked out a load of money on it anyway (which must have been at the end of Bobby’s first season).

    Besides which, even if it has cut up already this season with the bad weather recently, that can hardly be blamed on the rugby league can it?

    As for having the “worst pitch in the league” – I’ve caught bits of 2 games involving football league clubs on the telly this week. One was at Fleetwood where the pitch looked in no better nick that Latics’ did against Charlton, whilst the other was at Peterborough where the pitch looked far worse

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    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    Once again – rugby compresses the turf as players fall downwards onto it. It doesn’t do much damage.

    Footballers slide tackle with blades, which slice the turf up and does a great deal of damage.

    My source? Talking to groundsmen for year after year when I stewarded the tunnel.

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    The EggThe Egg
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    Once again – rugby compresses the turf as players fall downwards onto it. It doesn’t do much damage.

    Footballers slide tackle with blades, which slice the turf up and does a great deal of damage.

    My source? Talking to groundsmen for year after year when I stewarded the tunnel.

    Don’t try to talk sense on here about rugby GL. You know it doesn’t work.

    The pitch is either re-laid or treated each off season which is why Wigan don’t play at home in June.

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    bickymonbickymon
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    whats this home buisness ?
    you play at the home of wigan athletic wrlfc are just tollerated tresspasers who have no home but pay rent to the club ;)

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    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    Don’t try to talk sense on here about rugby GL. You know it doesn’t work.

    Sorry, Egg. I’ve given my head a slap.

    Bloody Wurriers. Just cuckoos. Gerrum off to Horwich.

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    jimmycjimmyc
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    Back on Friday. We must have one of the worst pitches in the league. God help it now!

    Rugby doesn’t damage the pitch as much as the footy does. That said having two teams playing on the same pitch that is, as you say already in poor nick, will do more harm than good.
    I blame the weather !! :silly:

    IMO, in previous seasons our first home game has always been played on what looks like a crackin pitch….. And that is with the egg chasers playing on it throughout our close season.

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    thty5yearswafctrevor hoy
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    tollerated tresspasers :lol: :lol:

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    loudmouthblue2damian walker
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    Funny how peoples view of things differ so much.

    I heard the chap behind me at half time on Saturday talking to someone say “this pitch is looking pretty good seeing the weather we have had this winter and its February” I looked up and down the pitch and mentally nodded in agreement.

    Last season if my mind serves me right we played 21 games on the pitch 19 PL + 1 FA cup & 1 league cup, year before I think it was just 19 PL games, this season we have already played 14 league games, 3 European, 2 FA Cup for a total of 19, then you can add 3 full training sessions for the European teams we played, so its had plenty hammer already.

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    griffChris Griffin
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    Gents, other than the original poster, you’ve all been talking sense. I’d suggest that, in the future, you make a mental note to disregard most of the postings by the originator of this thread. It’ll save you a lot of time and effort.

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    snowblindjeff westwell
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    Once again – rugby compresses the turf as players fall downwards onto it. It doesn’t do much damage.

    Footballers slide tackle with blades, which slice the turf up and does a great deal of damage.

    My source? Talking to groundsmen for year after year when I stewarded the tunnel.

    These groundsmen were they overweight and had gravy stains down their shirts by any chance.

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    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    The problem we face is not the type of sport being played, its the fact that the pitch doesn’t get a two week break when the rugby season starts.

    You could put Morris Dancers on there but if it’s not getting time to recover will obviously be in worse nick.

    Yes the pitch will deteriorate when the rugby starts, but not necessarily due to the type of sport being played, its just the relentless use in the main in very wet conditions.

    Sorry GL but I don’t agree with your theory. Rugby players do have studded boots and traditionally longer studs than the ones footballers use.

    Watch when players get tackled how the tackler digs his feet into the ground in an attempt to force the tackled player back. It’s a bit like the tug of war but in reverse.
    The other factor is that there are 4 more players on the field at once which is bound to have an affect, plus the weight per player is also a factor.

    Oh dear I can see GL getting his mortice board and gown out to calculate the relative force on the pitch bearing in mind the numbers of players, average weight of players, the variable time spent on a rugby match 80 mins factored in against the time spent on a football match, 90 mins, all multiplied by Pi. :S

    So I sort of agree and disagree with comments made, but would like 110% to see the fekin tworts move to another venue, if you was to push me in a corner. :cheer:

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

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