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    The playing surface was terrible today. Full of bobbles, bumps, and divots.

    I’m not having a go at the groundstaff, as there was not much turn around time after yesterdays rugby match. But I do think that in future we shouldn’t play straight after the rugby have played and the fixtures of both clubs should be worked out accordingly.

    The state of the pitch did nothing for our passing game, and definitely hampered our player in their performance. Thankfully we crafted out a win, but the pitch was difficult for both sides. The run of the ball was erratic in the centre of the pitch.

    #106783
    lord of the piesLord of the Pies
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    I agree with you – the pitch will stand up to two clubs playing different sports, but 3 games in a week will never help.

    Both clubs need to put out blackout dates, where they do not play at home under any circumstances. Warriors will be away next Good Friday, and at home on Easter Monday – Latics should be at home on Saturday next season, and then the following year, ensure they are away on Easter Sat. Similarly, come Nov time when the SL fixtures are announced, Warriors should be telling the RFL of dates that they are not to be at home.

    Fixture planning isnt that difficult – it just needs to take dual-purpose grounds into consideration. After all, both sports want their product to be as good as possible, and having 2 games in 24 hours is never going to help.

    #106785
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    Edge hall road community stadium has a good surface for thugby lot and they already train there so it’s a know brained then.

    #106798
    horchorc
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    We will just have to get tougher with our tennants.
    Chucking an egg about can easily be done the day after a Football game as a flat & even surface doesn’t really matter.
    Trying to play football on a rough surface does however interfere with a the flow of the ball.
    With Football being the most important of the two sports it shouldn’t be too hard to sort the problem.

    #106812
    filmossfilmoss
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    I got the impression the ball bobbled just has Maloney shot in the box when he skied it way over the bar !

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    The EggThe Egg
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    You’re taking the piss aren’t you? For a start off the pitch is in the best condition it’s been in in years.

    Those who were at the supporters club dinner on Thursday will have seen the state of the pitch back in that 2002/03 season (when the rugby wasn’t playing on it btw) yet those players who obviously are less skilled supposedly than the current crop all managed to pass the ball around perfectly. Similarly I haven’t heard Chris Hughton blame the pitch for the defeat which of course he would have if he felt there was an issue.

    We played shite yesterday and it had nothing to do with the pitch or is that this weeks “let’s have a go at the rugby” topic as the rugby crowd was bigger until the obvious drop to about 13k next week?

    #106840
    The EggThe Egg
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    Almost as bad as the excuse and request to the groundsman that the reason we’ve been poor at home is because the grass is too long (true story)

    #106865
    horchorc
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    Not blaming our performance on the pitch at all eggmon, we were poor for 75 minutes.
    I was just stating the obvious, that chucking an egg about can be done on quagmire of a pitch and it would make no difference to the match at all.
    Football however, being a more cultured and skillfull game is best played on a un-rutted level pitch.

    #106893
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    You’re taking the piss aren’t you? For a start off the pitch is in the best condition it’s been in in years.

    Those who were at the supporters club dinner on Thursday will have seen the state of the pitch back in that 2002/03 season (when the rugby wasn’t playing on it btw) yet those players who obviously are less skilled supposedly than the current crop all managed to pass the ball around perfectly. Similarly I haven’t heard Chris Hughton blame the pitch for the defeat which of course he would have if he felt there was an issue.

    We played shite yesterday and it had bollock all to do with the pitch or is that this weeks “let’s have a go at the rugby” topic as the rugby crowd was bigger until the obvious drop to about 13k next week?

    Nope, not taking the piss.
    Pitch was bumpy as anything. And not once did I have a go at the rugby.

    So calm down. As a moderator, your response was uncalled for. You have to understand that this is a Latics site and most folk on here do not give a shit about the rugby. I know I don’t, for one. So don’t be so angry in your response.

    #106895
    griffChris Griffin
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    I don’t think there was too much wrong with the pitch yesterday, either.

    #106896
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    I don’t think there was too much wrong with the pitch yesterday, either.

    Yeah, ok. Bobbly as anything in the centre it was.

    #106899
    galacTICSanjay Shah
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    Nor did we play shite, nor were we poor.

    Sluggish yes, wasteful maybe, but despite a lack of quality in the final third from both teams I was quite entertained by some of the end to end play. Thought we coped well in defence, won plenty of ball including corners and got the goal when it counted.

    Big psychological result too:

    – broke 30 point barrier
    – 1st clean sheet at home
    – win after international break
    – out of bottom 3
    – first striker since Henri Camara in 2005-6 to hit double figures (I think?)

    #106901
    yosser_hughesYosser_Hughes
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    God, It’s just soooooooooooooooo tedious. Come on for friggs sake. Wigan Warriors play Rugby League. Wigan Athletic play football.

    Two completely different sports. Two completely different fan bases. Two completely different views. Not once when i go on cherry and white do i see a post about football or slagging Latics off. Well nowhere near the extent it is reversed anyway. It is really very very sad. It shows a level of jealousy and envy that the rugby is brought up all the time. Is it because deep deep down you are scared of them doing well and the media talking about them? Or is it just the fact that Wigan (as a whole) has always (and will always) be associated with rugby rather than football.

    Let Wigan Athletic do what they do best. That is piss off the premier league by staying up at the expense of a ‘big club’

    And let the rugby do what they do best, That is being the biggest club in the world for that sport.

    Sorry to cliche but ‘It’s a completely different ball game’

    #106912
    The EggThe Egg
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    God, It’s just soooooooooooooooo tedious. Come on for friggs sake. Wigan Warriors play Rugby League. Wigan Athletic play football.

    Two completely different sports. Two completely different fan bases. Two completely different views. Not once when i go on cherry and white do i see a post about football or slagging Latics off. Well nowhere near the extent it is reversed anyway. It is really very very sad. It shows a level of jealousy and envy that the rugby is brought up all the time. Is it because deep deep down you are scared of them doing well and the media talking about them? Or is it just the fact that Wigan (as a whole) has always (and will always) be associated with rugby rather than football.

    Let Wigan Athletic do what they do best. That is piss off the premier league by staying up at the expense of a ‘big club’

    And let the rugby do what they do best, That is being the biggest club in the world for that sport.

    Sorry to cliche but ‘It’s a completely different ball game’

    Correct

    #106955
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    God, It’s just soooooooooooooooo tedious. Come on for friggs sake. Wigan Warriors play Rugby League. Wigan Athletic play football.

    Two completely different sports. Two completely different fan bases. Two completely different views. Not once when i go on cherry and white do i see a post about football or slagging Latics off. Well nowhere near the extent it is reversed anyway. It is really very very sad. It shows a level of jealousy and envy that the rugby is brought up all the time. Is it because deep deep down you are scared of them doing well and the media talking about them? Or is it just the fact that Wigan (as a whole) has always (and will always) be associated with rugby rather than football.

    Let Wigan Athletic do what they do best. That is piss off the premier league by staying up at the expense of a ‘big club’

    And let the rugby do what they do best, That is being the biggest club in the world for that sport.

    Sorry to cliche but ‘It’s a completely different ball game’

    Correct[/quote]

    Yes, I agree.

    But where did I post anything anti Wigan RL? I didn’t. What I did say was that the pitch looked very bobbly, probably due to the close turnaround between Friday’s rugby game, and the match yesterday.

    I was merely suggesting the state of the pitch did us no favours and perhaps in future fixtures could be worked out better between clubs to ensure a better playing surface.

    I’ve never had anything against the rugby. It was their administration from the eighties and nineties that caused the animosity. They would have gladly seen us go out of business, and no mistake

    But that’s another story….

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