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    Why do they keep watering it, did it really need watering yesterday. We used to win praise and awards for our pitch but didnít think it looked good yesterday. A few of our players were not coping well with it, not that that is an excuse.

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    I agree, the victims of the sprinklers were JWP and Tadic, everyone else managed though.
    Then they put the sprinklers on again at HT.

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    This has come up before, and the conclusion was that it helped our passing game, kept the ball whipping across the surface. Yeah right.
    Long may have scored yesterday if his standing foot hadn't slipped.
    I wish they would stop the watering. Leave that to the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    I agree, the victims of the sprinklers were JWP and Tadic, everyone else managed though.
    Then they put the sprinklers on again at HT.
    And Long. He slipped at least four times.

    Mind you, the opposition never seem to have any problems.

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    Hojburg was slipping a lot too

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    I remarked to my sons about the condition of the pitch before the game, remembering how in the old days at The Dell the centre of the pitch would be threadbare goalmouth to goalmouth, and either a bed of sand or mud.

    We seem to have had problems all season staying on our feet, I have commented before how Hoedt is often seen sprawling on his arse although he wasn't the culprit yesterday, JWP and Long were better at the Bambi on ice routine.

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    the pitch has been in remarkably poor condition since about November - did Spurs poach the groundsman along with Poch and that super-scout bloke with the black box encryption codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian lord View Post
    the pitch has been in remarkably poor condition since about November - did Spurs poach the groundsman along with Poch and that super-scout bloke with the black box encryption codes?
    I can’t let that go.

    Being in a hugely similar field to the quite excellent ground staff at St Mary’s, they have battled with the worst winter weather since 2003. Record rainfall, 3 rounds of snow and many frosts.

    They have to produce spectacular surfaces in the worst conditions and are doing a fantastic job. It’s not just home games, the players train there as well.

    I can’t be sure of the exact rainfall figures for Southampton but my own figures where I am showed 137mm of rain for March compared to that of 42mm in March of last year. April of last year saw 4.5mm of rain and April of this year has given us 67mm in 15 days.

    Being a groundsman is not an exact science. They can not control the weather. ‘Remarkably poor condition since November’ which coincides with the awful winter, rainfall and drop in temperatures.

    More understanding of their job would be good before making a slanderous comment like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFC-TID! View Post
    I can’t let that go.

    Being in a hugely similar field to the quite excellent ground staff at St Mary’s, they have battled with the worst winter weather since 2003. Record rainfall, 3 rounds of snow and many frosts.

    They have to produce spectacular surfaces in the worst conditions and are doing a fantastic job. It’s not just home games, the players train there as well.

    I can’t be sure of the exact rainfall figures for Southampton but my own figures where I am showed 137mm of rain for March compared to that of 42mm in March of last year. April of last year saw 4.5mm of rain and April of this year has given us 67mm in 15 days.

    Being a groundsman is not an exact science. They can not control the weather. ‘Remarkably poor condition since November’ which coincides with the awful winter, rainfall and drop in temperatures.

    More understanding of their job would be good before making a slanderous comment like that.
    Every ground will be struggling but it's safe to say our pitch won't be winning awards like it has in previous seasons.

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    Why the watering?

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    Not one Chelsea player slipped up while I counted at least 6 of ours.
    i remember Long looking back thinking what the **** am I slipping up on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    And Long. He slipped at least four times.

    Mind you, the opposition never seem to have any problems.
    For 70 minutes the oppos weren’t trying as hard as we were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy Saint View Post
    For 70 minutes the oppos werenít trying as hard as we were.
    Thatís true, but this has been a regular feature for several seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian lord View Post
    the pitch has been in remarkably poor condition since about November - did Spurs poach the groundsman along with Poch and that super-scout bloke with the black box encryption codes?
    No he went to Liverpool, but we got £2467 for the rest of his contract so the owners will be chuffed.

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