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Rochdale's Pitch

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A lot of fuss has been made about this all week. Neil Harris described it as the worst pitch he has ever seen, and Pochetino has said he's concerned about his players playing on it in the next round.

Jim White and co. were being pretty disrespectful about the club today on Talksport this morning and a representative for the club came on and absolutely backed him and Bob Mills in to a corner. It was brilliant watching them get tongue tied and twist their words. I've been searching for a clip of it.

Anyways, what's your view on it? Should something be done or are Rochdale in their right to have whatever pitch they want as long as it passes an inspection?

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It's baffling to me how the Football League allows games to be played on pitches like that but has a ban on artificial surfaces.

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19 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

A lot of fuss has been made about this all week. Neil Harris described it as the worst pitch he has ever seen, and Pochetino has said he's concerned about his players playing on it in the next round.

Jim White and co. were being pretty disrespectful about the club today on Talksport this morning and a representative for the club came on and absolutely backed him and Bob Mills in to a corner. It was brilliant watching them get tongue tied and twist their words. I've been searching for a clip of it.

Anyways, what's your view on it? Should something be done or are Rochdale in their right to have whatever pitch they want as long as it passes an inspection?

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1 hour ago, The Palace Fan said:

A lot of fuss has been made about this all week. Neil Harris described it as the worst pitch he has ever seen, and Pochetino has said he's concerned about his players playing on it in the next round.

Jim White and co. were being pretty disrespectful about the club today on Talksport this morning and a representative for the club came on and absolutely backed him and Bob Mills in to a corner. It was brilliant watching them get tongue tied and twist their words. I've been searching for a clip of it.

Anyways, what's your view on it? Should something be done or are Rochdale in their right to have whatever pitch they want as long as it passes an inspection?

I disagree, I listened to it all and he just came across as a bit of an idiot if you ask me.

However, second point is right. They can have whatever pitch they see fit as long as it meets safety standards. 

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Rochdale's pitch is notoriously bad, it has been for years and when playing Rochdale at Spotland over the Winter months, it's almost a given that you're going to go there and play on a poor pitch, so I don't get why people get so hung up about it. 

 

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Don't understand how he's supposed to have "done it in style" on the Jim White Show. Just seemed like every other phone-in that you hear.

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They are clearly doing the best they can. They probably have one of the smallest budgets in the league and are in an area which has some of the highest rainfall. Shock, horror, the pitch is shit. Yeah it is shit, but they should be applauded for getting it on.

Easy for Poch to say when spurs are renting wembley.

Artificial surfaces are awful. I would bet a lot of money that long term more injuries would occur on artificial pitches than they would on Rochdale's surface.

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2 hours ago, Marc said:

They are clearly doing the best they can. They probably have one of the smallest budgets in the league and are in an area which has some of the highest rainfall. Shock, horror, the pitch is shit. Yeah it is shit, but they should be applauded for getting it on.

Easy for Poch to say when spurs are renting wembley.

Artificial surfaces are awful. I would bet a lot of money that long term more injuries would occur on artificial pitches than they would on Rochdale's surface.

Ray Parlour (of all people) did point out you're less likely to get ligament injuries on a pitch like Rochdale's. I guess you may be more susceptable to a pulled hamstring but that's not going to rule you out of a world cup at this stage of the season.

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Defends diving and easily-avoidable officiating errors as an intrinsic part of the game.

Moans about a soggy pitch.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has apologised to FA Cup opponents Rochdale after criticising the state of the pitch at Spotland.  

Pochettino had previously claimed that the playing surface at Spotland was "not in a condition to play football" and could pose a "massive risk" to his players when the two teams meet on Sunday.

Rochdale postponed their game against Fleetwood Town on Saturday in order to lay a new pitch and Pochettino thanked the Sky Bet League One side for relaying the surface ahead of the fifth-round clash.

 

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On 09/02/2018 at 04:28, Danny said:

Fuck off you overpaid princess and get on with the game.

Beat me to it. Typical bunch of pampered pansies.

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