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Watering the pitch

Postby daddycool » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:32 pm

What is that about ,watering right up to kick of ,the players couldn’t stand up half the time ,and it nearly cost us st the end .
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby MTFCMAD » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:40 pm

daddycool wrote:What is that about ,watering right up to kick of ,the players couldn’t stand up half the time ,and it nearly cost us st the end .


:roll:

Sack the groundsman.
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:56 pm

Watered at half time too.

Very good for turning defenders but only if you manage to stay on your feet yourself.
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby G B » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:58 pm

I don't think anyone wants to sack the groundsman but he does have a point.

It was like a skid pan tonight. Never seen so many slipping over on a pitch in relatively mild conditions.

There is the chance to water the pitch all week. Why does it need to be wet through when a game is played? It's a serious question as I'm not sure as to why it's needed so close to a game being played. Is it a request from management so the ball zips about quicker to suit the passing game we like to employ?
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby MTFCMAD » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:00 pm

G B wrote:I don't think anyone wants to sack the groundsman but he does have a point.

It was like a skid pan tonight. Never seen so many slipping over on a pitch in relatively mild conditions.

There is the chance to water the pitch all week. Why does it need to be wet through when a game is played? It's a serious question as I'm not sure as to why it's needed so close to a game being played. Is it a request from management so the ball zips about quicker to suit the passing game we like to employ?


It will of been watered at the managements request so the ball is more slick to suit our passing routine.

Mezski is not watering it at half time just because he feels like it.

Lots of clubs up and down the leagues do this.
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby SINA STAG » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:23 pm

Great point made nearly cost us tonight fgs do we need to do it on match day beggar belief imo
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby The One » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:25 pm

G B wrote:I don't think anyone wants to sack the groundsman but he does have a point.

It was like a skid pan tonight. Never seen so many slipping over on a pitch in relatively mild conditions.

There is the chance to water the pitch all week. Why does it need to be wet through when a game is played? It's a serious question as I'm not sure as to why it's needed so close to a game being played. Is it a request from management so the ball zips about quicker to suit the passing game we like to employ?


We had better not play when it rains then :D
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby bux46 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:05 am

OR is it a case of the players wearing the correct footwear ??? Khan slipped around three of four times in the first half but still had the same boots on for the start of the second ....
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Jimstag » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:10 am

Same conditions for both teams, whilst their players did spend time on the floor it didn’t feel like they slipped as often?
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Random Hero » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:22 am

Jimstag wrote:Same conditions for both teams, whilst their players did spend time on the floor it didn’t feel like they slipped as often?


Probably because they weren't attacking at the same pace as us?
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby DoomMerchant » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:29 am

Got to agree, the greasy surface to choice of footwear scenario was infuriating and could have contributed to us losing points.

CJ slipping during a vital moment to cross and Ole slipping whilst making a simple injury time clearance being a couple of potentially crucial moments.

I'd like to think that this will be something that the management need to seriously look at.
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby grufti » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:32 am

Khan fell over nearly every time he tried t turn quickly and CJ wasn't far behind.
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Captain Cunno » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:40 am

This is Stagsnet Gold.. :D
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Random Hero » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:21 am

Captain Cunno wrote:This is Stagsnet Gold.. :D


Wouldn't be as golden if they had scored when Olejnik slipped on his derrière :lol:
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Sedgwick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:53 pm

daddycool wrote:What is that about ,watering right up to kick of ,the players couldn’t stand up half the time ,and it nearly cost us st the end .


If you want to pass the ball and quickly the pitch needs to be soaking wet. Down to the players not wearing the right boots, could see a few of them had short plastic hard ground studs on
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby MOTG » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 pm

During the game v Northampton large splashes of water appeared during some tackles by both teams as if the pitch was waterlogged . Mez does a great job but last night it was like watching Bambi on ice with some players and like others have mentioned it could of cost us dearly.COYS
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby MTFCMAD » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 pm

MOTG wrote:During the game v Northampton large splashes of water appeared during some tackles by both teams as if the pitch was waterlogged . Mez does a great job but last night it was like watching Bambi on ice with some players and like others have mentioned it could of cost us dearly.COYS


Do you really think it’s mezzas decision ?
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby G B » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:46 pm

The One wrote:
G B wrote:I don't think anyone wants to sack the groundsman but he does have a point.

It was like a skid pan tonight. Never seen so many slipping over on a pitch in relatively mild conditions.

There is the chance to water the pitch all week. Why does it need to be wet through when a game is played? It's a serious question as I'm not sure as to why it's needed so close to a game being played. Is it a request from management so the ball zips about quicker to suit the passing game we like to employ?


We had better not play when it rains then :D


Far from it. We will be very well practiced by the time we play in naturally wet conditions. Players should take to it like ducks to water :D
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby mansfield_smooth » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:57 am

Jesus Christ this is just one of the topics that sums up our fan base! Unreal
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby The One » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:21 am

mansfield_smooth wrote:Jesus Christ this is just one of the topics that sums up our fan base! Unreal


Agreed. All run in when its raining......"its spitting" get in :D
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby mansfield_smooth » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:37 am

The One wrote:
mansfield_smooth wrote:Jesus Christ this is just one of the topics that sums up our fan base! Unreal


Agreed. All run in when its raining......"its spitting" get in :D

:lol: it’s just pathetic to have a pop at the groundsman, the pitch looks and plays incredibly well and we very rarely have any issues in the winter months where a lot of other clubs have awful pitches! Mez does a great job
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Forever Optimistic » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:17 pm

I’ve spoken to Mez. Ground HAS to have around 20% moisture due to the sand etc used under it, hence the water. Management have requested the water for the passing game hence above. Basically, our players played using wrong studs, they seem to opt for the plastic moulded ones when they should go for the traditional ones. Players choice but seems they made the wrong choice
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby Forever Optimistic » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:18 pm

Forever Optimistic wrote:I’ve spoken to Mez. Ground HAS to have around 20% moisture due to the sand etc used under it, hence the water. Management have requested the water for the passing game hence above. Basically, our players played using wrong studs, they seem to opt for the plastic moulded ones when they should go for the traditional ones. Players choice but seems they made the wrong choice
and I’ll add , what an approachable bloke he is, top lad
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby daddycool » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Sorted thanks for the input
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Re: Watering the pitch

Postby PRL13 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Bad organisation!
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