Fulham - Glad we`re Hamburg Bound!
You cannot help but notice that it is a subject that everyone is talking about, the fact that the pitch, at Wembley, isn`t all that it should be.
Having sat through television coverage of both FA Cup semi-finals, thinking of how we might have fared against Portsmouth if we`d beaten Tottenham Hotspur, you couldn`t help but notice the players were having trouble keeping their feet.
In fact, in the second semi-final, the one we dreamed about playing in, the pitch was directly responsible for the opening Portsmouth goal when Dawson slipped to present Piquonne with an easy chance.
Now our chances of playing at Wembley in the immediate future are zilch and because of the dodgy surface I`m actually quite pleased that any remaining Europa League fixtures we compete in will be in Hamburg, however, having forked out so much money for our new national stadium the pitch is something that needs to be sorted out.
It`s something that (Sir) Roy Hodgson has picked up on and our genius of a gaffer has remarked about the continual process of relaying a new surface,
'It's sad but it does happen when you are constantly relaying pitches."
'I experienced it at Inter when the pitch had to be relaid two or three times a year."
'I'm afraid laying pitches is always a hazardous business because you are never sure how that grass is going to bed in."
'I'm disappointed for the four teams playing in the semi-finals that they didn't get a good pitch to play on but it is one of those things I suppose and hopefully the FA will put it right.'
Perhaps another route they could take is to limit exactly what events are held on the pitch or is that a no-no considering the fact they help to recoup the outstanding debt?
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