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Watford admit playing surface problems

After weeks of being blasted by the opposition fans and coaching teams alike over the pretty poor state of the Vicarage Road playing surface, Watford have admitted that the pitch needs improving!

Both Swansea and Forest have been ever so quick to raise questions over the quality of the Hornets home nest in recent weeks (lest we forget that the Tricky Trees angry little Billy Davies even stated 'because of the surface we knew there would be no football played' - whilst Sheffield Wednesday insisted, very diplomatically, that it didn`t help proceedings.

Now it appears the new Watford have recognized the need to sort out the pitch - that has been battered and bruised by staging rugby union games week in week out - in order to assist Brendan Rodgers passing game philosophies.

The club`s very likeable CEO, Julian Winter told fans "…we need to work with Saracens to improve the pitch. Whatever the deal might be in the future we need to factor in the pitch so Brendan has a better playing surface".

And Rodgers too was quick to jump in and make a pitch perfect for passing a priority at the club, insisting "Long term for me we need to improve it for footballing reasons…"

Brendan also wanted a pitch "supporters could be proud of" but Julian Winter has reiterated that "it would be ridiculous to say we`d have a perfect playing surface".

No surprise there then given that the revenue from the tenure of Saracens at Vicarage Road probably adds a considerable amount to the club coffers - even if it does come at a price to the grass.




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 24 2009

Time: 1:04PM

Your Comments

Forget about playing surface probllems, what are your thoughts on Danny Rose??
oxfordspur
Forget about playing surface probllems, what are your thoughts on Danny Rose??
oxfordspur
Looks a good player but in truth we are not sure where Rodgers is gonna play him... McAnuff is in the form of his life on the left, Smith is a god in the middle and on the other side Brendan has bought in his own man in Cowie. Was interested to see the gaffer say it's "with a view to next season" which in BR speak means we have secured him for the 2009-2010 campaign so he'll be a fringe player now.
DrWatford
Looks a good player but in truth we are not sure where Rodgers is gonna play him... McAnuff is in the form of his life on the left, Smith is a god in the middle and on the other side Brendan has bought in his own man in Cowie. Was interested to see the gaffer say it's "with a view to next season" which in BR speak means we have secured him for the 2009-2010 campaign so he'll be a fringe player now.
DrWatford
Having already tried to offload McAnuff to Charlton, i think its fair to say that they could look to offload him in the summer, he cost nearly 2 million and so his wages have gotta be on the high side. Rose may be a direct replacement.
ANDY710
Having already tried to offload McAnuff to Charlton, i think its fair to say that they could look to offload him in the summer, he cost nearly 2 million and so his wages have gotta be on the high side. Rose may be a direct replacement.
ANDY710
i thought the pitch was more suitable for a team of moles playing the way it looked lol
thfccambs
i agree andy.....you need to try and reduce the wages thast the lad is being paid as its tupid money for his talent.
thfccambs
 

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