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Pitch costs Hornets points - Nolan

Pitch costs Hornets points - Nolan

Newcastle ace Kevin Nolan reckons the shoddy state of the Vicarage Road playing surface is starting to cost Watford valuable league points.

The Hornets 'far from pitch perfect' playing surface (dubbed 'No-mans land at the Somme` by the Sunday Sun) has long been criticised by opposing managers and players alike - most notably Billy Davies and Chris Coleman - but Nolan believes its now starting to hurt Watford more than the opposition.

Following Newcastle`s 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road after they adapted to the quite awful pitch by "going long" according to the Watford boss, Nolan told the media "It is probably one of the worst pitches we have played on. It doesn`t do Watford justice really because they are a good passing side".

The former Bolton midfielder added "If they had a pitch like ours they would be higher in the league. It is taking a lot away from them but I know the financial situation they are in".

Nolan`s right you know. In the days of Boothroyd it didn`t really hurt us that Saracens made a right ol mess of the pitch with their egg chasing antics but now with the ball on the ground a lot more it is starting to cost us.

Some will argue that the pitch isn't in too bad a state given the changeable weather conditions in WD18 of late but things have to change.

The sad thing is, we simply don`t seem to adapt to the conditions and this can only come from the management. As Malky put it "When you`re looking out there at the pitch at times it looks awful and we didn`t just resort to getting it and kicking it"…

Er, well Newcastle did and they won at a canter and with relative comfort Malky?!?

With 5 home games coming up thick and er fast at the Vic in a mad, mad month of March , Watford will need to learn super quick how to get the best out of the surface and make it suit their style of play. Otherwise home advantage will be well lost and with our away form as it is that can only spell danger.



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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Monday March 1 2010
Time: 6:31PM

Comments

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Why do in all of your articles do you constantly critisize Mackay the only man that has held this club together in the last 12 months
chriswfc
01/03/2010 21:44:00
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Because as much as we love our Braveheart boss and recognise the job well done he is sometimes extremely naive. His post match comments on Saturday were a million miles away from every fans opinion. We were outplayed and sometimes we would just like to hear him say that! We are all for PMA but lets have some honesty.
DrWatford
02/03/2010 08:40:00
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Malky is kidding himself re the game,but usually he`s correct. we tried hard but first goal ( clear foul on AM) put N Utd in control and tho we did what we could we lacked the pace & height required. N Utd defended deep and denied us shooting situations.
Dirk Thrust
02/03/2010 09:37:00
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Go Dr. Go Dr.......so Chris what you got to say to that? sorry guys just kidding. Critisim in a constructive way, rather than negative. unlike other sites.
ANDY710
02/03/2010 13:17:00
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