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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #240 on: December 27, 2015, 12:39:53 PM »
At the very least, it could do with a roller going over it.

The bobble in some parts of the pitch yesterday, was ridiculous.


Every time the ball was played back to Mignolet, I was screaming "take a touch". As I had visions of him shanking it into the stands.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #241 on: December 27, 2015, 02:40:25 PM »
Worst thing you can do is roll it , compacts the soil too much , like the bad old days when we played on mud in the winter, the pitch has never been the best in the league but the grounds men do a fantastic job preparing it for the games

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #242 on: December 27, 2015, 04:12:10 PM »
It was supposed to be completely relaid last year but with the main stand going up I don't think they either had the money or the it was going to interfere with it. I'm pretty sure we'll do something about it in the new 16/17 season.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #243 on: December 27, 2015, 04:24:30 PM »
It was supposed to be completely relaid last year but with the main stand going up I don't think they either had the money or the it was going to interfere with it. I'm pretty sure we'll do something about it in the new 16/17 season.

I think cranes had to be on the pitch itself for a period for the new stand so it wasn't possible. I think we requested to the FA for an away game to start with as well for an extra week to get the work done. I'm pretty sure it's going to be relayed next summer. The watering system is quite outdated as well going by what Rodgers said a while back.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #244 on: December 27, 2015, 04:28:10 PM »
I think cranes had to be on the pitch itself for a period for the new stand so it wasn't possible. I think we requested to the FA for an away game to start with as well for an extra week to get the work done. I'm pretty sure it's going to be relayed next summer. The watering system is quite outdated as well going by what Rodgers said a while back.

Ah right I remember something about the cranes being an issue. Pretty sure it will be all be sorted next season. I remember last season down by the right corner flag near the Kop it was basically just a mud patch.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #245 on: December 28, 2015, 11:47:22 PM »
It was supposed to be completely relaid last year but with the main stand going up I don't think they either had the money or the it was going to interfere with it. I'm pretty sure we'll do something about it in the new 16/17 season.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/no-new-pitch-liverpool-fc-9028018

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #246 on: March 7, 2016, 01:20:49 PM »
Really starting to wear away in the box and by the corners. I notice the players starting to alternate sides during the warm up now.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #247 on: March 7, 2016, 01:29:48 PM »
Really starting to wear away in the box and by the corners. I notice the players starting to alternate sides during the warm up now.

Vital that we get this sorted in the summer. We play much better on a good fast surface. I dread going to teams who have a poor quality surface, it's a great leveller.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #248 on: March 7, 2016, 01:39:04 PM »
Really starting to wear away in the box and by the corners. I notice the players starting to alternate sides during the warm up now.

Should have a bit of chance to recover somewhat given since the City game (2nd) we'll only play one home game on it until the 2nd April.

It's held up remarkably well this year given how shocking it was last year. Hopefully if weather isn't amazingly bad from now on, then with the amount of games coming up it should be OK until the end of the season and then hopefully the Main Stand building work will allow for the pitch to be redone properly.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #249 on: March 8, 2016, 12:51:40 AM »
Really starting to wear away in the box and by the corners. I notice the players starting to alternate sides during the warm up now.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #250 on: April 21, 2016, 10:45:53 PM »
Does anyone know if the pitch is still going to be replaced this summer? Or is the building work on the Main Stand going to delay it again? We really can't afford to be playing on that pitch for another season, apparently it should've been replaced several years ago.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #251 on: April 21, 2016, 11:27:11 PM »
Does anyone know if the pitch is still going to be replaced this summer? Or is the building work on the Main Stand going to delay it again? We really can't afford to be playing on that pitch for another season, apparently it should've been replaced several years ago.

It's held up fairly well this winter, but think the plan is still to replace it if the schedule allows.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #252 on: April 22, 2016, 09:31:35 AM »
Liverpool FC today confirmed Anfield will host the final of the Four Nations rugby league tournament in November this year.

The Four Nations, which takes place biannually, will feature teams from Australia, New Zealand, England and Scotland.


Won't be good for the pitch especially in November

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #253 on: April 22, 2016, 09:37:59 AM »
Liverpool FC today confirmed Anfield will host the final of the Four Nations rugby league tournament in November this year.

The Four Nations, which takes place biannually, will feature teams from Australia, New Zealand, England and Scotland.


Won't be good for the pitch especially in November

Mind boggling decision for a few quid

Must mean they are sure pitch will be redone in the summer. Surely?!

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #254 on: April 22, 2016, 09:44:06 AM »
Mid Season!?

Goodbye pitch! Gonna be torn to shreds!
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #255 on: April 22, 2016, 09:48:07 AM »
It's rugby league lads, the pitch will be fine.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #256 on: April 22, 2016, 09:51:26 AM »
Yeah the Union lads would've roughed up the pitch.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #257 on: April 22, 2016, 09:53:43 AM »
Expect there will be plenty of time after to get it sorted out. It's only the one game, and hopefully the weather won't be ridiculously wet.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #258 on: April 22, 2016, 04:32:55 PM »
It's rugby league lads, the pitch will be fine.

Is a fair shout but seems a strange one. It'll be a one off payment deal I expect where we effectively lease the stadium to them for a day so that would be considerably less that what 500k...

Seems odd for us to put more traffic on an already dodgy pitch. Granted, great for the city and an extra weekend of full hotels but from a footballing decision point of view it makes no sense whatsoever!!

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #259 on: April 22, 2016, 10:26:55 PM »
Didn't we replace it last summer?
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #260 on: April 22, 2016, 10:47:25 PM »
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/wigan-vs-catalans/44356

Thats the pitch after Wigan played a game of rugby on it. Granted it had been pissing it down but I don't think its in the best shape anyway but the weather around that time will have a big say on how it turns out

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #261 on: April 22, 2016, 11:07:14 PM »
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #262 on: April 22, 2016, 11:19:02 PM »
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/wigan-vs-catalans/44356

Thats the pitch after Wigan played a game of rugby on it. Granted it had been pissing it down but I don't think its in the best shape anyway but the weather around that time will have a big say on how it turns out

rugby league doesn't usually do much damage to pitches - one game will make no difference at all.

Wigan's pitch is always in great shape in October when the rugby season ends and a midden by February when it starts again. It's football that's the problem.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #263 on: April 23, 2016, 01:09:18 PM »
Didn't we replace it last summer?

Definitely not.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #264 on: April 23, 2016, 02:13:52 PM »
rugby league doesn't usually do much damage to pitches - one game will make no difference at all.

Wigan's pitch is always in great shape in October when the rugby season ends and a midden by February when it starts again. It's football that's the problem.

Spot on - the only chance this has to damage the pitch is it's absolutely belting down - and even then it would probably cause less damage than playing football on it in those conditions. 

Then again what do I know - Widnes play on plastic.  (No comments needed about last night in case there's any RL fans on this board).

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #265 on: April 23, 2016, 02:39:16 PM »
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/wigan-vs-catalans/44356

Thats the pitch after Wigan played a game of rugby on it. Granted it had been pissing it down but I don't think its in the best shape anyway but the weather around that time will have a big say on how it turns out

The worst damage looks to be in the goal and around penalty spot, which suggests it's in poor nick from football anyway.
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #266 on: April 23, 2016, 04:03:28 PM »
Football comes first but the stadium should be looking at other revenue streams like hosting major finals and concerts etc


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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #267 on: July 12, 2016, 12:19:53 PM »
An interesting development

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/anfield-doesnt-new-pitch-201617-11600382

No new Desso turf this season (which was already 5 years out of date). No new drainage or irrigation system (same system used since 1998). Maybe next summer but no confirmation of that.

The less games played on that pitch is going to help but it really needs sorting out

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #268 on: July 12, 2016, 12:22:00 PM »
An interesting development

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/anfield-doesnt-new-pitch-201617-11600382

No new Desso turf this season (which was already 5 years out of date). No new drainage or irrigation system (same system used since 1998). Maybe next summer but no confirmation of that.

The less games played on that pitch is going to help but it really needs sorting out

Not really a development, we already knew it would be impossible to do this summer due to the work on the stand.

The pitch wasn't bad last season with a shit load of games on it, so if they can manage it the same this coming season we'll be fine.

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #269 on: July 12, 2016, 12:27:02 PM »
The pitch wasn't bad last season with a shit load of games on it, so if they can manage it the same this coming season we'll be fine.

Looked really bad in the corners and penalty areas towards the end of last season

The saving grace is the fact that the irrigation system fitted in 1998 was considered world leading at the time (due to our participation in the UEFA cup).
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #270 on: July 12, 2016, 12:28:30 PM »
Looked really bad in the corners and penalty areas towards the end of last season

The saving grace is the fact that the irrigation system fitted in 1998 was considered world leading at the time (due to our participation in the UEFA cup).

It wasn't amazing, but it was nothing like the season before when it just seemed to suddenly go.

Unfortunately wasn't really any option to do it this summer so the ground staff will just have to earn their pennies next season  ;D

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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #271 on: July 12, 2016, 12:31:23 PM »
Looked really bad in the corners and penalty areas towards the end of last season

Actually, just double checked as thought I remember it holding up well.

This was the Watford game in May...


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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #272 on: July 12, 2016, 12:36:34 PM »
It was certainly managed a lot better. They got the players to alternate their warmup routine across both sides of the pitch and the keepers spend more time warming up to the side of the goal with the spare goal.

I just remember a time when our pitch was world leading. Where groundstaff from Old Trafford, Wembley and Highbury would visit us for advice and try to poach our staff and techniques.

We've lost that over the past few years
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Re: Anfield Pitch
« Reply #273 on: May 5, 2017, 08:30:46 PM »
New pitch and drainage to be finally installed this summer, more good investment by the club and hopefully it will be graced by the Champions League next year:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpools-stadium-plans-solve-long-12990248