Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United - Wembley Pitch on Trial?

United - Wembley Pitch on Trial?

It`ll be interesting tonight to see if, during the friendly against Mexico, whether the Wembley pitch claims any more victims.

On Saturday, during the Championship play-off final, Gary Taylor-Fletcher turned an ankle and had to leave the pitch. Later he was to criticize the Wembley turf blaming the shoddy pitch for his injury.

After having been re-laid numerous times, it`s obvious that there is some kind of problem with the surface and several leading names, including that of the ex-England captain John Terry, have questioned the mentality of using Wembley for so many events.

The footballing purists amongst us would like nothing more than to see the stadium used purely for football, something Rio Ferdinand agrees when pressed by the media,

"I believe that certainly. It should be a football stadium - that`s what it was built as."

"If there`s things going on there that make it a bad pitch to play on, that hinders the spectacle that is the football match - FA Cup Final, play-offs."

"If that hinders it, maybe a decision needs to be made in that sense. But there are stadiums all around the world that are used for different things and they seem to get it right, so we need to look at it."


Tonight, we`ll get another chance to see how it behaves, please don`t let it be responsible for destroying somebody`s dream of going to South Africa 2010!

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Join Vital Man United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday May 24 2010
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

0
The players will have to be careful,I don't think everyone will be giving their best except those whose places are not promised but most of them will be very cautious in their running,tackling,etc.I thought they could have played the game somewhere else,somewhere safer,u don't want to be losing players just before the tournament begins.
Antriksh (abmtd)
24/05/2010 18:41:00
0
I hope Chicharito gets out unharmed, wouldn't want another injury before our season starts!
elvido
24/05/2010 20:36:00
0
I think it was clear most of them were holding back.
tuscan3000
24/05/2010 23:54:00
0
And Cicharito looks quite all right, would need to bulk up though......
elvido
25/05/2010 04:23:00
0
To tell u the truth Elvido,I don't think we will see the best of Chicharito in a Mexico shirt,I'm sorry but they just don't have the players in my view,credit to him,he was making clever little runs but no one could pick him out,if he had played in the first half,things could have been a bit different.
Antriksh (abmtd)
25/05/2010 08:29:00
0
He seems a good player, i guess the preseason games should be a good indicator of what we can expect of him.
elvido
25/05/2010 08:32:00
0
I've got the answer an artificial pitch!
Al Billy
26/05/2010 19:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Is This Player Going to be added this Transfer Window?

Maybe, maybe not!

United Linked with Portuguese Defender

Three top European clubs are, according to one source, competing for the signature of a highly rated right-back.

No Champions League = Salary Reduction

Last season the unthinkable happened.

Rooney set for £1 million a week offer

Big, big money!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Stoke City (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea3%
Valencia8%
Jones0%
Smalling0%
Blind0%
Fellaini0%
Herrera52%
Pogba0%
Mata0%
Ibrahimovic4%
Mkhitaryan8%
Rashford13%
Rooney8%
Lingard4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 26 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 29 2017 4:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 8:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Yanmispices1
2.softkingvictor1
3.DrAlimo1
Write for Vital Football