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As we do every week, we had 'The Debate Show' over on Twitter where we ask for you to come on and have your say on SWFC. As you can imagine the big talking point was the current state of the pitch and Giles had something interesting to say having spoken to a few of the players recently. 

 

Giles: "I've spoken to a few of the players and they've said it's not very nice [the pitch] to play on. It's very hard underneath... and they think that's one of the reasons why we're getting so many injuries."

 

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Do you think there's any truth in that? Can we attribute the hard ground under the pitch as to why we're picking up so many injuries? 

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Well the players play on the pitch and they play on all the different pitches. So you would think they would know. This problem with injuries has been going on for years. It definitely needs sorting. So you would hope its investigated. Uto

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Could make sense, back in the 1970's players played in a mud bath and clubs seem to put the same side week after week. Would be interesting if anyone can find some facts.

Seem to think Leeds and Liverpool generally had same players (Only 1 sub allowed at that time)

Also this is a newish pitch, what about all the seasons before when we had lots of injuries

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5 minutes ago, Shetland Owl said:

Could make sense, back in the 1970's players played in a mud bath and clubs seem to put the same side week after week. Would be interesting if anyone can find some facts.

Seem to think Leeds and Liverpool generally had same players (Only 1 sub allowed at that time)

Also this is a newish pitch, what about all the seasons before when we had lots of injuries

Villa won the league in 81 using just 14 players throughout the entire season

 

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29 minutes ago, waverley_owl said:

As we do every week, we had 'The Debate Show' over on Twitter where we ask for you to come on and have your say on SWFC. As you can imagine the big talking point was the current state of the pitch and Giles had something interesting to say having spoken to a few of the players recently. 

 

Giles: "I've spoken to a few of the players and they've said it's not very nice [the pitch] to play on. It's very hard underneath... and they think that's one of the reasons why we're getting so many injuries."

 

>>> LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE <<<

 

Do you think there's any truth in that? Can we attribute the hard ground under the pitch as to why we're picking up so many injuries? 

Hillsborough or Middlewood?

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How is ground hard or soft? I can see solid rock might be hard and sand softer but I presume it's not solid rock.

 

Genuine question I though all ground was pretty much the same and it depended on the depth of turf.

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Yet the fact remains that this supposed pitch problem is only injuring the same old players who always get injuries, whereas the group of players who rarely get injuries still rarely get injuries.

 

Perhaps in future our medicals should just involve the players running on the pitch for an hour and seeing if they break or not.

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8 minutes ago, alanharper said:

Yet the fact remains that this supposed pitch problem is only injuring the same old players who always get injuries

 

 

Other than Bannan and Palmer has any outfield player been completely injury free this season?

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3 minutes ago, Paul.. said:

 

Other than Bannan and Palmer has any outfield player been completely injury free this season?

Sow, Berahino, Brennan, Storey, Johnson? (most of them had only a few games though)

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