Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Wembley Pitch Perfect Says Stadium Manager

Wembley Pitch Perfect Says Stadium Manager

The Carling Cup Final managers Arsene Wenger and Alex McLeish have been told that the playing condition of the pitch for Sunday`s final at Wembley Stadium is in top condition for a game of top class football.

Last season there were problems for the final with the state of the itch not making Sir Alex Fergsson very happy and he blamed the surface for Michael Owen`s hamstring injury.

Wembley Stadium managing director Roger Maslin has assured the managers that this season everything is perfect due to a Desso pitch being installed in June last year - a system that uses synthetic grass to reinforce natural grass, and is the preferred surface for many top European clubs.

"For Arsenal who have a Desso surface they will recognise the quality of surface, the lack of divots and the speed of play. It`s in fantastic condition," Maslin said.

"It`s fundamental to our business plan to have the best possible playing surface, but at the same time it accords with our business plan as a multi-use venue.

"I won`t lose any sleep worrying about how the pitch will play now the changes have been made."


JOIN US ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/

FOLLOW ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/




Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football
Writer:Foxxy
Date:Thursday February 24 2011
Time: 5:53PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
It would probably be better for us if the pitch was cut up a bit, Arsenal have the better surface out of the two clubs and they will be used to it
rumnblack
25/02/2011 05:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Tilton Alliance got St.Andrews rocking once again

Tom Heslop discusses the impact that the new fans group had on St.Andrews during Friday nights exciting draw with promotion chasing Middlesbrough

Opinion: Player Ratings Vs. Middlesbrough

Tom Heslop dishes out his ratings after Friday nights highly entertaining game against Middlesbrough

Stats: Birmingham City v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Birmingham City (2) vs (2) Middlesbrough, St.Andrews, April 29th/ 19:45 Att: 21,380 (4,833 away)

One To Watch: Jordan Rhodes

Sask's article about which player we must be wary of in the upcoming fixture.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal4%
In defence22%
In midfield7%
In attack67%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Rob Wildey7
2.WayCoolBlue5
3.David Village4
4.Chris Gaze2
5.LukeTurner2
6.Blue1