UK time is: 22:40:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Confident Of Pitch Improvement

The state of the pitch at Huddersfield had caused some concern, to put it mildly, last season.

Sharing a stadium with another side always sees a pitch take more of a battering, especially if that other side are a Rugby League outfit as the Giants also use it.

The Desso GrassMaster surface has been heavily criticised, however stadium boss Gareth Davies had said "high usage and difficult weather conditions" were behind the problems, a view that has been backed up by operations manager Phil Armitage.

He told The Daily Examiner: 'We are always in the hands of the weather to a degree, and the unusual conditions we experienced last winter caused us a lot of problems.

It wasn't just that the pitch was subjected to rain and snow, but also that we had to use the under-soil heating more than usual and that we couldn't get onto it to carry out routine repairs.

'The particular problems we had are shown by the fact that the pitch, having been re-laid in the summer of 2011, held up well during the 2011-12 football season.'

Ongoing work is taking place, with the pitch said to be ready for the Giants' Super League game on June 3rd, and more importantly for the start of the 2013/14 season including a scheduled pre-season meeting towards the end of July.

Getting results is the name of the business, but a better playing surface will make it easy for a more pleasing on the eye performance and this is what Mark Robins will be looking for his side to be doing next season, on a better surface!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 20 2013

Time: 9:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Huddersfield Town Articles

Former Manager Appointed By Seasiders (Thursday October 30 2014)

Holmes Recalled By Terriers (Thursday October 30 2014)

Grant Holt: Football Enigma (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Spirites Loan Deal For Gobern (Saturday October 25 2014)

Crooks Joins Pools (Saturday October 25 2014)

Carr Loaned To Mansfield (Saturday October 25 2014)

Holt Extends Terriers Loan Spell (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Huddersfield Town Articles

List All Vital Huddersfield Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Terrier24 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14

Breaking League News

PREVIEW: Watford v Millwall
Watford : 31/10/2014 22:09:00
On this day : 2009
Blackpool : 31/10/2014 22:04:00
Talking point: who is to blame
Blackpool : 31/10/2014 21:11:00
Team news v Ipswich
Blackpool : 31/10/2014 21:00:00
Oyston glad to get positivity
Blackpool : 31/10/2014 20:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest up next; Match Predictions
Suggested By:  
Town Win 100%
Score Draw 0%
No-Score Draw 0%
Forest Win 0%