Thursday, 4 March 2010
Are West Ham's Studs A Problem?
Upsanddownson is putting his catastrophic slip at Wembley down to the pitch. Apparently, unless the surface is like a snooker table these days, players can't be expected to keep their feet. Those of us who remember the old Baseball Ground pitches will laugh ourselves silly at this excuse, but Matty apparently expects us to take him seriously. Well, let's hope that grass cultivation and pitch maintenance are pretty damn perfect in South Africa! Grazing zebra are likely to rut up the surface a bit, unfortunately!
I did ask the question whether or not there was a problem with the studs we were using earlier this season. Apart from the high number of injuries, players seemed to be falling arse over tit all over the pitch. I noticed it again at Old Trafford, with players losing their footing on a number of occasions whilst Rooney and his Praetorian Guard seemed perfectly sure footed - so much so that Valencia was able to volley a pin point cross onto Rooney's head first touch. Is it our studs that are the problem or are our players so bloody useless that they can't even run in a straight line without falling over?
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:35