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RUFC - Hill 'no sour grapes'

Rotherham United Manager, Mark Robins has admitted that he was surprised when he saw the state of the pitch before Sunday's game with Rochdale but told Radio Sheffield that they would 'just have to get on with it.'

But, Rochdale Manager, Keith Hill is thinking of putting in a complaint after playing on a pitch that looked like someone had gone a bit mad with the weedkiller. Don Valley had hosted a U2 concert on Thursday and where the stage had been, about forty per cent of the pitch, was yellow.

Speaking to Radio Manchester, Hill said, 'We should have had preference with respect of playing our game. The fixture should have been reversed because that was a sub-standard pitch. It's not sour grapes - we actually put in a complaint before the game. It was so inconsistant that, for me, it was unsafe.'

Hill's Assistant Manager, David Flitcroft said, 'We had a report done about 1320 and we found shards of glass and nails as we came off the pitch. During the warm up session I found five pieces of glass. The referee took the responsibility for that game and if one of our players had got a big gash in his leg due to glass or something, well...

'Players' safety is an issue so why this game got arranged for the Sunday straight after the concert is beyond me. As an organisation point of view from this stadium it's been a shambles.'




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 24 2009

Time: 11:17AM

Your Comments

if there really was nails and glass on pitch that is shocking!! Would Dv have coughed up if a player was injured I wonder???
southernbelle
I wonder if they kept the shards of glass as proof?
rybel_b
I have heard that Rochdale want the game replaying
herringthorpe
If they had found glass and nails on the pitch did they bring it to the attention of the referee, there were two teams on the pitch with the risk of injury.
tc0001
 

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