Bootham Crescent pitch problem expect to be resolved for Luton game

Nigel Worthington

Nigel Worthington

First published in Sport

YORK City will be anticipating a much more green for go playing surface when they next return to Bootham Crescent.

In last weekend’s home share-all between City and Wycombe, both sides had to contend with a heavily-sanded playing surface.

But Minstermen boss Nigel Worthington expects the pitch problem to have been resolved prior to the team’s next home match – against Luton on Tuesday, September 16.

“We needed to do some work on the pitch ten days ago,” revealed the City manager, pictured above.

“Drains were put in towards the end of pre-season to improve drainage and that created some hollows that needed to be filled with sand to make the surface level.”

But with Luton - newly promoted from the Conference Premier - the next visitors, Worthington added: “By the time of our next home game, I am confident that most of the sand will have dissipated and we will have a nice, green, lush pitch to make things better, which is needed, so there’s no issue with that.”

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2:29pm Thu 4 Sep 14

minstermen says...

can we have a big centre forward to play on it then
can we have a big centre forward to play on it then minstermen
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4:44pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

minstermen wrote:
can we have a big centre forward to play on it then
Yes ,someone on here that has sense.Alot of people on here are deluded , you think any of our current strikers could score more than one goal in a game?
[quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: can we have a big centre forward to play on it then[/p][/quote]Yes ,someone on here that has sense.Alot of people on here are deluded , you think any of our current strikers could score more than one goal in a game? Monks Boss
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5:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OLD - HEAD says...

After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.
After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Thu 4 Sep 14

FortessBC says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.
If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy! FortessBC
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7:50pm Thu 4 Sep 14

23rdApril1966 says...

FortessBC wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.
If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy!
Might suit Jake Tide up front......
[quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy![/p][/quote]Might suit Jake Tide up front...... 23rdApril1966
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8:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Tug job says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.
That's far too sensible a suggestion for on here.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.[/p][/quote]That's far too sensible a suggestion for on here. Tug job
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8:29pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Tug job says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.
If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy!
Might suit Jake Tide up front......
Nah, I've heard he ebbs out of then flows back into games!
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: After the Wycombe fixture ended it would be another 18 days before City played at Bootham Crescent again. So why did they have to sand the pitch just before the Wycombe game, instead of waiting until after the game was played?. Surely they must have known what all that sand would do to the pitch.[/p][/quote]If you read the article it was to fill hollows after the drainage was installed so the surface was level, albeit sandy![/p][/quote]Might suit Jake Tide up front......[/p][/quote]Nah, I've heard he ebbs out of then flows back into games! Tug job
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9:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

we can do it says...

I am bringing my bucket and spade just in case. Just joking.
I am bringing my bucket and spade just in case. Just joking. we can do it
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