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It didn't work anyway Jose, you liar and hypocrite.

 

 

 

http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1718658,00.html

 

Chelsea begin laying new Stamford Bridge pitch

 

Jason Gee

Monday February 27, 2006

The Guardian

 

 

A week ago Jose Mourinho was telling anyone who would listen that only "stupid people" would think Chelsea had allowed the Stamford Bridge pitch to fall into an extraordinary state of disrepair to stop Barcelona playing their passing game. Yet only four days after the Champions League defeat to the Catalans the club have started laying a new turf.

"Following three home matches in six days, and most notably following the Portsmouth match [on Saturday], it is clear the Stamford Bridge pitch has deteriorated even further," said a note on the club's website yesterday. "After reports into the state of the pitch and discussions last night, and with a window of opportunity due to the international break and an away match next weekend, Chelsea has decided to re-lay the Stamford Bridge pitch. This has been the only viable opportunity to re-lay since early January due to the club's match schedule as it takes two weeks to re-lay and prepare a new pitch."

 

The Chelsea manager had explained the decision not to act before the Barça game was because a new pitch had been a major contributing factor to Scott Parker damaging his foot last season. Clearly the situation has changed significantly since.

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I do not know if they use "special" turf at Stamford bridge that needs 2 weeks but I was in the San Siro before Christmas. It was about 3pm'ish on a Friday and they had 1/4 of the pitch relayed at that stage. They worked through the night and had it ready for a Sat evening kick off. A cup game had been played on it the Wednesday night so effectively they had 3 days to do it. I was at the game on the Sat night and the pitch seemed to hold up well.

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I do not know if they use "special" turf at Stamford bridge that needs 2 weeks but I was in the San Siro before Christmas. It was about 3pm'ish on a Friday and they had 1/4 of the pitch relayed at that stage. They worked through the night and had it ready for a Sat evening kick off. A cup game had been played on it the Wednesday night so effectively they had 3 days to do it. I was at the game on the Sat night and the pitch seemed to hold up well.

 

Same thing when Liverpool played here in Toronto. It's the long term bedding in that takes time but even then it should be playable within 24 hours.

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