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      Pre-Season 18/19

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      DanMann
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #525: Jul 26, 2018 07:45:59 pm
      Midfield creativity wasn't good, but it didn't help by having Sturridge and Lallana being part of the front line as both players were more descending than ascending.

       ???

      Explain that one mate? No idea what you are meaning..
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #526: Jul 26, 2018 07:53:30 pm
      For those interested.
        Highlights.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOzncbQQ-so
      JC16
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #527: Jul 26, 2018 08:10:50 pm
      The pitch looked awful and the ball was moving really poorly along it. It was slow and scruffy. It's a disgrace that they allow a concert onto a pitch directly before it is used for a sporting event. The organisers of this little pre-season 'tournament' really messed that up.

      That said, it's no reflection on the groundsmen, and if you are, then fair play to you. Must have been a nightmare trying to patch that up. Still awful though.  ;)

      All I can say is we were laying sod down on a surface that I used a radar thermometer on that read 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  With no irrigation system.

      It was poorly planned.  We should have been there over two months ago.

      But with the facility being used so often it wasn’t feasible.

      I just wanted to make it as safe as possible.

      Sorry if I disappointed. 
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #528: Jul 26, 2018 08:15:48 pm
      All I can say is we were laying sod down on a surface that I used a radar thermometer on that read 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  With no irrigation system.

      It was poorly planned.  We should have been there over two months ago.

      But with the facility being used so often it wasn’t feasible.

      I just wanted to make it as safe as possible.

      Sorry if I disappointed.

      Nothing to do with you, though. Just pointing out that it was the organizer who f'ed up in organizing this game so soon after a concert knowing the field would not be in prime condition.

      So the Giants / Jets play on turf? not a NFL guy so don't follow it and not familiar with their surface, but the stadium itself is very new. With so many stadiums of high capacity in the US it's a shame they (the organizers) chose Metlife given its busy schedule just prior to the game.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #529: Jul 26, 2018 08:19:34 pm
      All I can say is we were laying sod down on a surface that I used a radar thermometer on that read 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  With no irrigation system.

      It was poorly planned.  We should have been there over two months ago.

      But with the facility being used so often it wasn’t feasible.

      I just wanted to make it as safe as possible.

      Sorry if I disappointed. 

      Why was it chosen mate,  obviously not your fault, but not suitable at all
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #530: Jul 26, 2018 08:38:02 pm
      I don’t know why it was chosen.  Probably for the incredible amount of LFC supporters we have here in NY/NJ. 

      It was a guaranteed good gate considering the prices of the tickets and food/beverage sales which would be split between both clubs and the NJSEA

      Yes the Jets and Giants play on an artificial surface.  They have no irrigation.  I had to bring in equipment to be able to bind the sod with water on an incredibly hot surface.


      I could not cut it short (as much as I wanted to). 

      With no irrigation at this time of year it is very difficult to keep a pitch both appeasing to the eye and safe for the players under such short time constraints and with so much traffic.

      The facility has no grounds crew.  It’s an artificial surface. 

      All they have to do is swap out the end zones from Jets to Giants and put up the proper side wall decoration.

      Oh and they have to sweep up the beer cups and hotdog wrappers.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #531: Jul 26, 2018 09:21:43 pm
      I hate pre season and I hate the transfer window the sooner we get on with winning the league and the CL the better. 2019 will be the
      60th anniversary of Bill Shankly arriving this would be an appropriate year to win the " f***in lot"
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #532: Jul 26, 2018 09:47:33 pm
      I hate pre season and I hate the transfer window the sooner we get on with winning the league and the CL the better. 2019 will be the
      60th anniversary of Bill Shankly arriving this would be an appropriate year to win the " f***in lot"

      Certainly would.

      What an anniversary it would be celebrating the great man's legacy.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #533: Jul 26, 2018 10:18:03 pm
      Why was it chosen mate,  obviously not your fault, but not suitable at all

      The organization that runs the ICC doesn't always have the most pristine reputation. The ground is quite new and it is not the only place where they have to put natural grass down on top of the resident artificial turf, but the combination of the concerts, the laying of the sod and the heavy rainfall made it a poor playing surface.

      That situation is avoided with better planning, but again, the organization is going to be largely concerned with getting 40,000 + people, paying between 50 and 100 US dollars a head to watch a preseason friendly. There's only two other venues in greater New York that could do that, and they are taken by in-season baseball teams. So the bad timing of the concerts would be of little concert to the organizers because they just want the revenue and the quality of the surface/game are not vital to generating the money.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #534: Jul 26, 2018 10:26:11 pm

      got a feeling this lad may be a better player than some people give him credit for. What we all love is a hungry player and this is such an opportunity for him to show the world he is as good as he thinks he is could be the best £13mil we have spent
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #535: Jul 26, 2018 10:27:40 pm
      ???

      Explain that one mate? No idea what you are meaning..

      Sorry, maybe not the best use of words, but both Sturridge and Lallana are more likely to drop off than make runs behind/attack the opposition with the ball.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #536: Jul 26, 2018 10:30:53 pm
      got a feeling this lad may be a better player than some people give him credit for. What we all love is a hungry player and this is such an opportunity for him to show the world he is as good as he thinks he is could be the best £13mil we have spent

      I really really hope so. No excuses for him now. He certainly has quality, but most importantly, he has the experience and should be in his peak for the next 3-4 seasons, and throw a world class attacking team and manager into the frame....
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #537: Jul 27, 2018 10:45:21 am
      got a feeling this lad may be a better player than some people give him credit for. What we all love is a hungry player and this is such an opportunity for him to show the world he is as good as he thinks he is could be the best £13mil we have spent


      I am really hoping he can hit the ground running, and be more consistent than what I have come to believe.
      Unfortunately, I can’t get the vision of Mat Lucas in a reds kit, being compared to shaquiri 😳
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #538: Jul 27, 2018 03:55:02 pm
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #539: Jul 27, 2018 04:53:22 pm
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #540: Jul 27, 2018 08:24:56 pm
      Live now, so should start soon I hope!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfdx_LNI9t8

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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #541: Jul 27, 2018 09:21:11 pm
      Karius and Keita misses the Utd game. As for Wijnaldum, he missed training today, I wonder what's up with him.
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      Reply #542: Jul 27, 2018 10:14:45 pm
      Just watched that game back. Those groundsmen should be sued
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #543: Jul 28, 2018 01:33:03 am
      « Last Edit: Jul 28, 2018 11:26:52 am by HUYTON RED »
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #544: Jul 28, 2018 02:11:40 am
      Just watched that game back. Those groundsmen should be sued

      They had a Taylor Swift Concert on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Wednesday’s game, so the pitch was not laid down until Monday at the earliest, that’s if Taylor Swifts stage was broken down in time, then the sod was laid down, they did their best, no irrigation system, I worked the game, and did the Liverpool team bus escort, it was a unreal see them that close. It was a great day.

      « Last Edit: Jul 28, 2018 02:18:07 am by glennusmc »
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #545: Jul 28, 2018 05:24:59 am
      They had a Taylor Swift Concert on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Wednesday’s game, so the pitch was not laid down until Monday at the earliest, that’s if Taylor Swifts stage was broken down in time, then the sod was laid down, they did their best, no irrigation system, I worked the game, and did the Liverpool team bus escort, it was a unreal see them that close. It was a great day.


      Thank you!!!  Glenn do you know JP?  He’s a major Rutgers fan and works most events at Met Life.
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #546: Jul 28, 2018 07:06:31 am
      They had a Taylor Swift Concert on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Wednesday’s game, so the pitch was not laid down until Monday at the earliest, that’s if Taylor Swifts stage was broken down in time, then the sod was laid down, they did their best, no irrigation system, I worked the game, and did the Liverpool team bus escort, it was a unreal see them that close. It was a great day.



      Nar sack em all mate
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #547: Jul 28, 2018 07:50:44 am
      We'll have one of the Kids in goal tonight, what an experience that will be playing in front of 100,000 people!
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #548: Jul 28, 2018 08:04:10 am

      Yeah.. don't think they should be waiting by the phone for a call from Liverpool about a job sorting the pitch at Anfield
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      Re: Pre-Season 18/19
      Reply #549: Jul 28, 2018 02:18:00 pm
      We'll have one of the Kids in goal tonight, what an experience that will be playing in front of 100,000 people!

      Looks like it'll be BOTH of the kids in goal, actually.

      (Not at the same time, mind. Rules and all that).

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