Plymouth boss full of sympathy over Rodney Parade pitch problems

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PLYMOUTH Argyle manager John Sheridan admitted he feels sorry for Newport County AFC boss Justin Edinburgh over the state of the pitch at Rodney Parade.

Goals from Tyler Harvey and Conor Hourihane gave the Pilgrims victory over the Exiles on Tuesday night despite the poor state of the pitch.

“You could see the effort we put in in tricky conditions on a bobbly pitch but once we got the goals we produced a good team performance,” said Sheridan.

“I do feel sorry for Justin because the surface is very poor but I thought we scored two excellent goals.

“I was disappointed on their goal, it’s just come back out and we didn’t deal with it when we should have been able to see it out.

“The difference between our goals was that we opened them up and played football where as they just read one of our errors and Chris Zebroski has finished off well.

He added: “We’ve got chance at reaching the play-offs but we've just got to fight. I’ve told the players that we aren’t going to get relegated so go out and relax.”

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2:23pm Wed 9 Apr 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Did he express any sympathy over the state of our team?
Did he express any sympathy over the state of our team? lowandhardandinthecorner
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2:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Clever Trevor says...

Ok we lost,but I thought it was a great game of football,played it on the deck more than I can remember.
I bet Darlington,Stockport and Rushden had all wished they could have lost a FL2 game last night
Ok we lost,but I thought it was a great game of football,played it on the deck more than I can remember. I bet Darlington,Stockport and Rushden had all wished they could have lost a FL2 game last night Clever Trevor
  • Score: 5

6:03pm Wed 9 Apr 14

DDDog1 says...

Clever Trevor wrote:
Ok we lost,but I thought it was a great game of football,played it on the deck more than I can remember.
I bet Darlington,Stockport and Rushden had all wished they could have lost a FL2 game last night
So might we next season
[quote][p][bold]Clever Trevor[/bold] wrote: Ok we lost,but I thought it was a great game of football,played it on the deck more than I can remember. I bet Darlington,Stockport and Rushden had all wished they could have lost a FL2 game last night[/p][/quote]So might we next season DDDog1
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Thor at the door says...

It was ok until the county amatures started cutting it up...
It was ok until the county amatures started cutting it up... Thor at the door
  • Score: -1

7:37pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Harps62 says...

The state of the pitch is a pathetic excuse.
We play on it every home game
Everyone else once and they all run us off the park
JE starting to clutch at straws now for any excuses to justify dismal performances one after another
The state of the pitch is a pathetic excuse. We play on it every home game Everyone else once and they all run us off the park JE starting to clutch at straws now for any excuses to justify dismal performances one after another Harps62
  • Score: 2

11:11pm Wed 9 Apr 14

markus007 says...

Thor at the door wrote:
It was ok until the county amatures started cutting it up...
time to sit back in the armchair and watch some real football then
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: It was ok until the county amatures started cutting it up...[/p][/quote]time to sit back in the armchair and watch some real football then markus007
  • Score: -1

12:23am Thu 10 Apr 14

Leepod says...

Get Les Euro to invest in the pitch with appropriate drainage, heating and coverage system.
Get Les Euro to invest in the pitch with appropriate drainage, heating and coverage system. Leepod
  • Score: -3

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