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Villa Park Pitch Has Ouch Factor.

Villa Park Pitch Has Ouch Factor.

The latest injury to strike is to our defender Aaron Hughes who has aggravated his hernia injury.

The problem has again been put down to the hardness of the pitch at Villa Park.

Our injury crisis, it seems, is mainly down to the state of our usually excellent pitch and plans are already in place to dig the current one up and replace it in the summer at a cost of around £700 000

Villa have had an amazing run of injuries to key players this season including Hughes, Lee Hendrie, Gavin McCann, Kevin Phillips, Milan Baros, Laursen, Mark Delaney, Gary Cahill, Jlloyd Samuel, De La Crus and Wilfred Bouma, who have all missed games through injury - though not all directly due to the pitch problems obviously!

O'Leary, quoted in the Mirror Online said about Hughes:

'Aaron was very uncomfortable after our game against Wigan at the weekend and has suffered a reaction to his hernia problem.'

Delaney is due to step in for his first game of the season.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 25 2005
Time: 3:27PM

Comments

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Graham Souness used this one a few days ago. Not the only thing these two managers have in common then at the moment?
bernie
25/10/2005 15:40:00
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Graham Souness used this one a few days ago. Not the only thing these two managers have in common then at the moment?
bernie
25/10/2005 15:40:00
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How often did players in years gone by fall foul of injuries like this? Tackles were harder, pitches weren't governed by science and the football's themselves were harder. It's probably fairer to question the "super fitness" of players and debate whether or not they are a bunch of fairies these days. Injuries happen yes, at all levels of the game - so why does it seem the Premiership (despite playing less games) have the lions share of them?
mike_field
25/10/2005 17:11:00
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How often did players in years gone by fall foul of injuries like this? Tackles were harder, pitches weren't governed by science and the football's themselves were harder. It's probably fairer to question the "super fitness" of players and debate whether or not they are a bunch of fairies these days. Injuries happen yes, at all levels of the game - so why does it seem the Premiership (despite playing less games) have the lions share of them?
mike_field
25/10/2005 17:11:00
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What I find strange is I've not heard any of the opposition managers saying that their players are getting injured on this pitch. I can understand the Newcastle situation a bit more because they are saying it is the training ground pitches. Both seem to have a nice line in excuses though don't they!?
The Fear
25/10/2005 23:23:00
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What I find strange is I've not heard any of the opposition managers saying that their players are getting injured on this pitch. I can understand the Newcastle situation a bit more because they are saying it is the training ground pitches. Both seem to have a nice line in excuses though don't they!?
The Fear
25/10/2005 23:23:00
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I remember when we had a huge injury list under Flynn (Swansea) and it was thought it was either the training pitches or the players being brought back too soon. Us fans were puzzled as to why so many were getting injured, think we had 10 or 11 out at one stage.
KevinE
26/10/2005 00:34:00
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I remember when we had a huge injury list under Flynn (Swansea) and it was thought it was either the training pitches or the players being brought back too soon. Us fans were puzzled as to why so many were getting injured, think we had 10 or 11 out at one stage.
KevinE
26/10/2005 00:34:00
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I sometimes think if we did have 10 or 11 out we'd win more matches with how some of our first team stars perform.
mike_field
26/10/2005 17:59:00
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I sometimes think if we did have 10 or 11 out we'd win more matches with how some of our first team stars perform.
mike_field
26/10/2005 17:59:00
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