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Home First Team Liberty pitch work continues - diggers move in

Liberty pitch work continues – diggers move in

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It was a much criticised playing surface last season and a forced relay of the pitch had to take place around the turn of the year with fans describing it as the worst surface in the football league at times.

The remedial work carried out earlier this year was a temporary reprieve for a surface that for many years appeared to be one of the best around but has certainly gone downhill in recent years with some of the problems blamed last season on the short turnaround between football seasons.

Steve Cooper admitted after the 2-0 win over Barnsley at the end of December that the pitch was not helping “I know it’s been a talking point for a number of weeks now and it’s not been easy,” he said at the time.

“But we’ve got to play football on it and we’ve been winning here – and that’s the most important thing.

“I know it will be a little bit different next time we come here which will be intriguing to see. But we’ve dealt with the conditions really well and played football when we can.”

As the picture below shows (taken yesterday) work is continuing on the pitch now during the close season.

Liberty Pitch
Credit – DonKonky on the Planet Swans Forum https://planetswans.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=67915#p67915

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It does not help things when you have rugby player on it to and the mess they make when they have scrums and the players dig thyer feet in to get leverage it takes a good pitch to stand up to all that.

  2. It’s plain bonkers to share a pitch with a rugby team. Ospreys must find another ground or build a new one with a WRU grant.

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Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

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