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Cardiff City Boss Appeals To 'Keep Off The Grass!'

Cardiff City Boss Appeals To 'Keep Off The Grass!'

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has appealed to the home supporters to keep off the pitch regardless of result tomorrow after the Sheffield Wednesday game. However, Dave's concerns are not for public safety / security concerns - he just wants the pitch to be protected!

The valuable win we picked up on the road last weekend at QPR allowed the 1200 travelling fans to celebrate the Bluebirds reaching the play-offs after pulling mathematically clear of Blackpool in 7th place. However, it's been a long time since we were able to celebrate such a big achievement at home after reaching Wembley away at Middlesbrough, and securing promotion to the Championship at the Millenium Stadium in 2003.

The less said about last season's 'end-of-an-era' celebration of the last ever game at Ninian Park the better. A limp and lifeless display on and off the pitch saw the players and fans embarrassed and ashamed at the disappointing send-off.

Jones told the Cardiff City official website:

'The fans will want us to put a result in. I hope no-one runs on the pitch because there's not much grass on it and I don't want what's left to be taken off. I'd be grateful if the fans do all their partying around the pitch and not on it!!'


The pitch at the Cardiff City stadium has been a source of concern for some time with certain areas becoming increasingly bare and muddy. Fortunately the recent good weather should have helped as we would struggle to play our natural game if the state of the pitch had deteriorated further. The lack of the appropriate lighting (which we couldn't afford!) appears to be at fault for the problem, while the groundshare with the Cardiff Blues and regular rugby action will not have helped at all.

Jones is keen to avoid having 1000+ rampaging Bluebirds ripping up the already threadbare pitch - and you cant blame him. Hopefully a dazzling home performance in the play-offs and securing a third trip to Wembley in as many years will be celebration enough for the Cardiff City fans.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday April 23 2010
Time: 4:43PM

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