Bradford City friendly off because of "unfit" pitch

Phil Parkinson felt the Farsley pitch was not fit for City's friendly to be played on

Phil Parkinson felt the Farsley pitch was not fit for City's friendly to be played on

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

City pulled the plug on tomorrow's friendly at Farsley because of the state of the Throstle Nest pitch.

Phil Parkinson confirmed they were unhappy with the surface and were not prepared to risk playing on it.

He said: "We sent our groundsman up there before we left for Ireland and he said it was unfit to play on. There were divots in some areas which could be dangerous.

"We were prepared to keep the game on as long as they did some work to improve it while we were away. But a member of the coaching staff checked today and nothing has been done."

City will instead send a stronger team to Ossett Town, where they had originally scheduled a youth fixture.

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8:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

manure says...

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10:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

manure wrote:
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Who is that aimed at? Farsley for not improving the state of the pitch or City for pulling out,

Surely you can't blame City for wanting to protect their players from picking up injuries? As for Farsley, their loss (financially at least)
[quote][p][bold]manure[/bold] wrote: TOSSERS[/p][/quote]Who is that aimed at? Farsley for not improving the state of the pitch or City for pulling out, Surely you can't blame City for wanting to protect their players from picking up injuries? As for Farsley, their loss (financially at least) Waynus1971
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