Date: 19th July 2008 at 4:38pm
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This week saw the announcement that the pitch at stadium:mk has been widened, on the instructions of new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

The Italian is said to be keen to continue to implement a quick, passing style of football, much like his predecessor Paul Ince.

After talks with head groundsman Joe Aylett, the pair decided to expand the pitch to 70 metres wide, from an original size of 68m.

Aylett, speaking to the official club website, revealed, ‘I had a chat with the Gaffer last week and he wants to play a nice, wide game. I believe he wants to get the boys really fit and that extra yard either side will make a difference.

‘Our pitch was quite a wide pitch as it was at 68 metres, now we’re widening it to 70 metres so we should be in for some expansive, attacking football.’

‘I believe we’re going to be playing a similar passing game to last season which means it will have to be a nice short pitch, watered before the game and at half-time.’

‘The Gaffer wants a short, fast playing surface so I think the fans can be excited by the football coming up for them this year.’

However, plans for a new scoreboard to be unveiled at the ground have been scrapped, it was revealed to supporters at the recent Fans Forum.

Counting on fingers will have to suffice!


3 Replies to “Pitch Widened But No Scoreboard”

  • Good news with the pitch – hopefully will lead to more attacking play this season under RDM. Shame about the scoreboard though, eh?

  • Having a scoreboard shows people that you’ve finally ‘made it’ as a club, don’t you think?

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