Artificial Turf

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An artificial surface made to look like grass, which is used on many football fields, often linked to abrasions
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We had the Joe Royle years, the plastic pitch, the famous Cup runs of the 1990s and Eric Cantona's debut for Leeds United here.
He's adamant they should be banned and maintains he would have left any of the clubs he played for if they had installed a plastic pitch, saying there's no way his joints would have lasted.
JOSE MOURINHO has told Manchester United's players to follow tennis great Roger Federer's lead as they kick off their Champions League campaign on a plastic pitch.
NEWCASTLE United's Scotland winger Matt Ritchie does not fear a slip-up on Lithuania's plastic pitch - even though he admits he has never played a competitive game on astroturf.
The Blues had won just once this season, at Zebre in their Guinness Pro12 opener, but had lost five in a row since then and failed to score a try on their plastic pitch. Confidence had been ebbing but you could see it steadily rising as they put away a much-changed Grenoble side with comparative ease.
But a shocking first half hour on the Swiss runners-up's plastic pitch meant the Londoners were forced to fight back from 3-0 down.
The Unibond League side play a behind-closed-doors friendly on the Dragons' artificial training pitch today as a warm-up for their clash against Woodley Sports on a plastic pitch on Boxing Day.
The Germans will have to contend with plummeting temperatures, a plastic pitch, and the watchful eye of the Kremlin if they are to successfully negotiate this fixture.
VILLA will have to contend with CSKA Moscow's plastic pitch when they head to the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday night and I have to admit that I'm not a fan of fake surfaces at all.
Indeed, the best way of insulting Queens Park Rangers in 1981 was to remind them that their plastic pitch was of poor quality and not conducive to good football.
ENGLAND were last night tipped to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals by Estonia - but were warned they face a night of hell on Moscow's plastic pitch.