UK time is: 03:59:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Tisdale lambasts St James' Park playing surface

Paul Tisdale has blamed the state of Exeter City`s pitch as to one of the reasons behind their poor home form.

City are seeking legal advice about the condition of their pitch which is only in its first season of use.

Four defeats in a row marks the Grecians worst run at home for two-and-a-half-years.

Speaking to thisisexeter.co.uk Tisdale said:

'It is very difficult to play here. We are a team built for football and you can't play football here,'

'The issue is that we are the home side and the onus is on us to make the play. But this is definitely an easier place to play away than it is to play at home.

'It is no surprise that for four years our home form has been 50 per cent better than our away form, but at this particular juncture it is 50 per cent the other way. No surprise whatsoever.

'This is a very hard place to make the play. It is a place for sitting and counter-attacking because when you try and make the play you spread out and leave yourself open. It is impossible for our defence to get it right.

'We are built to play football and we are having to change our game in every home match at the moment because we can't play. It is a real shame.

'This year we have won six games at home and nine away - there are clues as to why that is.

'It is hugely frustrating because we want to play our normal game here and we can't. But we are just getting on with it because there is nothing we can do to change it.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Kithson Bain Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 28 2011

Time: 4:40PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Exeter City Articles

Exeter Get Non League Draw (Monday October 27 2014)

A Complete Performance For Tisdale (Monday October 27 2014)

Stats: Morecambe v Exeter (Sunday October 26 2014)

Tisdale - The Run Continues (Thursday October 23 2014)

Stats: Exeter v Wycombe (Tuesday October 21 2014)

A Fair Point For Tisdale (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Southend v Exeter (Saturday October 18 2014)

Exeter 1 Hartlepool Utd 2 (Monday October 13 2014)

Tis - Disappointed But Not Downbeat (Sunday October 12 2014)

Stats: Exeter v Hartlepool (Saturday October 11 2014)

Archived Exeter City Articles

List All Vital Grecians Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Exeter 1 - 1 Portsmouth
Morecambe 0 - 2 Exeter
Dag & Red 1 - 2 Exeter
Northampton 1 - 0 Exeter
Tranmere 1 - 2 Exeter
Southend 1 - 1 Exeter

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Morecambe 15 7 2 6 2 23
8. Newport 14 6 4 4 4 22
9. Southend 15 6 4 5 1 22
10. Exeter 15 6 4 5 0 22
11. Cheltenham 15 6 4 5 -2 22
12. Cambridge 14 6 2 6 8 20
13. Wimbledon 15 5 5 5 -1 20

Breaking League News

Striker loan 'short-term'
York : 30/10/2014 19:55:00
Newcomer to lift York
York : 30/10/2014 17:14:00
Keeper returns to duty
York : 30/10/2014 13:44:00
'Forgotten man' almost back!
Portsmouth : 30/10/2014 12:38:00
Staniforth leaves Rovers
York : 30/10/2014 12:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Morecambe MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Pym 0%
Ribeiro 0%
Oakley 0%
Bennett 0%
Davies 0%
Butterfield 0%
Grimes 0%
Woodman 0%
Keohane 0%
Wheeler 0%
Cummins 0%
Sub - Noble 0%
Sub - Nichols 0%