It has not been long since Sligo Rovers lifted the Airtricity league trophy, or Ireland conceding 6 at the hands of Germany. But now, already, the league is starting up again.
But of course the cups have already well begun, this brings me to speak about the close proximity of games in the early months of the year. For example, The stunning students have played the brilliant Bohs three times in as many weeks due to the tight nit calender. All at the Dalymount park, leading me to be suspect of the pitch in the future weeks due to the regularity of senior matches taking place on it.
Looking forward now, Yes, The league of Ireland lacks a wide fan-base and i know it is a regular topic that arises at most Agm's. But lets face facts, the attendance is low mainly due to the fact the public think the standard is poor. And indeed it is at some stages, this could come from the fact that, at times the actual playing surfaces are not up to scratch.
Personally, I would hope that the boards would hold the quality of pitches of top priority for the prosperity of the league.
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