The comments from the Crewe manager after the game the other day were interesting. He stated that we are one of the best footballing teams in the league, but in essence it was impossible to play football on that pitch. He observed that our tactics were to get the ball into the final third and try to create from there.Controversial comment...
Instead of bemoaning the state of the pitch, why not shape a playing squad/style capable of playing on the surface available? Probably cheaper.
I thought he was spot on and it was pretty dire to watch.
Players that perform well in those conditions are likely to be less effective when the pitch is firm in the autumn and spring.
All that said, I don't think spending £1m of a pitch that will last c10 years is a good use of limited resources. Surely a decent cover and drainage to get rid of the water would cost significantly less than £1m?