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Ground confusion could help United

Ground confusion could help United

Former Dundee United midfielder Eamonn Bannon believes that the farcical situation over a suitable pitch for the Arabs' second-leg tie against AEK Athens could actually benefit them.

The venue has already been changed twice by UEFA after AEK's own pitch was ruled unplayable and then there was damage to the goalposts at a possible replacement option at Palionios' stadium.

"For whatever reason footballers are creatures of habit and they like their own home comforts and their routines," Bannon told the Scottish Sun. "It might be just a psychological thing but it's why teams win the majority of their home games and struggle away from home. Here, though, it is a little different.

"The AEK players may know the stadium they are at and the pitch they are playing on, but it still won't feel like a home game and won't be as big an advantage as it might have been if they were at the Olympic Stadium."

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Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
Time: 2:12PM

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