I apologize for not being completely forthcoming about reporting my conditions. I should have stated that I place a high premium on maintaining my players' conditions and morale 24/7. To my knowledge I have never sent a player into a match not at 99% condition, and only rarely do I ever send in a player who is not 'superb' on morale. I have also never once assigned a player to play a position for which they were not designated.

Basically, with all other variables controlled for (player condition, opponents, etc) the only difference I can find is the stadium itself. Well, and as stated, luck. My hypothesis is that pitch condition influences 'luck' more than a little.