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« on: December 24, 2017, 10:03:26 AM »

Given the condition of the pitch would you take a 4G pitch?

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 10:31:24 AM »

It would probably suit our style of play and potentially being in money if rented out during the week. It may cost a bit but there's always the chance of a grant
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:38:09 AM »

I think I'd rather have a drying wind. It was obvious yesterday that the structure of the soil had completely broken down in certain areas. It will take a lot of effort and luck to get it back into anything like a decent shape.

I didn't like the pitch at Sutton Coldfield. It made everything very dark.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 11:08:36 AM »

no, its not football
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 11:24:50 AM »

no, its not football

Unfortunately it is now. A lot of teams are using 4G including at International level. I much prefer football on grass but I'd take a 4G pitch if it enhanced our chances on and off the pitch.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 01:20:55 PM »

A decent grass pitch will always be better than a 4G pitch.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 03:29:59 PM »

That's like the guys at the end of the nineteenth century saying that a good horse will always be better than the internal combustion engine. One day it will pass. At the moment, I too vote for grass.

There was an are just inside the chequers end that ripped up really badly yesterday. It was the same two years ago too. I wondrer what the underlying problem is. It's almost as though the grass can't grow strong roots there.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 04:23:15 PM »

An interesting piece on the BBC website today about the dilemma facing National League clubs with 3/4G pitches and aspirations to be promoted to the EFL:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42425377
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 05:04:40 PM »

I would rather spend the money a 4g pitch would cost and sort out the problem with the current pitch and keep it as grass. could we not consult with our friends at MUFC and seek advice.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2017, 05:32:53 PM »

An interesting piece on the BBC website today about the dilemma facing National League clubs with 3/4G pitches and aspirations to be promoted to the EFL:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42425377


It's an interesting situation. If needs be the clubs concerned could throw a match or two at the end of the seasom and bring the game into disrepute.
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 05:39:43 PM »

An interesting piece on the BBC website today about the dilemma facing National League clubs with 3/4G pitches and aspirations to be promoted to the EFL:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42425377


It's an interesting situation. If needs be the clubs concerned could throw a match or two at the end of the seasom and bring the game into disrepute.

Let's have a show of hands in the CSH a bit nearer the time.
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »

Couldn’t think of anything worse. It would be a disastrous move
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »



This recent article in The Football Stadia Improvement Fund Focus Annual Review 2017 (complete with a quote from JTH!) now looks rather inopportune, alas:


http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/digitalpublications/fsif-focus-2017/?page=10
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017, 07:30:53 PM »

The problem areas evident yesterday are the same areas that turned into quagmires in the Unibond League winning season of 1998/99. The cause then if I remember correctly was that drains were blocked and the water had nowhere to go. Since then I think the club has had two goes at new drainage, and up to now there hasn't been a problem with the pitch (other than the odd time it was too wet to play on). Could it be that although there is a fabulous system of pipes and drainage slits and goodness knows what else that its all got silted up and the water can't run off?
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2017, 07:45:40 PM »

Couldn’t think of anything worse. It would be a disastrous move

A tad OTT
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