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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 01:55:04 PM »

Flixton or Trafford I think playing the next 5 games should be considered...our pitch gets cut up and damaged every time it's played on and will be poor even in March...that goal area need completely digging out and relaying, the soil underneath is clearly saturated.....even not having played on it a lot in januray it is not recovering and the water table remains too high to take one normal Manchester downpour...

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »

The under 17s play at Flixton. That's would do a job, don't think they have a senior team

Actually, they do. Unicorn Athletic play there. While we are thinking of possibilities, don't forget Stalybridge owe us a favour from last season.

If we have to have a temporary groundshare, and we may have to, it's important it should be for the fewest games possible.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 01:58:40 PM »

Bridge's pitch is also fooked I'm reliably informed
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 02:13:48 PM »

Iím not sure flixton would have a evostick premier grading to be honest. Witton or the Manchester regional arena would probably be best bet, MRA Holds 6,500. Stalybridge have got pitch problems as have stockport county. Other option would be NSS at belle vue which holds 5,000
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018, 02:34:25 PM »




I don't think that even the great Jack Thorpe could salvage this:



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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2018, 02:50:42 PM »

good job they never built houses on the pitch , they would be bungalows by now  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2018, 02:52:18 PM »

Time to think about 4g ?
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 02:55:25 PM »

Iím not sure flixton would have a evostick premier grading to be honest. Witton or the Manchester regional arena would probably be best bet, MRA Holds 6,500. Stalybridge have got pitch problems as have stockport county. Other option would be NSS at belle vue which holds 5,000
Flixton is a better ground than half we have played in this season

A more than adequate venue for this level of football
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 02:58:59 PM »

Northwich played there 2 seasons ago, in the evo stik league so presume still got the grading for us to play there.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »




I don't think that even the great Jack Thorpe could salvage this:




the pitch seems to be worse than ever despite significant investment not long ago very sad too see

We have had a stupid amount of rain however and for us that is a killer

It turns out we didn't need the sprinklers after all
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2018, 03:15:10 PM »

A practical quick fix would be a crowd finder for more tarpaulin. For at least enough to cover all the problem areas, itíd pay for itself
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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2018, 03:33:44 PM »

I would like to to see a comprehensive survey carried out by professionals to once and for all see if there is a solution to this ongoing problem .

Then if there is a way we could cure this problem and costings be given I would then think it would be worth asking people if they would like to help fund the project .

Covers are ok for frost protection but I feel water will seep up under the covers.

Just a thought
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2018, 03:35:59 PM »

The pitch is a huge concern. I could stand corrected but I am sure we didn't relay it last summer? Probably money needed saving for the barriers and player budget. I could be wrong.
It needs digging up in the summer and a drainage system of some sort needs placing a foot or two underneath the surface that runs out the ground into a nearby drainage pipe. A big cost but needs doing.
Could the well talked about sprinklers be leaking underground?
This pitch could ruin our promotion challenge but at the same time playing at another ground would be rubbish.
Might not have a choice.
It is definitely the worst I've seen it.
Buy a load of gazebo's with sides,I bought quite a decent size one for a festival for 45 quid. Around 6 of those will be sweet. You can actually buy the pop up ones but more of a cost. Worth a thought. Keep the frost off too and won't damage the grass as much as sheets.
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2018, 03:53:40 PM »

Trafford or Flixton would be the most suitable venues if we need to switch some home games,both in the same borough and only one bus ride from Altrincham. If they are unplayable then Curzon or Etihad Campus as they're both on the tram line but cost could be an issue.
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2018, 04:07:42 PM »

Trafford or Flixton would be the most suitable venues if we need to switch some home games,both in the same borough and only one bus ride from Altrincham. If they are unplayable then Curzon or Etihad Campus as they're both on the tram line but cost could be an issue.
Cheadle Town maybe another option
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