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Thought we were getting drainage put in?

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Thought we were getting drainage put in?

Might of done it, the picture don't show all the pitch


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Loads of coils of six inch pipe up there this morning so probably going in next week.


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Anyone know if we're getting Bishop style sprinklers put in?


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Anyone know if we're getting Bishop style sprinklers put in?


No, money better spent elsewhere.


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Anyone know if we're getting Bishop style sprinklers put in?


No, money better spent elsewhere.

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I must admit I was concerned when I saw the pics of the pitch 8 days ago but I'm amazed to see the latest photos and how green it looks already and still weeks to go until it's played on!


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Good stuff. I really hope it lasts and that we get the money raised for the stand asap.

As crap as the pitch was last year, it wasn't that that stopped us being promoted. I really hope we haven't just spent a lot of money on something that is going to be chewed up very quickly by the rugby team.


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H1987 wrote:
Good stuff. I really hope it lasts and that we get the money raised for the stand asap.

As crap as the pitch was last year, it wasn't that that stopped us being promoted. I really hope we haven't just spent a lot of money on something that is going to be chewed up very quickly by the rugby team.

What like it got chewed up last season??


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Having a flatter surface will provide more options for attacking play. More scope for ball control, passing and pacy runs.

All Darlo players should benefit with a more predictable bounce at home games.


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The bounce worked out once or twice! Remember the Turnbull volley? Bounced up perfect


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I think having a far better pitch will be more advantageous to our home form, as the pitch last season reduced our home field advantage.


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Neil Johnson wrote:
Having a flatter surface will provide more options for attacking play. More scope for ball control, passing and pacy runs.

All Darlo players should benefit with a more predictable bounce at home games.


Will the bounce not be as predictable for opponents?

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HarrytheQuaker wrote:
H1987 wrote:
Good stuff. I really hope it lasts and that we get the money raised for the stand asap.

As crap as the pitch was last year, it wasn't that that stopped us being promoted. I really hope we haven't just spent a lot of money on something that is going to be chewed up very quickly by the rugby team.

What like it got chewed up last season??


Errr.... you know the a pitch like the one we've just put in is far more likely to chew up that the old one with longer grass, don't you? Especially if you put big lads playing Rugby on it. It's not exactly an unheard of problem in shared stadiums.


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H1987 wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
H1987 wrote:
Good stuff. I really hope it lasts and that we get the money raised for the stand asap.

As crap as the pitch was last year, it wasn't that that stopped us being promoted. I really hope we haven't just spent a lot of money on something that is going to be chewed up very quickly by the rugby team.

What like it got chewed up last season??


Errr.... you know the a pitch like the one we've just put in is far more likely to chew up that the old one with longer grass, don't you? Especially if you put big lads playing Rugby on it. It's not exactly an unheard of problem in shared stadiums.


What is difference in the new pitch compared to the old, apart from being flatter and better drained

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Once the grass has established it will be a mixture that wears well for both sports played on it.Seed mixtures have improved greatly over the last 20 years.


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Aye, it'll be a different type of grass, I would expect denser and shorter. Great for playing football on, not so great with heavy lads making big tackles on it and with longer rugby studs.

Think of how the field at Wembley ends up after the NFL, for example.... extreme example of course, but the surface at Wembley is up there with one of the best in the world, and even they have problems with it cutting up. The long stuff we had last season, while horrible for having the ball on the deck, didn't really cut up too much. It'll be interesting to see the contrast.


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Aye, it'll be a different type of grass, I would expect denser and shorter. Great for playing football on, not so great with heavy lads making big tackles on it and with longer rugby studs.

Think of how the field at Wembley ends up after the NFL, for example.... extreme example of course, but the surface at Wembley is up there with one of the best in the world, and even they have problems with it cutting up. The long stuff we had last season, while horrible for having the ball on the deck, didn't really cut up too much. It'll be interesting to see the contrast.


Think you are missing what is being said. The seed / grass mix on the pitch is deliberately chosen so that it will work for rugby / football. It is not the wembley pitch which is specifically maintained for football so would be expected to cut up if football isn't played on it.


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Aye, it'll be a different type of grass, I would expect denser and shorter. Great for playing football on, not so great with heavy lads making big tackles on it and with longer rugby studs.

Think of how the field at Wembley ends up after the NFL, for example.... extreme example of course, but the surface at Wembley is up there with one of the best in the world, and even they have problems with it cutting up. The long stuff we had last season, while horrible for having the ball on the deck, didn't really cut up too much. It'll be interesting to see the contrast.


Think you are missing what is being said. The seed / grass mix on the pitch is deliberately chosen so that it will work for rugby / football. It is not the wembley pitch which is specifically maintained for football so would be expected to cut up if football isn't played on it.


I certainly hope you're right, but nigh on every football pitch that is used with rugby cuts up to some extent. I'm thinking Wigan, Hull (and League is slightly kinder than Union due to lack of scrums). Wycombes has cut up badly recently too.


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At least we have had decent growing weather for grass, judging by the rate my lawn needs cutting. Just hope it is mature enough for when the games get started. Does anyone know if the drains got sorted at the same time?


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Apparently the pitch won't be ready for the first two home games Gainsborough won't agree to switch the Wednesday night game but Alfreton have agreed to reverse the Saturday game.
So 4 away games to start the season , on the positive side the last time this happened back in the 80s we got promoted with 4 draws but it's 3 points for a win now.


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Sorry, are you saying that the Gainsborough game has been officially postponed and the Alfreton game officially switched to an away game?


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Apparently the pitch won't be ready for the first two home games Gainsborough won't agree to switch the Wednesday night game but Alfreton have agreed to reverse the Saturday game.
So 4 away games to start the season , on the positive side the last time this happened back in the 80s we got promoted with 4 draws but it's 3 points for a win now.


Yea seen that, maybe we could play that one at the Arena or our friends at Spenny could help us out, disappointing but if the pitch needs a couple of more weeks so be it.

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roadrunner wrote:
Apparently the pitch won't be ready for the first two home games Gainsborough won't agree to switch the Wednesday night game but Alfreton have agreed to reverse the Saturday game.
So 4 away games to start the season , on the positive side the last time this happened back in the 80s we got promoted with 4 draws but it's 3 points for a win now.

So today almost a week later ,on the home page the games against Gainsborough and Alfreton at home are unchanged :problem: .Where have you got your information from?


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Emdubya wrote:
roadrunner wrote:
Apparently the pitch won't be ready for the first two home games Gainsborough won't agree to switch the Wednesday night game but Alfreton have agreed to reverse the Saturday game.
So 4 away games to start the season , on the positive side the last time this happened back in the 80s we got promoted with 4 draws but it's 3 points for a win now.

So today almost a week later ,on the home page the games against Gainsborough and Alfreton at home are unchanged :problem: .Where have you got your information from?

Keeping it all hush,hush I suppose just like Steve McLaren been back at the club last week.


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roadrunner wrote:
Emdubya wrote:
roadrunner wrote:
Apparently the pitch won't be ready for the first two home games Gainsborough won't agree to switch the Wednesday night game but Alfreton have agreed to reverse the Saturday game.
So 4 away games to start the season , on the positive side the last time this happened back in the 80s we got promoted with 4 draws but it's 3 points for a win now.

So today almost a week later ,on the home page the games against Gainsborough and Alfreton at home are unchanged :problem: .Where have you got your information from?

Keeping it all hush,hush I suppose just like Steve McLaren been back at the club last week.


Some people jus't can't be happy unless they are just stirring up the s*** with rumours and more rumours.


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