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Re: Guiseley

Post by al_quaker » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:38 pm

Emdubya wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:34 pm
al_quaker wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 pm
H1987 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:34 pm
There's more grass on Blackwell than on this Oxford pitch as well.

The grass is cut a bit shorter, but there's loads of sand all over it, and a muddy mess in the goalmouth.
Grass on a pitch doesn't make it good. The Blackwell Meadows pitch may have grass on it, but I've seen flatter farmers fields.
Well if you think BM is like a farmers field,Christ knows what you would have made
of Farsley’s at the start of the season.
And Guiseley didn’t do too badly on it on Saturday.
Farsley's was awful too. I'm capable of thinking different pitches are both bad. I don't understand why some seem so defensive over the Blackwell Meadows pitch. Up until recently it's been pretty decent, but it's awful at the moment. For a side set up to play football on the deck as we are, it's not exactly ideal.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:47 pm

The pitch was so bad away at Farsley that it made one Darlo fan temporarily lose his head!
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Guiseley

Post by lo36789 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:00 am

Darlo2807 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:47 pm
IFAB, changing football for the worse, just to look like they’re actually doing something.
So you would prefer what Connell did to be a handball offence?

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Re: Guiseley

Post by lo36789 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:02 am

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So the referee literally didn't know what he was doing? Sums him up
Not quite. He knew exactly what he was doing. It's just what he was doing happened to be incorrect.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by H1987 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm

Honestly, our pitch is in line with what to expect at this level, and it's had 8 games on it in two months. It's really not that bad. When we first announced the groundshare, I expected a pitch far worse than what we have now. It's probably in better nick than Bishop ever was at this time of year.

There's numerous worse pitches in the division, that will not have had the same number of games on it in a short period of time, and don't have rugby played on them either. Southport's is a disgrace, Blyth's is awful, Gloucester's and Farsley's look like they have cows grazing on it when they're not playing football.

There's not that many I look at and think they're better... admittedly I don't watch highlights of everyone, i've just seen these ones recently. Gateshead's is one that really springs to mind, and it's not perfect. Spendy's is pretty good too (and is to be expected, given the amount of money they've spent on it only this year). The others? Meh. Blackwell is no better than Bootham Crescent based on their highlights this week.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by al_quaker » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:15 pm

H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
It's really not that bad.
I completely disagree - at the moment I think it's awful, but we clearly aren't going to agree. Holloway highlighting the pitch in his PMI suggests that the coaching staff think it's not very good, and they and the players are best placed to judge it really. Let's just hope it improves, as being unable to pass the ball along the floor without it bobbling will do nothing to help us play the type of football we are set up to play.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by darlo_baron » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:58 pm

The playing surface has been dire recently. It looks better than it actually plays and certainly doesn't compliment the way we want to play the game.

Not that there's anything the club can probably do to rectify the issue, with reluctant landlords putting the bare minimum into its upkeep.
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Re: Guiseley

Post by H1987 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:57 pm

al_quaker wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:15 pm
H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
It's really not that bad.
I completely disagree - at the moment I think it's awful, but we clearly aren't going to agree. Holloway highlighting the pitch in his PMI suggests that the coaching staff think it's not very good, and they and the players are best placed to judge it really. Let's just hope it improves, as being unable to pass the ball along the floor without it bobbling will do nothing to help us play the type of football we are set up to play.
I mean within context. It's clearly not in great shape, but i'm just pointing out there's loads of grounds all over the countries in a worse state, and it's seen an awful lot of action recently. I've just had a quick look at fortunately the egg chasers only had three home games over that December and January period. But all in that adds up to 11 games in around 60 days. It's no wonder it's chewing up to some extent.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:18 pm

H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
. The others? Meh. Blackwell is no better than Bootham Crescent based on their highlights this week.

No better or no worse? I went to York's last home game and I can assure you it was much better than our pitch was on Saturday.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Guiseley

Post by Quaker85 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:28 pm

al_quaker wrote:
H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
It's really not that bad.
I completely disagree - at the moment I think it's awful, but we clearly aren't going to agree. Holloway highlighting the pitch in his PMI suggests that the coaching staff think it's not very good, and they and the players are best placed to judge it really. Let's just hope it improves, as being unable to pass the ball along the floor without it bobbling will do nothing to help us play the type of football we are set up to play.
The coaching staff weren’t happy about the state of the pitch way back in November so gawd knows what they think of it now!


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Re: Guiseley

Post by H1987 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:53 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:18 pm
H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
. The others? Meh. Blackwell is no better than Bootham Crescent based on their highlights this week.

No better or no worse? I went to York's last home game and I can assure you it was much better than our pitch was on Saturday.
It certainly doesn't look it from highlights with their game with Chester. Ball is bobbling about on the deck and plenty of muddy patches.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by LoidLucan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:07 pm

Croft Park, Blyth, is just about as bobbly as you get, it's far worse than BM and has been like that season after season. Have a look at the highlights of any game there. Kettering is a shocker. Bradford PA has been poor in the past but they spent money on it more recently and have now submitted an application to go 3G which will cost half-a-million quid.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:57 pm

H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:53 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:18 pm
H1987 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:43 pm
. The others? Meh. Blackwell is no better than Bootham Crescent based on their highlights this week.

No better or no worse? I went to York's last home game and I can assure you it was much better than our pitch was on Saturday.
It certainly doesn't look it from highlights with their game with Chester. Ball is bobbling about on the deck and plenty of muddy patches.
It was the week before V Kettering that I was there, so I see your point. York's pitch does look ropey against Chester on Saturday - they have Rugby played on it the same as us.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Guiseley

Post by Quaker85 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:45 am

York Knights RL have so far only played one game at home this season, a friendly on 19th Jan.


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Re: Guiseley

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:54 am

Quaker85 wrote:
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York Knights RL have so far only played one game at home this season, a friendly on 19th Jan.


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Shhhhhh. It is so easy to blame the rugby club. Why spoil things with a few facts.

Looking forward to seeing them this weekend v Bradford.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by 50 years » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:54 pm

I have a few mates who are york knight fans, they don't appear to be enamored about sharing with footy club to be honest, they think rugby club is well managed, (it does look that way), and the foot club not.
Rugby league season just starting so little impact on yorks ground at the moment.

Me I am going to Hull fc vs Hull KR game on friday.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by bga » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:34 pm

50 years wrote:
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I have a few mates who are york knight fans, they don't appear to be enamored about sharing with footy club to be honest, they think rugby club is well managed, (it does look that way), and the foot club not.
Rugby league season just starting so little impact on yorks ground at the moment.

Me I am going to Hull fc vs Hull KR game on friday.
Look at Headingly pitch last weekend for start of Super League season. It is awful I think the rugby union team Leeds Carnegie play there but it is still awful for the "opening" weekend. At least BM grass is cut short i remember on here in the past fans moaning about it being too long to suit the rugby club!

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Re: Guiseley

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 am

Spare a thought for Tadcaster and there pitch currently[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2020021 ... a89874.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: Guiseley

Post by JE93 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:35 am

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
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Spare a thought for Tadcaster and there pitch currently

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Got to feel for them as a club but this is coming a yearly occurance for them. It's a lovely spot they have by the river but I can't imagine after all the problems they've had, any insurance company would want to touch them (without some extortionate premiums in place). You'd fear that one day they'd have an event similar to Gloucester where the damage was so bad they'd be forced to move out and might never get back. You sometimes wonder whether they would be better placed selling the land to developers and using proceeds to build themselves something elsewhere in the town away from danger.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by lo36789 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 am

Ramsbottom and Garstang are submerged as well after yesterday.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by loan_star » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm

JE93 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:35 am
You sometimes wonder whether they would be better placed selling the land to developers and using proceeds to build themselves something elsewhere in the town away from danger.
And what would the developers develop on land that is regularly underwater? A open air swimming pool maybe?

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Re: Guiseley

Post by JE93 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:44 pm

loan_star wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:35 am
You sometimes wonder whether they would be better placed selling the land to developers and using proceeds to build themselves something elsewhere in the town away from danger.
And what would the developers develop on land that is regularly underwater? A open air swimming pool maybe?
Plenty of developments are made on floodplains. If the finances are right on the deal developers will make it work, especially given their ground is near the town centre with good links to the A64 to take you into York. Seem to remember the initial work on the Feethams housing site was to raise the ground level to prevent flooding. Far more likely developers will have the capital to do it than a small regional football club.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:42 pm

JE93 wrote:
loan_star wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm
JE93 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:35 am
You sometimes wonder whether they would be better placed selling the land to developers and using proceeds to build themselves something elsewhere in the town away from danger.
And what would the developers develop on land that is regularly underwater? A open air swimming pool maybe?
Plenty of developments are made on floodplains. If the finances are right on the deal developers will make it work, especially given their ground is near the town centre with good links to the A64 to take you into York. Seem to remember the initial work on the Feethams housing site was to raise the ground level to prevent flooding. Far more likely developers will have the capital to do it than a small regional football club.
I'm afraid old Humphrey Smith just wouldn't allow it..

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Re: Guiseley

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:22 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Croft Park, Blyth, is just about as bobbly as you get, it's far worse than BM and has been like that season after season. Have a look at the highlights of any game there. Kettering is a shocker. Bradford PA has been poor in the past but they spent money on it more recently and have now submitted an application to go 3G which will cost half-a-million quid.
Bradford "on a shoe string" Park Avenue have found another 500,000 notes to fund a 3G pitch? Quelle surprise.

Oh well, at least they can pretend that they're sustainably ran due to the riches brought in by 4 kids 5 a side matches played on it every week.
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Re: Guiseley

Post by JE93 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 am
Spare a thought for Tadcaster and there pitch currently]

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Got to feel sorry for them https://www.tadalbion.com/news/press-re ... 12111.html.

They're thinking £50k minimum to repair the damage they have been able to assess, and they haven't been able to assess things like floodlights etc yet as the flooding hasn't receded enough. With another storm on the way it doesn't look good for them, hope there's a solution that can see them continue.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by Mister e » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:54 pm

I've been down to watch them a few times on dead Tuesday nights when they've been playing the nearest fixture to Darlington. You couldn't find a friendlier little club. They've always struggled financially though had manager Curtis Woodhouse poached by Gainsborough trinity earlier this season. I sincerely hope that they pull through from this latest devastation.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by spen666 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:29 pm

JE93 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 am
Spare a thought for Tadcaster and there pitch currently]

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Got to feel sorry for them https://www.tadalbion.com/news/press-re ... 12111.html.

They're thinking £50k minimum to repair the damage they have been able to assess, and they haven't been able to assess things like floodlights etc yet as the flooding hasn't receded enough. With another storm on the way it doesn't look good for them, hope there's a solution that can see them continue.
Its awful situation/. Even if the £50k could be found , this would only repair the current damage and it will happen again next time there is flooding.

Its devastating for such a friendly go ahead club, but not sure what the alternative is unless they can somehow find a location that is not prone to flooding.

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Re: Guiseley

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:32 pm

spen666 wrote:
JE93 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 am
Spare a thought for Tadcaster and there pitch currently]

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Got to feel sorry for them https://www.tadalbion.com/news/press-re ... 12111.html.

They're thinking £50k minimum to repair the damage they have been able to assess, and they haven't been able to assess things like floodlights etc yet as the flooding hasn't receded enough. With another storm on the way it doesn't look good for them, hope there's a solution that can see them continue.
Its awful situation/. Even if the £50k could be found , this would only repair the current damage and it will happen again next time there is flooding.

Its devastating for such a friendly go ahead club, but not sure what the alternative is unless they can somehow find a location that is not prone to flooding.
It's so sad to see this great little friendly club in dirastats especially when another storm will hit this weekend... I've seen this flooding at Tad first hand and it's not great as you can imagine

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