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Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by poppyfield » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:32 pm

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 pm

I will be going in to help out 👍

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by poppyfield » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:41 pm

It will be interesting to see inside again, so i'll make the effort, just got to find a bucket.
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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by quaker4life » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:16 pm

poppyfield wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:41 pm
It will be interesting to see inside again, so i'll make the effort, just got to find a bucket.
You may be surprised (and not pleasantly).
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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by H1987 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 am

And after cleaning it, knock half of it down, put some new seats in, replace some of the rotting and rusting metal, get a new sign up that isn’t falling apart...

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by poppyfield » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:49 pm

I hope a few on here will turn up tomorrow to help out, see you there hopefully .
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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:54 pm

I'll go down & help, it'll be good to see the old ground again.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 pm

Good to see some positives amongst the customary negativity. Well done those who've offered to help.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm

To be fair it’s our new home for a while, so it’s only right we give it a clean before we move in.
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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Old Git » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:53 am

Interesting to see inside the Arena again. Overall impression was not too bad. Yes the seats are faded but still in good working order and I think it will suit our needs in the current situation. Main concern looks to be the playing surface which has been reseeded but does not look great and there seemed to be a lot of sand from what I could see. Hope l am wrong but did not look conducive to a passing football game.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Old Git wrote:Interesting to see inside the Arena again. Overall impression was not too bad. Yes the seats are faded but still in good working order and I think it will suit our needs in the current situation. Main concern looks to be the playing surface which has been reseeded but does not look great and there seemed to be a lot of sand from what I could see. Hope l am wrong but did not look conducive to a passing football game.
Hasn't it just been scarified?

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:52 pm

It was good to help out this morning, and seeing a few people haven’t seen for ages.
We cleaned blocks 1 to 20 every other row.
There is obviously work going on with the pitch, I didn’t think it looked to bad, a couple of weeks preparation it should be fine

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by poppyfield » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Good to see so many helping out, the Arena looks like I thought it would , a bit tired but ok , pitch should be fine in a few weeks.
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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 pm

Enjoyed meeting people from Mowden, who were so friendly & helpful, the complete opposite of Darlington Rugby Club. Ground looks fine & ready to go.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Emdubya » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:38 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Enjoyed meeting people from Mowden, who were so friendly & helpful, the complete opposite of Darlington Rugby Club. Ground looks fine & ready to go.
The pitch is far from ready to go.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by m62exile » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:53 pm

The pitch has just been prepared recently so looks bare for now but will be in good nick by October 10th.


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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Old Git » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:02 pm

m62exile wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:53 pm
The pitch has just been prepared recently so looks bare for now but will be in good nick by October 10th.


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Better not get a home draw in FA Cup for 3rd of October then.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Emdubya » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 am

Got to say the place didn’t look anything like some have made out .”Rusting hulk”, “falling apart” and all that nonsense.
Yes it’s a bit tired looking here and there but a few more volunteer days by the usual Dads Army group that were there yesterday would soon have the place sorted.
Actually forgot how big it is inside and one things for sure.Nobody can complain about not being able to see the action!!

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by quakersfan » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:32 pm

I’d agree some of the Arena haters (Raj) would have you think it was falling down. It does need a full deep clean on the outside and a lick of paint which I believe was in hand before the council pulled out of the sporting village.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by loan_star » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:47 pm

The concourses were a mess too. I wouldn't be keen on buying food from any of the old kiosks without a serious deep clean.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by lo36789 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm

loan_star wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:47 pm
The concourses were a mess too. I wouldn't be keen on buying food from any of the old kiosks without a serious deep clean.
How does licensing work for these sort of things? If the building as a whole is licensed to sell food surely those kiosks would have caused a problem if not clean - if it is able to be adjusted kiosk by kiosk re-opening them would trigger an appropriate visit.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by jjljks » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:52 am

Arrgh! Looks like all the hard work was in vain as Boris just announced no crowds at all sporting events.🤬

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by lo36789 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 am

And for the next 6months he seemed to suggest.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:59 am

lo36789 wrote:And for the next 6months he seemed to suggest.
Surely he cannot be serious.

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Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Post by Fat josh » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:07 pm

Peoples safety has to come first

Live home games streaming from
Our home ground Blackwell meadows
Now please.

Take me home
Grange Road
To place we belong :thumbup:
#burndownthearena&pissontheashes :thumbup:

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