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Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:32 pm
by poppyfield

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 pm
by Darlopartisan
I will be going in to help out 👍

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:41 pm
by poppyfield
It will be interesting to see inside again, so i'll make the effort, just got to find a bucket.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:16 pm
by quaker4life
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).

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 am
by H1987
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...

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:49 pm
by poppyfield
I hope a few on here will turn up tomorrow to help out, see you there hopefully .

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:54 pm
by Darlo_Pete
I'll go down & help, it'll be good to see the old ground again.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 pm
by don'tbuythesun
Good to see some positives amongst the customary negativity. Well done those who've offered to help.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm
by Darlopartisan
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.
See you in the morning 👍

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:53 am
by Old Git
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:44 pm
by QUAKERMAN2
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

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:52 pm
by Darlopartisan
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

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:24 pm
by poppyfield
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

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

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:38 pm
by Emdubya
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:53 pm
by m62exile
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

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:02 pm
by Old Git
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 am
by Emdubya
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!!

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:32 pm
by quakersfan
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:47 pm
by loan_star
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
by lo36789
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.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:52 am
by jjljks
Arrgh! Looks like all the hard work was in vain as Boris just announced no crowds at all sporting events.🤬

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 am
by lo36789
And for the next 6months he seemed to suggest.

Re: Help required, to clean the Arena

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:59 am
by QUAKERMAN2
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

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