Condition of the Pitch

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But its not the reason.

Its just a **** pitch that needs relaying.

Ive said else where i bet the initial care and install wasnt to the highest level as they planned to have it replaced and only needed it for a few test events.

Why spend bundles on it and put loads of time and effort into it if it was due to be replaced within months of being laid?

Which prob backs up your "rooting" issue.
Yep. That's about it. Plus work was scheduled at the height of the previous lockdown....so the full schedule of maintenance wasn't preformed.
 

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People on here keep saying about having the pitch relayed. If we have a Desso pitch I dont see how it can be relayed.
Millions of artificial fibres are forced into the ground. I cant believe these would be dug up to relay another one. It costs between £500,000 and 1m for a Desso.
Overseeding can be the only way a new pitch would be possible, and that cant be done in the winter.
 
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Comment posted on the Chiswick Neighbourhood network:

Constant light pollution from new Brentford Stadium

Every evening/night, the sky here around Kew Bridge is a strange soupy yellow -they are using these lights on the grass at the new stadium apparently.
You'd expect lights of course when there was an evening match but this is constant. Is this going to be the New Normal or a temporary thing?


No replies/comments of any consequence as yet, bar the observation that: "Artificial light at night can put your health at risk"

Details here: Chiswick's Local Web site
 

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A brilliant reply here.......”was this part of the planning application?”

Oh dear....... 👀😂
 

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Looks a bit better alright, still patchy but certainly improved. There has been no rugby on it for a few weeks so I guess that might add to some people's concerns but it is good to see the improvement.
There are still areas far far from where rugby are played that look worse than areas actually on the field of play.
 

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There are still areas far far from where rugby are played that look worse than areas actually on the field of play.
Yes and no rugby use the areas right around the field, particularly behind their try lines to warm up. I was at one of their games and their warm ups would make you tired looking at them lol. They put serious work into them so those areas well away from where the game is played take some work so I'd expect them to be worse as the work is in specific areas.

I guess the debate is interesting; of course no 100% evidence either way but it is certainly better this evening and we've had no rugby nor football to fair in over a week so it's had time to improve.
 

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Watching other matches today, the pitch at Lionel Road looks better than most!! Some were awful and the ball wasn’t running properly. So, it may ‘look’ below par but played better than it looks!!
 

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Oh so it;s the ****ing warm-up now is it. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
No not just the warm up, I meant during the game their squad warm up throughout the game behind try lines. Nothing against rugby in fact I really like the game but I also know how it affects pitches. There is no doubt the pitch looks significantly better this evening and hasn't deteriorated during the game which is great news. It'll be interesting to see how the pitch is again in a few weeks when rugby is back on it - will it have the same improvement we've seen this evening or does it deteriorate again. I think that will give the best indication of the impact rugby has on it.
 

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No not just the warm up, I meant during the game their squad warm up throughout the game behind try lines.
MUST be that then. All those scrums and rucks during the f***ing warm up.

ANYTHING, ANYTHING to blame rugby when it's just a sh*t pitch, as everyone recognises.
 

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MUST be that then. All those scrums and rucks during the ****ing warm up.

ANYTHING, ANYTHING to blame rugby when it's just a sh*t pitch, as everyone recognises.
It's more an observation of increased activity on a poor pitch. We've seen tonight even on this pitch it holds up very well when it's had time to recover between games. It obviously struggles with increased activity and yes sadly the way rugby is played wouldn't help but I'm sure an improved pitch, tweeks here and there and learning from this season will result in an excellent pitch for the two teams. I'm confident on that 😀
 

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The pitch did look better tonight, still can't quite work out why there are some bad patches way off the football playing area, and nowhere near the rugby area either.
 

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The pitch did look better tonight, still can't quite work out why there are some bad patches way off the football playing area, and nowhere near the rugby area either.
As before, it's just a sh*t pitch!
 

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The pitch did look better tonight, still can't quite work out why there are some bad patches way off the football playing area, and nowhere near the rugby area either.
Sorry., My mistake. It's because rugby players are running on it LOL
 

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Comment posted on the Chiswick Neighbourhood network:

Constant light pollution from new Brentford Stadium

Every evening/night, the sky here around Kew Bridge is a strange soupy yellow -they are using these lights on the grass at the new stadium apparently.
You'd expect lights of course when there was an evening match but this is constant. Is this going to be the New Normal or a temporary thing?


No replies/comments of any consequence as yet, bar the observation that: "Artificial light at night can put your health at risk"

Details here: Chiswick's Local Web site
Never mind the light pollution they want to kill us according to the first topic.Chiswick nimbys.jpg
 

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Never mind the light pollution they want to kill us according to the first topic.View attachment 23718
Judging by the number of replies to each thread it seems a home for about a maximum of a dozen malcontents who'll whinge about anything and everything.
 

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As before, it's just a sh*t pitch!
You've taken this stance, and fair enough, that that may be the root cause (no pun intended) of the problem.

But surely not even you can deny that if there was no sport of any kind played on it, it would be in better condition than it is now?

Meaning that extra games of rugby are making it (even) worse than it would be, if it was only football played on it.

Unless you contend that playing rugby on an already ropey pitch has no additional deleterious effect at all.
 

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"Unless you contend that playing rugby on an already ropey pitch has no additional deleterious effect at all."

Well?
Well I mean I am sure you could play football on it every single day without there being any detrimental effect whatsoever. It would look the same compared to a pitch that has never been played on......ever :rolleyes:
 

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Don’t forget the Chiswick resident also complained about the night lights helping the grass grow is affecting the birds flight path bonkers people ?
 

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Don’t forget the Chiswick resident also complained about the night lights helping the grass grow is affecting the birds flight path bonkers people ?
Excessive light pollution certainly affects birds. Hence why we get birds singing at night now. But this is a problem for all of London and every city in the world.
 

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Excessive light pollution certainly affects birds. Hence why we get birds singing at night now. But this is a problem for all of London and every city in the world.
. Yes hobby’s I’m well aware of the feathered bird scene ,with the m4 elevation section well lit all night and Heathrow so close doesn’t help But we have the highest density of bats in England due to the Thames river system so nature has a way of equaling out. my point being why the resident moaned as the lights will bee short term for the grass
 

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. Yes hobby’s I’m well aware of the feathered bird scene ,with the m4 elevation section well lit all night and Heathrow so close doesn’t help But we have the highest density of bats in England due to the Thames river system so nature has a way of equaling out. my point being why the resident moaned as the lights will bee short term for the grass
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It doesn't look great in TV under lights but it seems to play alright. The parts that look wet it seems to roll true. We have just beaten Reading, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough on it, so please leave it as it is.
 

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It doesn't look great in TV under lights but it seems to play alright. The parts that look wet it seems to roll true. We have just beaten Reading, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough on it, so please leave it as it is.
Totally Ian. Plays fine.
 

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