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Heavy rain rain forecast all day tomorrow so it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up tomorrow night
 

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No rugby until the 31st now, anyway. Playing rugby on the pitch isn't much worse than football, but playing on the pitch is worse than not playing, so the more rest it gets, the better.

Some of the bare patches on the pitch are in really strange places, suggesting the pitch has some underlying issues. I'm sure they'll get it sorted when they can and it doesn't seem to impact our play too much.

And, btw, while I'm not a London Irish fan, I am a rugby fan and a Brentford fan, and it really doesn't become anyone to talk sh*t on the other code. Just because people like other sports doesn't excuse being an arse. Not that the majority were, the majority are great, as always.

Most sports forums are pretty appalling places. I'm lucky that Brentford have a really great support all in all. Can't wait to get to Lionel Road at some point, I live abroad, so haven't been to a game in ages...
 

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Heavy rain rain forecast all day tomorrow so it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up tomorrow night
I live about a mile from the stadium. It started raining heavily yesterday evening and was still pouring some hours later (I was up late). Not raining this morning, but` very overcast and` lfe`e`ls ``like it could start again anytime
 

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I live about a mile from the stadium. It started raining heavily yesterday evening and was still pouring some hours later (I was up late). Not raining this morning, but` very overcast and` lfe`e`ls ``like it could start again anytime
Irrelevant now anyway!
 

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East London must be under constant daylight!
 

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Came past the ground on the A4 at 17:00 last night and you could just see a yellow glow come from between the stands
 

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Just watching Leeds v Brighton. The pitch at Elland Road seems to be cutting up more than ours, and they have even played half-an-hour!
 

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Commentators have just called the Elland Road pitch "a ploughed field"!
 

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Its had snow on it all week so they probably have not had a chance to do any work on it.
 

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Considering the condition of our pitch the results on it have been very good.
 

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Considering the condition of our pitch the results on it have been very good.
I think that our pitch, although looking patchy, is quite stable and the ball runs true most of the time because it is so recent structurally. I doubt Leeds have spent much on theirs or anything else at the stadium after the cost of meeting Premier League requirements.
 

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Barnsley doesn't look brilliant. Do London Irish play there too?
 

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Commentators have just called the Elland Road pitch "a ploughed field"!
I've mentioned this before, probably on this thread, that Five Live mentioned that the Elland Road pitch hasn't been re-laid since it was done for Euro 96.
 

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I've mentioned this before, probably on this thread, that Five Live mentioned that the Elland Road pitch hasn't been re-laid since it was done for Euro 96.
That’s amazing - 35 years later! No wonder it looks a mess. Can’t believe that they have been in the PL twice and they haven’t spent any real money on it.
Like Barnsley’s pitch, it must be a Yorkshire thing!
 

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I've mentioned this before, probably on this thread, that Five Live mentioned that the Elland Road pitch hasn't been re-laid since it was done for Euro 96.
Did clubs always use to relay pitches? I know they used to reseed them in the close season but a complete relay? I thought they just cut the grass and gave them a good forking and fertiliser when necessary. BTW I caught a youtube of old Brentford Heros after the Toyah one. The home pitch at GP for the Man City cup game in the late 80's doesn't look so good!
 

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That’s amazing - 35 years later! No wonder it looks a mess. Can’t believe that they have been in the PL twice and they haven’t spent any real money on it.
Like Barnsley’s pitch, it must be a Yorkshire thing!
Only 25 years!

Each time we’ve played there the pitch has looked fine. It’s also hosted at least one rugby union international and some league ones in that time. So it might just be a current weather conditions thing!
 

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Having watched the Leeds V Burnley Game on Sky there pitch looked God Awful with huge great Divots all over the place. you could also see in some places where players had run very similar to a Bowlers run ups after a day of cricket so I don't think its just a problem we have.
It looked like a threadbare old astroturf pitch
 

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Maybe that old lady councillor was right “what about light pollution” :redcard:

But then she let her true colours slip later on, suggesting “it’d be preferable if the site was used for something like rugby” aka I’ve made my mind up about football, mainly because of hearing Thatcher say one of the most damaging comments ever about the sport, thus my brush will tar for evermore :wave:
 

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West London has had rain most of today, plus the last few days. It will be interesting to see how good/bad the pitch is, and how good the drainage is.
 

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Looked heavier than your average Paddocker out there tonight.
 

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Looked and played fine. The bright lights make it look worse. Plays well. Better than some we've played on recently.
 

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Looked fine to me. Just take a look at GP v Man City in the cup. Sorry don't know how to do links.
 

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Heard the players saying it became heavy in the second half and tired them quickly. I think that was due to there fitness levels after the Covid break.
 

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Heard the players saying it became heavy in the second half and tired them quickly. I think that was due to there fitness levels after the Covid break.
Where did you hear that please?
 

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Looked much better yesterday.
You can see the ground staff on the pitch brushing during Thomas post match interview. There has been so much rain in the Hounslow area over the last few days. Must make it hard for the ground staff to do what is required
 

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The grass looked longer which must be a good sign as it means the work the groundsman (and the lights) have been doing is having results. It did look longer than we would like it for our passing game but I didn't see any noticeable signs of it impacting the players from either side.

It's also entirely possible the problems have led to us all over analysing and looking closer at the pitch than we usually would.
 

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The European Champions of Yorkshire have apparently bought Spurs 'reserve' pitch for £300k which was being grown at their training base for future use at their new stadium.

Not sure if this is a loan or permanent transfer btw.......
 

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