The Pitch 2015/16 : Pitchgate

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This is boring. We have been told the pitch will be installed and can be played on immediately.
 

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Corporal Crosby checking in. I can confirm blue sky's and sun have arrived at Griffin Park and are set to stay. Thursday morning Andrew Madley and Steve Clarke will be very happy with the pitch. (No moaning from Steve, can't fault the pitch)
Friday the Bees players train with no injuries.
Saturday the game versus Reading FC is ON!
Saturday 16:50 The Bees win by .......
 

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Corporal Crosby checking in. I can confirm blue sky's and sun have arrived at Griffin Park and are set to stay. Thursday morning Andrew Madley and Steve Clarke will be very happy with the pitch. (No moaning from Steve, can't fault the pitch)
Friday the Bees players train with no injuries.
Saturday the game versus Reading FC is ON!
Saturday 16:50 The Bees win by .......
Is the last 1/4 being laid now ?
 

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The ball hitting a huge lump of dislodged turf and deflecting in off a Toumani sideways pass. :sorted:
Have we bought the mobile divot that once did for Tim Flowers?
 

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Corporal Crosby checking in. I can confirm blue sky's and sun have arrived at Griffin Park and are set to stay. Thursday morning Andrew Madley and Steve Clarke will be very happy with the pitch. (No moaning from Steve, can't fault the pitch)
Friday the Bees players train with no injuries.
Saturday the game versus Reading FC is ON!
Saturday 16:50 The Bees win by .......
Have they started putting the last bits down??
 

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I know it will have been mentioned on here but can someone shed some light. What is the % of grass to plastic/synthetic grass? All too modern for me.
 

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Not yet. Just a load of guys wandering around at the moment.
I guess if you could eavesdrop it'd go something like this:

-"I wouldn't have laid it like that if it was down to me"
-"Should never lay it in weather like this"
-"Won't last five mins. Pile of crap this stuff"
-"Didn't ask us what we'd recommend. Never ask those at the sharp end do they?"
-"You won't believe how much they've paid for this crock of sh*t"
-Must have more money than sense. They've been well & truly done"

Sush, watch out........ "No, it's fine guv. Couldn't be better. This weather's helping. Yeah, real quality stuff this. The best, I reckon. You won't notice those stitching lines come the weekend. All's good".
 

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I guess if you could eavesdrop it'd go something like this:

-"I wouldn't have laid it like that if it was down to me"
-"Should never lay it in weather like this"
-"Won't last five mins. Pile of crap this stuff"
-"Didn't ask us what we'd recommend. Never ask those at the sharp end do they?"
-"You won't believe how much they've paid for this crock of sh*t"
-Must have more money than sense. They've been well & truly done"

Sush, watch out........ "No, it's fine guv. Couldn't be better. This weather's helping. Yeah, real quality stuff this. The best, I reckon. You won't notice those stitching lines come the weekend. All's good".

Translate into various eastern european tones and your close....
 

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Heavy fine, points deduction and more ridicule beckoning if match is postponed.
Misconduct charge likely - so say those in the know.
 

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I guess if you could eavesdrop it'd go something like this:

-"I wouldn't have laid it like that if it was down to me"
-"Should never lay it in weather like this"
-"Won't last five mins. Pile of crap this stuff"
-"Didn't ask us what we'd recommend. Never ask those at the sharp end do they?"
-"You won't believe how much they've paid for this crock of sh*t"
-Must have more money than sense. They've been well & truly done"

Sush, watch out........ "No, it's fine guv. Couldn't be better. This weather's helping. Yeah, real quality stuff this. The best, I reckon. You won't notice those stitching lines come the weekend. All's good".
lol
 

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I hope they've all got Hi Vis, Goggles and Hard hats on, and have completed a method statement and have done a full risk assessment!

:pop:
No boots, no job.

Always made me laugh that one, Not exactly going to walk around in socks are they....................................... Even though they may need flippers at this rate.
 

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I just hope that there's security on tonight or the travellers might roll it up and have it away.
 

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Any updates?? The club has been so quiet on this.
 

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Any updates?? The club has been so quiet on this.
I'm amazed they've ignored it tbh. They can't have realised that the fact we screwed the pitch up in the first place is in the public domain!!!!

Why not "try" & put the best possible message out..........."We recognise the difficult situation we've been in but here's our day by day progress on getting the pitch back to its very best..........etc, etc. A fantastic, monumental effort has been in full swing. We'd like to thank the FL, B'ham City, our contractors, my mum & dad who have done so much"......................................................................

It seems we'd rather put our heads in the vast amounts of sand that exists within GP & pretend nothing out of the ordinary is happening. A marketing department should come into its own at times like this. Then again.........
 

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I'm amazed they've ignored it tbh. They can't have realised that the fact we screwed the pitch up in the first place is in the public domain!!!!

Why not "try" & put the best possible message out..........."We recognise the difficult situation we've been in but here's our day by day progress on getting the pitch back to its very best..........etc, etc. A fantastic, monumental effort has been in full swing. We'd like to thank the FL, B'ham City, our contractors, my mum & dad who have done so much...................................................................... It seems we'd rather put our heads in the vast amounts of sand that exists within GP & pretend nothing out of the ordinary isn't happening. A marketing department should come into its own at times like this. Then again.........
Very true.
 
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I'm amazed they've ignored it tbh. They can't have realised that the fact we screwed the pitch up in the first place is in the public domain!!!!

Why not "try" & put the best possible message out..........."We recognise the difficult situation we've been in but here's our day by day progress on getting the pitch back to its very best..........etc, etc. A fantastic, monumental effort has been in full swing. We'd like to thank the FL, B'ham City, our contractors, my mum & dad who have done so much"......................................................................

It seems we'd rather put our heads in the vast amounts of sand that exists within GP & pretend nothing out of the ordinary is happening. A marketing department should come into its own at times like this. Then again.........
Id rather they spend time in important issues, not issuing 24/7 rolling updates.
 

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I typed Griffin Park into Google Earth and zoomed in, it shows (on my version) the 'drainage improvement works' being carried out pre Motz which may be of interest to some.
 

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Still working on it currently under the floodlights. Looks like they are around two metres from the Braemar Road touchline. I'm guessing we insisted on it being down tonight so we could start testing it tomorrow?
 

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Being a cautious old sod

although I've got my match tickets I'm not getting my train tickets until the last minute.
 

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Still working on it currently under the floodlights. Looks like they are around two metres from the Braemar Road touchline. I'm guessing we insisted on it being down tonight so we could start testing it tomorrow?
Luckily we took the decision to upgrade our floodlights, hope the superior lux won't damage the Motz !
 
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