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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20 2013 9:15 am 
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Apparently the council are looking at adding one to the redevelopment of Hednesford Park. Might come in handy for training on when Keys Park gets frozen over.
... or renting out to a club across the Chase whose pitch is permanently unfit for play....

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20 2013 12:19 pm 
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Are there still restrictions on clubs who have artificial surfaces, i.e. they can't play home matches in certain competitions or progress past a certain level in the pyramid with a pitch of this type?


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20 2013 12:24 pm 
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Are there still restrictions on clubs who have artificial surfaces, i.e. they can't play home matches in certain competitions or progress past a certain level in the pyramid with a pitch of this type?
The last I heard they can't be used for FA Cup games (hence the problems Durham City had) - don't know how far up the (English) pyramid you can progress with one - any answers? - but certainly clubs in the Welsh Prem and Scottish League as high as their Second Division (eg Stirling Albion and Stenhousemuir) have them

They have of course been used for World Cup and Champions League games (Russia) but presumably that's not good enough for our administrators..

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20 2013 4:00 pm 
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I bet the Keys Park groundsman would love to have help cutting an artificial surface!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09 2013 8:21 am 
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Interesting - it seems you can get grant aid for everything inside and even outside a football ground....

http://resources.thefa.com/images/ftima ... /20727.pdf

except.....

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20 2013 6:18 am 
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It's catching....

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Glou ... story.html

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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Bedworth next

http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/inde ... &nid=96944

The future is plastic...

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08 2013 7:36 pm 
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From a financial perspective it is the right thing to do. As more clubs struggle financially they will go down this route and at some point there will be a tipping point resulting in the authorities taking a more supportive stance


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29 2014 5:50 pm 
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Seems there has been a vote today at a Conference EGM and the use of artificial surfaces has been voted down by 21 votes to 11, details here



Ostriches.... but the FA could help by making them eligible for use in later rounds of the FA Cup

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29 2014 8:45 pm 
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I believe that Maidstone has an artificial surface also and they are near the top of the Ryman League


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30 2014 4:50 pm 
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Confirmation of above

http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/inde ... &nid=98124

When they go bust after going a month without a game I wonder if those clubs who voted against - and bear in mind the Conf Prem clubs have a vote each, the CN and CS leagues have four votes each - will wish to reconsider?

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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Decent coverage of this subject in THe Metro yesterday. The point was made that until the FA permits the use of such sufaces in the football league then conference clubs (2 of whom will be in the football league in a few months time) will never vote in favour of this.

I wouldn't criticise clubs for taking this stance, but the FA should take the lead and for the good of the game (especially at our level) give the go ahead for artificial surfaces. That way clubs could make the investment safe in the knowledge that they won't be forced to rip their pitches up a bit further down the line.

The FA is increasingly out of step with other nations - there's a surprise!


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31 2014 12:33 pm 
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+1

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/inde ... &nid=98189

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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Another advantage... you get to stage away cup ties on your home ground, eventually!

http://www.welsh-premier.com/index.php/ ... in-cup-tie

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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...and fracking evidently isn't all its cracked up to be!


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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These wish they had one...

http://hertfordtownfc.co.uk/?p=2762

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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Pal of mine helps out behind the scenes at Ashton Town... they've played ONE GAME this year...

I hear even the Bury manager is bleating because they've only played two games since Jan 18th - but then again they do let FCUM rent their pitch hence it's been a bog for about the last four years...

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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These wish they had one...

http://hertfordtownfc.co.uk/?p=2762

and another one...



http://images.pitchero.com/ui/521981/13 ... 9_1281.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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All together now...

"Bring on a sub"!

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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I read earlier that Aberystwyth and Newtown both plan to install 3G pitches. Aber are embarking upon a £13M (!!!) re-development of their ground (hotel, flats, etc)


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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I read earlier that Aberystwyth and Newtown both plan to install 3G pitches. Aber are embarking upon a £13M (!!!) re-development of their ground (hotel, flats, etc)
You sure that isn't the cost of redeveloping the whole of Aber after it was nearly washed away the other month?

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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In today's express a change of heart?

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football ... h-football


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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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In today's express a change of heart?

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football ... h-football
Thanks for the link Fozzie.

Hallelujah.

The ostriches are finally lifting their heads...

So why haven't I heard about this on Five Live?

Too obsessed with Sol Campbell and a trial in South Africa...

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Surfaces
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I read earlier that Aberystwyth and Newtown both plan to install 3G pitches. Aber are embarking upon a £13M (!!!) re-development of their ground (hotel, flats, etc)
You sure that isn't the cost of redeveloping the whole of Aber after it was nearly washed away the other month?

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Confirmation here:

http://welsh-premier.com/index.php/hot- ... berystwyth

So, that's TNS who've had one for about 6 years now, plus Aber and Newtown...

http://welsh-premier.com/index.php/late ... his-summer

England just might catch up, eventually...

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