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New pitch

by TFF » 01 Jun 2017 14:54

Madejski Stadium Pitch Undergoes First Reconstruction In 10 Years

Good news - and a nice article. TTE > GR

Desso out and SISGRASS in - softer surface which should suit Jaap's style. Just two seasons rugby to survive...

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Re: New pitch

by Muskrat » 02 Jun 2017 22:14

"Hopefully the softer playing surface will enable Stam's posession style of play to be showcased to the maximum next season" . Can't wait :|

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 02 Jun 2017 22:25

Got a few questions about this:

1) People saying "this is great, new investors serious about the club"... isn't this just running a club? Like you'd paint car parking places, or cut back bushes, or update some signage?

2) Updating a pitch.... isn't that done every 2-3 years? I saw someone say it's every 10 years. Really? Is that true?

3) My cynical view was, "ehhhhh, it means nothing, they probably didn't even realise what was happening, they've just bloody bought the club".

Any thoughts?

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Re: New pitch

by blueroyals » 03 Jun 2017 08:32

Our pitch is partly synthetic. I believe "re-laying" the pitch in previous years has involved ripping up the real grass and just implanting new synthetic fibres whereas this time we're digging the whole system up and putting in a completely different (newer) one

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 03 Jun 2017 09:23

How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


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Re: New pitch

by blueroyals » 03 Jun 2017 11:14

bobby1413 How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


Lower chance of bruising when being rugby tackled by TVP

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 03 Jun 2017 11:37

blueroyals
bobby1413 How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


Lower chance of bruising when being rugby tackled by TVP


That's excellent news. I'm right behind this new pitch now

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Re: New pitch

by The Informant » 03 Jun 2017 12:14

Muskrat "Hopefully the softer playing surface will enable Stam's posession style of play to be showcased to the maximum next season" . Can't wait :|


:lol:

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 03 Jun 2017 12:27

The Informant
Muskrat "Hopefully the softer playing surface will enable Stam's posession style of play to be showcased to the maximum next season" . Can't wait :|


:lol:


It should mean we can try to get above 90% possession


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Re: New pitch

by One87One » 03 Jun 2017 23:37

bobby1413 Got a few questions about this:

2) Updating a pitch.... isn't that done every 2-3 years? I saw someone say it's every 10 years. Really? Is that true?


We haven't done it for 10 years due to major cut-backs at the club. It's been the same with PPM (planned preventative maintenance). There's a lot of work that needs doing since AZ stitched us up and budgets being slashed across the club.

Had we gone up, the Chinese had plans for a £20m investment in the stadium.

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Re: New pitch

by CountryRoyal » 04 Jun 2017 11:57

So long as it's not an expansion.

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 04 Jun 2017 12:06

One87One Had we gone up, the Chinese had plans for a £20m investment in the stadium.


What were their plans?

I'm guessing that meant expansion and increasing capacity?

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Re: New pitch

by West Stand Man » 04 Jun 2017 12:35

bobby1413 How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


It won't effect them at all. It might, however, affect them.


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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 04 Jun 2017 12:50

West Stand Man
bobby1413 How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


Hi Bobby, I'm a tiresome caaaaaant

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Re: New pitch

by West Stand Man » 04 Jun 2017 14:07

bobby1413
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bobby1413 How will this effect our pitch invasions next year?


Hi Bobby, I'm a tiresome caaaaaant



But I can speak English properly.

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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 04 Jun 2017 14:15

West Stand Man But I can speak English properly.


What makes you think I can't speak proper english?

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Re: New pitch

by WoodleyRoyal » 05 Jun 2017 10:14

West Stand Man
bobby1413
West Stand Man
Hi Bobby, I'm a tiresome caaaaaant



But I can speak English properly.


Sentences shouldn't start with a conjunction, so although you may be able to speak proper English, it would appear your grammar needs some additional work. B-

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Re: New pitch

by West Stand Man » 05 Jun 2017 12:44

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bobby1413



But I can speak English properly.


Sentences shouldn't start with a conjunction, so although you may be able to speak proper English, it would appear your grammar needs some additional work. B-



The sentence starts (apparently) by advising that I am a ****. So, if we are to be a touch pedantic my 'but' should be lower case in order to follow on correctly. :o

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Re: New pitch

by windermereROYAL » 24 Jul 2017 20:08

Looking good until the egg chasers get on it.
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Re: New pitch

by bobby1413 » 08 Aug 2017 20:35

Hearing reports that the new pitch is cutting up really badly and looks patchy after minimal use

Not good considering it's had 45 minutes use in not even the first league game yet

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