The half time forkers

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Winston Biscuit
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The half time forkers

by Winston Biscuit » 23 Feb 2019 18:00

10 (TEN) of them. Ever so gently tapping the ground in a casual manner, at HT, but only for the last 3 or 4 minutes of it, only in one area of the pitch each game.

What's that about? What other job do they have? Is their a chief forker among them?

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Re: The half time forkers

by AthleticoSpizz » 23 Feb 2019 19:37

Related to one of them (thanx +/- for the freebies nephew)

Most of them work at the training ground during the week and some are local Sunday league footballers....part of their duties are/were to play in training games etc.

They basically like a chat, so that’s why they gravitate to the same area, that, and the drainage issues etc.

The wages are sh1t btw (but they get freebies)

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Re: The half time forkers

by Green » 05 Mar 2019 12:16

You're probably not in it for the pay, tbf, but for the experience. Get a couple of seasons of that under your belt, then you'd be looking at a full time groundsman position. And after that, who knows?

Anecdotally, I know of a couple of head groundsman who started out as forkers.

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Re: The half time forkers

by Jerry St Clair » 05 Mar 2019 12:54

It's a far cry from Gordon Neate tearing around Elm Park like a man possessed urgently hammering divots back into the turf.

"Gordon's got his fork out, Gordon's got his fork out, na na na na na....."

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