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Topic: Ploughed Fields
Posted By: Camquin
Subject: Ploughed Fields
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 16:20
I know it has been wet, but the pitches at Bath and Leicester are terrible.
Mind you the quality of the rugby has not been nuch better. Far too many passes not going to hand leading to knock ons or touch.


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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 16:36
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I know it has been wet, but the pitches at Bath and Leicester are terrible.
Mind you the quality of the rugby has not been nuch better. Far too many passes not going to hand leading to knock ons or touch.


Today's pitch at Exeter is the worse I have seen all season.

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Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 16:59
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I know it has been wet, but the pitches at Bath and Leicester are terrible.
Mind you the quality of the rugby has not been nuch better. Far too many passes not going to hand leading to knock ons or touch.


Today's pitch at Exeter is the worse I have seen all season.
Pitch at Ealing is perfect - can’t think why?


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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 19:00
But.
Grass pitches, yeah?

I was amused by a Sarries comment along the lines of 'at least with the season being when it is, we should miss the mudfests' (wording very much from my suspect memory, but sentiment is correct).
I can't imagine that the pitches at Cov, Ealing, Ampthill, or Donny (at least) would give such issues.


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Posted By: CJB1
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 09:15
Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.

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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 12:47
Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.
Ah, the memories.
I remember Mose having a decent side.



Next....


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Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 14:04
Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.

Too right.
I remember Coventry's playing surface was terrible.


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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 17:13
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.

Too right.
I remember Coventry's playing surface was terrible.

I don't remember HI having a good side.


Next....


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Posted By: Rabbie Burns
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 18:24
While their pitch may have been a bit suspect most of us would envy their home crowds and facilities when in Nat one

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Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 22:40
Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

While their pitch may have been a bit suspect most of us would envy their home crowds and facilities when in Nat one

Thank-you Rabbie.

Cov have never managed to obtain local training facilities, and this was a major part of the reason that the pitch was over-used, both at Coundon Road, and then at The Butts. The AGP has solved that. Last week's pre-season friendly would not have gone ahead on grass, but the artificial pitch was cleared, and the granular layers had not frozen solid.



Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2021 at 11:46
Quite. Training, Rugby League, Association Football, concerts,  even fireworks.
All adds up to sh***ed out pitch 
Of course, inadequate drainage didn't help during inordinately wet weather,  but the flipside was that it was also very very dusty in dry periods.
Like it or not, the AGP has addressed all these issues (apart from an installation problem that caused a drainage issue, since corrected by the installer), and I haven't seen a single grazed knee or elbow either.
It's an income generator too - in 'normal' times. Wink


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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2021 at 13:32
Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

While their pitch may have been a bit suspect most of us would envy their home crowds and facilities when in Nat one


Thank-you Rabbie.

Cov have never managed to obtain local training facilities, and this was a major part of the reason that the pitch was over-used, both at Coundon Road, and then at The Butts. The AGP has solved that. Last week's pre-season friendly would not have gone ahead on grass, but the artificial pitch was cleared, and the granular layers had not frozen solid.



Frozen? Hasn't it got under ground heating?

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Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2021 at 13:49
Originally posted by Raider99 Raider99 wrote:

Frozen? Hasn't it got under ground heating?

Clearly no need. Several days if sub-zero temperatures, match day at -4°C, and a referee's inspection confirmed that the granular structure had not frozen into a solid lump of ice, and hence was fit to play. 
Tbf, it was a benefit U hadn't thought of when it was installed. 


Posted By: Sid James
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2021 at 13:41
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.

Too right.
I remember Coventry's playing surface was terrible.

I don't remember HI having a good side.
Next....

I thought this thread was about poor playing surfaces so I don't understand Kimbo's rather childish response.

HI may not have had the playing strength (money!) that Coventry enjoy but if you had come up Brantingham Park for your away fixture a couple of seasons ago, you and your players would have experienced a real 'treat' i.e. a rugby match on a decent playing surface.
Next.........


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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2021 at 13:46
Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by CJB1 CJB1 wrote:

Yeah, well Cov's grass pitch used to turn into a quagmire after a light shower.


Too right.
I remember Coventry's playing surface was terrible.


I don't remember HI having a good side.
Next....


I thought this thread was about poor playing surfaces so I don't understand Kimbo's rather childish response.

HI may not have had the playing strength (money!) that Coventry enjoy but if you had come up Brantingham Park for your away fixture a couple of seasons ago, you and your players would have experienced a real 'treat' i.e. a rugby match on a decent playing surface.
Next.........


HI - good club, facilities and very hospitable

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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2021 at 14:10
I failed to get to BrantinghamPark - but did manage to watch Cambridge's game on Estuary TV.  Excellent coverage.


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Posted By: Old Gold
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2021 at 16:59
Have to agree that Brantingham Park is an excellent venue. Great ales well kept, friendly staff & fabulous burgers. Good surface as well. 

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