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eddyinfreehold
Posted 18 Nov 2011
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Let me be the first to highlight this from the BBC this morning.........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15722636.stm
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petermarkcraig
Posted 18 Nov 2011
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Beat me to it Eddy. A worrying development.
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Chris Thornton
Posted 18 Nov 2011
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He not busy being born is busy dying!!

Just had a look at it Eddy and you beat me to it as well.

One of the worrying things about these surfaces is and there are many, perception. The BBC article alludes to "less maintenance" required with these surfaces. Well that maybe true but only LESS not NO maintenance.

How many clubs will now be looking at the cost of their ground staff and thinking the unthinkable.......

I would suggest that the £500,000 it costs to lay on of these pitches will not be the end of it and also they don't last forever!

I think this one will run and run!!
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Dave
Posted 18 Nov 2011 Last edited: 18 Nov 2011
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Talk Sport around 2pm this afternoon, hopefully I can put forward the right argument-although Hawksbie and Jacobs tend to be a little low key with the questions!

Any valid bullet points you want raising let me know please
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Kelvin Lockwood
Posted 18 Nov 2011
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I think any clubs who go down this route have lost sight of their core business... they won't be able to recruit the better players and will alienate their fans.
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Dave
Posted 18 Nov 2011 Last edited: 18 Nov 2011
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Talk Sport changed their minds, want to talk about Sepp Blatter instead, would love to talk about that man as well, but think they'll have different guests on :(
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Jamie Otto
Posted 19 Nov 2011
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do jiu jitsu, have the idiot choked out of yourself!

Premier League clubs wont go down this route. The doctors and physios feel some Desso pitches are to firm and cause injury so theres no way they would ok an Artificial pitch. I currently work at my second top fligh football team, both of which have had Artificial surfaces at there training grounds, niether which are used by anyone other than kids. so no need to panic fellas
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