Whilst Greg Dyke’s idea for Premier League ‘B’ teams playing in the lower leagues was roundly, and rightly, poo-pooed, his suggestion of installing...
in Industry News - on 2/1/15
2014 has been a much improved year, financially, for most. Talking to companies from all sections of our industry, the mood has been upbeat and customers...
in Editorial - on 30/12/14
It was, with some interest, that I heard the announcement that the IOG, as from November 2015, will be exhibiting under the roof of the NEC, just a matter...
in Industry News - on 29/10/14
It’s thirteen years since Pitchcare was first launched and it amazes me that so many people within our industry still think that Pitchcare is ‘just...
in Editorial - on 1/9/14
In May, I was a speaker at the Football Groundsman Conference at the Petrovsky Stadium in Russia, home of Zenit St Petersburg
in Editorial - on 1/7/14
Visiting a country for the very first time can often leave a lasting impression. That was certainly the case when Dave Saltman headed for Japan to see...
in Industry News - on 25/6/14
At the most recent Amenity Forum, there was a discussion on the possible banning of Glyphosate use within the EU; a decision that could have far reaching...
in Industry News - on 30/4/14
I can’t help but have total empathy with all of you involved in trying to keep playing surfaces open and playable during the past two months
in Editorial - on 28/2/14
Pitchcare and Fineturf build the ‘pitch’ for Stevie G’s appearance in Xbox One television advert
in Industry News - on 4/1/14
2013 will probably be remembered as a gentle climb out of recession, with confidence returning to all sectors of industry
in Editorial - on 31/12/13
The end of September proved something of a conundrum for all sides of the climate change argument
in Editorial - on 1/11/13
The name Graco, for the parents amongst us, immediately conjours up pushchairs and buggies. But this article is about another company that enjoys the same...
in Industry News - on 22/10/13
By now, our magazine subscribers will have received the latest tome and, whilst I don't write about our achievements very often, since this issue represents...
in Industry News - on 30/8/13
A few months ago I wrote, with some optimism, about ‘the green shoots of recovery’ and, whilst our economy remains in the balance, there do seem to...
in Editorial - on 1/7/13
This industry never ceases to amaze me, which is probably why I enjoy working in it so much.
in Editorial - on 1/5/13
It seems that, every time I sit down to write my foreword these days, many of the options for discussion are all pretty negative. The news seems perpetually...
in Industry News - on 28/2/13
Borrowing and changing the words (slightly) from Queen Elizabeth II; 2012 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.
in Editorial - on 1/1/13
Most of you will, no doubt, have noticed that the Pitchcare website has had a facelift. Our web development department have been busy (and amazingly quiet)...
in Industry News - on 30/10/12
Since we launched Pitchcare 11 years ago, we have endeavoured to bring you news and advice for whichever sports and amenity surfaces you look after. Over...
in Editorial - on 1/10/12
It’s the current debate, the Olympics still fresh in many people’s minds, what sporting legacy will be left behind? There has been a fascinating thread...
in Industry News - on 31/8/12