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3G Question

By Pat Butcher Fan Club (legacy user)30/12/2014 10:30Tue Dec 30 10:30:53 2014

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Our garden lawn is frozen solid today, it's like concrete to walk on.

If we had a home game today would it definitely go ahead?

PBFC

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Re: 3G Question

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)30/12/2014 11:32Tue Dec 30 11:32:56 2014In response to 3G QuestionTop of thread

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Yes it would. The water drains straight through and can't sit there to freeze.

Here's a picture I took a week or two ago. Looks completely frozen and yet the academy were out there training on it about 20 minutes after I took it.

Church Road pitch



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Re: 3G Question

By Paulo (legacy user)31/12/2014 13:23Wed Dec 31 13:23:33 2014In response to Re: 3G QuestionTop of thread

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Have been down there nearly morning in this cold snap and other than being white with frost the whole pitch is perfect.

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Re: 3G Question

By Pat Butcher Fan Club (legacy user)31/12/2014 15:02Wed Dec 31 15:02:22 2014In response to Re: 3G QuestionTop of thread

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That's amazing and may well prove invaluable over the next 2-3 months.

The 3G has been a huge success and, I don't know about you, I don't even think about it during games now.

It is the future for clubs at all levels who can stretch to installing it, without doubt.

Mark

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quite right......

By bruce leafe (legacy user)31/12/2014 18:02Wed Dec 31 18:02:41 2014In response to Re: 3G QuestionTop of thread

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about these pitches been the future for clubs at any level. No postpones fixtures( unless it snows), a revenue maker too. Look at how many games we used to have rained off, and now Redhill struggling at Kiln Brow. They should be able to cover the cost, with thier car parking revenues.

Frost that can be seen is relatively harmless, it the water content in the soil that freezes close to the surface that makes it slippery and dangerous as a stud cant get a hold. As Farmie put so well, if there aint no water, it cant freeze!!!

Happy New Year everyone.

See you at the Chipstead on the morrow.

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Re: quite right......

By Toby Lerone (legacy user)31/12/2014 19:13Wed Dec 31 19:13:30 2014In response to quite right......Top of thread

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True what you say PBFC, don't even think about the surface any more. By chance, I read a very snobby tweet from April earlier, bemoaning the imminent installation of our pitch. "If God wanted football played on a carpet, he'd have put a fireplace in the centre circle," or some such. Well I look forward to the days when I'm at Church Road watching the Leafe while fans of other clubs are at home in front of their own fireplace.
In the NFL, some teams play on grass and others on an artificial pitch, some indoors under a roof, others outdoors. No big deal, and adds to the variety of the sport. 3G and its successors are here to stay and to flourish, and it's great for our club to be in the vanguard.
Happy New year my Leafe pals... see you in the White Hart.

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