County hopeful on pitch after technology boost

First published in Sport

NEWPORT County are confident tomorrow’s clash with Northampton will go ahead, but are warning that the club felt a financial pinch from their two Christmas postponements, writes Michael Pearlman.

The Exiles are set to face Northampton at Rodney Parade and are bullish the game will beat the weather after a two-pronged improvement plan to help the playing surface was put into action.

The Exiles hired the services of Glamorgan CCC’s Keith Exton, who did a ‘verti-drain’ of the surface on New Year’s Day, digging into the pitch with a nine inch deep fork to help the current drainage system.

County have also used water hogs from the Celtic Manor and have now taken another step by hiring a ‘Blotter’ machine, designed to deal directly with the problem of standing water on the pitch. These are also commonly used in cricket grounds.

“We are hopeful the verti-drain will be a significant help and we have the use of a blotter as well that we have hired,” County CEO Dave Boddy explained.

The Exiles are desperate to get back to action and admit the loss of the festive games have impacted them financially.

“The games against Wimbledon and Oxford, we estimated we’d make about £100,000 and will now do well to get £70,000 for the rearranged clashes,” he said.

“It’s never nice to lose games to the weather, but it’s especially damaging when it happens for those festive games.”

Meanwhile, the Argus can reveal that the Exiles are in the dark over their prospects of retaining defender Adedeji Oshilaja from neighbours Cardiff City.

The 20-year old central defender has been a key component for County in the past few months, impressing the Rodney Parade faithful since joining on an initial one-month deal.

Newport have kept seven clean sheets in the dozen games since Oshilaja signed, leading to County enquiring as to his availability for the remainder of the campaign.

The Exiles had hoped to extend their agreement with Oshilaja, as they were able to with Derby County’s Tom Naylor, but the managerial upheaval in the capital has dampened those hopes with tomorrow’s clash with Northampton Oshilaja’s last under the existing deal.

It is understood County don’t have a direct line of communication to the Bluebirds and are hoping to rekindle talks now new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has officially taken charge.

“We haven’t been able to progress that one, we hope to open talks because the loan is very nearly up,” a County spokesman confirmed.

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1:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

DOWNTHEPIT says...

I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ??? DOWNTHEPIT
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6:27am Fri 3 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
A simple and not to technical idea, and I don't think it would have cost the £30.000 that the club estimate we are going to lose, but it has been suggested before but no one has acted on it. It would also be ok for when the frost and ice starts, but who are we to suggest things, we are just the supporters ( the rock of the club ).
[quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]A simple and not to technical idea, and I don't think it would have cost the £30.000 that the club estimate we are going to lose, but it has been suggested before but no one has acted on it. It would also be ok for when the frost and ice starts, but who are we to suggest things, we are just the supporters ( the rock of the club ). sooty001
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7:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

keithbob says...

DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
[quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike? keithbob
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8:51am Fri 3 Jan 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

That's if the Usk hasn't burst its banks and got as far as Rodney Parade by then. It's looking perilously close to overflowing now.
That's if the Usk hasn't burst its banks and got as far as Rodney Parade by then. It's looking perilously close to overflowing now. ex-St. Julians boy
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10:49am Fri 3 Jan 14

DDDog1 says...

keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade DDDog1
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10:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

DDDog1 says...

Also like to add that both tennis and cricket are summer sports in this country and as of have less rain than football,rugby have in the autumn,winter months.
Also like to add that both tennis and cricket are summer sports in this country and as of have less rain than football,rugby have in the autumn,winter months. DDDog1
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11:03am Fri 3 Jan 14

hazellboy says...

DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
and where will the water go after falling on the magic sheets ? will it disappear ? it will get into the ground as the covers are removed and with more rain forecast plus spring tides its a non starter, the club will say they are confident hoping county fans will buy tickets in advance,, they have a large wage bill to pay don't forget
[quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]and where will the water go after falling on the magic sheets ? will it disappear ? it will get into the ground as the covers are removed and with more rain forecast plus spring tides its a non starter, the club will say they are confident hoping county fans will buy tickets in advance,, they have a large wage bill to pay don't forget hazellboy
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11:06am Fri 3 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
[quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums. sooty001
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11:06am Fri 3 Jan 14

llandaff says...

I have to ask the question. Why are we talking about this now? This problem was there last season. It should have been fixed in the summer. No excuses. The rugby club is also responsible for this not just the County. Its no good having a great team if they can't get on the pitch to play. This must be fixed for next season. What an embarrassment!
Let's hope we get a game on Saturday.
I have to ask the question. Why are we talking about this now? This problem was there last season. It should have been fixed in the summer. No excuses. The rugby club is also responsible for this not just the County. Its no good having a great team if they can't get on the pitch to play. This must be fixed for next season. What an embarrassment! Let's hope we get a game on Saturday. llandaff
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11:13am Fri 3 Jan 14

DDDog1 says...

sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read
So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.[/p][/quote]Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then? DDDog1
  • Score: 0

11:18am Fri 3 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

DDDog1 wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read
So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?
We then get you to install your water retention tanks.
[quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.[/p][/quote]Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?[/p][/quote]We then get you to install your water retention tanks. sooty001
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11:22am Fri 3 Jan 14

DDDog1 says...

sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down "
Well you obviously never read what downthepit wrote at the top then.
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " Well you obviously never read what downthepit wrote at the top then. DDDog1
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11:26am Fri 3 Jan 14

DDDog1 says...

sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read
So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?
We then get you to install your water retention tanks.
You gonna give yourself a thumbs up for that one then?
Try weholite for your tanks,around a hundred grand installed for the size we would need.
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.[/p][/quote]Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?[/p][/quote]We then get you to install your water retention tanks.[/p][/quote]You gonna give yourself a thumbs up for that one then? Try weholite for your tanks,around a hundred grand installed for the size we would need. DDDog1
  • Score: 1

11:37am Fri 3 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

DDDog1 wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.
Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read
So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?
We then get you to install your water retention tanks.
You gonna give yourself a thumbs up for that one then?
Try weholite for your tanks,around a hundred grand installed for the size we would need.
Not trying to get one up on you DDDog,just saying £30,000 in lost revenue so far, something got to be done.
[quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]We are not on about " chucking a few sheets down " I am on about a proper air ventilated balloon type of cover especially designed for sports stadiums.[/p][/quote]Come on sooty,I know you don't like me but I know you can read So what happens to the thousands of gallons of water when it slides down the side of this giant balloon then?[/p][/quote]We then get you to install your water retention tanks.[/p][/quote]You gonna give yourself a thumbs up for that one then? Try weholite for your tanks,around a hundred grand installed for the size we would need.[/p][/quote]Not trying to get one up on you DDDog,just saying £30,000 in lost revenue so far, something got to be done. sooty001
  • Score: 1

12:56pm Fri 3 Jan 14

MX47 says...

DDDog1 wrote:
keithbob wrote:
DOWNTHEPIT wrote:
I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???
well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?
What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then?
A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade
Covers are mostly used in cricket and tennis to stop the players slipping when eventually the game re-starts, not to stop flooding. Probably a complete waste of time on football pitches except for snow (turning to ice) and frost.
[quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOWNTHEPIT[/bold] wrote: I'm no groundsman but wouldn't it be better to cover the pitch with sheets to stop the water getting on it in the first place ???[/p][/quote]well you see the covers come on at the cricket and wimbledon as soon as the rain is forecast so yes why not rodney parade,surely would be cheaper than losing revenue for football and rugby alike?[/p][/quote]What's the size of a tennis court or a cricket pitch then? A hell of a lot smaller than a football pitch that's for sure,a cover for a football pitch would have to be a one piece cover then because of the size of the area with no natural drainage you would have a fair quantity of the wet stuff so a decent drainage system and a retention tank would have to be installed by law ,having worked installing retention tanks for ten years I know there's a bit more than chucking a few sheets down on a area the size of Rodney Parade[/p][/quote]Covers are mostly used in cricket and tennis to stop the players slipping when eventually the game re-starts, not to stop flooding. Probably a complete waste of time on football pitches except for snow (turning to ice) and frost. MX47
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2:17pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Cwmsteve says...

How many grounds , including Premier league have the facility for both super dooper inflatable sheeting and retention tanks? i believe not many. How many grounds including Premier are situated alonside one of the highest tidal rivers about, again not many! How many grounds again including Premier league host 3 teams, from 2 different codes of sport, again not many, if any!! We're only half way through the 2nd year of all parties working together and yes there'll be problems especially when we've had the amount of bad weather we're currently having. Theres a vast improvement in the ground this year over last so in a few years time things should be looking pretty good. Just have a thought for the poor grounds men who are currently spending day after day trying to get the pitch playable, they must currently dread looking at the weather forecast!!!
LETS HAVE A BIT OF PATIENCE!!!!
How many grounds , including Premier league have the facility for both super dooper inflatable sheeting and retention tanks? i believe not many. How many grounds including Premier are situated alonside one of the highest tidal rivers about, again not many! How many grounds again including Premier league host 3 teams, from 2 different codes of sport, again not many, if any!! We're only half way through the 2nd year of all parties working together and yes there'll be problems especially when we've had the amount of bad weather we're currently having. Theres a vast improvement in the ground this year over last so in a few years time things should be looking pretty good. Just have a thought for the poor grounds men who are currently spending day after day trying to get the pitch playable, they must currently dread looking at the weather forecast!!! LETS HAVE A BIT OF PATIENCE!!!! Cwmsteve
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2:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ambertomtom says...

does anyone know what time pitch inspection tomorrow is?
does anyone know what time pitch inspection tomorrow is? ambertomtom
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2:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ssjf89 says...

llandaff wrote:
I have to ask the question. Why are we talking about this now? This problem was there last season. It should have been fixed in the summer. No excuses. The rugby club is also responsible for this not just the County. Its no good having a great team if they can't get on the pitch to play. This must be fixed for next season. What an embarrassment!
Let's hope we get a game on Saturday.
reason being that the great british workman took to long to do a job and left it half finished,So if this game is again called of,there could be a loss of nearly 50,000 gbp , where will they find the money,county fans do not have deep pockets or swiss bank accounts.
[quote][p][bold]llandaff[/bold] wrote: I have to ask the question. Why are we talking about this now? This problem was there last season. It should have been fixed in the summer. No excuses. The rugby club is also responsible for this not just the County. Its no good having a great team if they can't get on the pitch to play. This must be fixed for next season. What an embarrassment! Let's hope we get a game on Saturday.[/p][/quote]reason being that the great british workman took to long to do a job and left it half finished,So if this game is again called of,there could be a loss of nearly 50,000 gbp , where will they find the money,county fans do not have deep pockets or swiss bank accounts. ssjf89
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ssjf89 says...

ambertomtom wrote:
does anyone know what time pitch inspection tomorrow is?
just as soon as they find a boat big enough for the ref.
[quote][p][bold]ambertomtom[/bold] wrote: does anyone know what time pitch inspection tomorrow is?[/p][/quote]just as soon as they find a boat big enough for the ref. ssjf89
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Fri 3 Jan 14

larneman says...

Come on now lads sooty is a good County supporter, and at least he is trying to think up ideas to help the situation Lets hope the groundsmen can work a miracle for saturday and we get 3 points.
Come on now lads sooty is a good County supporter, and at least he is trying to think up ideas to help the situation Lets hope the groundsmen can work a miracle for saturday and we get 3 points. larneman
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

keithbob says...

oxford game on a tuesday in feb,well thats me out as prob.thousands of others,
thats the biggest problem,the difference between a saturday afternoon game and a cold wet tuesday night.=loss of revenue.same for the rugby too im afraid.
oxford game on a tuesday in feb,well thats me out as prob.thousands of others, thats the biggest problem,the difference between a saturday afternoon game and a cold wet tuesday night.=loss of revenue.same for the rugby too im afraid. keithbob
  • Score: 1

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