- 8 Dec 2017
It’s looking awful in front of the South Stand. Probably the worst I’ve seen it since the egg chasers were here.
Who looks after it?
Who looks after it?
I like a bit of mud in the 6 yard box, makes it look more like a proper football pitch, these premiership pitches are too pristine. The players need a bit of mud on their kit when they leave the pitch.Six yard box in front of the East Stand is looking pretty churned up too.
Not the uni ground maintance team...their short contract wasnt renewed by firoka or stadco (?)in nov I think ? .... head of uni team briefly enlightened & warned re pitch condition& that since last relaid the playing surface wasn't to the spec paid for, nor had the pitch been correctly maintained (at oxvox open members meeting at cpf, last nov). .. 3 days later the uni groundstaff were informed their maintenance contract wasnt being renewed
In the interim though the pitch will need some serious money investing in it and proper maintenance afterI guess this is the responsibility of the Stadco?
If so it’s yet another reason to offload the breeze block somehow and leave it on Kas**m to look at an empty stadium.
It will it looks in bad shape. May I suggest whilst we are at it that we move the touchline which over hangs the stands at fence end and bring it back at least 2.5m towards the east stand. Theres a goal shape recess in the barrier _________In the interim though the pitch will need some serious money investing in it and proper maintenance after
...good luck to them.. ..theyve got thier work cut out between now and the end of the season. Who knows if the pitch will be relaid in the close season...and if it is (again) who will foot the bill?
South stand shadow isn't helpful....fixable by inserting clear perspex panels to allow the sun to get on it....trouble is our slum land Lord won't fund that.....real issue is when the pitchwas relaid it wasnt to the required specifications, and subsequent maintainance wasnt adequate for the relaid pitch. As revealed by the then head groundsman last NovemberThe problem ultimately lies with the south stand roof and all of these fixes are just short term solutions. To fix the issue for good they need to replace the roof panels with translucent ones to allow the pitch to get sunlight. Just a shame Kassam will never do anything about it.