New pitch for Ospreys game

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Ads677 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:02 pm

And in the meantime - seagulls!!!

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Noggs » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:14 pm

Another brown topping (sand) going on. Just 25 days left to replace it with the green stuff.
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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Bowden Tiger » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:29 am

It looks like we are going for a brown version of Roland Garros's clay court. They are working on it at the moment.
Will the club be asking for volunteers to paint it green?

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:05 am

Bowden Tiger wrote:It looks like we are going for a brown version of Roland Garros's clay court. They are working on it at the moment.
Will the club be asking for volunteers to paint it green?
BowdenTiger, have you got any time on your hands? Volunteering?

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by KevinR » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:17 pm

Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by jgriffin » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:26 pm

KevinR wrote:Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
Sometimes :censored: is really useful......does make you think about exactly HOW this all came about. Very good bit of business if it performs as in NZ.
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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by RagingBull » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:15 pm

jgriffin wrote:
KevinR wrote:Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
Sometimes :censored: is really useful......does make you think about exactly HOW this all came about. Very good bit of business if it performs as in NZ.
Either
The increase in shirt sponsers has allowed us to use extra funds for a new pitch
and/or
Another team was going to use this (Prob a football pitch) but had to cancel meaning we might have gotten this cheaper.

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Bowden Tiger » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:26 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Bowden Tiger wrote:It looks like we are going for a brown version of Roland Garros's clay court. They are working on it at the moment.
Will the club be asking for volunteers to paint it green?
BowdenTiger, have you got any time on your hands? Volunteering?

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I have a roller and green paint, but with it being prepared elsewhere, someone is doing it cheaper!

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Doghashadhisday » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:21 pm

KevinR wrote:Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
I am going to stand guard over my lawn!

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by wormus » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:06 pm

RagingBull wrote:
jgriffin wrote:
KevinR wrote:Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
Sometimes :censored: is really useful......does make you think about exactly HOW this all came about. Very good bit of business if it performs as in NZ.
Either
The increase in shirt sponsers has allowed us to use extra funds for a new pitch
and/or
Another team was going to use this (Prob a football pitch) but had to cancel meaning we might have gotten this cheaper.
Who is paying ??? Definitely a case for the Turf Accountants! :smt002
Being grown in Wales especially for the Ospreys match so they will have some "Green Green grass from home" Angus McCoatup!

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by Cagey Tiger » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:20 pm

RagingBull wrote:
jgriffin wrote:
KevinR wrote:Simon Cohen tweeted that the turf would be ready to lay in two weeks time, after being prepared elsewhere.
Sometimes :censored: is really useful......does make you think about exactly HOW this all came about. Very good bit of business if it performs as in NZ.
Either
The increase in shirt sponsers has allowed us to use extra funds for a new pitch
and/or
Another team was going to use this (Prob a football pitch) but had to cancel meaning we might have gotten this cheaper.
Can't remember where I saw it and have had a good look round, but I am sure that Simon Cohen said in an interview that when Tigers got chosen for the Granby Halls site, the multi-storey car park had to be put on the back burner. However this released some money for the new pitch.

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by wellstiger » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:24 pm

Charlie Dimmock + a water feature

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by jgriffin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:29 pm

wellstiger wrote:Charlie Dimmock + a water feature
Alas, neither are as outstanding as they once were....... :smt003
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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by fentiger » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:17 pm

jgriffin wrote:
wellstiger wrote:Charlie Dimmock + a water feature
Alas, neither are as outstanding as they once were....... :smt003
I'm guessing gravity has taken over? :smt002 :smt003

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Re: New pitch for Ospreys game

Post by jgriffin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:20 pm

jgriffin wrote:
wellstiger wrote:Charlie Dimmock + a water feature
Alas, neither are as outstanding as they once were....... :smt003
The pitch cam is proving strangely addictive, with the 'what is (not) happening now' itch... :smt017
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