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Their Pitch

Post by Wellsy1882 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:37 pm

You seen the state of barstewards pitch?
Called off

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm

Not that many years ago that when there was any heavy rain ours would be the first, and often only, game called off.
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Bosscat » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:42 pm

It looks OK to me 🤭
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Wonder 🤔 if the sewers backed up again 🤣🤣🤣

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:44 pm

How many games did we have called off back in the 2000’s?
Liverpool was the high profile one, did we have many more?

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:49 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:44 pm
How many games did we have called off back in the 2000’s?
Liverpool was the high profile one, did we have many more?
Just before the Liverpool game we had the Leicester game abandoned.

Others I remember off the top of my head are

2000/01 - Norwich about half an hour before kick off
2001/02 - Bradford City twice
2005/06 - Norwich

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by PhiladelphiaChris » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 pm

2006/7 Stoke city as well.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:56 pm

The investment in our pitch has been worth every penny
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Yes our pitch looks incredible

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:02 pm

It shows how far they have dropped.

They have been training on their pitch for the last month as their training ground is not up to scratch.

They used to have a great training ground and a great pit h at Ewood.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by NickBFC » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:05 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Just before the Liverpool game we had the Leicester game abandoned.

Others I remember off the top of my head are

2000/01 - Norwich about half an hour before kick off
2001/02 - Bradford City twice
2005/06 - Norwich
I remember the Norwich one in 2000/01, had travelled up from W Sussex and just about got to Burnley when I heard it was off :oops:
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:05 pm

Whist its great to see our pitch in such good condition I think telling our players to keep the ball off it is a bit OTT from Dyche
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:06 pm

NickBFC wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:05 pm
I remember the Norwich one in 2000/01, had travelled up from W Sussex and just about got to Burnley when I heard it was off :oops:
We'd been at the Sparrow Hawk and were walking up to the ground when we got the news that it was off.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:11 pm

I remember one of the Norwich games, was it a similar time that a game vs Wimbledon was postponed due to high winds and a falling apart Cricket Field Stand?
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:20 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:11 pm
I remember one of the Norwich games, was it a similar time that a game vs Wimbledon was postponed due to high winds and a falling apart Cricket Field Stand?
The game that was called off with high winds was around March 2004. I was in the press room before the game that day and had to walk around the pitch afterwards to get out at the club shop corner. You could hardlt stand up let alone walk round.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:22 pm

The second Norwich one I referred to up the thread was in 2006/07, not 2005/06.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ChrisG » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:25 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:20 pm
The game that was called off with high winds was around March 2004. I was in the press room before the game that day and had to walk around the pitch afterwards to get out at the club shop corner. You could hardlt stand up let alone walk round.
I remember my mate's pint blowing off the picnic bench outside the Park View that day, much to his annoyance, and my amusement.

Also recall the Port Vale match on Boxing Day circa 95 being abandoned mid game due to the water.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:28 pm

ChrisG wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:25 pm
I remember my mate's pint blowing off the picnic bench outside the Park View that day, much to his annoyance, and my amusement.

Also recall the Port Vale match on Boxing Day circa 95 being abandoned mid game due to the water.
The Port Vale one was waterlogging on top of a frozen pitch - Boxing day 1994.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by jollyjack » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:32 pm

That Port Vale game, any fool could see what was happening. Up past the players ankles and rising by half time. Amazed it got that far. We were winning no?

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Stayingup » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:33 pm

Deadwood pitch is a mess. Even before this rain it was. They need to have a pitch like ours but probably can't get the funding from their owners. How much would it cost I wonder for a new modern pitch?

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by tim_noone » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:37 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:44 pm
How many games did we have called off back in the 2000’s?
Liverpool was the high profile one, did we have many more?
I recall the Hanover Game being called off a couple of years Back.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by gawthorpe_view » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:42 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:42 pm
It looks OK to me 🤭
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Wonder 🤔 if the sewers backed up again 🤣🤣🤣
How would you know?
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:49 pm

jollyjack wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:32 pm
That Port Vale game, any fool could see what was happening. Up past the players ankles and rising by half time. Amazed it got that far. We were winning no?
Losing 2-1 when it was abandoned after a player suffered a serious injury because of the frozen pitch with water on top. Won 4-3 when it was replayed.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Leisure » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:57 pm

Bet Swansea aren't happy. They arrived at their hotel in Burnley yesterday.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Volvoclaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:59 pm

Surely the Swans could play on that pitch.
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by chekhov » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:05 pm

Volvoclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:59 pm
Surely the Swans could play on that pitch.
Swans have a regal and snooty air. I doubt they’d want to play in a mud bath.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Volvoclaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:06 pm

So they ducked out!

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by ElectroClaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:12 pm

Was thinking it looked awful on sat night watching EFL highlights when they played Stoke.

Re: bad pitches, surely the Lashers from a few years ago was the worst ever, total quagmire.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Stayingup » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:57 pm

Isn't the Riverside stand sinking? Or is it stinking?

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Jimmymaccer » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:01 pm

Do visiting teams stay at Crow Wood or do we tell ‘em to stay at The Travel Lodge!

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:28 pm

When asked this morning if the game was on the groundsmen apparently replied “we have no forking chance”

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Wellsy1882 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:04 pm

Leisure wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:57 pm
Bet Swansea aren't happy. They arrived at their hotel in Burnley yesterday.
Were they at crowood?
Sure i seen them
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Re: Their Pitch

Post by bfcjg » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:01 pm

It's horse p1ss.

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Spike » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 pm

I was talking to a Barsteward at work today. He was bitter that from having the best pitch in the country as he put it that lack of investment means they are in desperate need of a brand new pitch

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:57 pm

Iloveyoubrady wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Yes our pitch looks incredible
Let's see if Arteta agrees in March when the Gunners come calling. :lol:

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Re: Their Pitch

Post by Chester Perry » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:12 pm

Stayingup wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:33 pm
Deadwood pitch is a mess. Even before this rain it was. They need to have a pitch like ours but probably can't get the funding from their owners. How much would it cost I wonder for a new modern pitch?
A lot more than you think and the annual upkeep is high too - we spend well over a £1m a year of the upkeep of pitches at the Turf and Gawthorpe - Venky's would have to commit well over £2m to the Ewood pitch alone to install a new pitch and commit to it's maintenance over its relatively short lifetime

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