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08 Oct 2019 13:37:41
J master, going back thru old posts, saw urs and couldn't agree more. At PL level the minimum requirement should be a grass pitch. The point about teams taking advantage of their plastic/ rubber/ wooden pitches didn't occur to me. Can't be that effective of Killie going back to grass. What bothers me is think there is a large h&s issue regarding possible injuries but SFA doing hee haw.

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08 Oct 2019 14:27:45
Although pitches are not great they are cost effective for smaller clubs. I don't like playing on them myself but u cannot say the likes of murphy wod not have got same injury on grass. as soon as someone gets injured its the pitches that get blame. We have these pitches at hummel training centre. and a lot of boys clubs arou d country play on them.

08 Oct 2019 15:50:14
No team in the top 4 English divisions is allowed plastic. Must be a good reason. Maybe if you can't afford grass you shouldn't be playing professional football.

08 Oct 2019 17:13:34
This might not be very popular, but maybe the revenue split from TV etc should be more evenly divided to allow smaller clubs to afford grass if we outlaw plastic. If we can squeeze more money out of sky, BT etc on the basis that we will ban plastic pitches and improve the overall product, then it could be cost neutral at worst. Everybody wins. It seems too simple an idea though. I'm sure someone at the SPFL must have looked at this already.

08 Oct 2019 18:17:09
I wouldn't be so sure jmaster. It borders too much on common sense 😄.

08 Oct 2019 18:40:01
Fair point JM, help them to get back to grass. I don't mind plastic for amateur football as it is better than a mudbath but for top level football it's a huge no.

08 Oct 2019 19:58:38
Problem is clubs like livi, Hamilton and killie don’t want grass. To change we require a 11-1 vote.

08 Oct 2019 20:53:18
Hate plastic pitches but if teams are going to use then they should be the very best. The YB’’s pitch last week seemed better than we have in Scotland although know Liv’s superior to Killie and Hamilton.

08 Oct 2019 21:22:04
Inverness have just laid a new grass pitch costing £75k.

I’ve been told that Hearts spent 10 x that on a hybrid.

Not sure about the economics and regular upkeep but up front costs are certainly better.

08 Oct 2019 22:03:05
Bankie they are same surface. 4g artificial surface. Same as forfar and montrose etc. The benefit it gives them is low up keep cost and can rent it out for boys clubs etc duri g week or 7 a sides across the pitch.







 

 

 
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