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iscalad

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I think this is because the IP Stand is in shade for much of the year, which obviously restricts grass growth. Now that the dugouts are that side too, it means the footfall with subs warming up etc is greater too.
It was quite amusing to watch the "linos" trying to run in the mud and water in times past.
 

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Is this some kind of joke? Surely, the old pitch is dug up, not killed off with weedkiller?!
Quite - I find the idea that excessive quantities of weedkiller were sprayed all over the pitch prior to the final game utterly depressing and with scant regard for the environment, as well as sounding highly risky from a H&S viewpoint. Without wishing to harp on about FGR, they have shown that it is perfectly possible to maintain a great playing surface entirely organically.
 

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Quite - I find the idea that excessive quantities of weedkiller were sprayed all over the pitch prior to the final game utterly depressing and with scant regard for the environment, as well as sounding highly risky from a H&S viewpoint. Without wishing to harp on about FGR, they have shown that it is perfectly possible to maintain a great playing surface entirely organically.
I don't think there's any evidence that we used "excessive" product, and what we did use may have been organic, for all we know?
 

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I don't think there's any evidence that we used "excessive" product, and what we did use may have been organic, for all we know?
Possibly, but very much doubt it. However people always make ridiculous statements like 'excessive' product and 'scant regard for the environment'. The product at minimum dose is designed to kill the grass and thats not excessive. And if, as I very much think it will have been, it was applied in the correct and lawful manner it is no threat to anyone. No club can afford not to do things legally and there are very strict rules. In reality you can roundup a field of grass on a farm and seven days later cut it for silage or even graze stock on it.
 

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Possibly, but very much doubt it. However people always make ridiculous statements like 'excessive' product and 'scant regard for the environment'. The product at minimum dose is designed to kill the grass and that's not excessive. And if, as I very much think it will have been, it was applied in the correct and lawful manner it is no threat to anyone. No club can afford not to do things legally and there are very strict rules. In reality you can roundup a field of grass on a farm and seven days later cut it for silage or even graze stock on it.
It is perfectly possible to manage a football pitch organically without resorting to weedkillers so yes I'm afraid if that has happened at SJP then I do consider it excessive and with scant regard to the environment.
 

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Quite - I find the idea that excessive quantities of weedkiller were sprayed all over the pitch prior to the final game utterly depressing and with scant regard for the environment, as well as sounding highly risky from a H&S viewpoint. Without wishing to harp on about FGR, they have shown that it is perfectly possible to maintain a great playing surface entirely organically.
I'm sure you could always pop along to SJP and ask Chaz n Co in person if you feel this strongly about it ? After all I should think with his expertise in this area and knowing exactly what he can and cannot use to H&S standards by now.
 
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