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StroudGrecian

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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.
You are missing the point spectacularly but I'll leave it there.
 

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Just look at this image from the final game. Zoom in on pitch far corner by big bank - obvious green square unsprayed, and also look in left corner by flag, there is a clear arc where the sprayer must have run and missed a bit. Even along the touchline by the AS stand you can clearly see a darker green line - look in front of the kids
You dont think that the lighter bit on the far side near the corner is used more than most because of the lino and various throw in's or corners ? As for the arc you refer to tbh I cant see it and looks more like far from it not being sprayed tends to look more like a different run of the mower.

I realise you may be a farmer but looking after meadow grass for grazing of livestock etc is nowhere near the like looking after a football pitch, I work on vehicles for a living and there is a world of difference between a clapped out runaround and a £500,000 race car.
 

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You are missing the point spectacularly but I'll leave it there.
How am I missing the point ? Someone posts that there may have been weedkiller sprayed on a pitch before the final game (which in itself would seem stupid in case one of the players or ball boys etc were allergic to these type of substances) and you immediately jumped on it being fact without actually knowing it was true.

I'd like to think imo that the groundstaff know exactly what they are doing as regards the pitch and the probable only thing put on the pitch apart from water is some sort of feed for the grass.

One more thing I just thought of . . . Why would they use Roundup weedkiller and contaminate the rest of the grass being taken off as Chaz quite clearly said once the rest was removed it would be taken to C&F to be composted and reused on other pitches ?
 
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Chas explains the problem with meadow grass and how he combats it by using a herbicide a week before the end of the season in this video from before the Colchester game.
Section starts at the 1 minute 32 seconds mark.
 
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