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Craigy

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I see we are one of the venues for Scotland 17s games at the end of the month, including the Tuesday Friday before Cowdenbeath & Monday after. Great that our wee ground is recognised and suitable for these events but this could destroy the pitch for the season. Can you imagine what 3 games in 4 days would have done to it this weekend?! 

 

 

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Point taken Craigy.

By way of explanation, I’ve agreed a trade off with Active Stirling. 

Last season we had three regular users of Forthbank; ourselves, Stirling Uni and Motherwell Reserves, which meant that for a good number of weeks throughout the winter there were three games on the pitch - Saturday, midweek, Saturday. 

With Motherwell having been removed from the equation, finances had to be balanced. 

A smaller number of high profile UEFA/SFA/SWFA fixtures more than achieves that and is very likely to mean we don’t have additional fixtures between November and at least mid March, when the weather is at its worst and there’s no grass growth. 

Not ideal but finance has to play a part and I’m confident we’ll be in a much better place with the pitch this season than last.   

Stuart 

 

 

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Doubtful we’ll need a hosing TWS but we’re hosting both Semi Finals on Sunday 😉

Rangers v Glasgow City 12:00 p.m. 

Hibs v Motherwell 3:30 p.m. 

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Not the weather you’d want ahead of the first of these games. Non league grounds unplayable all over the country. Ours will be fine today, but got to pray for some dry weather over the next few days or we could be playing on a tattle field for the rest of the season!

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41 minutes ago, Craigy said:

Not the weather you’d want ahead of the first of these games. Non league grounds unplayable all over the country. Ours will be fine today, but got to pray for some dry weather over the next few days or we could be playing on a tattle field for the rest of the season!

Forecast for tomorrow is decent so hopefully it survives the 2 games played on it. Not a lot the Club can do in this situation, as the Uni has ground sharing rights with us at Forthbank. 

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It’s not the 2 games, it’s the 6 in the next 10 days with the 3 Scotland 17s games next week! 

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55 minutes ago, Craigy said:

It’s not the 2 games, it’s the 6 in the next 10 days with the 3 Scotland 17s games next week! 

Forgot about those 3 Scotland games, beggars the question of why have 3 games within a week on the same grass pitch. ? Surely Active Stirling would have known that to play so many games within a short period of time could have an impact on the grass pitch. Don’t they understand that or don’t they care about the main users of the pitch ourselves and the Uni. 

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I think the chairman answers your questions in the first reply to this topic. The money lost by not allowing Motherwell reserves to play had to be recovered somehow and this was it. Cowdenbeath drawing with Broxburn has done us a wee bit of a favour, unless the league make us play that a week Wednesday 

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