COMMENT: Clarets pitch perfect for Premier League

Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

LIFE’S a beach for most footballers at this time of the year as they kick back after a long, hard season – albeit a rewarding one for Burnley. But for some of the staff left behind, life’s a pitch.

The fruits of the squad’s labours are over for another campaign, but for the groundsmen in particular they are only just beginning.

Burnley’s head groundsman, Paul Bradshaw, took time out of his busy schedule this week to talk me through the graft that goes on behind the scenes while a ball is not being kicked. The seeding, the sanding, the nurturing, the mowing.

Hours are spent getting the Turf Moor surface up to scratch, and with each home game due to be beamed to a global television audience of millions next season now Burnley are back in the Premier League the attention to detail has stepped up a gear.

Paul’s task has got, arguably, easier since the installation of the Desso Grassmaster pitch in 2010, at a cost of £750,000.

Although it still requires plenty of maintenance, there are no longer sleepless nights if bad weather is forecast on the eve of the game.

It drains well, it plays well – allowing for a more free-flowing style.

And while it may have come at the expense of a signing – as is likely when Steve Cotterill requested a replica Turf Moor pitch at Gawthorpe in 2007 – a short-term sacrifice has had long-term gains.

Some bemoaned the football that was played under Cotterill. But they would not have taken into account the conditions the players trained in, often ankle deep in mud. Hardly conducive to a crisp, neat, passing style.

Cotterill ordered the change at the training ground, leaving a legacy for future managers and players to reap the benefits.

It is a surface they now want to be mirrored in other parts of Gawthorpe to make that space more useable and less prone to waterlogging.

It will be hard work now, and it won’t come cheap, but it will be worth it in years to come. Just like the Desso.

Turf Moor was not blessed with it last time in the Premier League. Now such surfaces are common place at the top level and, in theory – being accustomed to it at home, that will be an advantage to the Clarets. Of course there other factors to contend with when competing at English football’s top table.

But at least they’ll be doing it on a level playing field.

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1:34pm Thu 29 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one.
The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -33

2:15pm Thu 29 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one.
Why are you always the first to post on Burnley articles?

Our PREMIER LEAGUE stadium is fine, you run along back to your lower league stadium and stop bothering the big boys - Blackburn fans are basically like an annoying smaller brother wanting to play their big brother's games all the time.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one.[/p][/quote]Why are you always the first to post on Burnley articles? Our PREMIER LEAGUE stadium is fine, you run along back to your lower league stadium and stop bothering the big boys - Blackburn fans are basically like an annoying smaller brother wanting to play their big brother's games all the time. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 20

2:17pm Thu 29 May 14

noddy57 says...

Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B.
Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B. noddy57
  • Score: -24

2:25pm Thu 29 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Theatre of Dreams.
Theatre of Dreams. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Thu 29 May 14

andy1 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one.
You havent took your meds today retard. Get here now or its the white jacket that fastens around the back and the padded cell.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: The pitch will be fine, Its the stadium I'm concerned about. We need a new one.[/p][/quote]You havent took your meds today retard. Get here now or its the white jacket that fastens around the back and the padded cell. andy1
  • Score: 21

3:59pm Thu 29 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground. Old age pensioner
  • Score: -20

4:10pm Thu 29 May 14

RobH2O says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Superior to you lot
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Superior to you lot RobH2O
  • Score: 11

4:19pm Thu 29 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

noddy57 wrote:
Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B.
Your parents should have sacked your English teacher since he didn't bother to teach you the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. Every single post from you contains a comma when it was an apostrophe you were looking for.

Shame about your punctuation. It's infantile.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]Your parents should have sacked your English teacher since he didn't bother to teach you the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. Every single post from you contains a comma when it was an apostrophe you were looking for. Shame about your punctuation. It's infantile. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 14

5:03pm Thu 29 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Ha ha ha ha, the levels the Blackburn gimpoids have resorted to is quite simply a massive joke, I mean what about your crappy team:

Finished 23 points lower than Burnley which incidentally is THE biggest margin EVER between the two teams when they have been in the same division.

A lowly Eighth place despite one of the biggest wage bills in the entire division

Haven't troubled the top six since sacking Steve Kean - THREE Managers ago.

£56 million in debt

About to suffer a transfer embargo

Crowds dwindling despite the CHEAPEST season tickets in the division

Etc etc, basically Blackburn Rovers are a car crash of a football team and I for one find it hilarious to rubber neck and watch you crash and burn.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha, the levels the Blackburn gimpoids have resorted to is quite simply a massive joke, I mean what about your crappy team: Finished 23 points lower than Burnley which incidentally is THE biggest margin EVER between the two teams when they have been in the same division. A lowly Eighth place despite one of the biggest wage bills in the entire division Haven't troubled the top six since sacking Steve Kean - THREE Managers ago. £56 million in debt About to suffer a transfer embargo Crowds dwindling despite the CHEAPEST season tickets in the division Etc etc, basically Blackburn Rovers are a car crash of a football team and I for one find it hilarious to rubber neck and watch you crash and burn. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 10

5:50pm Thu 29 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 6

6:21pm Thu 29 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL![/p][/quote]You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH Old age pensioner
  • Score: -9

6:38pm Thu 29 May 14

TurfMoorTom's_Psychiatrist says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH
Greater spotted Blackburn hog eating your own offerings. Stuff it in old git.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL![/p][/quote]You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH[/p][/quote]Greater spotted Blackburn hog eating your own offerings. Stuff it in old git. TurfMoorTom's_Psychiatrist
  • Score: 11

8:07pm Thu 29 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

TurfMoorTom's_Psychi
atrist
wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH
Greater spotted Blackburn hog eating your own offerings. Stuff it in old git.
Your not related to the other retard with comments like that, you know Souper Clurite?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom's_Psychi atrist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL![/p][/quote]You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH[/p][/quote]Greater spotted Blackburn hog eating your own offerings. Stuff it in old git.[/p][/quote]Your not related to the other retard with comments like that, you know Souper Clurite? Old age pensioner
  • Score: -11

8:25pm Thu 29 May 14

Super Clarets' Sister says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Defo! I can't wait to have a good 'roll round' on it tonight with you, big boy!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Defo! I can't wait to have a good 'roll round' on it tonight with you, big boy! Super Clarets' Sister
  • Score: -2

9:27pm Thu 29 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Super Clarets' Sister wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Defo! I can't wait to have a good 'roll round' on it tonight with you, big boy!
Getting desperate now aren't you no-dad's. Looks like I've really hit a nerve.

I've now got 3 no-dads who have gone to the trouble of creating fake accounts on my behalf.

It's nice to know I wind you up so much.
[quote][p][bold]Super Clarets' Sister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Defo! I can't wait to have a good 'roll round' on it tonight with you, big boy![/p][/quote]Getting desperate now aren't you no-dad's. Looks like I've really hit a nerve. I've now got 3 no-dads who have gone to the trouble of creating fake accounts on my behalf. It's nice to know I wind you up so much. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 6

11:19pm Thu 29 May 14

RobH2O says...

Another Pounding 4 Burnley
Turf Moor Tom
Slants
Old Age Pensioner
Noddy 57
KHod 1995
Super Clarets Sister

A group of grubby little ne'er-do-wells. What a waste of space you are. The fruit of Blackburn's loins. The peak of the extended family that passes the kids around every week at Tee Hee Hee Wood. Paying a fiver for a season ticket to watch utter cra.p. Itching for that next fix of a cash injection from someone wealthy. "Please please inject us soon" shout the junkies. The Great Entitled. The arrogance born of buying everything you have ever won and shouting loudly how bloody marvellous you are. As soon as you face life on a budget you squeal like a bunch of stuck pigs.

Well trolls, this is it. Your reality check. You are yesterday's story. Check the book in at the library. Remember, Burnley was a weaving town. They added value. Spinners, 10 a penny. It was ever thus. Thirty years from now you'll all be playing cricket. The demographic is coming to get you. Bye!
Another Pounding 4 Burnley Turf Moor Tom Slants Old Age Pensioner Noddy 57 KHod 1995 Super Clarets Sister A group of grubby little ne'er-do-wells. What a waste of space you are. The fruit of Blackburn's loins. The peak of the extended family that passes the kids around every week at Tee Hee Hee Wood. Paying a fiver for a season ticket to watch utter cra.p. Itching for that next fix of a cash injection from someone wealthy. "Please please inject us soon" shout the junkies. The Great Entitled. The arrogance born of buying everything you have ever won and shouting loudly how bloody marvellous you are. As soon as you face life on a budget you squeal like a bunch of stuck pigs. Well trolls, this is it. Your reality check. You are yesterday's story. Check the book in at the library. Remember, Burnley was a weaving town. They added value. Spinners, 10 a penny. It was ever thus. Thirty years from now you'll all be playing cricket. The demographic is coming to get you. Bye! RobH2O
  • Score: 12

12:59am Fri 30 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Speaking of 9000 fans isn't that about the amount of no-dads who went out and bought Man United shirts and season tickets at old Trafford when no-dad FC embarrassingly dripped out of the premier league?

Championship no-dad FC = championship ground for a championship team with league 1 standard freebie players. Tidy as.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Speaking of 9000 fans isn't that about the amount of no-dads who went out and bought Man United shirts and season tickets at old Trafford when no-dad FC embarrassingly dripped out of the premier league? Championship no-dad FC = championship ground for a championship team with league 1 standard freebie players. Tidy as. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 7

1:06am Fri 30 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH
Oh dear. The old bag of skin has necked a couple of pernod and blacks and now he's Rocky Balboa.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL![/p][/quote]You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH[/p][/quote]Oh dear. The old bag of skin has necked a couple of pernod and blacks and now he's Rocky Balboa. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 5

7:01am Fri 30 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

RobH2O wrote:
Another Pounding 4 Burnley
Turf Moor Tom
Slants
Old Age Pensioner
Noddy 57
KHod 1995
Super Clarets Sister

A group of grubby little ne'er-do-wells. What a waste of space you are. The fruit of Blackburn's loins. The peak of the extended family that passes the kids around every week at Tee Hee Hee Wood. Paying a fiver for a season ticket to watch utter cra.p. Itching for that next fix of a cash injection from someone wealthy. "Please please inject us soon" shout the junkies. The Great Entitled. The arrogance born of buying everything you have ever won and shouting loudly how bloody marvellous you are. As soon as you face life on a budget you squeal like a bunch of stuck pigs.

Well trolls, this is it. Your reality check. You are yesterday's story. Check the book in at the library. Remember, Burnley was a weaving town. They added value. Spinners, 10 a penny. It was ever thus. Thirty years from now you'll all be playing cricket. The demographic is coming to get you. Bye!
Good summing up of the worthless degenerates there.

The sooner you stop legitimising the worst culprit of that lot though, the better.

He's been posting for a at least five years under different and offensive names, pretended he's a woman (and going in to disturbing detail about it) and clearly gets his jollies by getting a reaction. As Einstein's famous definition of insanity has it: 'doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'

Every change of name is an implicit admission of failure and reminds me of a snake shedding its skin and trying on a new one. Let him slither off without the satisfaction of quoting him.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: Another Pounding 4 Burnley Turf Moor Tom Slants Old Age Pensioner Noddy 57 KHod 1995 Super Clarets Sister A group of grubby little ne'er-do-wells. What a waste of space you are. The fruit of Blackburn's loins. The peak of the extended family that passes the kids around every week at Tee Hee Hee Wood. Paying a fiver for a season ticket to watch utter cra.p. Itching for that next fix of a cash injection from someone wealthy. "Please please inject us soon" shout the junkies. The Great Entitled. The arrogance born of buying everything you have ever won and shouting loudly how bloody marvellous you are. As soon as you face life on a budget you squeal like a bunch of stuck pigs. Well trolls, this is it. Your reality check. You are yesterday's story. Check the book in at the library. Remember, Burnley was a weaving town. They added value. Spinners, 10 a penny. It was ever thus. Thirty years from now you'll all be playing cricket. The demographic is coming to get you. Bye![/p][/quote]Good summing up of the worthless degenerates there. The sooner you stop legitimising the worst culprit of that lot though, the better. He's been posting for a at least five years under different and offensive names, pretended he's a woman (and going in to disturbing detail about it) and clearly gets his jollies by getting a reaction. As Einstein's famous definition of insanity has it: 'doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' Every change of name is an implicit admission of failure and reminds me of a snake shedding its skin and trying on a new one. Let him slither off without the satisfaction of quoting him. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 5

8:37am Fri 30 May 14

houseclaret says...

I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy.
Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to.
I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy. Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to. houseclaret
  • Score: 2

8:41am Fri 30 May 14

houseclaret says...

As a post script to my above post I think many Clarets (of a certain age) would agree that the ground "improvements" at Turf Moor have helped dampen the atmosphere. There was nothing like the noise and atmosphere generated by the old Longside. I miss it and would welcome it back.
As a post script to my above post I think many Clarets (of a certain age) would agree that the ground "improvements" at Turf Moor have helped dampen the atmosphere. There was nothing like the noise and atmosphere generated by the old Longside. I miss it and would welcome it back. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

9:37am Fri 30 May 14

RobH2O says...

houseclaret wrote:
I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy.
Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to.
Bang on sir. It was generally accepted that the Longside was one of the great home terraces of football. Side-on always beat end-on. The same architect as built the Longside built the Kippax at Man City and the Leeds Road terrace at Huddersfield Town. They were both, in their heyday, far noisier places than the Stretford End and the Anfield Kop. And think how may games carried standing only for over 100 years and compare the number of disasters there were to successful matches. The Germans seem to have accommodated safe and secure standing areas overall.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy. Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to.[/p][/quote]Bang on sir. It was generally accepted that the Longside was one of the great home terraces of football. Side-on always beat end-on. The same architect as built the Longside built the Kippax at Man City and the Leeds Road terrace at Huddersfield Town. They were both, in their heyday, far noisier places than the Stretford End and the Anfield Kop. And think how may games carried standing only for over 100 years and compare the number of disasters there were to successful matches. The Germans seem to have accommodated safe and secure standing areas overall. RobH2O
  • Score: 0

10:10am Fri 30 May 14

houseclaret says...

RobH2O wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy.
Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to.
Bang on sir. It was generally accepted that the Longside was one of the great home terraces of football. Side-on always beat end-on. The same architect as built the Longside built the Kippax at Man City and the Leeds Road terrace at Huddersfield Town. They were both, in their heyday, far noisier places than the Stretford End and the Anfield Kop. And think how may games carried standing only for over 100 years and compare the number of disasters there were to successful matches. The Germans seem to have accommodated safe and secure standing areas overall.
I had always noticed the similarity with the Kippax and Leeds Road but I didn't know that the same company had built them. When you know that it becomes obvious. And you are totally right about the Germans. I have been watching the Budesliga of late (and I was never really a fan of German football at one time) and tje atmosphere at ALL the grounds is amazing.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: I can't quite understand the jealous ones coming on here moaning about our ground. It is probably because they have nothing else to hit us with. Strange though, given that 50% of our ground is newer than Ewood and 25% don't count as it's for away fans and I don't feel any need to make them comfortable. If we could just do something with the BL stand I for one would be perfectly happy. Besides, being from an era when standing was king (and I still believe it is) I couldn't really give two hoots about the whole argument. Get a life, be a man, and stop whinging about conditions at football matches. I'd watch my team from an open terrace in howling wind and rain if I had to.[/p][/quote]Bang on sir. It was generally accepted that the Longside was one of the great home terraces of football. Side-on always beat end-on. The same architect as built the Longside built the Kippax at Man City and the Leeds Road terrace at Huddersfield Town. They were both, in their heyday, far noisier places than the Stretford End and the Anfield Kop. And think how may games carried standing only for over 100 years and compare the number of disasters there were to successful matches. The Germans seem to have accommodated safe and secure standing areas overall.[/p][/quote]I had always noticed the similarity with the Kippax and Leeds Road but I didn't know that the same company had built them. When you know that it becomes obvious. And you are totally right about the Germans. I have been watching the Budesliga of late (and I was never really a fan of German football at one time) and tje atmosphere at ALL the grounds is amazing. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Fri 30 May 14

noddy57 says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B.
Your parents should have sacked your English teacher since he didn't bother to teach you the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. Every single post from you contains a comma when it was an apostrophe you were looking for.

Shame about your punctuation. It's infantile.
Is that all you can come up with ? lets stick to the main issue. Why do many people write in txt ? its the same difference its convenient oh and by the way how ,s the job search going ?.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Shame about the ground, and you should sack the groundsman that,s a terrible paint job. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]Your parents should have sacked your English teacher since he didn't bother to teach you the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. Every single post from you contains a comma when it was an apostrophe you were looking for. Shame about your punctuation. It's infantile.[/p][/quote]Is that all you can come up with ? lets stick to the main issue. Why do many people write in txt ? its the same difference its convenient oh and by the way how ,s the job search going ?. noddy57
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8:10pm Fri 30 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Theatre of Dreams.
Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.

Burnley are in the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER!

LOL!
You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH
Oh dear. The old bag of skin has necked a couple of pernod and blacks and now he's Rocky Balboa.
Hic,hic,hic,
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Theatre of Dreams.[/p][/quote]Your grounds like your fans, Sh!te, all 9000 of them, PL pitch conference league fan base and ground.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley. Burnley are in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers are STAYING DOWN FOREVER! LOL![/p][/quote]You can give it tosser on our pages but u can't take it on here, NH[/p][/quote]Oh dear. The old bag of skin has necked a couple of pernod and blacks and now he's Rocky Balboa.[/p][/quote]Hic,hic,hic, Old age pensioner
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