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Just thinking if the season is to resume in say July and August, The games we have to play, The rugby will have a backlog too and need the pitch, The pitch needs work on, will we need to find alternative venues to play all these fixtures 

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10 hours ago, magicman said:

Just thinking if the season is to resume in say July and August, The games we have to play, The rugby will have a backlog too and need the pitch, The pitch needs work on, will we need to find alternative venues to play all these fixtures 

I think they'll scrap the rugby season. Seeing as it was only a few games old. 

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37 minutes ago, Erik Everhard said:

I think they'll scrap the rugby season. Seeing as it was only a few games old. 

or they revert to a winter season followed by a new summer season?

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16 minutes ago, vinnyweknuts said:

or they revert to a winter season followed by a new summer season?

It's going to hit rugby league much harder than football. At least many football teams have either had revenue through the turnstiles or through sponsorship. The rugby league teams will have had naff all. 

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There seems to be quite a lot of work being done on the pitch at the moment based on my observations from Skircoat Road.

Noticed machinery on it on Sunday and it looks to be beach-like today.

Brought forward the annual repair work?

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8 minutes ago, Hands Off The Shay said:

There seems to be quite a lot of work being done on the pitch at the moment based on my observations from Skircoat Road.

Noticed machinery on it on Sunday and it looks to be beach-like today.

Brought forward the annual repair work?

Yes basic work - scarifying, sand, seed and vertidrain - started yesterday.

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3 minutes ago, crowtherjcbravo said:

I understand parts of the east stand are being prepared for use as a morgue. Not sure which parts and how close to completion.

Like a normal Saturday afternoon then ;) 

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4 minutes ago, crowtherjcbravo said:

I understand parts of the east stand are being prepared for use as a morgue. Not sure which parts and how close to completion.

I might be wrong but I think it's part of the South Stand mate. 

Could be East Stand too perhaps. 

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How is pitch work essential? People aren't allowed to travel to property they own but others are allowed to travel to fix a soccer pitch? The inconsistency is what some will be using to justify visiting Shibden Park, etc. 

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17 minutes ago, Hoddie said:

How is pitch work essential? People aren't allowed to travel to property they own but others are allowed to travel to fix a soccer pitch? The inconsistency is what some will be using to justify visiting Shibden Park, etc. 

Perhaps they are growing potatoes?

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1 hour ago, Erik Everhard said:

I might be wrong but I think it's part of the South Stand mate. 

Could be East Stand too perhaps. 

Not sure how accurate, but Im led to believe its the concrete area at the back of the South that will be used. Up to 90 bodies can be stored there if needed.

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8 hours ago, dj funky said:

Just hope they repair the roof then because every time it rains I get soaked at the back of the stand.

Go to the middle or front of the stand and you won't get wet

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51 minutes ago, dj funky said:

We all have our spots and that's mine and changing it could have life changing events.

Bloke in East stand got his lucky seat but think he will change it after our last performance 

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21 hours ago, Hoddie said:

How is pitch work essential? People aren't allowed to travel to property they own but others are allowed to travel to fix a soccer pitch? The inconsistency is what some will be using to justify visiting Shibden Park, etc. 

Because how can a groundsman work from home?!

I think you're missing the message if you can work from home do so.

 

 

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22 hours ago, Hoddie said:

How is pitch work essential? People aren't allowed to travel to property they own but others are allowed to travel to fix a soccer pitch? The inconsistency is what some will be using to justify visiting Shibden Park, etc. 

It's essential for the playing of football at the Shay. 

Not many workers involved in the work. Also there are many companies in the manufacturing sector that aren't helping to provide PPE or ventators that have continued to work as normal all the way through this pandemic. 

If you're working and you have to work then it's completely different to some lemsips going en masse to Shibby Park for a game of footie, a sun bathe and a chuck your mate in the boating lake. 

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Their is only a small time window in which the planned pitch work can be carried out . Whilst far from ideal to be doing it during the current crisis, it is the only way that work can be undertaken in 2020

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With all this global warming maybe the time for optimum seed germination has been brought forward....

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8 hours ago, Wilder Bollox said:

Their is only a small time window in which the planned pitch work can be carried out . Whilst far from ideal to be doing it during the current crisis, it is the only way that work can be undertaken in 2020

Atm its a huge window, were months away from any sporting activity at the Shay.

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4 hours ago, greygoose said:

Atm its a huge window, were months away from any sporting activity at the Shay.

It will be interesting to see if this prolonged forced inactivity on the pitch will solve any historic problems with the pitch however. 

One of the things that often hamstrung the ground staff was the available time between the football and rugby season to fix the pitch at the end of each year. For some reason work is ongoing on the pitch at the moment (I would have assumed it would not have been classed as essential under the circumstances we find ourselves in, but hey ho) and it will probably have the best period of time now to bed in and settle. 

Often we had a case of "Pitch needs 6-10 weeks to recover" and by week 6 its getting games on it, so its not ideal. 

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