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Has the pitch ever been in a worse condition. This must be the wettest winter since we moved to McDiarmid but the west have had worse & the St Mirren pitch coped better during 90 mins torrential rain on Friday.

The goalmouths look like the aftermath of a Greta Thurberg rally.

They used to have the heatlamps in the goal area's. I am sure they also put the black covers in the goal mouths. Haven't noticed any of that recently but may have missed it.

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27 minutes ago, Cagey said:

Has the pitch ever been in a worse condition. This must be the wettest winter since we moved to McDiarmid but the west have had worse & the St Mirren pitch coped better during 90 mins torrential rain on Friday.

The goalmouths look like the aftermath of a Greta Thurberg rally.

They used to have the heatlamps in the goal area's. I am sure they also put the black covers in the goal mouths. Haven't noticed any of that recently but may have missed it.

every pitch in the country is suffering at present. Tynecastle worse state than MCD. Rangers hardly a blade of grass left on it and both of these are  hybrid pitches.  

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10 minutes ago, mainstand said:

every pitch in the country is suffering at present. Tynecastle worse state than MCD. Rangers hardly a blade of grass left on it and both of these are  hybrid pitches.  

It really raises questions on having a winter break. 
 

Playing Saturday / Wednesday is hard enough on the pitches at this time of year.
 

The volume of rain recently has made things even worse. 

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Not to take anything away from our teams performance but I think the pitch condition benefitted us on Sunday. Stopped Celtic playing the slick football we are used to seeing.

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I was on the pitch on Saturday (just by chance, pic) and it was not that bad to be fair. Not sure how much rain fell from Storm Jorge overnight into Sunday and while we were playing on it, but although heavy the ball was running mostly well apart from the known soggy bit in the East/Ormond part of pitch. 

Dens was waterlogged, our game was on this weekend.  Think the staff are doing a decent job in wet, storm after storm conditions.  

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50 minutes ago, Abernethy Saint said:

I dug some holes yesterday and they just filled with water.

My point entirely, the whole area is so waterlogged that is almost impossible to get anywhere drained enough to stop the damage that is happening to most pitches.

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1 hour ago, garydavidson said:

The pitch was far worse a few years ago from far less rain. 

Also Rangers had a game postponed due to the condition of their pitch quite recently.

You'd have thought with all that expensive shite on the pitch the grass would have grown.

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I assume Saints are pretty confident the season is over. I passed on the ring road today & there is a lot of soil being dumped beside the training pitch & dumper truck on the pitch. Unable to see playing surface.

Maybe it IS Kirsten's plastic pitch.

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22 minutes ago, Cagey said:

I assume Saints are pretty confident the season is over. I passed on the ring road today & there is a lot of soil being dumped beside the training pitch & dumper truck on the pitch. Unable to see playing surface.

Maybe it IS Kirsten's plastic pitch.

There wont be games until at least late july/august so i suppose it makes sense to do the work they would normally do at the end of the season now. Think that is what rangers did  a few weeks ago

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5 hours ago, blueheaven said:

Wouldn't be at all surprised if a plastic pitch rises up on the agenda now that Tommy's gone.

Almost certain that we will end up with one now. Only factor might be the initial cost and whether we can afford it at the moment.

 

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11 minutes ago, TheYellowBox said:

Almost certain that we will end up with one now. Only factor might be the initial cost and whether we can afford it at the moment.

 

Really.see my previous posts.

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