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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 05:14:13 PM

Title: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 05:14:13 PM
really how does this happen that england, whom home pitch in such a mess
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: fulhamben on November 15, 2014, 05:22:27 PM
because we let that dreadfull nfl game play on it
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 05:33:47 PM
time to bring back show jumping
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 05:41:07 PM
or gardeners world with monty in the nice jumper
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: HatterDon on November 15, 2014, 05:43:59 PM
because we let that dreadfull nfl game play on it

exactly. I know they have to make money, but they should keep anything but football off the damn pitch. Concerts raise a ton of money; try that.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 05:47:37 PM
i dont know i just want to plant some carrots
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: Northern Cottager on November 15, 2014, 05:51:01 PM
They knew that a joke game against Slovenia would be trumped by fan boys over here making a trip out for the NFL game so the home of English football was trashed for 8 hours. Awful.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: grandad on November 15, 2014, 05:58:13 PM
No way I am going to waste my time watching the 2nd half with that lot of over paid 2nd rate players who dare to wear the 3 lions badge.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:04:11 PM
its not lions there turnips
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:07:25 PM
like i said joke that they have too play on a crap pitch and i have played and the pitch matters but not to wembley
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:10:27 PM
the advert around the pitch still look good
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: Bryanthebroom on November 15, 2014, 06:17:57 PM
the advert around the pitch still look good

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Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:19:52 PM
go england first down and ten
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:23:03 PM
touch down
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:26:13 PM
go go go new england
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: 18stepsup on November 15, 2014, 06:27:44 PM
touch down
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: HatterDon on November 15, 2014, 07:41:42 PM
I'm absolutely loving the bitterness
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: fulhamben on November 15, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
I'm absolutely loving the bitterness
? its more anger that a sport that a very small minority in this country can even bare to watch, is allowed to mess up our pitch before a qualifier.
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Post by: MJG on November 15, 2014, 07:54:09 PM
I mentioned it on Twitter but what we did see is how narrow an NFL pitch is compared to a football pitch.
I always thought CC would not be able stage a game due to the space needed on the sidelines,  but not so sure now.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: fulhamben on November 15, 2014, 07:59:28 PM
I mentioned it on Twitter but what we did see is how narrow an NFL pitch is compared to a football pitch.
I always thought CC would not be able stage a game due to the space needed on the sidelines,  but not so sure now.
thankfully, i think its the length that stops our pitch getting torn up by the american football
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: ron on November 15, 2014, 08:51:27 PM
How refreshing to know that most things in Britain now seem to be organised with that most noble of sentiments - greed - well to the fore.

"Never mind the quality, feel the profit".
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: Fulham1959 on November 15, 2014, 08:54:59 PM
No way I am going to waste my time watching the 2nd half with that lot of over paid 2nd rate players who dare to wear the 3 lions badge.

Your loss.  These sort of games are often tight in the first half and then open up.  I thought the players all worked hard and deserved the result.

Roy is da man !
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: FPT on November 15, 2014, 09:21:52 PM
The FA threw away the right to have this as solely a football ground when they spent £800m. That has to get paid off, and the only way it gets paid off is to fill it up - hence why the NFL comes over, hence why gigs are played. It is poor timing to have England play around a week after the American Football game, but again, if there wasn't such a need to pay off the substantial cost, then the FA could hold a lot more negotiation strength.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: fulhamben on November 15, 2014, 09:31:25 PM
The FA threw away the right to have this as solely a football ground when they spent £800m. That has to get paid off, and the only way it gets paid off is to fill it up - hence why the NFL comes over, hence why gigs are played. It is poor timing to have England play around a week after the American Football game, but again, if there wasn't such a need to pay off the substantial cost, then the FA could hold a lot more negotiation strength.
does anyone actually know how much the fa made from hosting the nfl games?
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: cmg on November 15, 2014, 09:43:48 PM
FPT hits the nail on the head. The finances of building the thing were always going to dictate that income would outweigh any other consideration.

In any case Wembley has always prostituted itself. Why did the France v Uruguay match in England's group in the '66 WC happen at White City? Because dog racing at Wembley took precedence over any mere World Cup match.
The pitch, once the envy of the World, was killed off by holding a horse extravaganza on it. Rugby? Boxing? Pop concerts? Open cast coal working? You pay:you can have it - screw the football.
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: Twig on November 16, 2014, 12:05:14 AM
its not lions there turnips

That does not make sense?
Title: Re: wembley pitch
Post by: Twig on November 16, 2014, 12:05:47 AM
like i said joke that they have too play on a crap pitch and i have played and the pitch matters but not to wembley

Neither does this