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    Caught in two minds about this. Astro pitches could make us feel like a bit of a toy league. Conversely for clubs with as few resources as ours do, it seems madness to have a pitch that only gets used 25 times a year give or take. Whether it's a council, the club or FA that owns it. Just wish astro pitches were better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Sepp Blatter said it himself that plastic is the future!
    He was probably talking about his FIFA credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Sepp Blatter said it himself that plastic is the future!
    He meant plastic surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    He meant plastic surgery.
    Now thats just making mountains out of molehills!!

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    There was a picture of the New Finn Park on Social Media last night, good to see they’ve kept the pitch at a similar standard to the current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCSIL View Post
    There was a picture of the New Finn Park on Social Media last night, good to see they’ve kept the pitch at a similar standard to the current one.

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    Any links, so we all can get a gander!

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    It's an old enough picture that was put up, but the ground is looking abysmal this past few years regardless, and showing all the signs of a new build left neglected and rotting for years.

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    All this talk of a 2030 WC bid would fit in to the timescale to have a stand and pitch ready for somone to train on by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    All this talk of a 2030 WC bid would fit in to the timescale to have a stand and pitch ready for somone to train on by then.
    We might even have crowds back by then too.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    All this talk of a 2030 WC bid would fit in to the timescale to have a stand and pitch ready for somone to train on by then.
    This WC 2030 talk sums up everything that’s wrong with Irish football. Even though it’s unlikely to happen, the fact that it is being considered in ridiculous considering how much of a financial shambles the FAI is. If they focused on supporting football from grassroots through the LoI and to the national team then that would far more worthwhile than this vanity project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    This WC 2030 talk sums up everything that’s wrong with Irish football. Even though it’s unlikely to happen, the fact that it is being considered in ridiculous considering how much of a financial shambles the FAI is. If they focused on supporting football from grassroots through the LoI and to the national team then that would far more worthwhile than this vanity project.
    Its something that the government ministers love & FAI blazers. It’s a joke to talk about hosting a World Cup when the majority of LOI grounds are in the **** state they are.

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    A vanity project that will appeal to the Jolly Green Army types. Not to be on board would have its own consequences imo, though I agree, mainly as a LoI fan on this, that priorities are ars*eways. That said the govt are footing the feasibility bill. It a post Brexit show, and maybe an Isalnd of Ireland dimension will creep in also. From grassroots to LoI I dont think there are enough people to counter the potential backlash if the FAI was sensible on this!

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    Could this potentially be used to get funding for training grounds? We could use this to get funding for some really world class academy facilities and just have a match or two at the aviva
    oh boy I'm not good at football forums

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    Dropping stuff up to Oriel and low and behold the old place has had a coat of paint and actually looks very well. Had noticed a few cosmetic things from coverage of the Bohs friendly, mainly improved tidiness and a proper barrier seperating the rear of the Lilywhite Lounge/ Away Terrace from the terrace itself. Baby steps, but it was a very minimum want from fans. No more dead mice lying around...

    Pitch looked well too, properly brushed and maintained with the infill not so obvious or kicking up.

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    Any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    Any pics?
    Naw didnt hang about for obvious reasons but if ye have a look at the Bohs game stream, its give an idea. https://www.dundalkfc.com/live-strea...c-v-bohemians/

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    It does make a difference. Are they new seats in the home section to the right of main stand as you're looking from the shed?
    I know some Dundalk fans are almost demanding a full stadium refurbishment, but in the few years Peak6 have been there, they are making improvements to the place. The upgrade of the YDC, new toilets at away end, the puddle(!!), and now this. It's more than a lot of clubs are doing tbf

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    Not sure they are new seats tbh, possibly repaired of that they are sectioned off if deemed damaged or unsafe. I'll take it though, for however limited a ground is there is no excuse for not maximising what you do have, keeping it tidy, clean, toilets fit for purpose etc. The overall impression was less dilapidated so amazing what a lick of paint can do. What would it cost annually? No more than 5-10k if including the high level facades of the stand and thats not needed yearly. Even just keeping sponsor's pitchside signs up to date and replaced if damaged. Just having proper seats in the dugout improved things even if Kenny Sheils bemoaned their positioning. There is obviously a hit to revenue streams but it would be good, upon fans return, to have say the bar area open on the YDC side. With teams using the changing rooms on opposite sides of the ground, if such restrictions remain then even with fans back the YDC could still be out of bounds while used by the team.

    Actually maybe the seats are marked with social distancing in mind (and have been given a wipe with a rag), as it looks that every 2nd row is covered by netting so the different colour makes 'em look new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    It does make a difference. Are they new seats in the home section to the right of main stand as you're looking from the shed?
    I know some Dundalk fans are almost demanding a full stadium refurbishment, but in the few years Peak6 have been there, they are making improvements to the place. The upgrade of the YDC, new toilets at away end, the puddle(!!), and now this. It's more than a lot of clubs are doing tbf
    Modest improvements to take it up from 8th best in the PD would be a start for me !
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