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Thread: Harrogate promoted.

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    Harrogate promoted.

    Beating Notts County 3-1. Average home gates 1,200. Max capacity 5,000. Same manager for 11 years (son of chairman!) and 11 years ago budget= 1,000. Must be working from a model!!!

    Interestingly, the club has a catchment area double that of the Alex!

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    And they have an artificial pitch Which they now have 6 weeks to dig up and replace with grass. Thus depriving a small club of a ***** revenue stream and local schools, clubs etc of a valuable 24/7 resource. The price of success, eh?

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    Time the EFL re-visited allowing artificial playing surfaces. Hybrid grass/artificial is light years better than, for example, the surface at Loftus Road (did for Crewe in the League Cup first leg years ago, though the 3-0 home win in the second leg was a highlight)

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    Agreed, Furberstreet, and there are some of us remember Steve Walters downward header bouncing over everyone for 3 points at Deepdale on a similarly bouncy surface. The hybrid playing surfaces don’t impress everyone, and I don’t want to see one at Gresty Road, but are they really worse than the old Baseball Ground mudheap or the sandpit at Rodney Parade?

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    Yes, watching some of the recent Premier League games, I always noticed how nice the playing surface looked. A full season would have resulted in a number of pitches (or pitch areas) resembling a muddy track.
    Last edited by Furberstreet; 04-08-2020 at 08:55 AM. Reason: spelling mistakes

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