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Fighting Insidious Evil On All Fronts: Premier League Take Action To Ban Groundsmen From Creating Elaborate Pitch Designs

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"Boo. Down with this sort of thing"

The Premier League have leapt into action to tackle the most insidious evil facing their product today: elaborate pitch designs.

Thankfully, as of the publication of the League's new influx of rules for 2017/18, the frightful displays of grassy decadence we were regularly confronted with last season Leicester City being prime offenders will be a thing of the past.

Top 10 conclusions: Sweden 4-2 England

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1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has obviously cleared the paperjam that was stopping him 'performing against English sides'. It's safe to say he performed last night. 2. His spectacular fourth goal was something else. You know that's the case when you see England fans applauding an opposition goal. 3. But it did ruin a thousand Zlat-trick headlines.

Let’s Get Bendy.

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Now what I mean by "bendy" is "rubbery", "elastic" or "flexible".

You see, shit happens. Last term, we had Santos/Gibbs at LB, Verm, Kos, JD and Mert for the two CB slots and Sagna/Jenks at RB. And yet, within seven minutes of the season kicking off, we had the Assistant Groundsman at RB.

Also, I'm convinced Arteta was bought as a Nasri/Cesc AM replacement.

Let’s Get Bendy.

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Now what I mean by "bendy" is "rubbery", "elastic" or "flexible".

You see, shit happens. Last term, we had Santos/Gibbs at LB, Verm, Kos, JD and Mert for the two CB slots and Sagna/Jenks at RB. And yet, within seven minutes of the season kicking off, we had the Assistant Groundsman at RB.

Also, I'm convinced Arteta was bought as a Nasri/Cesc AM replacement.

Another One for Van Persie

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Two good defenders and the other who will miss the Champions League final

There's just no stopping us. Every day we speak about trophies won. What is becoming of our club? Robin Van Persie adds the Footballers Writers Award to his PFA one and that makes it 3 for us this season. Only after listening the Arsecast yesterday, I was reminded that we've already picked up one earlier for the groundsman of the year.

Why Arsène?…….

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Written by Harry

The inner workings of Arsène Wengers mind have for some 15 years, had the average Arsenal fan's imagination captivated. We've been spellbound by the intricate passing and mesmeric breathtaking counter attacks, in awe of the array of attacking talent on show, which saw us reach the pinnacle with the Invincibles unbeaten run in 2004, a feat unliklely ever to be matched by another team.

King Faisal Babes

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Yeah, I know, it sounds like a hareem. But is there a football club by that name? Reading through Thai Fussball where they have an excellent page on the transfer market, it looks like Buriram PEA have signed Frank Aceampong from the aforementioned King Faisal Babes.

The same website also reported a couple of days ago that Osotspa's Phaitoon Thiabma had signed for Thai Premier League champions Muang Thong United but his name seems to have been removed since then.

Footyleaks

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Forget all the controversy with Julian Asange, every football club seems to have one or two individuals who are happy to wash their dirty laundry in public. For instance, where have the rumblings about the precarious nature of Avram Grant's job come from? Or is it just chicken and egg? Has his poor perfromance brought about the groundswell, or has someone tipped the media the wink.

Video: Sprinklers go off during Birmingham v West Ham match

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Hose are ya? Premier League groundsman pride themselves on their slick passing surfaces to keep the action at break-neck speed. But we cannot help but feel that Birmingham's groundsman might be taking things a bit too far. Their draw with West Ham at St Andrews last weekend was interrupted mid-match when the sprinklers went off.

Video: Sprinklers go off during Birmingham v West Ham match

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Hose are ya? Premier League groundsman pride themselves on their slick passing surfaces to keep the action at break-neck speed. But we cannot help but feel that Birmingham's groundsman might be taking things a bit too far. Their draw with West Ham at St Andrews last weekend was interrupted mid-match when the sprinklers went off.

A Fat Man Waiting To Get Out

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(After and before, during the Chelsea times it's backwards day.)

For most footballers, the days of loose cars and fast women reside in a brief window, slammed shut when the days of retirement come knocking. At that point, a new life beckons and it's off to the mundane world of pseudo-employment and living off their previous paypackets, doing anything and everything to cling to their former glories.

Match Of The Midweek 1: Nottingham Forest 3-4 Blackpool

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It's all back to The City Ground, then, for the second leg of the Championship play-off, and the people of Nottingham clearly have better thing to do than worry about who will or won't be forming the next government this evening. They've got Blackpool to worry about. Their trip to the seaside at the weekend was some distance from what one might describe as "the Premier League experience".

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Looks Like Leicester City’s Grounds Staff Are Preparing A True Masterpiece For Next Week’s Game Against Tottenham (Photo)

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Over the course of the last two years, Leicester City's grounds staff have garnered a reputation for going above and beyond in their pitch preparations.

Not only do they provide their side with an absolute carpet to hoik themselves around on, they also take the time and effort to create some truly dazzling designs in the grass.

Leicester City’s Artistic Grounds Staff Mow Special Remembrance Day Poppies Into King Power Pitch (Photos)

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Withthe Premier League's internal contestto commemorate Armistice Day becomingmore and more competitive every year, Leicester City pulled out all the stops for their 11th November fixture against West Brom.

Along with a pre-match wreath laying, the Foxes' team of artisan groundstaffonce again used their canvas (i.

17 Brilliant Photos Of Football In The Snow

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By Ollie Irish

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February 1958: Groundsman Fred Eckersley clears snow around the goalmouth at Burnden Park, where Bolton were due to meet Wolves in the sixth round of the FA Cup.

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Bolton Fan Launches Petition To Reinstate Groundsman Sacked By Southend After Match Frozen Off

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Bolton Wanderers fans have launched a petition in the hope of getting Southend United's former head groundsman his job back.

After 27 years at the club, Ken Hare was harshly dismissed by Southend at the weekendafter their League One tie against Bolton was postponed due to the pitch being frozen.

Ice Cold: Southend United Sack Head Groundsman After Match Cancelled Due To Frozen Pitch

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Southend United have made the somewhat overly-severedecisionto sack their groundsman after a frozen pitch caused Saturday's League One tie against Bolton to be called off.

Ken Hare, head groundsman at Roots Hall for the past 27 years, was dismissed on Sunday after freezing temperatures left the pitch unplayable the day before.

Video: Burton manager Paul Peschisolido drenched by water sprinkler

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Watered down interview Burton Albion boss Paul Peschisolido got caught out by a water sprinkler as he conducted a post-match interview with the BBC's Football League Show. The Canadian was forced to make a dash for dry land. Apparently, the groundsman is now available on a free transfer. Via Soccer Portal


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Eredivisie: Heracles Grounds Staff Leave Suspiciously Penis-Shaped Patch Of Snow On Pitch (Photo & Video)

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After a light dusting of snow, the Eredivisie game between Heracles and Groningen went ahead as planned on Saturday.

However, it would appear the Heracles grounds staff didn't manage to clear the entire pitch before kick-off, with asuspiciously phallic-shaped patch of snow remaining in place for the duration of the match.

Mansfield Town Close in on New Manager, While Heavy Weather Threatens the Conference’s Weekend Fixtures

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Stags chairman John Radford has announced his four-man shortlist for the vacant managerial role at Mansfield Town, as the ground staff at Field Mill battle to be ready for the weekend game with Barrow.

 Current caretaker manager Duncan Russell is among the final four but Radford has been playing his cards close to his chest regarding the other three candidates.

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Fergie: FA Right To Ban Suarez

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Whilst Liverpool decided to wear t-shirts for Luis Suarez, who has been found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra this week, Manchester United have kept quiet. Today, Sir Alex Ferguson has given his reaction to the ban but is eager to put it all behind us, claiming it was never about United against Liverpool.

Young Guns Go For It! Could This Be Fergie's Greatest Achievement?

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So on one hand Manchester United are being linked will all and sundry as usual, and on the other Sir Alex is saying he is not going to sign anyone...as usual. You will be used to this transfer window role play by now if you are a die hard.

So on this tour of our American owners homelands, it's the normal pre-season chance for many of the kids and reserve players.

Premier League football - it makes you sick

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Was it the shock of Nani scoring a goal? Were the half-time prawn sandwiches a bit iffy? Or maybe some volcanic ash had descended on Old Trafford and made everyone a bit nauseous?

Whatever it was, the Old Trafford groundsman had more than just mud and sweat to clean up from the pitch after United's 3-1 win over Spurs following Patrice Evra's on-field vomiting ten minutes into the second half.

Evra: Something Always Happens With Chelsea

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Patrice Evra seems to get himself in trouble when we play Chelsea. The season before last he was involved in a fight with a member of Chelsea's groundstaff after our defeat.

There was CCTV footage of the incident and the FA conceded that this did not show Evra hitting the groundsman. The FA noted that the groundsman claimed he was hit on his right ear and that Evra is right-handed, making it impossible for him to have struck him, given they were stood squared up to each other.

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Here’s something to smile about ………

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Can you remember the 1966 World Cup Final ........ you know, the one which ended with Bobby Moore (sadly deceased) lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy? It was on television and it was in black and white. Â I guess few of our readers were born back in those far off days..

5 years earlier Tottenham last won the League.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, back in the race we go!

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Morning all!

My football match was called off due to adverse weather conditions. Apparently it's too wet. The groundsman may have a point, I'm sure I just saw Noah go past my bedroom window. Now my problem is that football on a Sunday is one of a number of physical activities in my week. The others being getting pissed and drinking from dog-bowls.

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Whatever happened to… The Stanchion?

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Let it never be said that GhostGoal is afraid of tackling the really big issues in football today. Here's Oli Baker ...

English football is almost unrecognisable from 20 years ago. All these changes have been very well documented and argued ad nauseum. One development has been criminally overlooked.

Hartlepool United v Swindon Town (League One)

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Hartlepool, I'll be the first to admit, is not the ideal place for the Scottish Football Blog to find itself stranded on the Saturday that the SPL kicks off. Still, I didn't get where I am today by moaning – much, so keeping calm I carried on to Victoria Park for the only show in town: Hartlepool United v Swindon Town.

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Man City Groundsman Forced To Close ‘Offensive’ Facebook Account

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By Chris Wright

Manchester City's groundsman of 15 years, one Ged Coyne, has been forced by the club to delete his 'MrManchestercity' Facebook account after posting a flurry of 'offensive' messages aimed squarely at rivals Manchester United.

A City spokesman said:

"The member of staff in question regrets posting the material and removed it immediately.

Manchester City groundsman forced to close Facebook account over offensive comments

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Carlos Tevez likes this A Manchester City employee has been ordered to shut-down his Facebook account by the club after a series of foul-mouthed outbursts towards Manchester United hit the headlines. Ged Coyne, City's groundsman for 15 years, was told to remove his 'Ged Coyne MrManchestercity' account amid fears his comments could stoke up yet [.

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Ipswich Town groundstaff take a phallic approach to snow clearance

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Getting balls in the box The pre-match warm-up (warm probably being the wrong word) at Portman Road for Ipswich Town's Championship match against Leicester City descended into a giant piece of graffiti, with the groundsman opting to clear only select areas of the pitch!


Ipswich Town groundstaff take a phallic approach to snow clearance

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Getting balls in the box The pre-match warm-up (warm probably being the wrong word) at Portman Road for Ipswich Town's Championship match against Leicester City descended into a giant piece of graffiti, with the groundsman opting to clear only select areas of the pitch!

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Newcastle’s pitch markings get a blue rinse

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Newcastle's groundsman got to explore his inner Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen ahead of the Magpies' defeat to Reading on Saturday. Amid fears that mid-match snowfall would render the pitch markings useless, he instead browsed through the B&Q colour charts and settled on a lovely shade of blue for his pre-game painting session.

Bonkers Barton Has Crossed The Line

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Did you know that the name Joey Barton is an anagram of the word "Wanker"? I know, it took me a while to figure it out as well. Anyway, I think its fair to say that I have long considered that this odius character should have been banished from the footballing world and his latest actions have done nothing to alter my opinion.

Video: Sprinkler vs Suarez

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Video: Sprinkler vs Suarez

Liverpool's Luis Suarez is infamous for his fiery temperament, but the Uruguayan took it to a whole new level prior to Saturday's Merseyside derby when he clashed with a sprinkler in the pre-match warm-up. The prolific number 7 was lining up a shot before the groundsman decided to give the pitch a watering shortly before kick-off.

Ridiculous quote of the day: Alan Shearer praises West Brom and West Ham for getting the basics right

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They even had nets "It had everything: goals, crossbars, posts." MOTD pundit Alan Shearer damns West Brom and West Ham with faint praise after their 3-3 draw. At least the groundsman at The Hawthorns knows he has the rudimentary makings of a football pitch.


The Sweeper: England Needs A Soccer-Specific Stadium

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When you spend £757 million on a new football stadium, you should probably get the most important part of it right: the pitch.

Following this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals, with players slipping up all over the field, Wembley officials have admitted the poor state of the pitch:

"We accept and understand the frustrations around the standard of the pitch at Wembley for last weekend's FA Cup semi-finals.

The Goalkeeper and the Goalmouth

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An unusually high quality winter goalmouth for the amateur keeper

The thing about the goalmouth is, it makes ALL the difference. Really, it's hard to emphasise this enough. Every amateur goalkeeper knows this feeling another away game you've spent an hour and a half to drive to and lethargically emerge from the changing rooms to walk out on to the pitch and that gradual sinking feeling as you realise you're going to be playing another 90 minutes of Russian Roulette in the goalmouth.