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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    or spotless.
    Lots of people love that ground, but after the trauma of the swans first loss to GWS, I can’t go back.

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    The ground looks ok in the training photos, (small sample I know). At least we won't be playing there for over a week so hopefully it will improve even more.

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    The grounds staff re-turfed the damaged areas after the rugby match where the really bad photos were taken. I watched about 5 mins of the league match last weekend to see how the new turf coped and it seemed fine.

    So hopefully the problem is resolved.

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    The good news: rugby (via scrummaging) is the major culprit in turf damage and the Waratahs are "only" playing four games.

    The bad news: Both rugby and league games involve a lot of foot traffic in the centre (cricket pitch) area (as does AFL). If there is heavy rain in the lead-up to, or during, a rugby or league game (or an AFL game), there is going to be a bog around centre bounces and their environs.

    Staying positive: It could be a return to the good old days where courage and aggression are as important as skills, and muddy players at the end of a game are the norm when it rains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansongster View Post
    The good news: rugby (via scrummaging) is the major culprit in turf damage and the Waratahs are "only" playing four games.

    The bad news: Both rugby and league games involve a lot of foot traffic in the centre (cricket pitch) area (as does AFL). If there is heavy rain in the lead-up to, or during, a rugby or league game (or an AFL game), there is going to be a bog around centre bounces and their environs.

    Staying positive: It could be a return to the good old days where courage and aggression are as important as skills, and muddy players at the end of a game are the norm when it rains.
    Bring back the mudbaths if you ask me :P
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    The real test will be the Crusaders v Waratahs match on Saturday night.

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    I wouldn't say the surface of the ground we played on this weekend was a real marvel either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono2707 View Post
    I wouldn't say the surface of the ground we played on this weekend was a real marvel either.....
    I see what you did there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    Lots of people love that ground, but after the trauma of the swans first loss to GWS, I can’t go back.
    I noticed it's not called spotless anymore, it's called "giants stadium". Makes it awkward for any swans games.

    Can U imagine the swans ever having enough power to name the SCG "swans stadium".?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    I noticed it's not called spotless anymore, it's called "giants stadium". Makes it awkward for any swans games.

    Can U imagine the swans ever having enough power to name the SCG "swans stadium".?
    Quite a coup by GWS to buy the naming rights of the stadium.

    “The Sydney Showground Stadium has a new naming rights sponsor - the Greater Western Sydney Giants themselves.

    In what is believed to be an Australian first, the venue will now be known as 'Giants Stadium' after a group of cashed-up supporters bought the rights themselves on behalf of the club.”

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...22-p516ou.html

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