Premier League order Leeds to install AstroTurf on Elland Road steps

22 Jan 2021 08:45 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Friday 2nd January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Premier League order Leeds to install AstroTurf

Following health and safety worries after the Brighton game, The Premier League have ordered Leeds to install AstroTurf on the Elland Road steps amid fears they present a real risk of injury. The alarm was raised after various visiting stars tripped and fell between the temporary away dressing rooms and the pitch.

Visiting sides are getting changed in anqueting areas in the West Stand, whilst showering in cabins on the car park. As Leeds have until the 2nd February to get the essential works done, it looks like they have gone the extra mile to get the entire pitch relaid.

It may look like a Wayne Rooney hair transplant at the moment, but ground staff are confident that when Everton visit Elland Road in eleven days time, the pitch will be in fantastic order. A 300k investment has been made on a hybrid turf system called 'HTPro', a hybrid carpet reinforced turf system, produced as a partnership between Tillers Turf and Hewitt Sportsturf, who say the surface is an 'extreme high quality cultivated carpet-based turf, nursery grown on specially prepared nursery field plots designed to provide the best growing conditions.'





Koch on the comeback trail

Leeds central defender Robin Koch has taken to Instagram to give an update on his rehabilitation following knee surgery The 24-year old went under the surgeons knife after aggravating an injury he picked up on the opening day of the season against Liverpool.

Following the operation on the 8th December, Koch stated that he hoped to be back playing by the spring.
The German international posted a photograph of himself on Instagram looking fit and healthy, accompanied by the words 'comeback sessions'.





Derby enlist agents to find buyers for their stars

Derby County have enlisted agents to find buyers for a number of their stars to help balance their books. The Championship outfit currently lie in 21st position, two points from the drop zone. The drastic measures come after it was revealed that the derby players still had not received their December pay checks.

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan was, and still is expected to takeover the Rams, but as time ticks by, the club is getting more and more desperate. Teenage midfielders star Jason Knight and Louie Sibley, both 19 show amazing talent for players of their age. Derby's price tag of 10m for Sibley can be ripped up, as their players join the Rams January sale.




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Ellandback1 wrote on 22 Jan 2021 07:37 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:58 pm Phil Hay says...

Leeds' replacement pitch will see them through to the end of the season, when a full installation of a new pitch is planned. Surface has been acquired from Spurs, who were growing it for use at their own stadium further down the line. Costing £300k.
Spurs are growing grass


And Leeds want to buy some....


There's Mondays headline done......

YorkshireSquare wrote on 22 Jan 2021 03:23 pm

Gandalf wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:18 pm That literally says it is a hybrid.

Most pitches these days are hybrid with synthetic materieals woven throught the grass.

Spurs regular pitch is a hybrid pitch. The NFL pitch is fully synthetic.

https://www.hewittsportsturf.com/Projects

Gandalf wrote on 22 Jan 2021 03:18 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:33 pm I dont knwo if they have put 2 and 2 together and got 5. The quote from Leeds is...

"We reviewed all options available and agreed the best possible solution was to remove the top surface and install the hybrid turf system HT Pro as seen at Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City."
That literally says it is a hybrid.

YorkshireSquare wrote on 22 Jan 2021 02:33 pm

Gandalf wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 pm I saw this but the Daily Mail article below states that it is the replacecement NFL hybrid pitch, which Spurs wouldn't need due to the lack of NFL (and Rugby) games as a result of the pandemic.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... -turf.html

I dont knwo if they have put 2 and 2 together and got 5. The quote from Leeds is...

"We reviewed all options available and agreed the best possible solution was to remove the top surface and install the hybrid turf system HT Pro as seen at Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City."

Gandalf wrote on 22 Jan 2021 02:19 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:58 pm Phil Hay says...

Leeds' replacement pitch will see them through to the end of the season, when a full installation of a new pitch is planned. Surface has been acquired from Spurs, who were growing it for use at their own stadium further down the line. Costing £300k.
I saw this but the Daily Mail article below states that it is the replacecement NFL hybrid pitch, which Spurs wouldn't need due to the lack of NFL (and Rugby) games as a result of the pandemic.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... -turf.html