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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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Great news about the new AstroTurf at ER :-D

Nice to see Koch back in training too :)
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Fingers crossed that the pitch is sorted for the Toffees game

Great news on Koch we need our CBs all fit and firing

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At least we'll be able to play the style of football we are accustom to in our home games now.
Another stick for Karen Carney to hit us with 😄
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The pitch might still be a little bare by the time we play Everton but something needed doing with it!

When is “spring”, is it end of February, mid March, end of March, mid April. By the time he’s back up to Bielsa fitness levels it looks like we might not be seeing much of Koch for the rest of this season.

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That pitch won't be playable in two weeks time.
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We have actually purchased Spurs NFL pitch for 300k. This could be our best January purchase ever.


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Hearing that we are still hoping to relay our pitch in the summer, so this pitch may just be a loan. Must have had Premier League agreement to play temporarily on a hybrid pitch. Faaip will be getting excited when our players go into a huddle on that pitch.
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The Raiders one is natural grass...which is amazing for 100 degree heat, I think the Allegiant also has an interchangeable hybrid pitch for the UNLV games..

Great idea to use Spuds hybrid turf...300K, what a signing that would be
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Can't wait to see the Allegiant full....with a proper Black Hole. f**k the Niners we should team up with that other hated club the Raiders, build a new stadium and call it the Divergent
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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.
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Like to say f**k the NFL alltogether, but the writing is on the wall eventually its all going to dominated with Yankee money :evil:
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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
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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."
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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.
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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
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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....


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