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Reading Chris Beech’s interview, it’s quite concerning that we’re struggling for places to train at the moment. The training pitch at BP is really heavy as it always is this time of year (gets like a soaked sponge if you’ve been on it in November/December time!) but the alternative training venues they usually use like Penrith and Harraby are all closed. The team trained at Aston Villa yesterday on the way down but sounds like we haven’t been able to do much other than that.

Not great considering if anything the training pitch will get worse not better over the coming weeks. I wonder if it’s about time the club look into sorting out a permanent training base for us as clearly the BP training pitch is only suitable for the summer months. They are professional players, they need to train during the week!
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Surely training on a heavy pitch means its great when it comes to match day.
  1. 21-11-2020 10:07
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silloth pitch is rarely heavy, should ask to train there,then run up and down the sand dues.
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silloth pitch is rarely heavy, should ask to train there,then run up and down the sand dues.


That was a Steven Pressley method for creating his “fittest team in the league” that were all blowing out of their arses after half an hour on a Saturday.
  1. 21-11-2020 10:34
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Beech once again on radio cumbria saying about the training pitch.

Says the players could do warm ups on it but too bad to actually train on it. Other pitches all closed because of lockdown and COVID. Could only do 30 minutes on the stadium pitch this week as they don’t want to knacker it, but fortunately got a session in at Villa’s training ground yesterday.

This could become a big issue especially when the weather gets even worse and we’ve got clusters of home games .
  1. 21-11-2020 16:11
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I can see it now The Dean Henderson Training Ground named after the bloke who basically paid for it even though he's never played for us.
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This could become a big issue especially when the weather gets even worse and we’ve got clusters of home games .


Three Home games in FA Youth Cup will have Dave Mitchell cursing at his Pitchfork!!!
  1. 21-11-2020 18:19
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Sounds like this has become an issue yet again.

Can’t train on Penrith’s 4G due to lockdown. The club training pitch is still [censored]*d. Having to train in the Neil centre but it’s only big enough for 8 players to train at a time.
  1. 12-01-2021 19:56
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Definitely need a training ground.
  1. 12-01-2021 23:24
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We need a lot new things but the issue is the money isn't there . We need a better training ground, we need a stadium with better facilities and low maintenance costs etc . Because we're spending the money having to maintain and cover up for our current facilities we can't afford to invest in a new ones. Untill someone comes along and puts in 20-30 million were not going to get these things
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We need a lot new things but the issue is the money isn't there . We need a better training ground, we need a stadium with better facilities and low maintenance costs etc . Because we're spending the money having to maintain and cover up for our current facilities we can't afford to invest in a new ones. Untill someone comes along and puts in 20-30 million were not going to get these things


We may need a better stadium, but at least the current one is usable for now.

At the moment the team literally can’t train together. This fact surely has to make this the priority over anything else, what with us being a professional football club and all that. Not talking about getting a multi million pound Man City style training ground here, just an 11 aside football pitch that is fit for use.

We’ll end up having to train every day on brunton park at this rate.
  1. 13-01-2021 07:13
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I know they train at the Crichton now, but what is the actual issue with the training ground behind the East Stand (effects of floods?), and could it not be brought up to standard most easily.
Remember when the reserves and youth team used to play there.
  1. 13-01-2021 08:09
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I don't think the 1st team are at the Creighton much now.
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I’m not sure why allowances aren’t made for the county’s biggest team, what’s the hassle in letting them use the Harraby 3G when it isn’t be used otherwise
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We need a lot new things but the issue is the money isn't there . We need a better training ground, we need a stadium with better facilities and low maintenance costs etc . Because we're spending the money having to maintain and cover up for our current facilities we can't afford to invest in a new ones. Untill someone comes along and puts in 20-30 million were not going to get these things


They fob anyone off who's interested in buying the club. It's their little hobbies and they won't give it up. They make out it has got to be right for the club when it's really what's right for them. We've needed new owners since they were given it.
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Must be plenty of school and uni pitch's doing nowt.........
  1. 13-01-2021 11:27
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We need a lot new things but the issue is the money isn't there . We need a better training ground, we need a stadium with better facilities and low maintenance costs etc . Because we're spending the money having to maintain and cover up for our current facilities we can't afford to invest in a new ones. Untill someone comes along and puts in 20-30 million were not going to get these things


They fob anyone off who's interested in buying the club. It's their little hobbies and they won't give it up. They make out it has got to be right for the club when it's really what's right for them. We've needed new owners since they were given it.


With all the transfer sell-on carrots currently dangling for players we've sold they'll be dug in like alabama ticks
  1. 13-01-2021 12:28
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Exactly pal. They do it for the clubs best interests though :D
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Honestly don’t know why something can’t be sorted with GLL for them to use Harraby 3G, even though the general public can’t.

Was interesting watching the full Salford City documentary series on Sky Catch-up, they had no end of problems with finding training facilities. Neville reckoned it was critical to attracting a better calibre of player.
  1. 13-01-2021 15:13
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They are going to play their matches at Salford RFC next year.

Wouldn't surprise me if their current ground becomes a training facility
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They are going to play their matches at Salford RFC next year.

Wouldn't surprise me if their current ground becomes a training facility


I thought they were trying to buy the old City training ground?

Can't see them moving home after all the ground work they've done plus the size of their crowds don't justify a bigger venue.
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They are going to play their matches at Salford RFC next year.

Wouldn't surprise me if their current ground becomes a training facility


Where did you read that redders? No mention of it on the programme (which ran up until the start of this season) and nothing on the internet. There’s talk of Sale Sharks leaving the AJ Bell to return to Sale but nothing regarding Salford City.

As 09sider says, would be very surprising given the work done to transform Moor Lane.
  1. 14-01-2021 14:59
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When Ritchie Wellens got the job he mentioned it in his interview on one of the reasons he was joining/leaving Swindon
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Watching Look North showing the players training i got the impression they have during the recent bad weather been training at Gillford Park.
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Watching Look North showing the players training i got the impression they have during the recent bad weather been training at Gillford Park.


That shot was from the FA cup match at Hayes and Yeading.
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  1. 26-02-2021 16:12
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So basically we can't afford to build our own, so crack on.
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Need to start on repaying that former-EWM debt before trying to pay out money on more training facilities.
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