No Improvement in Sight for A-League's Worst Surface
24 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
General manager Phil Gardner cannot guarantee the substandard pitch at EnergyAustralia Stadium will be improved for the Jets' blockbuster against Melbourne on January 10 but said ground staff were managing the situation as best possible.
20 Dec 2009 - Football - Dave Saltman
I guess that most of you will have heard of Bayer Leverkusen Football Club from their numerous Champions League and UEFA cup ties.. But, I wonder how many realise that they are owned by Bayer, part of the same company as Bayer Environmental Science, the leading chemical company whose products include Chipco Green, Spearhead, Dedicate, Merit Turf etc.
Cash in hand!
7 Dec 2009 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
The Premiership is all about 'big bucks' these days, with money pouring into clubs from all over the globe. Only fifteen years ago the 'big three' were Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and money was 'traditionally' made through sponsorship, sensible (ish) transfer fees, ticket receipts and commercial revenue. For a short while Newcastle and Blackburn challenged their superiority, but they quickly faded away as the mega-bucks started to roll in at other clubs.
AAMI Stadium will be Reduced to 15,000 Seats
6 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
All AFL matches in South Australia will be played at Adelaide Oval following the $450 million refurbishment of the stadium, possibly within three years. AAMI Stadium will be reduced to 15,000 seats and used as a training base for Adelaide and a venue for the AFL pre-season competition.
Drop-in Wickets for Adelaide Oval
3 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
Les Burdett, the long-serving Adelaide Oval groundsman, has signalled the end of 136 years of cricketing tradition by suggesting drop-in pitches could be used at the ground as part of its $450m redevelopment.
Rectangular Experience at Etihad
2 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
Etihad in its rectangular configuration was a terrific experience. The atmosphere was up a notch and we could really interact with the fans, who were almost within touching distance
Fifa Lay Down Law on Grass
30 Nov 2009 - Football - Editor
Looking at greenery reduces stress, according to psychologists. But there are exceptions. Derek Blanckensee looks at more greenery than Tarzan these days, but he's not relaxed - and with good reason.
World Cup Grass isn't Green Enough
16 Nov 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
Millions of Africans have been saying it for years: the grass is greener in Europe. Now the world's football bosses have decided that Africa's indigenous grass is not bright enough for international television audiences.
Major codes on the move if Australia gets World Cup
27 Oct 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
The AFL and National Rugby League will have to shift matches out of Australia's capital cities, including Perth, for up to eight weeks during the winter of 2018 or 2022 if Australia wins the right to host the World Cup in either of these years.
26 Oct 2009 - Football - Editor
Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley yesterday gave assurances Adelaide Oval was a safe bet to host potential 2018 or 2022 World Cup matches.
Sir Alex Ferguson on Old Trafford and the Training Grounds.
20 Oct 2009 - Football - Bob Hall
When it comes to the condition of the pitches and the grass at their Carrington Training Ground and Old Trafford, Sir Alex can sleep easily.
Growing in Pitches
6 Oct 2009 - Football - Steve Gingell
We frequently advise local authorities, schools and clubs on the growing-in of newly constructed pitches. In many cases, the maintenance requirements are not understood or have not been specified to a high enough level.
Canberra Fail with A-League Bid and Maybe World Cup
22 Sep 2009 - Football - Editor
A failed A-League bid will likely cost Canberra a hosting role in a future World Cup and scuttle plans for a grand upgrade of the Canberra Stadium precinct.
Small Sided Games Goal Post Changes
17 Sep 2009 - Football - PILA Group
The FFA (Football Federation Australia) have just released the addendum to their small-sided games handbook and they have changed the goal post sizing for the under 8 & 9 age groups.
Merrick Slams Dome
15 Sep 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
Victory boss Ernie Merrick last night labelled the Etihad Stadium surface a disgrace and likened the arena to a car park, claiming the bumpy, uneven ground prevented his team from playing to its strengths.
Skilled Park Slammed
20 Aug 2009 - Football - Editor - 3 comments
Less than 8,000 turned up to watch Gold Coast completely demolish fellow newbies the Fury 5-0 on a pitch that wouldn't have been out of place as a paddock on a dairy farm.
A-League Groundsmen; Time to Roll out the Carpet
21 Jul 2009 - Football - Editor
Itís an image that lives long in the memory. In May 2005, more than two months before the pre-season competition for the inaugural A-League season, the FFA gave us a sneak-peak into its new world with a double-header at Gosfordís Bluetongue Stadium.
FFA uses PILA Football Goals for National Youth Championships
18 Jul 2009 - Football - PILA Group
Northern NSW Football is once again hosting the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour and PILA Portable Football (Soccer) Goal Posts have been chosen as the product of choice for BCU Stadium in Coffs Harbour, where the event will be held.