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You thought wrong- I've never known!

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james dont but i do.......russ <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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These are ones which you (and of course Brimsdown) may struggle on.


Why?

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Well, we might. Man U might struggle with them too.

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A far as I can make out Brimsdown satisfies the four points that Derek has enumerated.

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Yeah, but there might be an earthquake, or an asteroid or something.

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Very true, I hadn't thought of that.

There could even be a tidal wave flooding the River Lea, or swarms of giant killer wasps.

What is the committee doing about it, are tere contingency plans? We must have answers!

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I have the qualifying criteria in font of me (they are also on the FA web site) and MINIMUM GROUND STANDARDS are paraphrased as follows:

1. Min lux 120
2. Permant hard standing on three sides of ground (FA CUP) one for vase - one metre width
3. playing area must be entirely enclosed by a permanent fixed barrier.
9. FA Cup - unimpeded protected passage MUST be provided. Vase - a walkway

These are ones which you (and of course Brimsdown) may struggle on.

There are a number of other ones such as safety certs, area for visiting official hospitality and public toilets which also make interesting reading!

All academic really as you did play this season but as a previous poster suggests - does the ground actually qualify?

Please note I not trying to fan flames, I'm just answering your post with readily available information. It is up to others to draw their own conclusions.

Well, seeing as you have just listed the criteria for the Vase which Brimsdown's ground meets you are actually agreeing with me. The lights are good enough (120 lux isn't that bright), there is permanent hard standing along the side of the pitch furthest from the clubhouse, the pitch is surrounded by a permanent (so long as Fruitbat doesn't lean on it) fixed barrier and there is a walkway from the changing rooms to the pitch.

As for the other criteria, these must be OK for Brimmo to have been eligible for the competition for so many years. The public toilets don't have to be pitch-side, there is certainly a separate room for visiting officials hospitality and I would expect most of the safety certificates to be ones that Brimsdown Sports & Social Club would have to have even if they didn't run their own football side.

I think the major mistake people make is that the permanent fixed barrier means a fence around the pitch. It doesn't mean that you have to have external walls enclosing a ground. A lot of clubs would fail if that were the meaning of the criterion.

BTW, I am wondering whether the rules are being changed or tweaked in some way as they are no longer on the FA web site (which, since May last year, has said they will be coming soon)

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You thought wrong- I've never known!


OOOOO you little teasing tinker you!!!

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Sorry mate- All I really wanted was someone from one of the mentioned clubs to confirm or rule it out completely- although i have to admit it was fun <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />




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