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  1. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    You mean the Borehamwood new $1m football pitch is a 4G playing surface pitch, I mean artificial synthetic football playing field, right? Well, In as much as I don’t like this 4G pitch for playing football because in my observations, it’s letting the ball to run faster. Thus making the ball difficult to control for the football players than when they are playing on the standard grass football playing pitch.

    But since it’s what modernity has introduced for easy maintenance and for cost saving to build a football playing pitch of acceptable standard as approved by the football authorities, I have to then accept the 4G pitches for playing football matches. More so, if is the pitch that is available for any Arsenal team to play a match. Just as I watch Arsenal went to Sutton Utd to honour an FA Cup tie on a 4G playing pitch last season. A Cup tie which Arsenal won 0-2. But the game was difficult for them to play it as it looked they weren’t used to playing on artificial pitch of 4G. I hope Arsenal have now installed a 4G pitch amongst their grass training pitches at their London Colney training ground. So that both the senior and junior Arsenal teams can occasionally be practicing on it to get used to playing on the 4G pitch.

  2. Laos gooner

    I hope the Bielik twins both get to play

  3. Gord


    I hope young Joe Willock gets to play. His brother Chris is now at our competition on Saturday, according to Mesut at Arsenal.com.

  4. Andrew Crawshaw


    Borehamwood have two new pitches, the training pitch is a 4G artificial all weather pitch and the main pitch is a Desso pitch to the same specification as that at the Emirates.

    It is the Desso pitch that will be officially opened tomorrow. The training pitch will be formally opened prior to the Barnet game..

    @Laos gooner, sorry listed him twice – fingers faster than brain.

    @Gord, the three Willock brothers are now at different clubs, Matthew is at United, Chris went to Benfica and Joe remains with Arsenal. I would expect Joe to feature at some point over the weekend, maybe Chris will also play some part. The U23 Game at the end of last season against United had all three of them playing, which must have some kind of record.

  5. Gord

    Thanks Andrew.

    And that explains the twins comment. I missed that.

  6. Wood Gooner

    Being picky I know but the team is Boreham Wood (2 words) situated in the town of Borehamwood (1 word). Team nickname is The Wood.

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