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Come on Graham; 'Do the Irrigation'

Come on Graham; 'Do the Irrigation'
It probably hasn't escaped your attention that the princess of pop, Kylie Minogue, has just celebrated her 40th birthday.

But can you remember her first single release back in 1987?

It was a No.1 back in Australia for seven weeks and became the country's biggest selling single of the 1980s.

Can you remember the title of the track? No....any offers?

Well, it was a cover of 'Locomotion'.

Now, what's that got to do with Hereford United I hear you cry?

Well, nothing really...it was the first thing I could think of that rhymed with irrigation!

Anyhow...the Bulls look as though they are about to shell out around 25,000 on an improved water system that will enable the groundstaff to keep the Edgar Street pitch in tip-top condition.

Graham Turner outlined the details in his regular Hereford Times column this week.

'We need to do some work around the ground, but the big decision will be whether or not to invest in a new irrigation system for the pitch.

'We have the perennial problem of getting water on to the playing surface both during the pitch renovation period and during the season.

'The surface became very bumpy towards the end of last season making it more difficult for us to pass the ball and in particular run with it whilst it was bobbling about. Could that have been one of the reasons why are home record did not match that of our away one?

'The system we are considering at present would have pop-up sprinklers down the touch lines and through the middle of the pitch, enabling us to water just before the match and at half time. This makes the surface just a little quicker and often produces a faster, more exciting game.

'When development takes place the large water tanks required for the system can easily be relocated so now the only obstacle is the cost.

'At around 25,000 we have to consider if that is the best use of the money.

'Having once again spent a substantial sum to renovate the pitch it makes sense to be able to look after it properly, therefore very serious thought is needed about this investment'.

If it comes to fruition no doubt the pitch will ensure United's opponents are 'Spinning Around', mind you Graham Turner has 'Got to be Certain' its the right thing to do.

The system was mooted last summer but it's 'Never too Late' to take action now that the 'Word is Out.'

However, with 'Hand on Your Heart' maybe its 'Better the Devil You Know'.

Writer:Colin Green
Date:Thursday May 29 2008
Time: 7:17PM

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