Hello - and some advice please

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IanAF
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Hello - and some advice please

Postby IanAF » 06 May 2018, 17:40

Good evening - first time poster, hope this is the right area for some help :wink:

I haven’t played Subbuteo since I was about 9/10 (I’m 45 now) but recently had the urge to get a set and try and set up some games with my young daughter. Just bought a basic set on eBay (waiting for it to arrive with eager anticipation!)
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not sure if the pic will recreate correctly, but it’s the version with Lee Chapman playing for Leeds against Sampdoria (I think) on the cover.

The reason for my ramblings is even though 35 years have passed, I remember my mate and I just slapping the pitch down on the floor, trying to negotiate peaks and troughs where it needed ironing....I have no idea what pitch will be provided with this set - if anyone knows, I’d appreciate any thoughts on how to make the pitch as smooth as possible - I was wondering about applying it to MDF?

Apologies as I suspect this topic has been done a million times before, but I only found this forum yesterday :P

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby krama » 06 May 2018, 20:58

Hello Ian and welcome back to the beautiful game!
Get your pitch stuck down on some chip board and that's it...no more negotiating the humps on the floor.
Happy flicking, but no scraping ......ok!!!!! :angry:
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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby IanAF » 06 May 2018, 21:09

Cheers Krama, appreciate the response - what’s best to stick it down with do you think?

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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby krama » 06 May 2018, 21:47

it depends on what kind of pitch you have and there are many opinions on which is the best way to do it!!...I have found this for you...have a read, it might point you in the right direction!

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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby ralphtheclaret » 07 May 2018, 09:54

simple way - lay it on some chipboard , iron it then pin it with some drawing pins just one in each corner that way you can still smooth away any returning creases without any trouble ...if you find yourselves playing regularly then you might consider an upgrade but in the first instance cheap/quick/cheerful always wins

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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby Focus On » 07 May 2018, 17:22

I used beer...eventually, wasn't planned though lol
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Re: Hello - and some advice please

Postby IanAF » 07 May 2018, 20:51

Evening chaps, thanks for the advice, much appreciated- just spent an hour trawling the forums for advice :)

If the daughter doesn’t love it, I’ll just play solo...already looking at terracing and fencing, and it’s not even arrived yet! I can see this will get expensive...


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