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Hard Lines

by | 10th, September 2003

‘THE Express has tracked down the last remaining public football pitch in the British Isles and to its dismay found that the surface is unplayable.

Nothing that 400 tons of concrete wouldn’t sort out

Sure, there is the customary layer of grass in regulation green and a spirit level attests to the turf’s flatness. But it’s a tad too hard.

Cambridgeshire City Council, which proudly owns the jewel in Britain’s Football For The Future scheme, says that the hot sun has baked the earth, making it very hard indeed.

‘It’s not an over-reaction,’ says a spokesman for the council, ‘it’s a child safety issue’.

It’s also a fair point. Paedophiles, as the paper has often told us, are

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