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The ‘Bracknell Bobble’ is dead.

For years it was the scourge of the odd professional, a whole heap of semi-pro and Sunday League footballers. But we can categorically say this morning following a tweet from the Bracknell Town FC twitter, that the famous Bracknell bobble is dead.

And it’s not coming back.

The club tweeted this morning a video of what looks like tarmac (the research that went in to this article was negligible) being laid at the Larges Lane ground ahead of the artificial surface laying and grand opening in November.

Basically it’s a video of a machine laying hot stone on the ground, but it’s strangely satisfying.

In July, former players paid tribute to the ground with Adam Crittenden saying: “I enjoyed it because all the other teams hated it so much! There were always mistakes from the opposition defenders to make the most of.

“It was never an easy surface to play though and I’m sure the bobble cost me at least 10 goals a season but it will be great to see the club move forward and finally get the ground it deserves.”

We’ll miss the ‘bobble’, it had a certain non-league charm. But how excited are you about the future of Bracknell Town? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tom Canning

<p>Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.</p><br />

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  1. […] not as quietly satisfying as watching perfectly flat tarmac being laid – that video will be part of relaxation videos for years to come – but it does illustrate the progress being made with the redevelopment at the club, which is […]

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  2. […] tarmac has been laid across the old surface and the new pitch has started to arrive at the ground off the London Road – the club are […]

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  3. […] been busy sharing images from the ground as it starts to come together in recent weeks, including the flattening of the ‘Bracknell bobble’ and the arrival of the artificial surface […]

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  4. […] been busy sharing images from the ground as it starts to come together in recent weeks, including the flattening of the ‘Bracknell bobble’ and FootballinBracknell will be running a live ‘first look’ behind the scenes at the […]

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  5. […] Monday the club tweeted a video of rolls of pitch arriving while last week there was a video showing the laying of a solid flat bad base across the ground and previously posted some great nostalgic images of the Quinton Stand before its […]

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