I think we all need to take a step back and look at the situation as a whole. People who are saying about 3G being all weather think sensibly! Is anything outside truly all weather, extreme weather can disrupt everything, just because we have a 3g pitch it does not mean that we are truly 100% weather proof. At the start of the season if you was to say that throughout all of the weather we have (very cold, torrential rain) that only one game was going to be called off even with a 3g pitch most of us would have taken that. Our 3g pitch has proved its worth already twice this season almost every game in non league (and football league) have had to be postponed due to weather however the 3G pitch has been in perfect playing order. For me that is what 3G is all about not the fact that we have had to postpone ONE GAME!! Look at the positives for once guys. Would we all rather play this one game and potentially ruin the pitch for the future (or someone sustain a potential serious injury in the viewing area) or not have a football match on a tuesday. To be honest our players NEED and DESERVE a full week off after the shifts they have been putting in the last few weeks on terrible pitches. Yes we may not have a cover but least we have our own ground! a home! one game is one game but we are soon going to complete our first full season home. A cover may have been 'forgotten' (i am sure there are other reasons for this) but least they did not forget to buy us a ground.
A final one, in my opinion the club has done fantastic in letting the fans know this far in advanced. After this weekend we cannot forget that we were ineffect in Folkstones position and leaving it late does cause trouble in terms of travel plans and it also means that if anyone would like to do something else they can. I was one of fans who travelled on saturday and was very frustrated with the late call for the game so would like to thank the club/board for making the CORRECT decision this early.
I have no problems with the Folkestone game being called off, it's a Tuesday game anyway so when rearranged we'd probably have a higher attendance, and gives a rest or break for those niggling injuries to clear up However, this Saturday would be different and with the current forecast not expecting a thaw until Sunday, there must be things that can be done to try and get the game on, aren't there?
Tim, I'm new to watching footy live, well certainly at non league level anyhow. I'd have thought that any rearranged game would be on a Tuesday or a Wednesday ? It'd be great to get it played on a Saturday, but doubt that would happen.
I beg to differ and believe he is making the point that whilst tomorrow's game is off, more effort must be made to ensure Saturday's does not go the same way, because it would be re-arranged for a tuesday meaning a rearranged game would probably get a lower game.
Just re-read it, he is deffo referring to tomorrow's game, as mentioning that a rearranged game would probably get a higher gate.
I think he means that tomorrow's game will probably get a higher gate later in the season when weather is warmer, but that the same does not apply to Saturday's game because it would moved from the weekend to a weeknight, whereas tomorrow's game was already on a weeknight.
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