And how do we ensure the game goes ahead Saturday ?
Where will we lose the snow from a pitch we are unable to sweep/scrape ? Who is going to sweep/scrap and salt all surrounding paths, roads and steps ? Who is going to ensure the toliets and hand basins are not frozen ?
I was thinking a couple of hundred volunteers with hairdryers.
I think some people are missing the real point of having a 3g pitch and that is the club can use the pitch most days of the year to bring in revenue rather than once every couple of weeks. Obviously the game tomorrow night is a major event but let's not let it detract from the fact that the 3g pitch is already paying for itself and the major reason why we have the Stones back home.
I'm not sure whether the cost of covers would be worth it. We are still a Ryman South club with limited resources and its not as if the game is lost forever, in fact it will probably be better attended in a few weeks time.
Can I thank you all for playing the TimTim Ambiguity game! The winner is Stonedprof, well done young man! ;D
It's an even better game to play in the pub after a home game because even I don't know what I mean!
Just to clarify, if Tuesdays game had gone ahead we'd have probably got a low crowd as many would be put off by the conditions, however being rescheduled for another Tuesday, the weather conditions would have to be better thus higher crowd! However, should Saturdays game get called off, this would be scheduled for a Tuesday thus a lower crowd, plus I'd have to get on with those DIY jobs I've been putting off
Thank you all for playing, the next thrilling episode out soon! ;D
My Dad is one of the lads that helped clear the snow this morning - he said they cleared all around the pitch, the steps leading up the VP area etc, and that Gallagher was down there with a digger doing the car park, and moving the snow away from the ground.
Apparently, John Harvey, Bill and Terry were using plastic things to move snow off the pitch but they need to see what reaction the pitch has before removing anymore... fingers crossed for warmer weather to help thaw it.