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Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by DARLODAH » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am

Today's home game against Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After heavy overnight rain and following an inspection by a suitably qualified referee, today's game has been postponed.

No date has been set for the re-arranged fixture.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by H1987 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:45 am

Possibly a good chance to get the new lads integrated in the squad with this delay.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 am

And Joe Wheatley fit.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by biccynana » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:59 pm

DARLODAH wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am
Today's home game against Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After heavy overnight rain and following an inspection by a suitably qualified referee, today's game has been postponed.

No date has been set for the re-arranged fixture.
Am not in Darlington so haven't witnessed the weather, but is this a case of rain so torrential the new(Ish) drainage couldn't cope, or is the new drainage not good enough?

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by loan_star » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 pm

biccynana wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:59 pm
DARLODAH wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am
Today's home game against Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After heavy overnight rain and following an inspection by a suitably qualified referee, today's game has been postponed.

No date has been set for the re-arranged fixture.
Am not in Darlington so haven't witnessed the weather, but is this a case of rain so torrential the new(Ish) drainage couldn't cope, or is the new drainage not good enough?
There was a lot of rain came down last night. The drainage at BM is good but even that has limits to what it can cope with.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by biccynana » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:19 pm

loan_star wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 pm
biccynana wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:59 pm
DARLODAH wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am
Today's home game against Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After heavy overnight rain and following an inspection by a suitably qualified referee, today's game has been postponed.

No date has been set for the re-arranged fixture.
Am not in Darlington so haven't witnessed the weather, but is this a case of rain so torrential the new(Ish) drainage couldn't cope, or is the new drainage not good enough?
There was a lot of rain came down last night. The drainage at BM is good but even that has limits to what it can cope with.
Cheers, loan_star.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:43 am

biccynana wrote:
DARLODAH wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am
Today's home game against Chester has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

After heavy overnight rain and following an inspection by a suitably qualified referee, today's game has been postponed.

No date has been set for the re-arranged fixture.
Am not in Darlington so haven't witnessed the weather, but is this a case of rain so torrential the new(Ish) drainage couldn't cope, or is the new drainage not good enough?
it stopped at 12 ish so can't believe it would not of drained in time looking at the pictures on the official site it were only a little area..

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 am

We couldn't take the risk given the forecast. fC Utd called their home game v York off at 2.15. They will have had to have paid all those expenses out to,York.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:14 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:We couldn't take the risk given the forecast. fC Utd called their home game v York off at 2.15. They will have had to have paid all those expenses out to,York.
Yeah true... Its just a shame we will lose revenue now been on a week night a sub 900/1000.And of course loss of 250/300 someone had predicted Chester would of brought.lol

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Damned if it's called off or if it isn't. Imagine turning up at 2.30 and it's off. All the travelling exiles, chester, their support, caterers who would be affected. The ref inspecting it called it as he saw it. You'd be cheesed off even if you'd walked there! Watched the news tonight and can't believe the flooding.

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:33 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:We couldn't take the risk given the forecast. fC Utd called their home game v York off at 2.15. They will have had to have paid all those expenses out to,York.
Yeah true... Its just a shame we will lose revenue now been on a week night a sub 900/1000.And of course loss of 250/300 someone had predicted Chester would of brought.lol

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The forecast was so grim that many would have stayed away anyway. I think the right decision was made.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Match vs Chester POSTPONED

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:23 am

It was a good decision to call the game off early, as it was far too big a risk to wait to see if the rain stopped and the pitch recovered before kick-off. Also the crowd would have been down on what was expected, as fans from both clubs would have decided not to risk travelling.

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