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Spennymoor game off

Post by poppyfield » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm

Spennymoor Town's game with @altrinchamfc has been postponed following a pitch inspection from the match referee.

Work is almost complete on a completely new playing surface, including a sprinkler system and specialist drainage, which is football league standard. :lol:

Unbelievable when you consider the amount of work they did on the pitch pre season.
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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm

The pitch looked no different to me from last season. Looks like the pitch was done by Delboy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by JasonDeVos » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm

poppyfield wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Spennymoor Town's game with @altrinchamfc has been postponed following a pitch inspection from the match referee.

Work is almost complete on a completely new playing surface, including a sprinkler system and specialist drainage, which is football league standard. :lol:

Unbelievable when you consider the amount of work they did on the pitch pre season.

Not their fault. Never has been and never will be.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Old Git » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:16 pm

Apparently some unsavoury Darlo fans broke in and leaned on a water pipe. Of course it snapped and flooded the pitch. Those horrible Darlo fans really have it in for poor old Spenny.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:31 pm

you could have understood if it was last night as the rain was bad, but since last night the rain has gone - so it would have been easy to have make a yes or no decision this morning.
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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:35 pm

Old Git wrote:Apparently some unsavoury Darlo fans broke in and leaned on a water pipe. Of course it snapped and flooded the pitch. Those horrible Darlo fans really have it in for poor old Spenny.
They will have some excuse ready and play the little innocent card just like fence gate.Did they not look at the weather forecast for god's sake.Hope Altrincham bill them for wasted travelling expenses

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by biccynana » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:37 pm

PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:31 pm
you could have understood if it was last night as the rain was bad, but since last night the rain has gone - so it would have been easy to have make a yes or no decision this morning.
Apparently the Alty team coach had arrived so they'll have to be reimbursed, right? Still, won't be a problem with all that commercial/sponsorship revenue Spenny bring in.

Getting loads of stick on the Twitters.
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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by quakerste » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:38 pm

I've been in the area today and there has been a lot of rain this afternoon until around 4.30. There was torrents of water flowing down Paige bank.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by al_quaker » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:42 pm

Is there a worse team in this league at pre-match organisation than Spennymoor Town?

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Mister e » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 pm

According to a statement on their website at least uncle Brad has apparently agreed to pay for the Altrincham supporters coach and offered them complimentary refreshments. I know I would be totally gutted if Boston United called the game off so late in a couple of weeks time.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by biccynana » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:06 pm

Mister e wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 pm
According to a statement on their website at least uncle Brad has apparently agreed to pay for the Altrincham supporters coach for the rearranged fixture, but not for this one it seems, and offered them complimentary refreshments.
Just clarifying something for you there, Mister e.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Mister e » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:22 pm

Yes fair point biccynana I wonder how many of them will want to travel all the way up here from the north west for a second time on a Tuesday night.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by LoidLucan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 pm

It's quite easy to think of 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Attend the Brewery Field.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by m62exile » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:57 pm

It’s almost like they don’t think the normal rules apply to them. Arrogance once again.


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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:55 pm

biccynana wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Mister e wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 pm
According to a statement on their website at least uncle Brad has apparently agreed to pay for the Altrincham supporters coach for the rearranged fixture, but not for this one it seems, and offered them complimentary refreshments.
Just clarifying something for you there, Mister e.
That's no good for the fans that have travelled this evening. Have to admit I was out in the rain today & it was pretty heavy, but I'd have thought there near FL standard pitch wouldn't have had any trouble coping with it.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:02 am

Just checked all 3 National North League fixtures were postponed this evening with water logged pitches.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by jjljks » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 am

Fixture backlog starting to build for a few rival teams so may come down to squad size & quality for the run in, which is rapidly approaching.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by LoidLucan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am

Given the amount of rain that had fallen it would have been prudent to get a local ref to have a look at the pitch in good time. They didn't and allowed fans and players to travel, even issuing assurances that everything was OK.Of course, once the ref deemed areas of the pitch unfit, they immediately switched the blame onto his shoulders, questioning his professional judgement.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by al_quaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:10 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Given the amount of rain that had fallen it would have been prudent to get a local ref to have a look at the pitch in good time. They didn't and allowed fans and players to travel, even issuing assurances that everything was OK.Of course, once the ref deemed areas of the pitch unfit, they immediately switched the blame onto his shoulders, questioning his professional judgement.
Indeed. Their pre-match organisation may be a shambles, but their ability to deflect any sort of blame is second to none.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am

When this used to happen at Feethams it did my head in, but that was over 20 years ago and communications, weather forecasting and pitches themselves are so much better now.

Down with this sort of thing!
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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by My opinion » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Given the amount of rain that had fallen it would have been prudent to get a local ref to have a look at the pitch in good time. They didn't and allowed fans and players to travel, even issuing assurances that everything was OK.Of course, once the ref deemed areas of the pitch unfit, they immediately switched the blame onto his shoulders, questioning his professional judgement.
What ever you do, if the conditions change someone is in for a hiding.. remember when the Solihull game was postponed people were on here having a right good moan.
Sometimes you are damned if you do or damned if you don't

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 am

My opinion wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 am
LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Given the amount of rain that had fallen it would have been prudent to get a local ref to have a look at the pitch in good time. They didn't and allowed fans and players to travel, even issuing assurances that everything was OK.Of course, once the ref deemed areas of the pitch unfit, they immediately switched the blame onto his shoulders, questioning his professional judgement.
What ever you do, if the conditions change someone is in for a hiding.. remember when the Solihull game was postponed people were on here having a right good moan.
Sometimes you are damned if you do or damned if you don't
"People on here"? It was only Darlopete! - I've just reread the thread.

As a separate point, the Solihull postponement turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as we turned up fresh V York, got a great result, and this subsequently set us up for our good Xmas run.
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: Spennymoor game off

Post by H1987 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:44 am

I think everyone understood *why* we called off the Solihull game when we did - even though in reality it would’ve been fine by the evening of the game - we didn’t want to take the chance, and it’s lousy to do that to other fans.

Spennymoor, for all the money thrown at them, still operate like a northern league side.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by My opinion » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:11 am
My opinion wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 am
LoidLucan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Given the amount of rain that had fallen it would have been prudent to get a local ref to have a look at the pitch in good time. They didn't and allowed fans and players to travel, even issuing assurances that everything was OK.Of course, once the ref deemed areas of the pitch unfit, they immediately switched the blame onto his shoulders, questioning his professional judgement.
What ever you do, if the conditions change someone is in for a hiding.. remember when the Solihull game was postponed people were on here having a right good moan.
Sometimes you are damned if you do or damned if you don't
"People on here"? It was only Darlopete! - I've just reread the thread.

As a separate point, the Solihull postponement turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as we turned up fresh V York, got a great result, and this subsequently set us up for our good Xmas run.
I know who it was, I was making the point that it is easy to criticise other teams for decisions made, or not made.
The same guy has also criticised their pitch... I was at the game and was very impressed by the quality of the green. (the slope is a different thing)..
You get a bit fed up with some of the rubbish chucked out on here because of what Spendy have got..Well I envy them in a lot of ways.. They have their own ground for a start, all the money they make through their beer sales and their corporate side feeds into their finances. (not a landlords)
On saying that, after our visit there on New years day, I will not be going back there..They took the p~~~ as far as I was concerned.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by D_F_C » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:34 pm

The referee decided to call the game off.

The issue I'd have with Spenny was the twitter post saying they weren't expecting any issues. This meant fans will have travelled.

Also, did they not inspect the part of the pitch that had an issue. It did look poor and that area needs sorting. So they should never have made this statement

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by polarbear » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm

Couple of posts from alty fan who was at the ground
I’m an ALTY fan who made the long Tuesday trip. Away coach and own travel supporters.Must say brilliant away support.
I’m fuming, the pitch was in my opinion playable. Both teams were happy with it
God help you if your pitch isn’t premier ship standard if you get this ref. Didn’t let the pitch do it’s work.
I guess the ref must have been totally embarrassed when taking his pictures at 1900, after he had
Had his tea.
No standing water and the ball was running well..
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John Stamp , as an ALTY fan, in my and everybody else but the officials, the pitch was perfect.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by al_quaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:21 pm

There's a video on twitter which shows the ball was not running well in part of the pitch, so to describe it as 'perfect' is deluded.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by polarbear » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:40 pm

al_quaker wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:21 pm
There's a video on twitter which shows the ball was not running well in part of the pitch, so to describe it as 'perfect' is deluded.
I posted that, as he was a alty fan at the ground, instead of all the s*** from darlo fans on this forum who were not at the ground.
The ref got it badly wrong, i was in the ground and the pitch looked perfect, only the ref thought otherwise, it's a disgrace that ref called it off

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by al_quaker » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:58 pm

I repeat, there's a video on twitter which shows the ball was not running well in part of the pitch, so to describe the pitch as 'perfect' is deluded. Video evidence shows it was not 'perfect'.

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Re: Spennymoor game off

Post by polarbear » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:11 pm

al_quaker wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:58 pm
I repeat, there's a video on twitter which shows the ball was not running well in part of the pitch, so to describe the pitch as 'perfect' is deluded. Video evidence shows it was not 'perfect'.
Link for video

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