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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Old Git » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:34 pm
Expertise, science and the latest in high-tech gadgetry or the wet finger in the air by Bill "DarloPete" Foggitt... you decide :D
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by en passant » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:06 am

Well it is snowing now in Darlo.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:17 am

en passant wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:06 am
Well it is snowing now in Darlo.
Yep, sky looking full & Spennymoor is a lot higher than Darlo so would expect more snow there & at least a pitch inspection. More likely to have game called off.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by loan_star » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:45 am

Emdubya wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Can't see the game going ahead tomorrow. Snow forecast to fall from 7pm tonight through to 6am tomorrow & the top temperature in Spennymoor tomorrow is 1 degrees.
Think I’d rather take notice of the met Office than you.No snow or rain forecast at all until 3 pm tomorrow when there’s a 50% chance of rain .Temperature above freezing all the way.
Someone owes Pete an apology ;)

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Emdubya » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:50 am

Bloody Met Office ☹️.Petes finger wins.Serves me right for paying for it yesterday.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:52 am

It's Foggitt every time! But don't worry as it's a Football League standard pitch with the best covers money can buy and postponements are a thing of the past.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:03 am

LoidLucan wrote:It's Foggitt every time! But don't worry as it's a Football League standard pitch with the best covers money can buy and postponements are a thing of the past.
One of the best pitches “in Europe” according to polar bear earlier on in this thread.Jesus, they really do your head in.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:17 am

I think Pete has a fir cone on the back step. They must be confident about the game going ahead as there's no mention of it on their Twitter feed. I'm not buying the match til later though!

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:19 am

Well I did warn you, it's snowing pretty heavy out in the sticks. The forecast looks pretty bad for Spennymoor.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2637235

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:37 am

Old Git wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:03 pm
LoidLucan wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:34 pm
Expertise, science and the latest in high-tech gadgetry or the wet finger in the air by Bill "DarloPete" Foggitt... you decide :D
Pete every time for me 🤞
I had faith in you Pete. The Met Office may have all the technology but your finger takes some beating ☝️

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by JE93 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:36 am

Game off

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by polarbear » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:52 am
It's Foggitt every time! But don't worry as it's a Football League standard pitch with the best covers money can buy and postponements are a thing of the past.
Premier league standard without under soil heating, problem with covers, a lot of snow will make it hard removing, the pitch is one of best in europe, but snow and frost are a problem without the under soil heating.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by loan_star » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:40 am

polarbear wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 am
LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:52 am
It's Foggitt every time! But don't worry as it's a Football League standard pitch with the best covers money can buy and postponements are a thing of the past.
Premier league standard without under soil heating, problem with covers, a lot of snow will make it hard removing, the pitch is one of best in europe, but snow and frost are a problem without the under soil heating.
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But you only have 200 fans less than Darlo according to you! Why aren't your hoards out there clearing the pitch like we do?

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by polarbear » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:43 am

loan_star wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:40 am
polarbear wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 am
LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:52 am
It's Foggitt every time! But don't worry as it's a Football League standard pitch with the best covers money can buy and postponements are a thing of the past.
Premier league standard without under soil heating, problem with covers, a lot of snow will make it hard removing, the pitch is one of best in europe, but snow and frost are a problem without the under soil heating.
PRIDE OF COUNTY DURHAM
But you only have 200 fans less than Darlo according to you! Why aren't your hoards out there clearing the pitch like we do?

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Pitch was cleared yesterday by fully trained pitch snow removers

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by loan_star » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am

So why has it been called off due to "unforecasted" snow? Cant your trained snow removers clear it again? lol

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by darlo_baron » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:52 am

Well I am surprised that the game is off given we were due to playing on the carpet of dreams.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by JE93 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am

No free mid weeks (Tuesday's) for us until the 23rd of February. Not sure how that will compute with the national leagues requirement for games to be rearranged within 42 days of the original fixture.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by My opinion » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:01 pm

One of the best pitches in Europe..
World class pitch covers.
Fully trained snow removers.
What more could any football team ask for.

Perhaps a little less bragging by a certain supporter and a little more co-ordination to get the equipment in place and removed ( by the fully trained snow removers) at the right time.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by real_darlo_85 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:01 pm

I like their comment of 'unforecast snowfall', it had been forecasted for much of yesterday and overnight! The fact that the met office has already gone with colder conditions to continue for much of Xmas to mid-January at least, should have given plenty of warning after all we are in the middle of winter! Amateurs! :roll:
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by AndyPark » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:22 pm

“Fully trained snow removers” :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by 50 years » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:39 pm

Really disappointed, was looking forward to today's games, and given the money they have spent on the pitch, and proper pitch covers I thought it was a definite to be on given the number of supporters quoted by Polarbear (I don't know as don't check to be honest so take his word for it), and that snow was not forecast for the full day. Plus they have full time grounds men.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Darlogramps » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:53 pm

real_darlo_85 wrote:I like their comment of 'unforecast snowfall', it had been forecasted for much of yesterday and overnight! The fact that the met office has already gone with colder conditions to continue for much of Xmas to mid-January at least, should have given plenty of warning after all we are in the middle of winter! Amateurs! :roll:
There’s a weird mentality at Spennymoor where they think nothing is ever their fault. Why not just say the weather has left the pitch unplayable? Why the need for “unforecast” in there? The only reason is to say: “It’s not our fault”.

It was the same with FenceGate, and various other issues over the years. They believe they can do no wrong.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:01 pm

May I respectfully suggest that Spennymoor employ Darlo Pete as a weather forecast consultant. You can have a world class pitch with world class covers and the most dedicated volunteers in the world but if you don’t know what you are doing it is a waste of time. Good job we are local and did not have to set off hours ago on a wasted journey.
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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:18 pm

Only solution to the fixture backlog was first mooted by Lennon/McCartney - "8 days a week"

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:23 pm

Wrong kind of snow


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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:34 pm

The major problem with these kind of multi-thousand-pound, cutting-edge pitch covers is that their effectiveness is somewhat reduced if they are not deployed on the pitch and then you get snow in the middle of an extreme cold snap in mid-winter.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:43 pm

What a load of bollocks I forecast the snow, a completely amateur run club. If the game had been in Darlo, we'd have had a small army of fans to clear the pitch this morning. They couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, haha.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:54 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:34 pm
The major problem with these kind of multi-thousand-pound, cutting-edge pitch covers is that their effectiveness is somewhat reduced if they are not deployed on the pitch and then you get snow in the middle of an extreme cold snap in mid-winter.
Yes, probably not deployed due to staff being in class receiving training in snow removal. At least the nice new covers won't get dirty & covered by snow.

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:52 pm

Last season we had the Fencegate Farce. This season we have the Snowgate Shambles. Wonder what they will come up with next season ?

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Re: Spennymoor away

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:13 pm

It's all pointing to Pride before a fall :D

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