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Leamington at home

Post by Old Git » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Wondering what the pitch is like given recent wet weather. Storm Dennis coming on Saturday so guessing the game could be under threat.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:18 pm

It's not supposed to get heavy rain till about 1pm, so hopefully it will go a head.. But over to our resident weather man Darlo Pete

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Old Git » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:47 pm

Pete probably been somewhere exotic in Upper Weardale and will have sage words to impart regarding the weekend’s weather.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Can't see any chance of the game going ahead, the weather force for Saturday is truly shocking. Rain from 7am, turning heavy by 12pm & 60mph winds at kick-off. If we hadn't had all the rain over the last week or so, then there would be a chance.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by bigdavethemaddog » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 pm

surely the wind of Monday and Tuesday will have dried any standing water?

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:43 pm

Not at this time of the year it won't.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by divas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 pm

As usual the superb drainage (and if needed the pump) at BM will do it’s job and we’ll have a game. The pitch might actually play a bit better

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:49 pm

The pump ??
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: Leamington at home

Post by divas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:49 pm
The pump ??
Yes, the drainage pump.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Quaker85 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:36 am

divas wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:49 pm
The pump ??
Yes, the drainage pump.
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Re: Leamington at home

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:42 am

what about covering the pitch?
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Re: Leamington at home

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:12 am

The timing of Dennis the Menace could make things really tricky tomorrow. Looks like it will be OK at the time Leamington will need to set off but then get worse and worse as the day progresses with strong winds and heavy rain. That's the end of this Met Office weather alert :D

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:33 am

Hopefully they'll make an early decision & take the forecast into account.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by lo36789 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:11 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:33 am
Hopefully they'll make an early decision & take the forecast into account.
Not possible too many clubs complained to the FA a few years ago because inspections were being based on forecasts and there were photos going viral of pitches at KO time which were perfectly playable.

So officials were advised in no uncertain terms not to do it and a few were booted for doing it because of the comeback.

The trick is to effectively sell it as based on current pitch it's unplayable and make sure everyone there follows that party line if anything comes back later.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by dfc4me » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm

Weather forecasting has improved significantly over recent years, there can’t be a single person who doesn’t expect storm Dennis to come in on Saturday and deposit large amounts of rain. If you look at the met office forecast rather than the bbc then the heavy rain starts at 9 am. Time for common sense to prevail - is it really sensible to expect people to do a 300 mile round trip when it is obvious the pitch won’t be playable at 3 o’clock even if it is at 9 am.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by spen666 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm

dfc4me wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Weather forecasting has improved significantly over recent years, there can’t be a single person who doesn’t expect storm Dennis to come in on Saturday and deposit large amounts of rain. If you look at the met office forecast rather than the bbc then the heavy rain starts at 9 am. Time for common sense to prevail - is it really sensible to expect people to do a 300 mile round trip when it is obvious the pitch won’t be playable at 3 o’clock even if it is at 9 am.
Sensible?

This is the football authorities we are talking about. Since when has sensible got anything to do with decision making?

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by EDJOHNS » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:12 pm

spen666 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm
dfc4me wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Weather forecasting has improved significantly over recent years, there can’t be a single person who doesn’t expect storm Dennis to come in on Saturday and deposit large amounts of rain. If you look at the met office forecast rather than the bbc then the heavy rain starts at 9 am. Time for common sense to prevail - is it really sensible to expect people to do a 300 mile round trip when it is obvious the pitch won’t be playable at 3 o’clock even if it is at 9 am.
Sensible?

This is the football authorities we are talking about. Since when has sensible got anything to do with decision making?
How about since last week when they called City v West Ham off early enough to stop WHU fans traveling?

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:21 pm

Sheffield and Manchester are different places Spen.

EDIT. Spen appears to have altered his writings, my post above now makes no sense.
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: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo Since 68 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:33 pm

Match off. Just seen on official site

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:35 pm

Common sense prevails, thank God.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo Since 68 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:37 pm

Common sense indeed. The news is full of how bad tomorrow will be, so why ask a team to travel so far just to turn them round when they get here

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:41 pm

Looks like the League are allowing clubs to call off games even if pitches are OK at the moment, bearing in mind the impending Armageddon.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:43 pm

Darlo Since 68 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Common sense indeed. The news is full of how bad tomorrow will be, so why ask a team to travel so far just to turn them round when they get here
A good move, but disappointing none the less. I wonder if any clubs will fail at the last minute?
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: Leamington at home

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:05 pm

Not surprising at all, common sense has prevailed.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:08 pm

Quite right, I'd have been first in the queue to sue if I'd been hit on the head by a manky old flying cheeseburger :D
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Re: Leamington at home

Post by Old Git » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:22 pm

Luckily Spennymoor away tomorrow so will avoid an embarrassing late postponement again.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by jjljks » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:45 pm

Good call. Again, gives our injury list a bit more time to reduce & lads like Liddle to gain match fitness. Just hope we can finish the season on a strong run of form & sneak into the play-offs.

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by lo36789 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm

On safety grounds is good reason to call it on the advice of specialists is the go to way to avoid any come back...good call!

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Re: Leamington at home

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm
On safety grounds is good reason to call it on the advice of specialists is the go to way to avoid any come back...good call!
lo, if you haven't watched that "inside no 9" episode about the referees, I suggest you do so. It's quite good.
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: Leamington at home

Post by Quaker85 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 pm

jjljks wrote:Good call. Again, gives our injury list a bit more time to reduce & lads like Liddle to gain match fitness. Just hope we can finish the season on a strong run of form & sneak into the play-offs.
I thought players only gained match fitness by playing in games Image


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