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#41 TOWN TILL I DIE

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

I think by the Operational Rules the game has to be played this week so we are possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday evening

 

We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?



#42 wonky

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

when will the decision be made if its to be played this week.
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#43 kiln7

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

YE i went down at 11 but was all locked up so could not see what the ground was like.

#44 Okesene

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

So was PG the match commissioner ?

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#45 thetimberman

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?

No, because it was deemed that as we are pretty unlikely to get to wembley in the cc there will be free weekends in the not to distant future :rolleyes:



#46 The Voodooguru

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

IMO the match commissioner has made a big mistake by calling the game off. I'm sure everyone from both clubs will have wanted it played today. With the way the day is brightening up exactly as was forecasted last night I can't believe he has knocked it on the head.
As for Keighley - let them bleat, I have no time whatsoever for their chairman after his YouTube comments a couple of seasons ago along with that Demitriou muppet.
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#47 Keith T

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?

 

That was only because it was the week before Easter and you can't play through the week if you already have a game scheduled for that week.   We had a game on Good Friday of that week and Easter Monday of the following week, so it was agreed that it could be played on a free weekend when both clubs were knocked out of the Cup.


I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#48 Hate the rec

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

So it was CH and not PG, forgot Clifford  was a commissioner, sorry Peter thought you were the only one in the area, as for them twining let them, I remember going down there years ago only to find the field covered in snow and rock hard and no one told us, I think mobiles were just in to :lol:



#49 TOWN TILL I DIE

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

be nightmare for us having to play Tuesday before Haven next sunday



#50 town4me

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

Unbelievable!!! I don't accept for one second that DP would have been unplayable this afternoon.

#51 DavidM

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

What a beautiful day ! Great for watching a rugby match ...

#52 Hate the rec

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Some of there fans got to Windermere before finding out :(



#53 scott

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

The sun comes out! But game already off! Joke

#54 Hate the rec

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

God am in me skinny dippers here in bac garden suns out :D



#55 Nero

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

The story is, the drains are fine, but due to the hard ground, the heavy rain last night was standing on the pitch & couldn't get through to the drains quick enough. Nothing has been growing due to the weather & the new turfed areas haven't knitted yet so they cant slice through to let it drain naturally in case it pulls up. It's because of the commitment to the World Cup as well as ourselves. When it starts to grow, in a couple of weeks they'll be able to work on it.

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#56 town4me

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

Why wasn't there a pitch inspection scheduled for 12 o'clock? The cougars could have been informed of this and told to expect phone call on route. I wonder what the real reasons for calling it off?

#57 wonky

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

town did not call the pitch off,so lets stop the conspiracy theories. if anyone is to blame it was the match commisioner. town have no say if the game was to be played or not.
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#58 Keith T

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

The story is, the drains are fine, but due to the hard ground, the heavy rain last night was standing on the pitch & couldn't get through to the drains quick enough. Nothing has been growing due to the weather & the new turfed areas haven't knitted yet so they cant slice through to let it drain naturally in case it pulls up. It's because of the commitment to the World Cup as well as ourselves. When it starts to grow, in a couple of weeks they'll be able to work on it.

 

That's exactly why bowling clubs spike their greens when dry weather is expected, so that when it rains it gets in to the top 2 -3 inches quicker.    


I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#59 DavidM

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

Beyond the decision making process , the blame game and reasoning , what can't be argued with is it doesn't reflect well on us or look good . It's a tad embarrassing as things have turned out , and there'll be a few red faces and questions to answer no doubt . But im not getting into finger pointing or conspiracies either , just pointing out the obvious that it isn't a good situation for us to project today .

Edited by DavidM, 14 April 2013 - 01:01 PM.


#60 Keith T

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

town did not call the pitch off,so lets stop the conspiracy theories. if anyone is to blame it was the match commisioner. town have no say if the game was to be played or not.

 

I don't think there is anyone putting forward conspiracy theories, wonky, because who in their right mind would want to play on a Tuesday evening before we play our arch-rivals Haven next Sunday?     It still doesn't make it any more palatable that the decision was made by a match commissioner and I'll bet that the pitch at this time, 45 minutes before kick-off is perfectly playable.


I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.





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